2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (991.2)

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (991.2)

Production Years: 2017-  |  Generation: 991.2  |  Units built: –
Engine: 3L turbo flat 6 | Power: 450 bhp | 0 – 60 mph: 3.5 s | Top Speed: 193 mph

 

You guys already know we love the GTS from our best 911s you can buy today post from a few weeks ago. This is the best-value, all-around street-oriented 911 and in our review probably the best all-around 911 you can buy new today. Balanced, bracing, and the best driving experience under $150,000. The manual GTS is a perfect synthesis of power and grip: to drive and live with every day.

 

The Carrera GTS sits nicely between the Carrera S and the GT3. The GTS gets a larger turbocharger and a little more boost than the Carrera S, giving it 30 more horsepower and an extra 37 lb-ft of torque. That means 450 hp at 6,500 rpm and 405 lb-ft of torque between 2,150 rpm and 5,000 rpm. You can really feel and hear the differences behind the wheel, the twin-turbo flat-six is so quick to respond and there is so much power across the rev range. 0 to 60 mph takes 3.9 seconds with the manual gearbox and just 3.5 seconds with the PDK. We say that’s conservative and expect the GTS is actually four tenths faster.

 

The GTS models take the best options you can buy on a Carrera S and are include them as standard. That means the Carrera GTS gets Sport Chrono and the cool different drive settings that come with it. If you opt for dual clutch you also get a cool “push-to-pass” power button on the steering wheel. GTS Coupes get PASM Sport Suspension, which drops the ride height 0.4 inch, though the standard PASM setup is available for those who want the option to dial up a more comfortable ride. You also get cool center-lock wheels and black trim kit that looks epic. Not to mention a lower sport suspension setup and the mean-looking wide-body shell from the Carrera 4. The GTS is pretty perfect. Our pick is the manual gearbox but the PDK is awesome too.

 

In terms of personality, the GTS is more Carrera S than GT3. It is a great daily driver, with good visibility, a relatively upright seating position, supportive buckets good for long-distance travel, and an easy-to-use cockpit with its controls arranged logically. This is one of the best cars we have ever driven and is nearly perfect.

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