The Carrera GTS revived a famous badge on a Porsche that, unlike many specials, was great value for money.Like the Sport Classic, the GTS combined the wider rear end of the Carrera 4 with a rear-wheel drive powertrain, plus the Powerkit which increased the 3.8-litre engine power to 408bhp.
In addition, there were black 19-inch RS Spyder wheels, SportDesign front apron, new sideskirts, unique badging and black-finished lower body sections.
Inside, the GTS boosted Sports seats finished in Alcantara, while the steering wheel, handbrake and gearlever are also trimmed in this material.
A six-speed manual gearbox was standard, although buyers could opt for PDK. There was also a choice of coupe or Cabriolet body styles.
How to spot
- Black finished lower sills and front and rear valances
- Wide rear arches
- Carrera GTS badging on rear and sills
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Maximum Power: 408bhp @ 7300rpm
Maximum Torque: 420Nm @ 4200rpm
Brakes: Front: 350mm discs; rear: 350mm discs; PCCB, servo assisted with ABS
Suspension: Front: Lower wishbones and MacPherson struts with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar Rear: Multilink with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 19×8.5J with 235/35ZR19 tyres. Rear: 19x11J with 305/30ZR19 tyres
Did you Know?
The GTS badge appeared on the great 245bhp 924 Carrera GTS of 1981; a stunning machine based on the GTR Le Mans racecar.
The badge was last used on the ultimate 928; the 350bhp, wide-arched super-coupe made from 1992 to 1996.
0-62mph: 4.6 sec Top speed: 190mph