2017 NAIAS: Porsche 911 GTS image

The German sports car maker has decided to arrive at the North American International Auto Show with yet another new version for the legendary 911 – the GTS.

The new 911 GTS will soon become available in coupe, convertible, and Targa versions, in either rear- or all-wheel-drive configurations. Its main highlight will be the 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine delivering 444 horsepower (331 kilowatts) and 405 pounds-feet (550 Newton-meters) or torque – with a seven-speed manual or PDK transmissions. As opposed to lesser models, the new 911 GTS comes in with approximately 30 horsepower (22 kilowatts) more than the 911 Carrera S while also besting the previous GTS – which was naturally-aspirated – by about 20 horsepower. Aside from the upgraded turbocharger, the GTS also gets Porsche’s Active Suspension Management system as standard, as well as a Sport Chrono pack, which uses dynamic engine mounts and a sports exhaust system.

911 Targa 4 GTS, 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet und 911 Carrera 4 GTS

The quickest GTS will get the 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint done in 3.6 seconds with the PDK and all-wheel-drive system – but it’s also the most efficient model, with 28 miles per gallon (8.3 liters/100 kilometers). Exterior modifications include a slightly different front fascia design and a bigger rear spoiler, as well as smoked lenses on the headlights, a black air intake grille, and twin exhaust tips – standard wheels are 20-inch black alloys. There are no pricing details available yet, but Porsche has already announced it’s going to throw in a free driving day at the company’s facility at Silverstone with the acquisition.