With 408 horsepower, outstanding vehicle dynamics and additional standard equipment, the new 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS ascends to the pinnacle of the Carrera model lineup.
At 23 horsepower more than the 911 Carrera S, the new GTS — available as Coupe and Cabriolet — narrows the gap between the Carrera S and the 435-hp 911 GT3.
The additional sportiness goes hand-in-hand with an economic advantage: thanks to Porsche Intelligent Performance, as the new sports car consumes no more fuel than the 911 Carrera S. It also provides comprehensive list of additional standard equipment.
The new 911 Carrera GTS visual features include the SportDesign front apron with black spoiler edge, special sideskirts, also in black, and the Carrera GTS logotype on doors and rear lid, in black or silver depending on the body color.
Detailed attention was paid to the intake and exhaust functions in the 3.8-liter flat-six engine that now delivers 408 hp: A special resonance intake manifold featuring six vacuum-controlled tuning flaps switch between power and torque-optimized geometry compared to the Carrera S power unit with only one tuning flap. This allows for increased torque in the mid-rev range. Maximum torque of 310 lb.-ft. is unchanged, but is available at 4,200 rpm; 200 rpm earlier when compared with the Carrera S.
The 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission with the seven-speed PDK available.
Base model estimated mpg: 19/27
Estimated starting price: $103,100
Compiled by Motor Matters

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