Porsche 997.2 Carrera GTS
- Mileage: 48,500
- Year: 2011
- MOT Expiry: March 2020
- Exterior Colour: Carrera White
- Interior Colour: Black Alcantara / Leather
- Top speed: 189
- 0-60mph: 4.2
- BHP: 402
- Transmission: 7-Speed PDK
- Engine Capacity: 3800cc
- Engine Configuration: Flat 6
“As wide as a Turbo and as sharp as a GT – the 911 Carrera GTS has all the racing genes of Porsche and is 100 percent 911.” Walter Röhrl, twotimes world rally champion.
The 997 generation was immensely popular with buyers, and rightly so. By the turn of 2010, however, thoughts at Porsche had already turned towards its replacement, the 991. Zuffenhausen had no intention of completely ignoring the then-current model though, so as a way of marking its imminent departure, they gave us the car you see here, the rather special GTS.
It arrived later in 2010 with a price tag just shy of £77,000 in Coupé form but there were some key additions that made this one last hurrah for the 997 very attractive indeed.
One of those additions was the Powerkit, which boosted power to 402bhp at 7,300rpm – just 200rpm short of the red line. Torque delivery also benefitted, and although the same 420Nm as the Carrera S it was now spread across a wider rev range from 4,200-5,600rpm. What hadn’t changed was the use of the direct-injected 3.8-litre flat-six with four valves per cylinder operated by twin-overhead camshafts per bank, constructed using an alloy block and cylinder heads. When combined with a 12.5:1 compression ratio, further tweaks to the shape of the inlet ports and a standard sports exhaust resulted in an impressive 106hp per litre.
Compared with the 997 Carrera S the body was 44mm wider at the rear axle and the rear track was widened by 32mm for greater roll stability and improved turnin. The GTS was also fitted with 19inch RS Spyder wheels with a central locking device; prior to the GTS, this racing wheel design was exclusive to the 911 Turbo. The GTS also boasted the sports exhaust system, characterised by audible and visible hallmarks: powerful, resonant and unadulterated. The rear trim panel between the tailpipes was finished in black and inside, the threespoke ‘SportDesign’ steering wheel was exclusive to the GTS.
UK-supplied (C16), Black-faced stopwatch (025), PDK 7-speed automatic transmission (250) with gearshift paddles, Seat heating (342), Top-tinted windscreen (567), European DVD navigation (610), Bluetooth (619), Park Assist (635), Sport Chrono Package Plus (640), Sport Plus button, Navigation module for PCM (672), BOSE surround sound system (680), Rear seats, Bi-Xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, Sports seats, Three-spoke SportDesign steering wheel, 19-inch Carrera Sport alloy wheels with coloured Porsche crests, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Stability Management (PSM), Sports exhaust system, Brake calipers in red, GTS side decals, Porsche carpet mats, Warning triangle.
The GTS is finished in dazzling Carrera White, which is perfectly offset by the subtle black trim, GTS decals, and gorgeous ‘RS Spyder’ wheels. The bodywork maintains an impeccable finish all round with absolutely no car park dings, scratches, or unsightly chips to the front end. The wide rear hips are without any signs of road rash with the protective decals showing almost no signs of wear at all.
The supportive Sports seats are trimmed in soft alcantara with leather bolsters and a contrasting stitch. Alcantara extends to the SportDesign steering wheel, handbrake lever and door trims, all of which remain in fine condition with no major wear to be found. Spec-wise this GTS boasts satellite navigation, BOSE surround sound, heated seats, Park Assist, and of course the hugely desirable Sport Chrono Package Plus option.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The GTS’s uprated 3.8litre flatsix engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) delivers 408hp, which is 23hp more than the 911 Carrera S. Better still, when equipped with the 7-speed PDK transmission and optional Sport Chrono Package Plus – as this example is – the Coupé model can accelerate from 0-60mph in an astonishing 4.2 seconds. Sport Chrono Plus offers an even more dynamic tuning of the chassis and engine setup. History-wise, the car’s low mileage of 48k is backed up by a complete service record. The last service was carried out in March 2019.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Filling those voluptuous arches are striking 19-inch Carrera Sport alloys in black, their centre locking design an unmistakable reference to Porsche’s motorsport pedigree. The wheels are finished with a contrasting polished lip, all of which remain in near perfect condition. Matching Bridgestone Potenzas are fitted at each corner, with large drilled discs and pristine red calipers really adding to the sense of occasion.
The GTS was first registered in May 2011; it was supplied new by Porsche Centre Wilmslow. The dealer-supplied document pack is present with all handbooks, and the History File is complete with every MOT certificate and plenty of Porsche invoices. The maintenance booklet boasts all Porsche main dealer stamps up until the most recent service, which was carried out in March 2019 by our trusted marque specialist, Purely 9.
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