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What the new Porsche 911 GTS is taking on in South Africa

Porsche recently unveiled a new 911 GTS, available in coupe, cabriolet, and Targa body styles.

The GTS slots above the standard Carrera and Carrera S, but sits below the 911 GT3 and 911 Turbo in the Porsche line-up.

It gets the Sport Design package as standard, which gives it unique trims for the front, rear, and side – while a GT Sport steering wheel, the Sports Seats Plus package, the Sport Chrono Package, the Porsche Track Precision app, and a tyre temperature display are fitted across the range.

The new Porsche Communication Management system is now installed, too, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

Boxer engine

Powering the new GTS is a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder, turbocharged boxer engine that produces 353kW and 570Nm.

The unit couples with an eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission that sends the four-wheel-drive Carrera 4 GTS to 100km/h in 3.3 seconds – a 0.3-second improvement over its predecessor.

“A seven-speed manual transmission with a particularly short throw is available for all 911 GTS Coupe models as an alternative to the PDK,” said Porsche.

A new set of 20-inch front and 21-inch rear alloy wheels are also fitted, along with a sports exhaust that features a GTS-specific set-up.

Driving dynamics can be further improved with the Lightweight Design Package, said Porsche, as this saves 25kg over the standard model and adds rear-axle steering.

Pricing

The South African model line-up for the new Porsche 911 GTS is as follows:

  • Porsche 911 Carrera GTS – R2,290,000
  • Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet – R2,490,000
  • Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS – R2,400,000
  • Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet– R2,600,000
  • Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS – R2,600,000

Each model is sold with either a 3-year or 5-year Porsche Driveplan maintenance agreement.

The market

The new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is poised to take on a range of popular high-performance vehicles in South Africa.

This includes the likes of lightweight coupes as well as top-of-the-line cabriolets.

Below, we have list the strongest competitors to the new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS in the country.

Click on the underlined price to visit TopAuto Car Prices to find out more.


BMW M4 Competition

  • PriceR1,959,182
  • Power – 375kW/650Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 3.9 seconds


Lexus RC F Track Edition

  • PriceR2,339,800
  • Power – 351kW/530Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 4.3 seconds


BMW M850i xDrive Convertible Individual

  • PriceR2,448,324
  • Power – 390kW/750Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 3.9 seconds


Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe

  • PriceR2,543,612
  • Power – 423kW/700Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 3.7 seconds


Nissan GT-R Black Edition

  • PriceR2,596,200
  • Power – 408kW/632Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 2.9 seconds


Aston Martin V8 Vantage

  • PriceR2,999,000
  • Power – 375kW/685Nm
  • 0-100km/h – 3.6 seconds


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