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The additional sportiness goes hand in hand with an economic advantage:
thanks to Porsche Intelligent Performance, as the new sports car consumes no
more fuel than the 911 Carrera S. It also provides comprehensive list of
additional standard equipment. The 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS will celebrate
its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in early October.
Muscular Design Statement
Unique within the Carrera family, the 911
Carrera GTS combines the 2 inch wider Carrera 4 body of the AWD models,
including a wider rear track and wheels, with rear-wheel drive. There are many
more details which distinguish the appearance and technology of a GTS from other
Carrera models, for instance, the GTS runs on 19-inch center-mount RS Spyder
wheels, painted black, with high-gloss rim flanges and 305/30 R19 tires on the
Other visual features include the SportDesign front apron with
black spoiler edge, special sideskirts, also in black, and the Carrera GTS
logotype on doors and rear lid, in black or silver depending on the body color.
The area between the two tailpipes in the rear is also black. In combination
with the standard interior color "black Alcantara", the center sections of the
driver and passenger sport seats are covered with black Alcantara and the
high-quality Alcantara is also used wherever driver and passenger come in direct
contact with the interior, like on the rim of the new three-spoke SportDesign
steering wheel and on the gear and handbrake levers.
Quicker Acceleration. Same Fuel Economy
Detailed attention was paid
to the intake and exhaust functions in the 3.8-liter flat-six engine that now
delivers 408 hp. A special resonance intake manifold featuring six
vacuum-controlled tuning flaps switch between power and torque-optimized
geometry compared to the Carrera S power unit with only one tuning flap. This
allows for increased torque in the mid-rev range. Maximum torque of 310 lb ft is
unchanged, but is available at 4,200 rpm; 200 rpm earlier when compared with the
Carrera S. Additionally, a sport exhaust system with two dual-tipped tailpipes
with their outer shells painted black with polished inner tubes comes standard.
The Carrera GTS comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission with the
seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) available. In comparison with
the Carrera S, top track speed for manual transmission Coupe rises by two mph to
190 mph (306 km/h). Acceleration from zero to 60 is 4.0 seconds for the GTS
Coupe with PDK and Sport Chrono Package Plus. And the new Carrera GTS will offer
fuel economy of up to 18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway.
In the U.S., the 911
Carrera GTS Coupe and Cabriolet will be available beginning in early 2011 and
MSRP will be $103,100 and $112,900 respectively.