The 2017 Porsche 911 GTS Models Mix Classic Style With New Technology

The 2017 Porsche 911 GTS Models Mix Classic Style With New Technology

At first glance the new line of Porsche 911 GTS models (there’s five of them) is just more of the same. The lines and look of the 2017 GTS line, bring out a familiar feeling that fans of this particular model from the German automobile manufacturer have experienced since the 1960’s – and that’s not a negative.

But to keep the love alive, even Porsche must deliver up something new for this old classic. The company is expanding the 911 model line with five new GTS models: the 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive – both available as a Coupé and Cabriolet – and the 911 Targa 4 GTS with all-wheel drive.

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The 3.0-liter flat-six cylinder with larger turbochargers delivers 450 horsepower, which is 30 horsepower more than the current 911 Carrera S and 20 horsepower above the previous, naturally-aspirated GTS model.

When it comes to kicking it up a notch or two in the area of power and performance, Porche delivers 405 lb.-ft. of torque (37 lb-ft. more than the Carrera S) further improving on acceleration and responsiveness. Get the 911 GTS Coupé with manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, down to the track and you may be able to wind it out near its capable 193 mph.

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The 911 GTS Coupé models accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour 0.2 seconds faster than the respective Carrera S and 4S Coupés. When equipped with the optional PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) transmission, the Carrera 4 GTS Coupé takes just 3.4 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour. The GTS Cabriolet and Targa models reach 60 mph 0.3 seconds faster than the comparable Carrera S/4S Cabriolet or Targa 4S models. Top track speed of the GTS models is up to 3 mph higher, depending on the variant.

The Porsche 2017 911 GTS models don’t come cheap, that’s for sure. Along the five model line the price tag goes from $119,000 for the 911 Carrera GTS, up to $138,200 for the 911 Targa 4 GTS.

You won’t be expected to accept anything less in style while forking out that kind of dough – if that’s any consolation. The GTS models distinguish themselves within the 911 model line not only in terms of technology but also in their design.

The new Sport Design front end with a spoiler lip painted in black emphasizes the high-performance character. Tinted tail lights, rear lid grill strips with a satin black finish and tailpipes in high-gloss black, Sport Design exterior mirrors, 20-inch center lock wheels painted in satin black, and black GTS logos on the doors represent further visual enhancements.

The New 2017 Porsche GTS Model Line

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The GTS offers a unique interior as well. Standard Sport Seats Plus with GTS logos on the headrests provide increased lateral support and comfort. They are fitted with a combination of leather and Alcantara® that is highlighted with a new seat stitching. Alcantara® can also be found on the standard GT Sport steering wheel, the gear shift and the armrest. The brushed aluminum interior trim is anodized with a black finish.

The new line proves that you don’t always have to throw away the good parts of those classic looks, in order to deliver up something relevant for the present times. Porsche keeps it right where it should be for those who love the 911.


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