The Horsepower Rating of the 2017 Porsche 911 GTS Will Make Your Jaw Drop
Even though Porsche decided to skip the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), the German automaker still announced a new vehicle this week, which comes in the form of the 2017 Porsche 911 GTS.
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The new GTS will be available in coupe, convertible, and targa body styles. In addition, consumers can choose between standard rear-wheel drive and an available all-wheel drive system for both the coupe and convertible models, while the Targa variant will only be offered in all-wheel drive.
A new turbocharger has also been developed for the 2017 GTS lineup, which helps the 3.0-liter six-cylinder motor produce a total of 450 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. This means the new GTS models provide an additional 30 horsepower and 37 lb-ft of torque over the Carrera S. Additionally, buyers can pair that engine with their choice of either a six-speed manual or a Porsche PDK transmission.
Besides offering a power upgrade, Porsche says the new GTS models will also corner better thanks to the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) technology, which comes standard on all GTS variants. Furthermore, the GTS coupes gets the PASM sports chassis that lowers the car by ten millimeters. Some of the other notable features of the 2017 911 GTS include central black twin tailpipes, smoked taillights, and a silk-gloss black air intake grille.
Porsche is already taking orders for the new 911 GTS models and these sports cars are expected to reach dealerships in April. The 2017 Porsche 911 GTS will carry a starting MSRP of $119,000, according to Autoweek and Road and Track.