Porsche has unveiled the Carrera 4 GTS, two top models Carrera which are paired up with all-wheel drive and available as Coupé and Cabriolet. With the all-wheel drive, the Carrera 4 GTS will combine the 408 hp (300 kW) top of the range engine of the Carrera GTS family with the intelligent, all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM).
Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS power unit has its origins in the 3.8-litre, six-cylinder Carrera S engine. A wholesale revamping of the intake duct added 23 hp (17 kW), taking the power output to 408 hp (300 kW) at 7,300 rpm. 320 Newton metres kick in from as low as 1,500 rpm; the six-cylinder engine delivers its rated torque of 420 Nm in the broad engine speed range from 4,200 rpm and 5,600 rpm.
At full power, the Carrera 4 GTS Coupé sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds, the Cabriolet in 4.8 seconds. The Carrera 4 GTS is fitted as standard with a six-speed manual transmission but the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) seven-speed is available as an option if desired. The PDK shaves an additional 0.2 seconds respectively off the acceleration times from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph).
With Porsche Intelligent Performance the four-wheel drive Carrera 4 GTS consume no more than the equivalent Carrera 4S version, the Coupé remains at 11.0 l/100 km (25.7 mpg imp.) and the Cabriolet at 11.2 l/100 km (25.2 mpg imp.) respectively based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
Visually, the new Carrera 4 GTS models with all-wheel drive differ in points of detail from earlier variants with rear-wheel drive. What the Carrera GTS models have in common is the 911’s wide body and the rear axle track width that goes with it. In numerous other details as well the GTS models differ both visually and technically from the other Carrera models.
Will be on sale in Germany from July 2011, Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé is offered in Germany at a price of 111,956 euro including country-specific equipment and 19% VAT, while the Cabriolet is priced at 122,071 euro.