The new Porsche 911 GTS has been spied being taken for a spin at the Nurburgring.
It wasn't long ago when we got our first look at the new Porsche 911 GTS coupe, and now the convertible version has been spied being taken for a spin at the Nurburgring with the soft-top roof folded down. This is still a pre-production model, but Porsche hasn't bothered to disguise it in camouflage. After all, the new Carrera has already broken cover in coupe and convertible guises, so the design of the 992-generation 911 isn't a secret anymore.
Like the coupe version, the new 911 GTS convertible can be easily distinguished thanks to its center-locking wheels and black exterior trim.
Elsewhere, the front bumper has been subtly tweaked and a more aggressive rear bumper incorporates a sport exhaust system. The GTS model also has clear taillights instead of the usual red ones.
The previous 911 GTS packed a 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine producing 444 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque from its, an increase of 30 ponies compared to the last-generation Carrera S. Since the 992-generation Carrera S delivers 443 hp, we're expecting the new GTS model to increase the output to around 470-475 hp. Power will likely be sent through a six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic.
The GTS has proven to be a popular addition to the 911 family that bridges the gap between the Carrera S and the hardcore GT3, so it makes sense for Porsche to revive it for the new 992 generation.
The lack of camouflage suggests the new GTS will debut within the next few months, but it's one of many new 911 variants Porsche has yet to reveal. We're still waiting for the new 911 Turbo, Targa and GT3 to break cover. Porsche hasn't made any official announcements yet, but the new 911 Turbo is expected to debut at the 2019 LA Auto Show in November so there's a good chance the new GTS will follow a few months later, possibly at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show next March.