New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Porsche adds to all-wheel tally

2011-05-16 06:48

GTS + 4: All-wheel drive derivatives of Porsche's 911 GTS are now available.

Porsche is widening the top end of its 911 model line by adding all-wheel drive derivatives of the 911 Carrera 4 GTS.

That means the new Coupé and Cabriolet additions will combine the Carrera GTS’s 300kW of power but add the reassurance that usually accompanies all-wheel drive, thanks to Porsche Traction Management (PTM). A limited-slip differential is standard.

The Carrera 4 GTS models are powered by the standard 3.8-litre, six-cylinder seen in the “regular” GTS with its 300kW at 7300rpm and 420Nm on tap from 1500rpm.


When on the attack, the Carrera 4 GTS Coupe covers the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.6 seconds, the Cabriolet takes 4.8. A six-speed manual transmission is standard though Porsche’s very desirable (but very unpronounceable) Doppelkupplungsgetriebe, or seven-speed PDK, is an option.

The visual differences between the Carrera 4 and the rear-wheel drive GTS include the name detail on the doors and rear lid, the reflective stripe between the tail lights and the black 19-inch RS Spyder wheels.

Other features include the Sport Design front apron with black spoiler lip and special black side skirts and the black Alcantara covering on several of the cabin surfaces.

The Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet will be available in South Africa from August, 2011.

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