New 2021 Porsche 911 GTS: everything you need to know

Nick Francis

10 Sep 2021

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YesAuto will get to drive the new Porsche 911 GTS in September, at which point we’ll reveal all about how it behaves on road and track. Until then, here’s what we know about it so far

> New Porsche 911 GTS launch in coming weeks

> Plugs the gap between 911 S and GT3

> Focus on agility and handling

> Power hiked to 480hp

> 0-62mph in 3.3-seconds

> Prices start at £108,920


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2021 Porsche 911 GTS design 


While Porsche has added a few design flourishes to distinguish the new GTS from the ‘standard’ S model, they are subtle. The bumpers front and back are bespoke and you’ll spot a few blobs of black trim here and there, in places like the exhaust surrounds and spoiler.


The rear lights are also bespoke to the GTS, while dynamic LED headlights come as standard. 


The GTS rides on black satin centrelock wheels which are 21-inches big at the rear and 20-inches at the front. Customers can choose between the 911 Coupe, Cabriolet and Targa body styles. And that’s about all there is to tell you, other than the fact you might be able to spot the GTS based on how close it sits to the ground – it’s 10mm lower than the S model. 



2021 Porsche 911 GTS interior and infotainment 


Eagle-eyed Porsche fans may spot that the gearstick on the manual GTS is 10mm lower than it is on other 911s, done to enable quicker gear shifts, and it gets its own GT steering wheel.


The driver and front passenger will sit on carbon fibre-reinforced plastic bucket seats, and there’s more carbon fibre trim dotted around the cabin, plus from GTS badging. Those seats save 25kg of weight, apparently.   


A GTS Interior Pack adds further flourishes like red or grey stitching, which matches the seatbelts, as well as Porsche's incredibly cool Chrono Clock.


The 911’s infotainment system is one of the best in the business, with 11-inches of high definition screen that reacts to finger-pinches, as well as swipes and prods, in the same way as a smartphone or tablet. It’s super-quick to respond to inputs and comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. 


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2021 Porsche 911 GTS practicality and boot space


You’re not buying this car for its practicality, but the 911 range does come with 132-litres of storage in the front boot, which isn’t terrible for a sportscar. The two seats in the back are just about big enough for a couple of kids, but they double up as an extra handy storage bay if there’s just one or two people in the car.


Head and legroom in the front are plentiful and the seats offer a wide range of adjustability, making the 911 one of the comfiest cars in the class for driver and passenger. The 992-generation 911 benefits from bigger door bins than ever before, and a decent sized glovebox helps keep things clean and clutter-free. 



2021 Porsche 911 GTS engine 


Here’s where it gets interesting: the GTS uses the 911’s signature 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six engine, but power has been hiked to 380hp and a whopping 570Nm of torque. This means the GTS will knock off 0-62mph in just 3.3-seconds.


That figure is when the car is configurated with Porsche’s eight-speed PDK gearbox, but there is the option of a seven-speed manual for those who want a purer driving experience. 


The GTS also gets a bespoke suspension setup derived from the 911 Turbo – agility is the name of the game with GTS-badged Porsches – and it comes with Porsche’s Active Suspension Management System (PASM) as standard. It also gets upgraded brakes, again nicked from the Turbo. 



2021 Porsche 911 GTS prices and on-sale date


Prices for the Coupe model start at £108,902, and for the Cabriolet you’ll pay at least £118,720. The most expensive version is the Targa, costing £124,300.


You can order your 911 GTS now, but we would wait until you read our review later this month if we were you. 


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Nick Francis

10 Sep 2021