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Porsche 911 GTS 991.2 update released at Detroit

Porsche 911 GTS 991.2 update released at Detroit
Omkar Thakur Omkar Thakur Monday 09 January 2017, 15:04 PM

Porsche has launched the new 911 GTS at the Detroit Auto Show and it is the updated version of the current 991 series. Dubbed the 991.2, the new GTS gets the signature all-black treatment and the new turbocharged flat-six engine.

The GTS stands out from the regular 911s with the wide-track setup, 20-inch black rims, black front lip spoiler and rear splitter. It gets a GTS badge on the doors as well. The twin tailpipes at the centre are also blacked out along with the bents on the front and the rear bumpers. The body shell has been untouched except the roll-hoop on the targa which is now painted black.

Under the hood, the GTS now gets the 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine. It has 444bhp of power on tap, 20 more than the previous naturally aspirated 991 911 and 30 bhp more than the 991.2 911 Carrera S. The 550Nm of torque kicks in from 2150rpm all the way to 5500rpm.Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is now standard along with the Sport Chrono Pack which brings in a new steering wheel with buttons to setup modes for engine, transmission and steering response along with the ‘boost’ button.

The deliveries would start in March 2017and we expect the new Porsche 911 991.2 to arrive in India by the third quarter of 2017. The new GTS range starts at 94,316 GBP (approx. RS 90 lakh) for the 2WD manual GTS Coupe to the Carrera 4/Targa 4 GTS costing a little over an equivalent Rs 1 crore in the UK and will be available in both 2WD and AWD options and in the coupe, convertible and the targa body styles.. With the customs and import duties coming in, the India price should start at approx. Rs 1.5 crores.

 

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