Spied: Facelifted Porsche 911 Targa in GTS guise

Spied: Facelifted Porsche 911 Targa in GTS guise image

Text: Aurick Go / Photos: CarPix for | posted August 26, 2016 08:06

The 911 with a fancy-folding roof sees more aggression

While Porsche have already unveiled the new 911’s facelift on some of its models, its higher-tier models have yet to surface sporting the new look. The 991.2, as it is known in enthusiast circles, remains to be seen in GT3 or GT2 guise; These photos however hint that Porsche will be leading towards that, as one of their coveted models has been spotted doing summer testing in Southern Spain: The GTS Targa.

Porsche 991.2 Targa GTS front

This particular GTS Targa is fitted with what appears to be a GT3-esque front bumper – an item that may be part of some kind of aero/performance package for standard models later on. More cues that hint towards GT3-like performance would be the Targa’s center lock wheels. Rounding up the changes would be the blacked-out Targa roll bar.

Porsche 991.2 Targa GTS side

As is the case with majority of the 911 lineup, the new GTS will likely be fitted with forced induction in the form of Porsche’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six. The GTS will come in two and four-wheeled variants and will be made available with a manual or the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) dual-clutch transmission.

Porsche 991.2 Targa GTS rear

No numbers have been revealed for the GTS yet, however a slight power bump is expected along with features such as the Carrera-4 widebody, the Sport Chrono Package, and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).