2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS is just the same


Porsche just unleashed another version of the 911, and it is called the 911 Carrera 4 GTS. If we counted correctly, there is more than 20 versions of the Porsche 911 already in the market. We are kind of lost in the mist as you in keeping track of all the different versions of the 911.

If you’ve noticed, most of the Porsche cars are basically the same, except with a few minor powertrain and cosmetic modifications. So, what are the changes in the new 911 Carrera 4 GTS that sets it apart from the rest? Really not much.

For starter, the new rear-drive 911 Carrera 4 GTS gets a new traction control system. It is packing the same 408-hp 3.8-liter flat-six engine that is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional PDK dual-clutch transmission, which gives it the same 0-60 mph sprint time in 4.6 seconds in a standard manual transmission. With a PDK dual-clutch gearbox, about 0.2 seconds is shaved off in the 0-60 mph sprint.

As for the cosmetic modifications, the new 911 Carrera 4 GTS gets a slightly revised front bumper with lip spoiler, side skirts, and black 19-inch RS Spyder wheels in the exterior. While the interior, it gets new sport bucket seats donned in Alcantara.

The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS is available in both hard-top and convertible versions, and it has a starting price of $110,200. We don’t think there is anything new, special or value added to this car, but it is Porsche’s marketing scheme to confuse potential customers by flooding the market with the same car of a different name. Watch a brief video of the history of the Carrera 4 below.