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2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

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With a power output of 408 hp, outstanding vehicle dynamics and emphatically sporty equipment, the new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS ascends to the pinnacle of the Carrera model series. 23 hp more than the 911 Carrera S enable the new GTS - available as Coupé and Cabriolet - with 3.8-litre engine to close the gap up to the 911 GT3 with 435 hp. 

This additional sportiness goes hand in hand with the economic advantage: thanks to Porsche Intelligent Performance, the new top sports car consumes no more fuel than the Carrera S in the New European Dri ving Cycle (NEDC), and is also priced very attractively due to its extensive standard equipment.

In the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, the combination of the 44 millimetre wider Carrera 4 body of the AWD models including wider track with a classic rear-wheel drive is unique within the Carrera family. The GTS is also optically and technically distinguished from the other Carrera models via a range of other details.

 For instance, the GTS runs on 19-inch RS Spyder centre-mount wheels, painted in black, with high-gloss finish rim flanges and 305/30 ZR 19 tyres on the rear axle. Further optical features include the SportDesign front apron with spoiler edge, painted in black, special black sideskirts and the Carrera GTS logotypes - in black or silver depending on body colour - on the doors and rear lid. 

The area between the tailpipes in the rear is also finished in black. The driver and passenger sit on sports seats, whose centre sections are covered with black Alcantara in combination with the standard interior colour "black Alcantara". 

In the sporty interior, which is dominated by the colour black, this highquality material is also used wherever the driver and passenger come into direct contact with the vehicle, like on the rim of the new three-spoke SportDesign steering wheel and on the gear and handbrake levers, for example.

Power unit with 408 hp The power unit in the new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS has its roots in the 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine fitted in the Carrera S. It therefore offers power-increasing and fuel-saving technologies such as direct petrol injection and VarioCam Plus with camshaft adjustment and variable valve stroke on the intake side. 

Via extensive re-engineering of the intake tract, this was the basis used to create the Carrera GTS engine, with its power being increased by 23 hp to 408 hp. At 107.4 hp, the flat engine's specific output therefore significantly exceeds the magical mark of 100 hp per litre of displacement. 

Optimised according to Porsche's sporty high engine speed concept, the engine outputs its maximum power at 7,300 rpm, just prior to the maximum engine speed of 7,500 rpm. In comparison, the engine fitted in the Carrera S outputs its rated power of 385 hp at 6,500 rpm.

The new intake system not only improves the peak output, but also elasticity and power development thanks to a more voluminous torque curve in the lower and medium engine speed range. 320 Nm are available at just 1,500 rpm, a gain of over six per cent. 

The sixcylinder engine outputs its unchanged rated torque of 420 Nm in the wide engine speed range between 4,200 rpm and 5,600 rpm, whilst the Carrera S engine attains this value at 4,400 rpm. In practice, this enables the driver to call up more power in the medium engine speed range and to drive without changing gears so frequently.

The Carrera GTS therefore offers even more superior driving in comparison with the 911 Carrera S. This results in a 4 km/h (2 mph) increase in top speed to 306 km/h (190 mph) in vehicles with manual transmission. 

In combination with the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe and the Sport Chrono Package Plus, the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS achieves a top value of 4.2 seconds when sprinting from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph), and is therefore one tenth of a second faster. 

Typical of Porsche Intelligent Performance: this increase in power is achieved by means of efficient optimisation, and ensures that the consumption and CO2 emission values of the 911 Carrera S are maintained in the NEDC. The Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is thus able to top both the performance and the efficiency of the 911 Carrera S.

Fast manual gear shifting or faster with double clutch
In the Carrera GTS, power transmission to the rear axle is carried out as standard by the classic Porsche six-speed manual transmission. The Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) with seven forward gears is optionally available.

 The PDK combines the vehicle dynamics and the very good mechanical efficiency of a manual transmission with the high shifting and driving comfort of an automatic gearbox. Fast gear changes without interruption of tractive power, combined with slightly increased torque in the sports programmes, enable improved acceleration and elasticity values besides faster lap times on the whole. 

At the same time, the PDK's gear ratio spread and shifting strategy significantly improve efficiency and extensively reduce consumption and emissions.

The PDK's dynamics can be enhanced even further with the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus. This firstly offers the additional "Launch Control" function for fastest possible acceleration from a standing start and secondly the race circuit shifting strategy for extremely sporty driving, enabling very fast gear changes. "Launch Control" further reduces the acceleration times of vehicles equipped with the PDK by 0.2 seconds - to 4.2 seconds in the Carrera GTS Coupé and 4.4 seconds in the Cabriolet.


Active suspension also in sports version
The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system is fitted as standard and ensures that the characteristics of each individual active shock absorber are optimally adapted under all vehicle dynamics conditions. 

Variable damping additionally allows the driver to choose between two suspension modes: "PASM Normal" or "PASM Sport". The "Normal" setting offers a more comfortable basic shock absorber set-up, switching to a more sporty mode in the case of a dynamic driving style. In the "Sport" setting, however, harder shock absorber characteristic curves are always implemented to support a very agile driving style.

As an optional variant of the active suspension, Porsche offers the PASM sports suspension for the Carrera GTS Coupé. This suspension version is oriented towards particularly sporty drivers. In comparison with the series version, the active PASM sports suspension offers a tauter suspension setting; the suspension is also lowered by 20 millimetres. The active sports suspension is offered together with the mechanically locking differential.


High-performance brakes as well 
The optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), with ceramic brake discs and sixpiston monobloc fixed brake calipers on the front axle and four-piston monobloc fixed brake calipers on the rear axle, is additionally available to further enhance braking performance.

 The perforated and ventilated ceramic composite brake discs with a diameter of 350 millimetres weigh around 50 per cent less than comparable metal brake discs. In combination with a brake lining which is also completely autonomous, the ceramic brake discs immediately develop high and above all constant friction coefficients during deceleration.

Sporty and refined
The consistent sportiness of the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is also expressed in the interior. At the front, the standard sports seats ensure perfect lateral support whilst offering very good longdistance suitability at the same time.

 To further improve the power-to-weight ratio, the rear seats are omitted in the Coupé. Despite its wide body and wide rear wheels, the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS therefore weighs five kilograms less than the 911 Carrera S. The rear seat system is optionally available at no extra cost.

The new three-spoke SportDesign steering wheel is making its debut in the Carrera GTS. The three-spoke SportDesign steering wheel with shift paddles, which was only previously available in combination with the PDK, combines a sporty, attractive optical appearance with perfect ergonomics: The surface of the steering-wheel rim is not interrupted by the spokes, and therefore offers even better ease of operation, particularly in the case of rapid steering wheel movements at the handling limits. 

In vehicles with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe, the steering wheel which is fitted is the variant with shift paddles, and addi tionally contains the "Sport", "Sport Plus" and "Launch Control" driving mode displays in combination with the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus.

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