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Porsche Expands its 911 Lineup with New GTS Models

Porsche Expands its 911 Lineup with New GTS Models

By Jeff Youngs, October 08, 2014

Porsche has announced the expansion of its iconic 911 lineup with the reintroduction of four new models for 2015, including coupe and convertible versions of a 911 Carrera GTS and 911 Carrera 4 GTS. Prices range from $115,195 to $133,795, including a $995 destination charge. All will be available at Porsche dealers by the end of the year.

Power for the 2015 911 GTS models--all sharing the 911 Carrera 4's wider stance and flared wheel wells--comes from the company's 3.8-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine, in this case rated at 430 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque, which can be directed to the rear or all four wheels via a 7-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic referred to as PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung). According to the automaker, the 2015 911 GTS can sprint to 60 mph in as little as 3.8 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 190 mph. Complementing the car's racy demeanor is a sport-tuned exhaust (featuring black chrome tips) and standard Sport Chrono package, consisting of a performance display screen, stopwatch, and a Sport Plus button that activates an electronic active suspension system and Porsche's dynamic chassis control, while also relaxing the stability control reigns to let drivers explore the GTS' limits on a closed course. When paired with the PDK transmission, launch control and faster gear changes are also part of the package.

In addition to the engineering efforts showcased by the engine and chassis, the 2015 911 Carrera GTS models offer a host of high-end amenities, such as leather and Alcantara fabric throughout much of the cabin, tinted LED headlights, gloss black 20-in. alloy wheels, carbon fiber interior trim, 7-in. touch-screen infotainment system, 821-watt premium sound system, and power front seats with 18-way adjustment.

Porsche is expected to officially unveil the 2015 911 GTS models at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

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