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2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nestled in between Porsche's perennial favorite 911 Carrera S and audacious 911 GT3 is the automaker's latest creation – the 911 Carrera GTS. It features the slightly wider body of the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 models, but only delivers its power to the rear wheels. Speaking of power, Porsche has upgraded the 3.8-liter flat-six to crank out 408 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, and with added visual bits like 19-inch RS Spyder wheels and SportDesign front and rear fascias, this is indeed the middle child 911 that we'd be happy to live with.

The 911 Carrera GTS is making its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show, and we've snagged some live shots of both the coupe and cabriolet under the auto show lights. Have a click through our high-res image galleries below to see the latest hotness.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Sign me up!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have to say the GTS is the perfect 911 for me: wider body, 2WD, more horsepower and Sports exhausts. The Alcantara interior is pretty hot too! Yum.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thought my 928 had a nice "Butt",she can't show here maybe time to drive a pusher -- such a fluid body like mercury I'm stunned -- and don't be laughing at my "8"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow! For the price of Porsche's new 911 GTS, I could buy a new C-6 (or two).
      • 4 Years Ago
      we need more 911 variants! come on Porsche you can do better
        • 4 Years Ago
        Porsche has 12 911 variants, but look how many BMW has for their 3 Series.
        911 Coupe Rear-wheel Drive
        911 Coupe S Rear-wheel Drive
        911 Coupe GT3 Rear-wheel Drive
        911 4 Coupe All-wheel Drive
        911 4S Coupe All-wheel Drive
        911 Turbo All-wheel Drive
        911 Targa 4 All-wheel Drive
        911 Targa 4S All-wheel Drive
        911 4 Convertible All-wheel Drive
        911 4S Convertible All-wheel Drive
        911 Turbo Convertible All-wheel Drive
        New 911 GTS

        There are 19 Variant for the 3 Series BMW
        328 Coupe Rear-wheel Drive
        328 Coupe All-wheel Drive
        328 Sedan Rear-wheel Drive
        328 Sedan All-wheel Drive
        328 Wagon Rear-wheel Drive
        328 Wagon All-wheel Drive
        328 Convertible Rear-wheel Drive
        335 Coupe Rear-wheel Drive
        335i Coupe Rear-wheel Drive
        335is Coupe Rear-wheel Drive
        335 Coupe All-wheel Drive
        335 Sedan Rear-wheel Drive
        335 Sedan All-wheel Drive
        335i Convertible Rear-wheel Drive
        335is Convertible Rear-wheel Drive
        335d Sedan Rear-wheel Drive
        M3 Coupe Rear-wheel Drive
        M3 Sedan Rear-wheel Drive
        M3 Convertible Rear-wheel Drive
        • 4 Years Ago
        BMW and Porsche need to simplify. Look at Tesla. They have the Roadster and the Model S, something 2 door, something 4 door. Easy. Simple.

        And I guess asking BMW and Porsche to get rid of their SUVs would be too much to ask.
        • 4 Years Ago
        hey sloturbo you forgot the

        GT2
        GT2 RS
        GT3 RS
        Speedster
        Carrera vert
        Carrera S vert
        GTS vert
        Turbo S
        Turbo S vert


        and naturallyshocked we dont get those engines in the US
        • 4 Years Ago
        @sloturbo
        you're wrong, there are much more 3 series, starting with 4 cyl.
        and lots of trimmings.


        @SimpleCar

        why simplify?
        for pretty much every wallet a bmw.
        some people can only afford a simple 911.
        the 911 gts 2 rs is probably much much more expensive to insure and maintain, than a regular.
        many people use their 911 each to get to work, i don't think i would do that with a gt2 rs, even if i could afford one.

        simplify = death, check your domestic market, detroit almost died (2 of 3 are still pretty brittle).
        their line up was so bad, it wouldn't even sell outisde the USA.
        the only offer 2 engines on each model, a v6 or v8, appart from the small sub compacts.
        i'm sure if a corvette powered with a v6 would exist, they would sell more than the regular corvette.
        just like the mustang v6 will or does out sell the v8.
        times have changed.

        bmw offers
        Engines
        Version Local Production Engine Power Torque
        Petrol engines
        316i EUR 2007–2009 1.6 L I4 122 PS (90 kW; 120 bhp) 160 N·m (118 lb·ft)
        318i EUR 2005–2007 1.8 L I4 129 PS (95 kW; 127 bhp) 180 N·m (133 lb·ft)
        318i EUR 2007- 1.8 L I4 N43B20 143 PS (105 kW; 141 bhp) 190 N·m (140 lb·ft)
        320i EUR 2005–2007 2.0 L I4 150 PS (110 kW; 148 bhp) 200 N·m (148 lb·ft)
        320i EUR 2007+ 2.0 L I4 170 PS (125 kW; 168 bhp) 210 N·m (155 lb·ft)
        320si EUR 2006 2.0 L I4 177 PS (130 kW; 175 bhp) 210 N·m (155 lb·ft)
        323i CA 2005–2006 2.5 L I6 N52B25 177 PS (130 kW; 175 bhp) 230 N·m (170 lb·ft)
        323i CA 2007+ 2.5 L I6 203 PS (149 kW; 200 bhp) 244 N·m (180 lb·ft)
        325i US, CA 2001–2005 2.5 L I6 192 PS (141 kW; 189 bhp) 251 N·m (185 lb·ft)
        325i EUR 2005–2007 2.5 L I6 218 PS (160 kW; 215 bhp) 250 N·m (184 lb·ft)
        325i EUR 2007+ 3.0 L I6 218 PS (160 kW; 215 bhp) 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)
        325i US, CA 2006 3.0 L I6 218 PS (160 kW; 215 bhp) 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)
        328i US, CA 2007+ 3.0 L I6 233 PS (171 kW; 230 bhp) 270 N·m (199 lb·ft)
        330i US, CA 2006 3.0 L I6 258 PS (190 kW; 254 bhp) 300 N·m (221 lb·ft)
        330i EUR 2005–2007 3.0 L I6 258 PS (190 kW; 254 bhp) 300 N·m (221 lb·ft)
        330i EUR 2007+ 3.0 L I6 272 PS (200 kW; 268 bhp) 320 N·m (236 lb·ft)
        335i US, CA, EUR 2007–2010 3.0 L twin-turbo I6 N54 304 PS (224 kW; 300 bhp) 407 N·m (300 lb·ft)
        335i US, CA, EUR 2011+ 3.0 L turbo I6 N55 304 PS (224 kW; 300 bhp) 407 N·m (300 lb·ft)
        335is US, CA 2010+ 3.0 L twin-turbo I6 N54 324 PS (238 kW; 320 bhp) 502 N·m (370 lb·ft)
        M3 US, CA, EUR 2007+ 4.0 L V8 420 PS (309 kW; 414 bhp) 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)
        M3 GTS US, CA, EUR 2010+ 4.4 L V8 S65 450 PS (331 kW; 444 bhp) 435 N·m (321 lb·ft)
        Diesel engines
        Version Local Production Engine Power Torque
        316d EUR 2009+ 2.0 L 116 PS (85 kW; 114 bhp) 260 N·m (192 lb·ft)
        318d EUR 2005–2007 2.0 L 122 PS (90 kW; 120 bhp) 280 N·m (207 lb·ft)
        318d EUR 2007- 2.0 L 143 PS (105 kW; 141 bhp) 300 N·m (221 lb·ft)
        320d EUR 2005–2007 2.0 L 163 PS (120 kW; 161 bhp) 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)
        320d EUR 2007- 2.0 L 177 PS (130 kW; 175 bhp) 350 N·m (258 lb·ft)
        320d EfficientDynamics Edition EUR 2010- 2.0 L 163 PS (120 kW; 161 bhp) 360 N·m (266 lb·ft)
        325d EUR 2006- 3.0 L 197 PS (145 kW; 194 bhp) 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)
        330d EUR 2005–2008 3.0 L 231 PS (170 kW; 228 bhp) 500 N·m (369 lb·ft)
        330d EUR 2008- 3.0 L 245 PS (180 kW; 242 bhp) 520 N·m (384 lb·ft)
        335d US, CA 2009+ 3.0 L 269 PS (198 kW; 265 bhp) 576 N·m (425 lb·ft)
        335d EUR 2006- 3.0 L 286 PS (210 kW; 282 bhp) 580 N·m (428 lb·ft)

        they sell atleast 380.000 each year, peaking 555,135 en 2007.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Not sure of the hate around this car. It is a perfect compromise between the daily-livability of a Carrera S and the raw craziness of a GT3 (which would probably not be the most fun as a daily driver on US roads).

      Seems like an ideal solution/compromise.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I never tire of looking at this car, no matter which of the four billion iterations it might be.
      Steve
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't care if there are 20 models. I'd be happy with one!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looking at this makes me warm and tingly all over. But I would have preferred looking at either a bright RED one, or a gloss BLACK one!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love Porches but damn this looks boring compared to those new Lotus's!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Here come all the hater comments....from those who have never owned a 911.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Stunning! I've never seen anything like it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow, your ratings bar has improved significantly o_O

        You can even see some green now
        • 4 Years Ago
        I respect what everyone here is saying, but I disagree about the 911 model range. If Porsche was financially struggling, it would be a big shame on their part. But here we see a thriving car delivering amazing sports cars that keep making me want one more and more every day!

        That being said, I love the GTS. I think that the idea of a 408 hp naturally aspirated flat 6 (that gets 27 mpg) is exceptional and I could only imagine driving such an engineering masterpiece. The ONLY thing that needs to be changed is the silver lip on the rims - I would like the overall look better if Porsche kept them all black.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Chrome Koop

        Thanks. Don't get me wrong I love Porsche but all we need is a turbo version of the 911 and a naturally aspirated one. With either having a convertible option. They need to quit introducing a new 911 when its the same dang car!

        And with the disappointing 918 Spyder which has gone into submission with the hybrid crap and don't even get me started on the Cayenne. Porsche needs to get it together.

        Its too bad your comment will be deleted soon because Big Brother. People don't like it when the truth is out.
        • 4 Years Ago
        SimpleCar,

        I am SOOOOO SORRY your comment was downgraded by a bunch of automotive pussies.

        Your comment was BRILLIANT, and very TRUE.

        It looks like all the other Porsches that have come out since 1999.

        I can guarentee you this: The 2041 Porsche will look 1% different than the ones now.
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