The Star Early Edition - - MOTORING - IOL MO­TOR­ING STAFF

IT’S AN an old South African joke that the GT in GTS stands for GeTune; well, in the case of the lat­est Porsche 911 GTS, that is lit­er­ally true.

The three-litre flat six in the new GTS due in South Africa in the sec­ond quar­ter of the year, is now tur­bocharged along with the rest of the 911 range, de­liv­er­ing a howl­ing 331kW and 550Nm – that’s 15kW and 110Nm more than the pre­vi­ous, nat­u­rally as­pi­rated GTS.

More to the point, it also has a torque curve that looks like Ta­ble Moun­tain, with 550Nm on tap any­where from 2150-5000rpm. That’s good enough for a 0-100km/h blastoff in as lit­tle as 3.6 sec­onds and 312km/h flat out.

Power is laid down at ei­ther the rear wheels or all four, via PDK seven-speed auto or op­tional seven-speed man­ual gear­boxes.

Pric­ing will range from R1 695 000 to R1 966 000 across five body styles .

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