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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Porsche launches 911 Carrera 4 GTS in coupe, cabriolet variants

Porsche can't seem to get enough of the 911 as the German carmaker has again launched two variants that will expand its Carrera model lineup. It has slapped an all-wheel drivetrain to the 911 Carrera GTS to come up with the 911 Carrera 4 GTS coupe and cabriolet.

The driving dynamics isn't the only thing new to the 911 Carrera 4 GTS. Thanks to Porsche Intelligent Performance, the latest all-wheel drive 911 consumes the equivalent amount of fuel as the less powerful Carrera 4S, with the coupe consuming 11 liters for every 100 kilometers and the cabriolet, slightly higher by 0.2 liter.

Underneath the boot of the 911 Carrera 4 GTS resides the 3.8-liter, flat-six engine from the Carrera S that, with the revamped intake duct, improves the powerplant's output from 385hp to 408hp while torque remains at 420Nm. At full throttle with the standard six-speed manual transmission, the coupe variant can sprint from zero to 100kph in 4.6 seconds while the cabriolet is slower by 0.2 second. Utilizing the optional Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) seven-speed gearbox, an additional 0.2 second is shaved off the zero to 100kph acceleration times.

Besides the model name that's indicated on the doors and the boot lid, the Carrera 4 GTS variants are visually distinct from its rear-wheel drive Carrera GTS counterparts due to the additional reflective stripe that sits between the taillights. Additional visual features on the Carrera 4 GTS are the Sport-Design front apron with black painted spoiler lip and special side skirts and the sporty black Alcantara covering on the center panels, steering wheel rim, gearshift and handbrake lever, door handles and door storage box lid and extension on top of the range of leather upholstery options.

Both the 911 Carrera 4 GTS coupe and cabriolet are scheduled to hit the market in July.

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