Paris motor show report - Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

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Porsche has just taken the wraps off an 'exceptionally sporty' 911 Carrera, here at the Paris motor show.

The new GTS combines the wider body of the four-wheel-drive Carrera 4 models with a lighter rear-wheel drive layout, and it packs even more power.

More power
Under the bonnet is an uprated, 402bhp version of the 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine – fitted to other models – which makes the GTS the most powerful Carrera model.

Compared with the Carrera S, the GTS's extra 22bhp is enough to shave a tenth off the 0-62mph to 4.6 seconds time and boost the top speed by 2mph.

Despite the extra power, the car returns 27.7mpg, which is slightly better than the Carrera S.


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Bolder looks
The GTS features a set of black 19-inch RS Spyder alloy wheels, a SportDesign front apron, special sideskirts and black exhaust pipes. An alcantara-trimmed cabin gives an even sportier feel. ??

Standard equipment includes a six-speed manual gearbox and a vehicle tracking system. A twin-clutch, semi-automatic, seven-speed PDK 'box is among the options.

The new model goes on sale in December, with prices starting at £76,758 for the Coupe and £83,493 for the Cabriolet.



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