Porsche have just broken cover with their new Carrera GTS set to be unveiled officially at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Essentially, the Carrera GTS is a wide-bodied version of the standard Carrera S as expected. It features an increase in power and the new aerodynamic kit to position it between the Porsche Carrera S and the Porsche GT3.
If the body work looks familiar, that’s because it’s cribbed from the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 – a trick Porsche has pulled off several times in the past. Nestled between that 1.73 inches wider track is an upgraded 3.8-liter flat-six putting out 408 horsepower, 23 more than the standard S, 27 less than the GT3, and 310 pound-feet of torque now peaking at 4,200 rpm. Power is sent exclusively to the rear wheels (and as it should be), with a manual six-speed transmission coming standard and a seven-speed PDK as an option.
There is also a SportDesign front apron with spoiler, painted in black, a special side skirts, also in black, and the Carrera GTS logo on doors and rear lid, in black or silver depending on the body colour. It’s available in either coupe or convertible, with either manual or semi-automatic dual-clutch transmissions.
After the Porsche Carrera GTS debuts in Paris, sales of both the coupe and cabriolet versions will begin early next year, with a starting price of $103,100 and $112,900, respectively.