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

typeSeries Production Car
released at2014 LA Auto Show
built atStuttgart, Germany
engineFlat-6
positionRear, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
ignitionCoil-On-Plug
block materialAluminum
valvetrainChain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT
fuel feedElectronic Direct Injection
displacement3436 cc / 209.68 in³
bore97 mm / 3.8 in
stroke77.5 mm / 3.05 in
compression12.5:1
power257 kw / 344.6 bhp @ 7400 rpm
specific output100.29 bhp per litre
bhp/weight229.73 bhp per tonne
torque390 nm / 287.6 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
redline7800
body / frameUnitary Steel & Aluminum Monocoque w/Aluminum Panels
driven wheelsAWD
wheel typeCast Alloy
front tires235/40 ZR 19
rear tires295/35 ZR 19
front brakesVentilated Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Calipers
f brake size34 x 340 mm / 1.34 x 13.4 in
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Calipers
r brake size28 x 330 mm / 1.1 x 13.0 in
front wheelsF 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 48.3 x 27.9 cm / 19 x 11 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Coil Springs, PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionMulti-Link w/Coil Springs, PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1500 kg / 3308 lbs
wheelbase2450 mm / 96.5 in
front track1532 mm / 60.3 in
rear track1560 mm / 61.4 in
length4491 mm / 176.8 in
width1852 mm / 72.9 in
height1300 mm / 51.2 in
transmission7-Speed Manual or 7-Speed Automatic
gear ratios3.91:1, 2.29:1, 1.55:1, 1.30:1, 1.08:1, 0.88:1, 0.71:1
final drive3.44:1
urban fuel econ eu9.1 L/100 km or 25.85 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu12.5 L/100 km or 18.82 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu7.1 L/100 km or 33.13 mpg-us
emission212 g/km
fuel capacity68 litres or 17.95 gal.