Porsche has been steadily rolling out new derivatives of the eighth generation of its best-selling sportscar. As of today the range has grown somewhat as Porsche has added 911 Carrera GTS variants to the current line-up.

Follow Double Apex on Facebook and Instagram, where we share more car content.


Order from our online store and take advantage of free delivery in South Africa on orders over R349


Five to the family

Porsche has added five 911 Carrera GTS versions to its sportscar portfolio. There are two coupes and two cabriolets, each available with rear- or all-wheel-drive. The fifth is a 911 Targa GTS, which is only available in AWD guise.

Read our driving review of the latest 911 Turbo S at this link.

As is usually the case, the 911 GTS versions have a slight power bump over regular 911s. In the case of the latest versions the increase is 22 kW. That means the turbocharged flat-six motor now cranks out 353 kW of peak power and 570 N.m of maximum torque. That drive is delivered either via Porsche’s new-gen eight-speed dual-clutch transmission or a seven-speed manual.

GTS specific

GTS variants typically have a more sporty set-up than ‘normal’ 911, though not as racy as the race-bred GT cars. (Click here to read about the recently launched 911 GT3 Touring.) These cars feature GTS-specific suspension and the high-performance braking system from the 911 Turbo. There are also larger alloys fitted as standard. These 20-inch (front) and 21-inch (rear) black, centre-lock alloy wheels are also borrowed from the 911 Turbo.

(Read up how quick the 911 Turbo S is in independent testing.)

One can easily tell 911 GTS versions from their bespoke styling elements that take the shape of black contrasting bodywork elements. Black is used on the spoiler lip, darkened headlight areas, engine cover louvres, and the GTS lettering on the doors and rear of the car. 

The same dark hue is used liberally on the interior. Standard sport seats feature black Race-Tex fabric on the centre sections. The same material is applied to the steering wheel rim, door handles, armrests and gear lever. The seatbelts and embroidered GTS lettering on the headrests, rev counter and Sport Chrono clock can all be finished in contrasting red or grey.

Pricing

911 Carrera GTS R2 290 000

911 Carrera 4 GTS R2 400 000

911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet R2 490 000

911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet R2 600 000

911 Targa 4 GTS R2 600 000