2022 Porsche 911 GTS First Drive Review: Magic In The Middle


2022 Porsche 911 GTS First Drive Review: Magic In The Middle

People often call the Porsche 911 GTS the “sweet spot” in the range. It’s not as soft as your standard Carrera, nor as hot as the Turbo model – it’s the 911 Goldilocks would drive if she weren’t so preoccupied with porridge. And with so many variants to choose from (21 by our count), the sweet-spot 911 makes the most sense for a majority of shoppers, bundling power, poise, and comfort into one exceptionally pretty package.

But picking the right 2022 Porsche 911 GTS is a process among itself. This version comes in coupe, cabriolet, and Targa body styles, with rear- or all-wheel drive, and the choice of either a seven-speed manual or a dual-clutch gearbox. And let’s not forget options like Dynamic Chassis Control, Race-Tex upholstery, leather, a Lightweight package – it’s enough to make your head spin.

In order to better understand the nuances of the new 911 GTS and all that it offers, Porsche invited me to its North American headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, gave me a brief walkaround of the space, and then presented me with two keys: one for a sultry Carmine Red coupe and the other for a Chalk-colored Targa 4 GTS.

With the sun shining over downtown Atlanta, I jumped in the Targa first to enjoy as much top-down time as the weather would permit. Porsche equipped this Targa model with nearly every bell and whistle, as an example of what $193,000 will get you (including $1,350 in fees): 18-way Adaptive Sport seats, 21-inch Spyder RS wheels, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, a front axle lift, an eight-speed PDK, and as standard on all Targa models, 4S all-wheel drive.

For the full story, check out this article from Car And Driver.

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