Understanding the Porsche 911 range has just got more difficult as the German sports car maker announced yet another version of the car: Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS.
The four-wheel-drive version of the 911 GTS is comes as both coupe and convertible variants and gets the same uprated 3.8 liter flat-six with 408 hp at 7,300 rpm and peak torque of 420 Nm across from 4,200 – 5,600 rpm. It also comes with a a sports exhaust system featuring exhaust tailpipes finished in a distinctive black, maybe that helps you to tell it apart form the other 911s!
The 911 GTS 4 not only benefits form added grip and traction as a direct result of its AWD system, it is also fitted with Porsche Traction Management (PTM) and a limited-slip rear differential as standard for added stability. That’s brilliant for amateurs, but real 911 fans will tell you that it’s no good because the driver will be less involved in the process of driving the car. That’s why they like the plain and simple Carrera 2 best of all.
With the standard six-speed manual transmission, the Coupé model sprints from 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds, the Cabriolet in 4.8 seconds. If equipped with the optional Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) seven-speed double-clutch transmission those figures are reduced by 0.2 of a second. The Carrera 4 GTS Coupé returns 26.9 mpg Combined based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) with CO2 emissions of 247 g/km.
Visually, the car is distinguished form the 2WD model by a reflective stripe between the tail lights as well as the wider rear track which is the signature of 4WD 911s. It also features 19 inch RS Spyder alloy wheels in black with a central wheel bolt and gloss-finished rims; 305/30 ZR 19 tyres are fitted on the rear axle.
Additional visual features include the Sport-Design front apron with black painted spoiler lip and special side skirts, also in black. Inside, there are sports seats for driver and passenger. Typical of the GTS, the emphatically sporting black Alcantara trim on seat centre panels, steering wheel rim, gearshift and handbrake lever, door handles and door storage box lid and extension are offered as standard. Porsche Communication Management offering touch-screen controls for the audio system is a further highlight.
And finally the price. In UK the car costs £83,145 for the Coupé and £90,024 as a Cabriolet, and in the rest of Europe 111,956 euro for the Coupe and at 122,071 euro for the Cabriolet. I’d rather have the basic Carrera 2 and save a couple of tens of thousands. Thank you!