A new 911 model will soon be joining the 992-generation family.
Now that Porsche has unveiled the new 992-generation 911 Carrera and Carrera Cabriolet, it's only a matter of time before more variants arrive. We're expecting the new 911 Turbo to debut later this year and Porsche has already been caught testing the new GT3. But our spies have caught yet another new 991 model that will be joining the 992-generation lineup: the GTS.
Designed to bridge the gap between the Carrera S and the hardcore GT3, the GTS was a popular addition to the 911 family when it launched back in 2011, so it isn't surprising that Porsche wants to continue its success for a new generation. It packs more power than the Carrera S but is more road-friendly than the GT3, and it looks like Porsche will continue this successful formula for the new 992 model.
While this is our first look at the new 911 GTS in prototype form, Porsche hasn't bothered covering it in camouflage during testing since we already know what the 911 Carrera that it's based on looks like. There are some subtle changes, however, such as tweaks to the front bumper and grille as well as a more aggressive rear bumper incorporating a sport exhaust system. The taillights are also clear instead of red.
The previous 911 GTS delivered some 444 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque from its 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine, which was 30 more than the last-generation Carrera S. The 992-generation Carrera S has 443 hp on tap, so we're expecting the new GTS to have around 470-475 horsepower to play with. Power will likely be sent through a six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic.
An official debut date hasn't been confirmed, but the lack of camouflage suggests the new Porsche 911 GTS will break cover soon, possibly at the 2019 LA Auto Show this November or early next year.