2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS spy shots
Porsche has started testing on public roads a new prototype that is likely to be for the Carrera GTS version of the latest 991-series 911. The previous 911 Carrera GTS
was launched in 2010 and proved so popular Porsche launched more GTS models based on the Cayenne and Panamera.
Porsche’s GTS models are aimed at buyers after something sportier than the regular S models but aren’t looking for something as hardcore as a GT3 or Turbo. The previous 911 Carrera GTS came with more power than the regular 911 Carrera as well as improved aerodynamics and the wider body of the 911 Carrera 4 model, and we expect the new 991-based model to feature similar upgrades.
The 911 Carrera S is currently packing 400 horsepower, so expect a slight increase to around the 420-horsepower mark. Porsche’s seven-speed manual transmission should be standard, with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch unit remaining an option.
As the spy shots reveal, the new 911 Carrera GTS will feature some unique exterior elements such as a redesigned front bumper and distinct rear spoiler. Expect stiffer suspension too, along with extra kit in the cabin and special badging.
The new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is expected to debut next year, as a 2015 model. Production numbers are likely to be limited.
Stay tuned for updates as development progresses._______________________________________Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.