There is a new 911—well, actually, there are five. The sweet spot GTS has been the main product of the 911 series in the past 12 years, and now it is back in the latest 992-generation 911 lineup. Although the 2022 911 GTS is not a product of the GT department and is “just” part of the ordinary 911 family, for more than a decade, the GTS has proven to be the best all-round 911. With the help of some unique adjustments, The 992-generation GTS hopes to continue this tradition.
What makes 911 GTS a GTS?
The 911 GTS has always been a 911 Carrera, adding some sports options-but their cost is usually lower than adding these options alone, such as the 911 Carrera S, yourself. 992 is no exception. Starting from the standard 911, GTS’s 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine can produce 473 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Not only is it 30 hp and 30 lb-ft more than the standard S, but it is also not far from the 500 hp figure of the 911 GT3. Power will be transmitted through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (Porsche’s excellent PDK) or a seven-speed manual transmission (shifting strokes are 10% shorter than before).
The powerful 911 Turbo’s braking system is also suitable for the new GTS, and potential buyers can choose the new lightweight kit, which can save up to 55 pounds. It replaced carbon fiber bucket seats, lightweight glass on the rear and side windows, and a lightweight battery to reduce weight. Oh, and you also lost the rear seats, but in return, you got some nice aerodynamic paneling on the bottom of the car.
Porsche also retuned its Active Suspension Management System (PASM) for GTS, lowering the correct height by 10 mm. Through creative borrowing; like brakes, these drill bits are pulled from the Turbo model. The suspension now has auxiliary springs, which is a very unusual technology on the 911. It does not have the label “GT3” or “Turbo”. According to Porsche, the extra spring helps keep the damping force consistent.
Additional GTS-ness external
Aesthetically, the GTS received a black exterior decoration to help distinguish it from the ordinary 911. It also gets a more sporty front and rear fascia (they are optional on standard Carreras) for a more aggressive abdomen and buttocks. The central locking wheel of the 911 Turbo can also be installed on the GTS. The seats are decorated with Race-tex fabrics, and there are more Alcantara fabrics inside to make the GTS feel more special.
GTS will offer five different flavors-a Carrera coupe with a choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, a Carrera convertible with the same powertrain options, and a Targa only for AWD. This brings the total number of current-generation 911 variants to 21. What is more certain is that it is in preparation. The GTS starts at US$138,050, and will increase thereafter. The full price is as follows:
2022 Porsche 911 GTS pricing
- GTS competition: $138,050
- Game 4 GTS: US$145,350
- Carrera GTS Convertible: $150,850
- Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet: $158,150
- Targa 4 GTS: USD 158,150
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