2010 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupé


2010 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupé

2010 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupé

With a power output of 408 hp, outstanding vehicle dynamics and emphatically sporty equipment, the new 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 Driving Cycle (NEDC), and is also priced very attractively due to its extensive standard equipment. The new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS will celebrate its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in early October.

Unique within the Carrera family, the 911 Carrera GTS combines the 44 millimetre wider Carrera 4 body of the AWD models including a wider track with a classic rear-wheel drive. And there are many more details which distinguish appearance and technology of a GTS from other Carrera models. For instance, the GTS runs on 19-inch centre-mount RS Spyder wheels, painted in black, with high-gloss finish rim flanges and 305/30 ZR 19 tyres on the rear axle.

Other optical features include the SportDesign front apron with spoiler edge, painted in black, special sideskirts, also in black, and the Carrera GTS logotype on doors and rear lid, in black or silver depending on the body colour. The area between the two tailpipes in the rear is finished in black. In combination with the standard interior colour “black Alcantara”, the centre sections of the driver and passenger sport seats are covered with black Alcantara. In the sporty interior, dominated by the colour black, this high-quality material is also used wherever 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.

Special attention was paid to charge exchange in the 3.8-litre flat engine delivering 408 hp: In a special resonance intake manifold, six vacuum-controlled tuning flaps switch between power- and torque-optimized geometry whereas in a Carrera S power unit there is only one tuning flap. Thus, maximum torque of unchanged 420 Nm is already available at 4,200 rpm, 200 rpm earlier compared with the Carrera S. Add to that a sports exhaust system with two dual tailpipes. Their outer shells are painted in black and their inner tubes are polished on the outside and nano-coated.

As a standard, the Carrera GTS has a six-speed manual transmission, and upon request, a seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) is available. In comparison with the Carrera S, top speed of the model with manual transmission rises by four km/h to 306 km/h. In general, acceleration from zero to 100 km/h improves by 0.1 seconds, and is 4.2 seconds for a GTS Coupé with PDK and a Sport Chrono Package Plus in Sport Plus mode. Fuel consumption of a Carrera GTS with PDK in the NEDC is 10.2 litres/100 km (27.69 mpg imp), CO2 emissions are 240 g/km.

In Germany, the 911 Carrera GTS Coupé including country-specific equipment and 19 per cent VAT will be offered at a price of Euro 104,935, the Cabriolet at Euro 115,050. Both models will be on sale in Germany from December 2010.
Story by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
released at 2010 Paris Motor Show
built at Stuttgart, Germany
price $ $ 103,100
price £/td> £76,758
engine Flat-6 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Natrual
block material Aluminum Block & Cylinder Heads
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/Variable Valve Timing (VarioCam Plus), Hydraulic Valve Play Compensation
fuel feed Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)
displacement 3800 cc / 231.89 in³
bore 102.1 mm / 4.02 in
stroke 77.5 mm / 3.05 in
compression 12.5:1
power 304.2 kw / 408 bhp @ 7300 rpm
specific output 107.37 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 287.32 bhp per tonne
torque 420 nm / 309.8 ft lbs @ 4200 rpm
redline 7500
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
wheel type centre-mount RS Spyder
front tires 235/35 ZR 19
rear tires 305/30 ZR 19
front brakes Inner-Ventilated & Cross Drilled Discs w/4-Piston Aluminum Monobloc Calipers
f brake size 34 x 330 mm / 1.34 x 13.0 in
rear brakes Inner-Ventilated & Cross Drilled Discs w/4-Piston Aluminum Monobloc Calipers
r brake size 27.9 x 330 mm / 1.1 x 13.0 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 20.3 cm / 19 x 8 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 27.9 cm / 19 x 11 in
f suspension McPherson Struts w/Longitudinal Arms, Active Dampers
r suspension Multi-Link w/Coil Springs, Active Dampers
curb weight 1420 kg / 3131 lbs
wheelbase 2350 mm / 92.5 in
front track 1488 mm / 58.6 in
rear track 1548 mm / 60.9 in
length 4435 mm / 174.6 in
width 1852 mm / 72.9 in
height 1300 mm / 51.2 in
transmission 6-Speed Manural of 7-Speed PDK Automatic
tran clutch Dual-Clutch
gear ratios 3.91:1, 2.29:1, 1.65:1, 1.3:1, 1.08:1, 0.88:1
top speed ~305.71 kph / 190 mph
0 – 100 kph ~4.4 seconds
combined fuel econ eu 10.2 L/100 km or 23.06 mpg-us
emission 240 g/km
fuel capacity 67 litres or 17.69 gal.