The Porsche 911 Carrera GTS: What the critics say
“Imagine Porsche engineers getting together to assemble their ideal 911 and you have an idea of what the GTS con sists of.” Though it’s not quite as fast as the 540-hp 911 Turbo, this is “a sort of Goldilocks 911,” with sharper re_ exes than its $160,000 sibling and 80 more horses than the baseline Carrera, the iconic sports car last overhauled a year ago. A performance variant of that “already brilliant” vehicle, the GTS “does many things a little bit better,” without sacrificing everyday drivability.
Sure, you could get most GTS goodies as options on other 911s, but “saying this thing is just a parts-bin special is like saying an F-22 is just an airplane.” Thanks to its active suspension, larger turbochargers, and other tweaks, the GTS can rule the track most any day. It’s “a supercar-slayer you can live with,” and most every aspect of it “makes you want to push harder and go faster.”
Car and Driver
Choosing between transmissions isn’t easy. The GTS is quickest with a dual-clutch automatic, but the seven-speed manual “feels altogether crisper than before,” nearly as good as Porsche’s old six-speed. No matter which GTS you choose—convertible included—“we can assure you that each one delivers a driving experience among the greatest available anywhere.”