The Porsche 911 Carrera Going Turbo in 2015
As if 15 variations weren’t already enough, Porsche is rolling out yet another permutation of its venerable 911 sports car called the Carrera GTS.
These new GTS models – there are four in all – slot between the 911 Carrera S and the track-oriented 911 GT3 and bring the total number of 911 variants to 19.
With Porsche‘s decision to reduce the wait time between the release of its coveted 911 variants — the past 911 model (internally referred to as the 997 and spanning from 2004 – 2013) took almost a decade to realize all versions including the 911 Carrera, 911 Turbo, 911 GT3 and Cabriolet equivalents – the German automotive manufacturer heads to the city of Berlin to give us a look at how this track-proven sports car performs on the streets. Positioned between the 911 Carrera S and GT3 model, the new 2015 Porsche 911 (991) Carrera GTS boasts a rear that is 44 mm wider than the Carrera S and sits up to 20 mm lower on a stiffer Active Suspension Management system (PASM). It includes increased stopping power via its six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the rear.
Drenched in Carmine red paint, the sleek body is contrasted by large 20-inch satin-black Turbo S wheels and matte-black air intake grilles. Powered by a 3.8-liter boxer engine, the car puts our 430 horsepower and is matched with a 7-speed manual gearbox. Directing all the exhuast from the rear-engine layout are black chrome twin tailpipes that produce distinct acoustics depending on the style of driving.