While there’s nothing new to report on the 992 GTS since we last spied it other than some rumors concerning a possible debut at the New York Auto Show in April, our photographers bagged a hard-to-ignore, let alone hide, kermit-green coupe winter testing. Check it out in the gallery below. [Updated 2/14/2020]
Out of the many 911 model variants Porsche will roll out in the near future, the GTS is likely the one that will rack up the most sales.
Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the new 911 GTS will likely be the sweet spot of the 992 lineup, combining serious performance with everyday usability, a luxurious interior, and reasonable pricing — for a Porsche 911, that is.
We first saw a 992 GTS prototype last year, but that particular car was heavily disguised so there was not much to make of it. However, this new sighting of the all-new 911 GTS is as good as an official unveiling because the car features no camouflage whatsoever.
How do we know it’s a 922 GTS given that the prototype lacks badging? Well, there are several details that give away its identity. First of all, it rides on center-locking wheels just like a 911 GT3 but, unlike said high-performance model, it does not come with a massive rear wing or an overly aggressive body kit.
Since Porsche only equips two models with this type of wheel from the factory, it’s pretty obvious we’re dealing with a GTS. Other model-specific features include the black exterior treatment for the wheels, window trim, bumper trim, and smoked headlights.
The 2020 Porsche 911 GTS also features sportier bumpers, exposing more of the radiators up front and highlighting the sport exhausts at the back. Additionally, the GTS has its rear license plate mounted higher compared to regular 911 Carrera models for a more balanced look. Finally, the 911 GTS adopts clear taillights instead of the usual red units for a more sophisticated appearance.
Since the Porsche 991.2 GTS delivered 450 PS (444 hp) from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine, the 992 GTS must up its game since the 992 Carrera S now offers the same amount of power as the previous-generation GTS.
So expect around 480 PS (473 hp) from the new 992 GTS, which should continue to feature a six-speed manual transmission as standard, while a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic will be available as an option.
The all-new Porsche 911 GTS will debut before the summer of 2020 in both Coupe and Cabriolet body styles.