This is the new 2022 model year Porsche 911 GTS, tested both on a road and at a race track.
You can have a GTS as a coupe, cabriolet or with Targa body style. It can be had in two or four wheel drive and with either a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed PDK automatic gearbox.
The new GTS has more power than a regular Porsche 911 Carrera S, with its 3.0-litre flat six turbocharged engine making 473bhp, up by 30bhp over a Carrera S.
But it’s in the suspension department where the GTS gets the most attention. Its ride height is dropped by 10mm over a Carrera S and it has Turbo-style wheels, brakes and suspension.
Exterior identifying features are largely limited to black badges and wheels and ‘dark chrome’ styling elements. Inside there’s lots of suede-like upholstery and new decor, but also the option of a Lightweight package that cuts 25kg from the GTS’s kerbweight.
This all sounds quite compelling. So join Autocar’s Road Test Editor Matt Saunders as he tests a Cabriolet on the road and a Coupe on track.
Price £108,920 Engine 6cyls, 2981cc horizontally opposed, twin-turbocharged petrol Power 473bhp at 6500rpm Torque 420lb ft at 2300-500rpm 0-62mph 3.4sec Top speed 193mph Kerbweight 1545kg (coupe without Lightweight pack) Fuel economy 24.8-26.4mpg CO2 244-258g/km