Paris Preview: Porsche Carrera GTS
At the rear of the new creature, we find a tweaked 3.8 liter six-cylinder boxer unit that delivers 408 hp (a 23 hp premium over what the S offers and 27 hp short of the GT3’s output) and a maximum torque of 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) that comes at 200 rpm lower than in the Carrera S (4,200 rpm). The engine, which promises to offer the same fuel efficiency as the one found in the Carrera S (19 mpg city/ 27 mpg highway), features a performance exhaust system that uses two dual-tipped tailpipes.
The engine works together with a six-speed manual transmission, but you can opt for the magical seven-speed PDK double-clutch ‘box. The manual transmission GTS can take you to a top speed (190 mph or 306 km/h) that is 2 mph higher than the Carrera S’ one. As for the 0 to 62 mph sprint, this is covered in 4.0 seconds (for the fastest version of the GTS, equipped with the PDK and the Sport Chrono Package Plus).
The vehicle borrows the 44mm wider body from the Carrera 4 and delivers the power to the rear wheels. It also comes with a wider track and wheels. The car rides on 19 inch center-hub RS Spyder rims that use a black finish and are wrapped in 305/30 tires (for the rear axle).
The GTS can be distinguished by its black front spoiler edge, new front bumper, new sideskirts, redesigned rear fascia and black Alcantara trim. Let’s not forget the GTS exterior badging for the doors and rear lid.
The Porsche 911 GTS, which will be offered both as a Coupe and as a Cabriolet, will be showcased at the Paris Auto Show. The vehicle will enter the U.S. market at the beginning of next year, with a starting price of $103,100 (Coupe) and $112,900 (Cabriolet).
autoevolution will be attending the 2010 Paris Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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