2017 Porsche 911 GTS Gets Refreshed Design And New 450hp Twin-Turbo Six

Porsche’s 911 GTS range is the latest to benefit from the updated styling introduced by the 991.2 facelift and also adopt a brand-new engine. It debuts at this week’s Detroit Auto Show 2017.

As confirmed last year, the new GTS ditches the outgoing model’s naturally-aspirated 3.8-liter six. Instead, all variants utilize a newly-developed 3.0-liter straight-six engine benefiting from two turbochargers and delivering 450 hp and 550 Nm of torque, a 20 hp bump over the pre-facelift GTS.

The full range consists of the standard Carrera GTS, the Carrera 4 GTS, Carrera GTS Cabriolet, Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet and the Targa 4 GTS. Unsurprisingly, it is the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe which is the fastest off the line, accelerating to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 3.6 seconds when equipped with the available PDK transmission. A manual ‘box is also offered for all facelifted GTS models.

Complementing the performance gains and improvements to fuel efficiency, with the facelifted range now consuming just 8.3-liters of fuel per 100 km.

Compared to the outgoing range, the facelifted models are easily discernible from the outside. They of course include the updated headlights and taillights found across the 911 family and also incorporate a new SportDesign front splitter, a black strip between the taillights for rear-wheel drive models, 20-inch center locking black wheels and black tailpipes.

In the cabin, all models benefit from Porsche’s Sport Chrono package as standard. Additionally, there are a number of components finished in alcantara and four-way electrically adjustable seats.

In Germany, the entry-level GTS starts at 124,451 euros ($131,057) and tops out at 144,919 euros ($152,612) for both the 4 GTS Cabriolet and Targa 4 GTS.

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  • Six_Tymes

    does the Turbo S receive any updates?

    • Kaisuke971

      It got upgraded months ago with 20hp more and a slightly different design.

  • Kaisuke971

    The C2S was already an awesome car but if they fit a better exhaust to this GTS right here, it’s a winner for sure.
    With a big W.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Did the previous one have AWD?

    • Kaisuke971

      Yep, the Carrera 4 GTS.

      • Tumbi Mtika


  • SteersUright

    Love this car. So clean and damn near perfect looking. That said, wish they went with 4 pipes in back over the 2 like the standard 911. Also, more alcantara and design jewelry in the interior would’ve been nice as well.

    • Aquaflex

      I think you can spec the alcantara but the two pipes is because the GTS comes standard with the sports exhaust. Sports exchaust is two more centered tailpipes…

  • An Existing Person

    Oh how I missed the GTS

  • 911

    straight-six, I don’t think so 😀

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Perhaps one of the best faceliftings ever. And one of the best, cleaner model in the Porsche range. Its lines are so clean, neat and harmonic that it is hard not to fall in love with this specific model (or the Cayman, that is).

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Well, it’s official. The AMG GT family is cheaper than the 911. And has more power.

    But that’s not saying it can’t hold its own.

    • nastinupe

      Yeah, but it still doesn’t translate to better performance, and that’s what really counts now doesn’t it.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Performance is the word.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    there are more than 1 million versions available for 911 but to me, targa gts is the sexiest one ever!

  • nastinupe

    Still thinking that Porsche should have made the GTS the base car for the GT series and kept it with the naturally aspirated engine. Just detune the GT3’s engine a bit. I feel like it’s out of place with a turbo engine. There should be two groups, the turbo and non turbo. In the turbo you have the 911, 911 S, 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S and the non turbo should be the 911 GTS, 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS.