A new spy video catches a mysterious variant of the Porsche 911 riding the Nürburgring. We do, however, have a pretty good idea of what the company is up to.
In all likelihood, this is our last look at the new 911 GTS. The evidence to be deduced is that the model looks almost identical to the existing 911 Carrera S, but with some notable differences. It has the Sport Design front fairing with uprights that tilt outward towards the splitter. The yellow calipers identify the stops as Porsche ceramic composite brakes, and the two oval tailpipes at the rear are the sports exhaust.
All of these components correspond to Porsche’s usual recipe for GTS quality loading a vehicle with performance parts. As a rule, engineers often take this opportunity to tune the engine to produce a little extra power as well. This gives customers a level between the more hardcore Carrera S and GT3.
Further in the video you can see this 911 just behind the GT3 on the Nürburgring. The more hardcore model has a much more aggressive sound than the GTS.
Spy photos from February (above) also captured the development of the GTS. It had no camouflage except for snow covering its tail. This 911 and the one in this video seem to share many of the same parts.
The launch date of the new GTS is a mystery. Porsche is also due to unveil the new GT3 and GT3 Touring. The order of the first is unknown.
GT3 variants are sure to grab the headlines. However, the GTS does not require as much development as it is mainly a set of components already available.