Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Gives History Lesson

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS which originally was a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS was already the sportiest Carrera model, but this was not enough for Porsche engineers. We get it, human never satisfied, right?

So, the engineers on Porsche R&D secret lab added a “4” to the name for the extra all-wheel-drive focus to be the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS. The question popped out of our mind is simple – what is it all for?

If we look back to 1963 – the origin of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS – was where the Porsche 901 gets its big reveal at the IAA in Frankfurt… and basically, it is where it was all started. The next chapter of history before becoming the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS is represented by the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR which won the 1973 Targa Florio thanks in part to its limited-slip differential. The ancestors of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS got the four-wheel drive added to the Porsche 911 mix in 1994 when the Porsche Carrera 4 comes available to customers in both coupe and convertible forms.

Porsche adds all those ingredients to create the sportiest Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS ever, and that is how you get it. The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS is packing the same 408 horsepower with a 3.8-liter V6 engine. The rear-drive of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS counterpart for an identical 4.6 seconds sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100km/h).

The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS features an electronically-controlled Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel-drive system which delivers impressive traction and powerful acceleration in any driving situation.

The engineers also equip the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS with an electromagnetically-controlled multi-plate clutch reacts rapidly and ensures optimum distribution of power between the front and rear axles. A standard mechanical limited-slip differential on the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS further improves traction and driving stability around turns and on varying road surfaces.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS achieved styling changes which include a restyled front bumper with lip spoiler, side skirts, black 19-inches of Porsche RS Spyder wheels and sport buckets trimmed in Alcantara. Do you still remember the question we gave you on the first part of this post? Well, to answer that question, Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS is ready to give you the history lesson through the video. Click here to watch the history lesson on the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS style.

Introducing the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet finally revealed. Porsche has just announced a new four-wheel drive version with 408 horsepower of the regular Porsche 911 GTS, available both as a Coupe and a Cabriolet. The two new gap-fillers for the product line-up will join the two-wheel drive GTS that has already been on the market since February.

So, is there anything else you get from Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet besides the extra “4”? Of course, it is Porsche for crying out loud. Besides the additional “4” in the rear badge, most people will find it hard to spot the difference, but the most notable change offers by Porsche is the increase power for the 3.8-liter V6 engine which definitely gain an extra 23 horsepower. Porsche made some changes on the intake duct, taking the peak power output to 408 horsepower at 7,300 rpm.

Do not forget the all-wheel-drive system which able to sprint the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet form 0 to 62 in just 4.6 seconds or 4.8 seconds, both for the coupe and cabriolet models.

An extra 0.2 seconds can also be cut off by opting for extra PDK gearbox. By applying the principles of Porsche Intelligent Performance, the fuel-economy usage of these new all-wheel Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet models is identical to that of the equivalent 385 horsepower of the 911 Carrera 4S models.

If you  look on the exterior design of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet, it offers a Sport-Design front apron, with a black painted spoiler lip, and deeper side skirts. Over the standard 4S, the model also add sport seats as standard and completed with 19-inches black RS Spyder alloys with a central wheel bolt add to the exterior’s appeal.

Another significant addition to the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet is a rear limited slip differential and a switchblade sports exhaust. Last but not least, is the reflective strip at the back which sets all models with AWD apart from the rest of the 911 range.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet will be ready on sale in July 2011 with price tag £83,145 for Coupe and for the Cabriolet costs £90,024 for the UK sale region. While on the German market, the model will be worth €111,956 for the Coupe and the €122,07 for the Cabriolet.