We had the chance to put the model’s second generation to the test around the peaks and canyons of the Lake Tahoe region, and it left us flabbergasted. Here’s why.
The GTS name took its time to finally reach the 911 model line, but when it finally did in 2010, it presented a great bridge between the 911 Carrera S and 911 Turbo. We had the chance to put the model’s second generation to the test around the peaks and canyons of the Lake Tahoe region, and it left us flabbergasted. Here’s why.
1. All that power
The GTS’s main calling card is the fact it comes standard with the Carrera’s pricey Powerkit option. The result? A chest-thumping 450 hp and at 405 lb-ft of torque. The (now smaller) engine is twin-turbocharged so there is a bit of lag. Once the turbos get on boil, however, watch out. The acceleration is manic, and if you work to keep the engine in the powerband, you’ll never be left behind.
7. You want body styles? I’ll give you body styles!
Three, to be precise: Targa, Coupe and Convertible. All look smashing, and the Targa would be our obvious choice if it weren’t for the lack of a RWD option. Why Targa? The way the glass roof operates is just so deliciously slick and it provides the freedom of open air motoring without the fatigue of harsh wind buffeting. Perfect. Now, about that RWD model…