Everyone knows that peak 911 for a road driver is the GT3. But unless you’re a special customer, you simply can’t buy one, unless you want to pay £50,000 over the list price.
So most customers were left ordering a Carrera S with all the options, but no longer as Porsche has done their usual trick and created the best of both worlds – the 911 Carrera GTS.
The GTS models are usually the best options all bundled into one package aimed at proper drivers, with a little more power thrown in – and the new 992 version doesn’t disappoint. The 3.0 litre turbocharged flat-six engine rises 30bhp to 474bhp and 570Nm which is good enough for a 3.4 seconds sprint to 62mph. As standard you get Porsche’s PASM lowered sports suspension, PSM stability management and Sport Chrono package.
Externally the GTS gets the Turbo centrelock wheels, the Sport Design Kit as standard - which has a more aggressive front bumper design, side skirts and a unique rear bumper which houses the standard sports exhaust. Internally you get a GTS package which adds coloured stitching an alcantara.
If you fancy getting a bit spendy with the options, this is the only non-GT3 911 on which you can specify the carbon backed bucket seats (which deletes the rear seats), a carbon fibre roof and then you can add the Ceramic Brakes, PDCC dynamic suspension control and other expensive acronyms. That would give you a car with all the lightweight options and as focused a 911 as you’re going to get before you reach the GT3. Impressive stuff.
The Carrera GTS is going to be the best 911 you can actually buy, not that you'll have to if you win one with BOTB!