2018 Porsche 911 GTS: the perfect compromise

by Sales Team on September 14, 2017

When it comes to Porsche and describing the products offered by the German automaker, we don’t often hear the word compromise.
That said, when it comes to the Porsche 911 GTS lineup, we are indeed talking about compromising, albeit in a very good way. More powerful and packed with more personality than the Carrera S, it is also a little less extreme than the 911 Turbo which may simply have too much power for many consumers.
The 911 GTS has that little something extra that’s hard to describe
With the GTS, you get a distinct look, a distinct sound, and distinct performance. You have a ton of power under your right foot, but you can use that power more liberally than with the Turbo that gets you on the wrong side of the law very, very quickly. To fully appreciate any Porsche, you need a track. But, that becomes almost necessary in a Turbo and especially in a GT3.
With the 2018 Porsche 911 GTS, you get the daily drivability aspect that so many people love about the 911, and you get a more defined personality as well that will not only turn heads, but that will also give you that extra adrenaline rush that we normally associate with vehicles many would call exotic.
The new GTS is offered in three different configurations, Coupe, Cabriolet or Targa, and you can opt for either all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive setups with the coupe or convertible trims. The Coupe starts at $ 137,800 while all-wheel drive is available starting at just over $ 145,000. The price difference between a GTS and a Carrera S is considerable on paper, but when you look at the equipment qui get as standard in the former and optional in the other, you realize that for similarly-equipped versions, the difference is not that significant.
Indeed, the 911 GTS features the Sport Chrono package as standard along with the PASM sports chassis which lowers overall ride height by about 10 millimeters. Capable of getting to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds when we are talking about the 911 GTS Coupe with all-wheel drive, the GTS also features a top speed that can reach 312 km/h (GTS Coupe RWD).
The perfect combination of power and fuel economy in the Porsche 911 GTS
Power comes from the well-known 3.0-liter, six-cylinder flat engine, but power jumps to 450 horsepower with a combined fuel consumption rating of less than 10 liters per 100 kilometers in the city. The fuel economy numbers of the 911 lineup that includes the GTS are probably the best hidden secret in the industry. Not only do you get incredible performance, but you also get compact sedan fuel consumption.
And then there is the sound. The Sport Exhaust system combined with the Sport+ mode provides a deep, mechanical rumble that is probably the most authentic performance exhaust note in the industry.
On the other hand, the GTS is a formidable daily driver in the right drive mode. It is comfortable, and its suspension is surprisingly soft on broken roads. Visually, it has a variety of blacked out elements that include the wheels, and that give the model a considerably more aggressive look than the Carrera S.
Every Porsche 911 is a blast to drive and none are lacking in personality. There is a 911 for every need, but for those who want the best of everything, the Porsche 911 GTS is certainly the way to go. Come find out more today at Porsche Center Calgary.

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