Tuesday May 17th, 2011 00:46 Porsche Launches 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet

 


In September, Porsche will be launching its highly-anticipated new Porsche 911 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In order to tide Porsche enthusiasts over until then, the German carmaker will release two new variants of the current 911 in the UK in July.

Joining the two-wheel-drive GTS that went on sale last year will be the four-wheel-drive 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet.

The 911 Carrera 4 GTS is fitted with the same 402bhp, 3.8-litre, flat-six engine as the Carrera S. Porsche have managed to squeeze an additional 23bhp out of it, taking the output to 402bhp. The effect of this on the car’s performance is that at full throttle, with the standard six-speed manual transmission, the Coupe variant can sprint from 0 – 62mph in just 4.6 seconds. In contrast, the Cabriolet manages this sprint in 4.8 seconds. Those who utilise the optional PDK dual-clutch transmission will be able to cut an extra 0.2 seconds from both variants. With regards to torque, this remains at 420Nm.

In terms of its fuel consumption, with a rate of 26.9mpg, the new 911 Carrera 4 GTS is identical to the less powerful Carrera 4S. CO2 emissions come in at 247g/km.

In addition to having the model name indicated on the doors and boot lid, the Carrera 4 GTS variants will have an additional reflective stripe sitting between the taillights. On top of this, the Carrera 4 GTS will have a Sport-Design front apron, with a black painted spoiler lip, and special side skirts. Sports seats come as standard as does a rear limited slip differential and a switchable sports exhaust.

Scheduled for release in the UK in July, Porsche’s 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet will be on sale for £83,145 and £90,024 respectively.

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