2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet


911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet

2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet

Porsche is sending its second generation of the 911 Carrera GTS to the starting line. Four models – a coupe and a cabriolet, each with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive – now close the gap between the 911 Carrera S and the street-legal sports car optimised for the race track, the 911 GT3. Some of the technical ingredients that generate even more driving dynamics and driving fun: 430 hp (316 kW) power, the Sport Chrono package and the PASM active damper system which lowers the car’s ride height by ten millimetres. Improved efficiency has also led to quicker accelerations and higher top speeds, but combined fuel consumption figures remain unchanged at the favourable level of the S models. When combined with the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK), the 911 Carrera GTS sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.2 seconds). The top speed of each GTS model is beyond the 300 km/h barrier; the fastest at 306 km/h is the Coupe with a manual transmission and rear-wheel drive.

When adjusted for their additional features, the new top models are attractive in price as well. A number of options are included as standard, such as bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and the sport exhaust system for unmistakable GTS sound. The driver and front passenger also sit in an exclusive Alcantara interior with leather-trimmed sport seats whose centre panels are made of Alcantara as on the other GTS models by Porsche.

911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet
911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet

The exteriors of the new 911 cars – like all GTS models by Porsche – differ significantly from the other Carrera models. All models have the 911 Carrera 4 body with wide-flared rear wheel arches and a wide track. Also standard are 20-inch wheels with centre wheel locks, which are painted in an exclusive matt black. Accentuating the front end are special trim elements and smoked bi-xenon headlights. Black trim strips on the customised GTS air intake screen and black chrome-plated exhaust tailpipes characterise the rear of the GTS.

911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet
911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet

Story by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
released at 2014 LA Auto Show
built at Stuttgart, Germany
engine Flat-6
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Coil-On-Plug
block material Aluminum
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT
fuel feed Electronic Direct Injection
displacement 3436 cc / 209.68 in³
bore 97 mm / 3.8 in
stroke 77.5 mm / 3.05 in
compression 12.5:1
power 257 kw / 344.6 bhp @ 7400 rpm
specific output 100.29 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 229.73 bhp per tonne
torque 390 nm / 287.6 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
redline 7800
body / frame Unitary Steel & Aluminum Monocoque w/Aluminum Panels
driven wheels AWD
wheel type Cast Alloy
front tires 235/40 ZR 19
rear tires 295/35 ZR 19
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Calipers
f brake size 34 x 340 mm / 1.34 x 13.4 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Calipers
r brake size 28 x 330 mm / 1.1 x 13.0 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 27.9 cm / 19 x 11 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Coil Springs, PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Multi-Link w/Coil Springs, PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1500 kg / 3308 lbs
wheelbase 2450 mm / 96.5 in
front track 1532 mm / 60.3 in
rear track 1560 mm / 61.4 in
length 4491 mm / 176.8 in
width 1852 mm / 72.9 in
height 1300 mm / 51.2 in
transmission 7-Speed Manual or 7-Speed Automatic
gear ratios 3.91:1, 2.29:1, 1.55:1, 1.30:1, 1.08:1, 0.88:1, 0.71:1
final drive 3.44:1
urban fuel econ eu 9.1 L/100 km or 25.85 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu 12.5 L/100 km or 18.82 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu 7.1 L/100 km or 33.13 mpg-us
emission 212 g/km
fuel capacity 68 litres or 17.95 gal.