2015 GTS Porsche 911

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  1. Carnage

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    2015 Porsche 911 GTS: Big Hips, Extra Muscle

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    A feature-packed, more powerful 911 variant.
    Porsche is sticking to a well-proven recipe with the GTS versions of its current 911. As before, the brand claims that the GTS models "close the gap" between the Carrera S and the delectable GT3. But in fact, the new variant is positioned much closer to the S versions, which its flat-six eclipses by 30 horsepower. Available as a coupe and a cabriolet and with both rear- and all-wheel drive, there is a GTS for almost everyone in the lineup, provided they can pay the price of entry—which is significantly higher than the S models before you start accounting for options. The GTS is significantly better equipped than the S; it starts at $115,195 for the rear-drive coupe and rises to $133,795 for the all-wheel-drive 4 GTS cabriolet.

    In addition to the extra power, GTS cars also get the Sport Chrono package, which sharpens the 911's responses at the push of a button; PASM active suspension, which can drop the car by 0.4 inch; a dynamic light system with bixenon headlamps; and an interior swathed in faux suede and leather.

    The extra punch of the 430-hp engine pushes the 911 Carrera GTS coupe up to 190 mph in rear-wheel-drive/manual-transmission configuration, 2 mph higher than the 400-hp Carrera S. (The other configurations all reach at least 186 mph.) Acceleration figures improve slightly, with Porsche claiming that coupes hit 60 in 4.2 seconds with the seven-speed stick and 3.8 with the seven-speed dual-clutch PDK automatic; cabriolets should turn in 4.4- and 4.0-second time slips. Our tests of the various Carrera models indicate those estimates should be accurate within a tenth or so either way. Folks not lucky enough to be inside will at least be treated to the extra-aggressive soundtrack of the standard sport exhaust system.

    Experts will easily be able to tell the Carrera GTS from its lesser siblings. The front fascia is optional on other 911s, but the black rear air intake, which is designed to resemble those on historic 911 models, is exclusive to the GTS. Black 20-inch center-lock wheels are included, and even the rear-drive GTS cars feature the wider hips of all-wheel-drive cars. The RWD models do get their own exclusive strip that connects the taillights and mimics an air vent; cars with four driven wheels keep the light band. For those who still don’t know what they’re looking at, Porsche's design department has added helpful "GTS" stickers to the doors.

    Bringing more aggressive aesthetics, significant extra power, and several highly desirable options, the GTS is really a value-packed Carrera S. In terms of personality, it remains a good distance from the extreme precision tool that is the race-bred GT3, or the imposing, expensive, and almost intimidating 911 Turbo. For many customers, that's a good thing. As with the last-generation GTS, it remains a sort of 911 Carrera concentrate. It’s a recipe that has worked very well for Porsche and its customers.

    We’ll sign off by mentioning one of our favorite features of the GTS: its rear badging, which is stretched wide between the taillights. Could a lack of room for more lettering explain why there’s no Targa GTS?
     
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    Yeah, it should look pretty decent in my rear view! LOL;)
     
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    Lmao Tammie you better video document that one too
     
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    I probably won't see one of those for
    Probably won't see one of those for a while in my neck of the woods! I should be practiced and ready by then.;)
     
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