Porsche Launches Updated 911 GTS In Detroit

Porsche is on a tear to update every model in its 911 family with new turbocharged variants, and the latest recipient of the forced induction magic is the GTS. That brings five new models in total to the lineup with Coupe and Cabrio variants in both rear and all-wheel drive varieties as well as a Targa. With the new 3.0L turbocharged motors the GTS models see a power increase across the line with 450 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. That’s only a mild boost of 20 ponies on the horsepower front, but torque has jumped by 80 lb-ft compared to the old GTS’s rating of 325. All the cars come with your choice of a seven-speed manual or Porsche’s PDK automatic transmission.

If you want more numbers to drool over, the fastest GTS will hit 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and carry speed until it hits 193 mph.

Visually the GTS gets a touch of menace from black trim, stain black wheels and black logos. Other changes to the car’s appearance include a new nose with black spoiler lip, tinted taillights, Sport Design mirrors, center-lock wheels and a standard center-exit setup.

Changes in the cabin are minor compared the current 991.1 generation cars, but Porsche is quick to point out that it has updated and added new functionality to its Sport Chrono package with an enhanced version of new Porsche Track Precision App that allows driving data like lap times to be sent over to your smartphone.

Pricing for  the new car starts at $119,000 for the 2WD GTS Coupe and moves northward from there with the most expensive base-model price being the $138,000 Targa 4 GTS.

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