Porsche has perfected the art of splitting hairs. The 2022 model year offers no fewer than 21 distinct variants of the 911, ranging from basic to bonkers. The GTS adroitly navigates this gamut, offering a level of performance that slots in between the Carrera S/4S and the GT3. This year, though, additional features give the GTS a harder edge, moving it closer to the GT3.
The GTS trim has long been defined by its curated list of meaningful performance upgrades, including a stiffer sport suspension, dynamic engine mounts, stouter brakes, a sport exhaust, and, of course, more power. By increasing boost pressure from 16.0 to 18.6 psi, Porsche ups both the horsepower and torque figures by 30 over the Carrera S. With the twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six chuffing out 473 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, our 911 GTS test car charged to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. The quarter-mile arrived in 10.9 seconds at a speed of 128 mph. The standard eight-speed dual-clutch automatic is eerily prescient in its operation, regardless of what drive mode is selected. Though we still prefer the engagement of the no-cost seven-speed manual option, it’s impossible to beat the automatic’s efficacy, particularly on the track.
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