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Prototype 991.2 GTS suns itself in Spain

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Warm weather testing on the agenda for top-of-the-range turbocharged Carrera
Among the multiple GT2 and GT3 prototype sightings in the second half of this year, it has been nearly six months since Public spies last spotted a 991.2 Carrera GTS test mule. That all changed recently when an un-camouflaged Targa  prototype was caught on camera during hot weather testing in southern Spain.
The open-top test mule was sporting the 20-inch centre-lock alloys from the latest 911 Turbo while at the front, the new  GTS front bumper appears to have been taken straight from the upcoming face lifted GT3; the latter is expected to form part of an impending Sport Design aerokit available to standard Carrera and Carrera S models. Another aesthetic signature of the new GTS – at least on the Targa shell will be a black anodised finish on the signature roll hoop, a tweak that marries up with previous black detail touches on the Gen1 991 cars.
On the mechanical front, details are still elusive, although the GTS will certainly use the turbocharged 9A2 flat-six engine rather than retain natural aspiration (as per the GT3). It’s expected that a new version of the X51 Powerkit will bring a gain of about 30hp (the same jump as the previous 911 generation) taking the total power output to 450hp.
Like previous GTSs, a number of options – such as Sport Chrono and PASM – will be included as standard although, with the latter now standard on Carreras too, it will be interesting to see what new equipment Porsche throws into the GTS bargain. A launch date isn’t yet known, however, the last 911 GTS was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show two years ago, with this year’s running of the show taking place next month.
Porsche-991-2-GTS-Targa, car news
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