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Vehicle Profile: 2018 Porsche 911 GTS Models
Bigger turbos make the 2018 Porsche 911 even faster

The 2018 Porsche 911 is offered in about two dozen different models, which can be a little intimidating until you get familiarized with the naming structure. For instance, if you want all-wheel drive rather than the standard rear-wheel drive, you would opt for a Porsche with the number “4” in the name. When you want your Porsche with more power, you should get it as an “S” variant, which adds larger turbochargers and an upgraded exhaust system. And if you want even more power than that, you can opt for the 2018 Porsche 911 GTS, which is the ideal performance choice for enthusiasts.

Performance

All 2018 Porsche 911 GTS models feature a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged boxer six-cylinder engine. This is the same as the standard 911 and 911 S models, but the 911 GTS has even larger turbochargers than the 911 S to produce an impressive 450 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. That represents a significant increase of 80 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque over the standard 911, and of 30 horsepower and 37 lb-ft of torque over the 911 S. Perhaps even more impressive is that all of that torque is available between 2,150 and 5,000 rpm, allowing you to get full responsiveness from the engine even while in a suboptimal gear.

Available models

Virtually all non-Turbo Porsche 911 models are offered with the GTS variant. This includes the 911 Carrera GTS, 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4 GTS, 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet and 911 Targa 4 GTS. In other words, whether you want your 911 as a convertible, with all-wheel drive or with a retractable hardtop, you can do so without compromising your access to the GTS power upgrade. All five models are blisteringly quick, but the fastest off the line is the Carrera 4 GTS, which sprints from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds with the manual transmission and in just 3.4 seconds with the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic. The Carrera GTS has the slight edge with regards to top speed, as AWD and convertible systems make the others slightly heavier. It can get up to 193 mph, and every other 911 GTS can at least hit 190 mph.

Design

All 2018 Porsche 911 GTS models get a few styling tweaks to emphasize their higher level of performance. Twenty-inch, center-locking wheels are standard as well as high-gloss black tailpipes and tinted LED headlights with black satin trim, and GTS logos are sprinkled throughout the exterior and interior. The seats benefit from improved bolstering and, along with the steering wheel and shift lever, receive a material upgrade from partial leather to Alcantara®. Finally, a SPORT and SPORT PLUS button makes its way into the cabin, allowing you to properly unleash everything the 2018 Porsche 911 GTS has to offer.

If you love everything about the standard 911 Carrera but simply want more power, the 911 GTS delivers on that desire extremely well without compromising any of the other things that make the 911 special.

This article is presented by Gossett Porsche.


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