The new 992-generation Porsche 911 GTS has arrived to fill the gap between the Carrera S and the full-bore GT3, promising a “focused” driving experience with an emphasis on agility.
Serving as the range-topper for the standard 911 line-up, the GTS is marked out visually by a raft of bespoke styling cues, while accompanying powertrain and chassis upgrades bring increased performance.
Powered by a 480hp, 3.0-litre flat-six engine
Available with an 8-speed dual-clutch auto or 7-speed manual gearbox
Features liberal use of Race-tex (Alcantara) and carbonfibre trim inside
2021 Porsche 911 GTS: Under the skin
Porsche’s turbocharged 3.0-litre flat-six engine is up from 450hp in the Carrera S to 480hp in the new GTS. This, combined with 570Nm of torque, enables the GTS coupé to crack the 0-100kph sprint in just 3.3sec with an 8-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive.
It can also be specified with a 7-speed manual gearbox and in rear-wheel-drive format. There are slight performance variations according to options. Even the 911 Cabriolet can also now be ordered in GTS form, as can the 911 Targa, although this comes with four-wheel drive only.
A bespoke suspension set-up, derived from the 911 Turbo, brings dampers which “respond to dynamic changes at lightning speed”, a 10mm drop in ride height and, for the coupé and the Cabriolet, Porsche’s Active Suspension Management System (PASM) as standard. The 911 Turbo’s uprated brakes are carried over, too, as are its 20-inch front and 21-inch rear centre-lock wheels.
2021 Porsche 911 GTS: Exterior and interior
On the exterior, the trim accents, the wheels, the exhaust tips and the spoiler lip are all painted black, as are the dynamic LED headlights and model-unique tail-lights.
Meanwhile, carbonfibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) bucket seats, thinner window glass and a lightweight battery save up to 25kg as part of the optional Lightweight Package, which also deletes the rear seats and adds rear-axle steering.
Otherwise, the GTS is marked out inside by liberal use of Race-Tex (Alcantara) upholstery, model badging and matte carbonfibre trim inserts.
2021 Porsche 911 GTS: India outlook
In international markets, customer deliveries of the new 911 GTS are scheduled to start later this yearsummer. In India however, Porsche is yet to announce whether or not it plans to bring the new GTS. Porsche launched the latest 992 generation of the 911 in India back in 2019, with prices starting at Rs 1.82 crore (ex-showroom, India).
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