GTS, GT3, GT-what? This is your guide to the Porsche Model Range.
A lot have happened since Porsche was founded in 1931 in Stuttgart – a lot of Porsche models have happened. The legendary 911 model came to life in 1963, and still being produced to his day with the release of the 992 series.
Right now you can buy 24 different versions of the 911. So it’s understandable if it’s all a bit confusion choosing if you are on the lookout for a Porsche. This guide might help you!
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A guide to the Porsche 911 model range
The 911 comes in 3 diffrent body styles; Coupé, Targa and Cabriolet. Most of the 911’s are coupé shaped but some prefer to have some wind in their hair. Find out what the differences is here:
- 911 Carrera – This is the base model in the range. If you want the good looks of the 911 bodystyle but nothing too fancy, this is the model for you.
- 911 Carrera S – Do you need more power? Then the S models you maybe you. The S is for ‘Sport’, and this is a optimised version of the base 911 Carrera which includes a bit more horsepower.
- 911 Carrera 4 / 4S– 4 is for All-wheel drive. This is a must if you want to drive your car all year round. The all-wheel drive keeps you on the road. The all-wheel drive 911 also comes in a S version.
- 911 Carrera Cabriolet – If you want some wind in your hair while cursing down the Pacific Coast Highway – this is the desired model. This is the convertible version where is roof drops down. The cabriolet comes in both S and 4S versions.
- 911 Carrera T – This T model is a lightweight version of the base 911. This is for pure driving experience and the enthusiasts.
- 911 Carrera Targa 4 / 4S – The Targa comes only with all-wheel drive. What’s special about this model is its removable steel roof panel. With a stainless steel roll bar its provides protection in the event of a rollover. This version was inspired by the original targa from the late 60’s. You could call this a ‘best of both world’ of a Coupé and Cabriolet.
- 911 Carrera GTS – The GTS stands for Grand Turismo Sport. The GTS’s are even more sportier than the S models. This is one for you if you want a fast and fun car that still is civilised. This car doesn’t stand out too much – but it’s far from the average Porsche. This car has it all. Sporty look and driving experience. The GTS comes in these following variants: GTS Cabriolet, 4 GTS, 4 GTS Cabriolet, Targa 4 GTS.
- 911 Carrera Turbo – This is the flagship model and probably the most famous – the Turbo. This model is all about power. This is the maddest 911 model currently available! So if you want to be the fastest off the line – this is your car. The Turbo and the even faster Turbo S beats any Ferrari and Lamborghini you will meet. Turbos are recognised by the big air intake on the hib and the big wing on the back. All turbos are all-wheel drive too. The Turbo also comes in these versions: Turbo S / Turbo Cabriolet / Turbo S Cabriolet.
- 911 Carrera GT3 / GT3 RS – The GT3’s are a track-focused 911 for whom that like to race on the weekends. If you want a car to drive to the trackday and home again – this is the model you want. The GT3 RS is an even more track orientated 911. RS is ‘RennSport’ which means Racing in german.
- 911 Carrera GT2 RS – this is by far the most raw of all – not only in the 911 range but of all cars. This car is only for the most advanced drivers. This will beat any other car at the track – and you can even drive it home after a day at the track. You can take this car to go grocery shopping, but it won’t be a pleasant experience. What makes the GT2 RS different is its based on the Turbo, and convert to rear-wheel drive instead of all-wheel drive as the turbos normal is. This give the most ultimate driving experience know to man. This is a race-car that is allowed to drive on the road.
Furthermore Porsche have made several special version like the Speedster, 911 R and GT1.
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