Sportiness in three letters
The abbreviation “GTS” stands for the art of classic engine building.
Mr Roth, what's the story behind the three letters "GTS"?
This term was coined in the 1960s with the very first model, the 904 Carrera GTS, a racing car in the classic sense of the term. Porsche wanted to bring this car to the road and turn it into a vehicle suitable for long-distance driving. The result was the GTS with added comfort and homologation.
When applied to the GTS models of today, this means they could actually race on the track ...
This is best illustrated by the Cayman and Boxster with their wide spread between tremendous sportiness and everyday usability. In terms of the GTS derivative models today, we approach the design from the opposite angle than in the 1960s. This was also then rolled out in the Panamera, Boxster and Macan models.
What position does the GTS 4.0 hold in the 718 family ranking (718 Boxster GTS 4.0: Fuel consumption combined 10.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 246 g/km; 718 Cayman GTS 4.0: Fuel consumption combined 10.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 246 g/km)?
The GTS always comes after the basic and the S model. When we launched the 2.5-litre GTS, we were developing the four-litre six-cylinder engine for the GT4 and the Spyder, the top of the range derivatives of the model series, at the same time. This evolved into the GTS 4.0, the top model suitable for everyday use, so to speak.
Why doesn’t the 718 model series have a turbo model?
For historical reasons. In any case, above the 718 series we have the 911, which is Porsche’s more powerful sports car. It makes more sense in our view to let our more track-oriented models such as the GT4 and the Spyder lead the field.
You’re talking about the 911 models. How is the 718 model series ranked in the Porsche world?
A relatively large number of buyers then advance to the higher specification variants, the S and the GTS, and then very often the next step is the 911. But statements like these always depend on the specific market.
Jun 27, 2020 at 21:52