The 2015 Porsche 911 GTS is currently celebrating its world premiere at the ongoing Los Angeles Auto Show 2014. Designed to bridge the performance gap between the Carrera S and 911 GT3, the new 911 GTS is an exciting prospect. With this in mind, we headed over to the Porsche booth for a closer look.
From a visual standpoint, the 911 GTS utilises the same widened body as the 911 Carrera 4. To distinguish it from the Carrera 4 however, it makes use of new 20-inch matte black wheels. Black accents are also found on the front air intakes, rear diffuser and rear decklid.
Beneath the skin of the 2015 Porsche 911 GTS is the 911’s staple 3.8-litre flat-six engine delivering a total of 424 hp. This represents a 30 hp rise of the Carrera S. As a result, the 911 GTS coupe equipped with the PDK dual-clutch transmission sprints to 100 km/h from a standstill in 4 seconds flat. As for the 911 GTS Cabriolet, it reaches the same mark in 4.2 seconds. Top speed for both the GTS coupe and Cabriolet sits at over 300 km/h (186 mph). When purchased in coupe form with rear-wheel drive and the 7-speed manual, the GTS can top out at 306 km/h.
Beyond the engine, the Porsche 911 GTS range is also fitted with PASM active dampers as well as the usually optional Sport Chrono package as standard. The PASM damper system helps drop the ride height by 10 mm. Other exciting standard features include a special sports exhaust system, bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System as well as a range of interior components now finished in alcantara.