Thursday, September 16, 2010

2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Debuts In Paris


Proving once again that you really can’t have too much of a good thing, Porsche is unveiling a new flavor of 911 at this year’s Paris Auto Show. The Carrera GTS will be available in both coupe and convertible body styles, and will slot in just above the Carrera S in Porsche’s lineup.

2011 Porsche 911 GTS

The GTS sports an additional 23 horsepower from its 3.8 liter flat-six motor, thanks to a modified intake tract and exhaust. The motor is now good for 408 horsepower, but torque remains unchanged at 310 ft lbs. The good news is that peak torque arrives some 200 RPM lower than on the Carrera S, so the GTS should still pull harder to redline than it’s lower priced sibling. Porsche claims a 0 to 100 kph (62 miles per hour) time of just 4.2 seconds, which makes the GTS one tenth of a second quicker than the Carrera S. Top speed also goes up by 2 miles per hour on the GTS, which is now said to be good for 190 mph.

2011 Porsche 911 GTS

The Carrera GTS will be available with both six speed manual and Porsche’s PDK double clutch automatic transmissions. The car will be launched in the EU first, and is expected to hit dealer showrooms by the end of this year. You can expect to see it in U.S. Porsche dealer showrooms some in Q1 2011.


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