2021 Porsche 992 GTS: The Goldilocks Carrera?

Or so that’s the concept of the GTS variant in the 911 range. It shares parts between the 911 Turbo and the standard Carrera. And for 2021 you get the GTS trim in RWD, 4WD coupe and 4WD targa variants. Lets find out what they offer. 

Exterior

There’s a whole lot of blacked out trim on the GTS. Everything from the rims, front grille, rims, and the rear diffusers are all blacked out for the GTS. They are either finished in high gloss or black accents. Even the engine cover louvers and the door sills with the GTS scripts are set in black. 
Aside from that the rims are lifted straight from the Porsche 911 Turbo with centre-locks. They measure 20 and 21 inches in the front and back respectively. Aside from that, there’s a GTS spec sports exhaust as standard. As so are the rear tail lights

Interior

On the inside, you get the interior wrapped in predominantly black leather, with specific trims in Race-Tex microfiber. This gives a more racy ambiance to the otherwise elegant interior. Chrono package is standard for GTS cars and the steering wheels. For the manual variant, the gear lever is shorter by 10mm to aid in a quicker shift. 

Under the hood

he business end of the GTS. Tucked between the back wheels is a 3.0 flat-six twin turbo engine. Which now puts out 480PS and 570Nm. That’s Turbo output from the 997 era. But since its channeled to all 4 wheels via the 8 speed PDK gearbox, 0-100kph is set in 3.3 seconds. 

Ride and Handling

The highlight of the GTS’s chassis setup is that is shares alot of the component from the 992 Turbo. The brakes are from the 911 Turbo, the rims are from the 911 Turbo and the suspension components are from the 911 Turbo too. The dampers and components are tuned for the GTS but essentially they come from the Turbo. The PASM system is standard, and it features a 10mm lower sports chassis setup. Only the Targa’s PASM is derived from the Targa Carrera 4S. 

Overall

It seems like the GTS is gravitating to a middle grown set somewhere between the Carrera, the GT3 and the Turbo. The Carrera is the purest form of the 911 experience, while the Turbo is a inter continental cruise missile. While the GT3 is the track focused car. The GTS seems to take the best bits of both and meets somewhere in the middle. At least that’s how it sounds on paper. We have to wait and see how this pans out in the real world.
 
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