New Porsche 911 GTS review | Could it be better than a turbo? How about a GT3? | Autocar reviews

May 8, 2023

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 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.

Technical Specs
Porsche 911 GTS Coupe PDK
Price: £108,920
Engine: 6cyls, 2981cc horizontally opposed twin-turbo
Powre 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

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  1. Man, where the hell do you dig up these guys.

  2. Reply
    Frediano Cappellaro May 8, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    GRANDE PORSCHE 🇮🇪 ❤️ 👍 🔝

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    Bolívar Isaac Segura Dobbs May 8, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    Fake Boy, you were driving a red targa. Nice video.

  4. The first review on a GTS with the right information i need, talking about weight (pdk, 4wd, ceramic breaks and cabrio)! I made my choice for the 2wd manual coupe😄 Thanks mate and greetings from Switzerland.

  5. Good review. I saw you are driving a different car than you are showing.

  6. Usual bollocks about manual gearbox being ‘dynamically optimised’…….yawn. I gave a 992 GTS with PDK and it’s stunning. Please show me how a manual is any better! Absolute nonsense all round. Yes, it’s the premier 911 but why spout such tosh?!

  7. Did the cars driven have PDCC and/or RWS (rear wheel steer)?

  8. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  9. That would be my pick, kind of the sweet spot to me between the not so special Carrera S and the more hardcore GT3 which for my daily use would be too noisy and firm.

  10. NA cars just sound so much better. The tech is awesome but I would rather have the 991.1

  11. I think he forgot to say if he would have 4 wheel drive or 2

  12. 4:38 That sounds amazing tbh!

  13. Thank you great review I have a Carrera s 991.1 and this is the first review that has wet my appetite to upgrading. Mmmmm thank you

  14. Great review!
    Matt mentioned “the narrower body of the Carrera” – I thought all 992 bodies were the same width.
    Even the first gen GT3 started out as a parts-bin special, then Andreas got a hold of the product line and the rest is history.
    Seems like the GTS is going the same way – started out as a parts-bin special, to up-sell the last of the 997’s, with what was essentially a bucket load of tasty options, heavily discounted.

  15. God! I can't wait for mine to arrive next spring.. great review!

  16. You're wrong about being able to build a GTS in the past by chosing the right options on an S. With the 991 Porsche offered four ways to buy a wide body, two-wheel drive naturally aspirated 911: the GTS, 911R, GT3, and GT3 RS. There were only two ways to buy a wide body, two-wheel drive, naturally aspirated 997: the GTS and GT3 RS.

  17. I really prefer the old shape 911 from 83-91….very unique and agressive
    however the new is fantastic modern car, nothing to compare….but the old style is something special for many

  18. What option do you have to select to get a Red GTS when you are inside it driving up a mountain and a yellow one when viewed from outside?

  19. Seriously Autocar just leave the performance car reviews to Matt Prior

  20. You're driving it like it was a Mazda. Really poor review.

  21. The Carerra 4 GTS could be a good all round track day/tarmac rally car with all the performance options, aero kit, carbon bucket seats + full roll cage, extinguisher etc from the Porsche Motorsport Division…4WD, twin-turbo and decent aero. Then to take it to the next level, i'd get DeMan Motorsport to bore/stroke the engine to 4.0 litres, add German competition suspension, a titanium sports exhaust and stickier tyres.

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    Michael McDonald May 8, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    I like this. It’s like a baby GT2

  23. My Lottery Winning car was going to be a Turbo S; this has just changed my mind.Thanks Matt for a no nonsense video.

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    Ronald K. Wiley Jr. May 8, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    I LOVE this car. Obviously, he's not a "porsche" type of guy. GTS is the "sweetspot" & the body is the same now carrera v carrera4 (width wise).

  25. Why can't you show the car you are actually driving this is all very suspicious

  26. the center lock wheels are a right pita – and Alcantara is nasty …. the chassis is 'a little hard to judge on the road' – congratulations – that's the most ridiculous comment I've heard in a road car review…

  27. 130k with the right options. 992 is now too big and frumpy. Save yourself 40k and get a 991.2. Lighter, just as fast and better looking.

  28. Shame it looks so heavy…regardless of how well it drives.

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