That is additionally essentially the most characterful guise but for the usually taciturn Carrera engine, which within the GTS get actually waspish past 6000rpm, the place crank-speed actually appears speed up and the automobile strikes with a forcefulness as but unknown with the common-or-garden Carrera. As with the journey and steering, the distinction right here is not night-and-day in comparison with the Carrera S, however it actually exists, and is extra pronounced than you is likely to be anticipating. Extra miles within the automobile solely sharpens your appreciation of the variations this 992 GTS specification brings.
It is true that the GTS might really feel a contact severe for some, however if you need your 911 to really feel much less GT automobile and extra conventional sports activities automobile, it’s clearly the way in which to go. Furthermore, if our automobile’s high quality wet-weather mix of grip and adjustability is something to go by – you may actually play with this automobile within the damp, each on and off the throttle – depart the entrance driveshafts within the brochure. You don’t want or need them.
The gearbox query is tougher to reply. Brief-throw guide or paddleshift PDK? I can see the deserves of each, however having opted for the GTS within the first place, with its meticulous tweaks and driver-focused conception, Porsche’s high quality guide feels a becoming selection. That stated, the PDK is deliciously crisp and fast, each on upshifts and down. With it, on the street the GTS would hold tempo with the mid-engined supercar crowd, I am certain.