Satisfying purists is what the all-new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS aims to achieve.
When the base model launched, most opined that it’s a turbocharged model without the turbo tag.
Many were not ready to settle down with a simple Porsche 911 that doesn’t sport a turbo tag or a GTS tag. The additional tags are supposed to offer the insanely fast engines and powerful components that make the Porsche car stand apart from the rest of the competition. The base model was just the first of many, confirmed the company as they have already launched a new Carrera GTS as soon as 2017 began.
The automobile brand had to make a lot of compromises and some changes so as to cope up with changing regulations. They started their first in 1976 with the Porsche 924. Ever since then there are plenty of models including the 911 Turbo, a water-cooled version of the same, 993, Boxster and Cayenne among many others. With the Carrera GTS being identified as the Turbo may or may not annoy some fans but it’s always up to the engineers to come up with newer models from time to time. The increased horsepower and torque stands proof that it can be classified as a turbo car.
Under the bonnet, the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is powered by an engine that delivers a solid 450 horsepower combined with 405 foot-pounds of torque. When directly compared to the regular GTS model, this new launch gets about 20 horsepower more. You can always debate whether this is a significant upgrade or not but in the end, it all dilutes down to personal preference. For the one looking to get a powerful and more torque friendly version of the Carrera GTS, the new Turbo edition will be an obvious choice.
The newly launched model can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a blazing 3.6 seconds. However, if you are planning to buy it, the best version will be the one that as an all-wheel drive setup combined with Porsche’s signature dual-clutch transmission system. The change in gear ratio and AWD may not bring in any significant changes to the acceleration capacity of the car. However, a rear-wheel drive can never be a real Turbo model that will urge any Porsche purist to go with an all-wheel drive.
The inside of the car is luxurious with air vents, leather finish and aesthetics that compliments the speed of the car. The Sport Chrono package is available as a standard addition in all Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Turbo models.