Design and aerodynamics – sharper lines and more downforce
The new GTS models not only stand apart from the other 911 models in terms of technology, but also in their visual design. All GTS vehicles feature the 911 Carrera 4 body with 44 millimetre wider rear wheel arches and the greater track width of the all-wheel drive 911.
The new SportDesign front apron with black spoiler lip and larger air intakes gives the GTS models their own distinctive look. The nose and lower front spoiler have been aerodynamically optimised. Combined with a higher rear spoiler extension, this further reduces the lift forces on the front and rear axle. The larger air intakes also increase cooling, which brings advantages for braking efficiency in particular, improving driving dynamics and thus performance on the racetrack. Bi-Xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and black painted headlight washer jet housings complete the front design of the GTS. Smoked LED headlights are available as an option.
In profile, the GTS is recognisable by its SportDesign exterior mirrors with black undersides and black GTS logos on the doors. The 911 Targa 4 GTS is also characterised by the Targa roof bar, which is finished in black for the first time. Every GTS features 20-inch wheels with centre locking, which were previously limited to the 911 Turbo models. Exclusively for the GTS, the wheels are painted in silky black.
At the rear, the GTS is characterised by smoked rear light lenses and a black exhaust tailpipe. The painted black trims on the air intake grille and GTS logo on the rear lid provide subtle styling accents. The rear-wheel-drive models are identified by a black trim strip running between the tail lights, while the all-wheel drive derivatives feature the distinctive light strip that is an already familiar icon. Available as an option, a discreet rear spoiler from the SportDesign package provides a more sporting stance on the road.
The passenger compartment also contributes to the focussed sports driving experience. The standard Sports seats Plus (4-way, electric) cradle the driver and passenger while providing a high level of comfort. As with all GTS models, the seat centres are finished in Alcantara. The GTS is distinguished from the Carrera and Carrera S models by a new stitching pattern on the seat surface. The GT sport steering wheel with 360 millimetre diameter and Alcantara rim is also standard. Decorative stitching and a rev counter in contrasting colour are also available as an option by selecting the GTS interior package.
Interior trim strips in brushed aluminium with a black anodised finish bring the atmosphere of the race track to the GTS cockpit. The GTS logo is embossed on the door sill entry guards in black. GTS logos can also be found on the rev counter and seat headrests. On Coupés with no rear seats, a further GTS logo is included on the carpet in the centre tunnel. The TFT screen also greets occupants with the GTS logo upon starting the engine.
The GTS interior package available as an option, includes seat belts, stitched logos on the headrests, and stitching on seats and floor mats in the contrasting colours of Carmine Red or Rhodium Silver. The rev counter is also painted in the selected colour. This option includes carbon trim strips.