The current-generation 992 Porsche 911 has been on the market for nearly two years now. The lineup is close to being complete as well. So far, the German marque has already launched the Carrera/S, Turbo/S, and the GT3. But it seems Porsche isn't done yet and wants to give 911 customers more models to choose from.
Meet the 2022 Porsche 911 GTS.
Like the previous 991-generation 911 GTS, the new model slots between the 911 Carrera S and the 911 Turbo. It gets a bit more power than the Carrera S, paired with a handful of performance upgrades but isn't as hardcore as the Turbo.
Powering the 911 GTS is a twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six that cranks out 480 horsepower and 570 Nm torque. For reference, that's 30 horsepower more than the Carrera S and the previous-generation 911 GTS. The engine is then paired to either an 8-speed PDK gearbox or a 7-speed manual. Compared to the Carrera S, Porsche fitted the GTS with a shorter shifter for faster shift times. The new 911 GTS can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds.
Porsche likes offering a wide variety of options for the 911, and the GTS is no exception. Customers can spec their 911 GTS in both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations. You can even choose between coupe or cabriolet favor. Don't want too much air in the cabin? There's also the Targa 4 GTS, but that's only available with AWD.
To match the added power, Porsche also tuned the suspension. The GTS sits lower by 10mm and features upgraded stopping power using the brake system from the 911 Turbo. For better handling, the automaker is also offering the Lightweight package to save up to 25kg.
On the outside, the 911 GTS looks very much the same as the Carrera S. The only tell-tale signs, apart from the 911 GTS badge at the rear, would be the darkened exterior panels and the center-lock wheels. A bit harder to tell, but the light surrounds, and taillights are darkened as well. The GTS is also fitted with a distinct engine cover grille. Exclusive to the Targa 4 GTS is the Targa bar and lettering.
Inside, it's the same as any 992-generation 911. Standard on the GTS, however, is the GT Sport steering wheel, the Sport Chrono Package, and Porsche's Track Precision app. With the optional Lightweight Package, the factory seats are swapped for carbon-fiber bucket seats, and the rear seats are removed.
Porsche likes giving customers the option to choose. With the 911 GTS added into the mix, those who fancy a 992-generation 911 a more variety to choose from. It's also the most sensible out of the others too. That, or you can always wait for the new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT2 RS. Those are coming too.