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Porsche unveils new 911 Carrera GTS

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The standard Porsche 911 is no slouch when it comes to acceleration and it’s pretty adept around corners too; however, the new 911 Carrera GTS offers a boost to both power and road holding. 

This GTS gains an extra 30bhp over the base car – taking the total up to 424bhp – enough to launch this 911 to 62mph from a standstill in a rapid 4.0 seconds. Even if you opt for the heavier cabriolet version the benchmark sprint still takes a fleeting 4.2 seconds, thanks to a muscular and charismatic-sounding 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine. 

As well as the choice of hard or soft tops, buyers can also choose between rear and four-wheel drive GTS versions, along with seven-speed manual and PDK automatic gearboxes. Thanks to the addition of uprated suspension the GTS hunkers down 10mm closer to the road for even greater cornering ability, with the standard-fit sports exhaust making sure that others are aware just how potent this machine is too.

Despite the brutal speed, this new 911 maintains the standard 911 Carrera S’s impressive 32.5mpg combined fuel economy in twin-clutch automatic form – meaning that drivers shouldn’t need a lottery win to fund fuel bills, as with most supercars. And if you go for the manual gearbox this is still a car that will rocket up to a whisker below 200mph.

Helping to give this car suitably added presence on the Tarmac, the GTS gets wide-flared rear wheel arches inherited from the Carrera 4, which are filled with hefty matte black 20-inch alloy wheels that sit further apart than before for greater stability. 

The car also gets smoked xenon headlights and new trim to distinguish it from lesser 911s. The interior is similarly beefed up with body-hugging leather and Alcantara sports seats plus lashings of the faux-suede material around the cabin.

These latest 911 models arrive in showrooms in November with prices standing at £91,098 for the Carrera GTS Coupe and rising to £104,385 for the four-wheel drive Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet.

Author: Christofer Lloyd

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