Engine and pricing announced: All-new Porsche 911 GTS now available in SA

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• The all-new Porsche 911 GTS is now available in South Africa.

• The line-up consists of five models, including Coupés and Cabriolets.

• The 911 GTS' turbocharged engine produces 353kW and 570Nm.

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The all-new Porsche 911 GTS arrives in South Africa around 30 months after the initial launch of the current 992 911 range. The sports car is available in different styles and configurations while still staying true to the essence of 911.

The line-up consists of the following models:

- 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, as Coupé and Cabriolet

- 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive, as Coupé and Cabriolet

- 911 Targa 4 GTS with all-wheel drive

The new car is powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo petrol engine that produces 353kW and 570Nm. The outputs are 22kW and 20Nm more than the outgoing model's. The 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé can clear 0-100km/h in 3.3 seconds.

Porsche 911 GTS
2021 Porsche 911 GTS

Chassis explained

Porsche says that the 911 GTS had to have the best chassis possible to retain the familiar driving characteristics the car has become known for over the years. As such, the German automaker modified the current 911 Turbo's chassis for application in the GTS. According to Porsche, it allows the sports car to meet exacting performance demands.

Thanks to the standard Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), the car's shock absorbers respond to dynamic changes quickly. In the Coupé and Cabriolet, PASM is combined as standard with the sports chassis, which is lowered by 10mm.  The 911 Targa 4 GTS uses the chassis of the 911 Targa 4S.

The all-new 911 GTS, Porsche availed a new lightweight package on the car to further aid performance. It cuts a further 25kg off the GTS' weight through lightweight full bucket seats made of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), lightweight glass on the front, door and rear windows, and a lightweight battery. The rear seats are also omitted.

Keep an eye on Wheels24 for a launch review on the new 911 GTS.

Porsche 911 GTS
2021 Porsche 911 GTS

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