To ring in summer, Porsche let the world have a look at the 2022 911 Carrera GTS. The new model year finds the automaker increasing the showroom options for the aggressive daily driver, which is a first in the GTS variant’s dozen years of production.
Aside from an updated version of the 911 Carrera GTS, a rear-wheel drive sports, the model will also be offered in AWD Targa 4 and Carrera 4 styles. The Targa 4 will be of considerable interest to Porsche traditionalists and those seeking a more comfortable mid-ground between hard top and full-on convertible, so it’s great to see it enter the picture. But Cabriolet versions of the Carreras will be available.
The boxer engine is a common denominator of the trio. For 2022, the six-cylinder can produce 473 horsepower—a 30-HP boost over the 911 Carrera S that’s currently available, and a 23-HP boost over the outgoing 911 Carrera GTS—and 420 pound-feet of torque. The Carrera 4 GTS takes the quickness prize, getting to 60 MPH in 3.1 seconds. Also common to the 2022 911 GTS lineup is the option of a seven-speed manual gearbox, although Porsche’s 8-speed PDK comes standard.
Porsche’s PASM suspension is included in the new lineup, specially tweaked for the GTS by way of the 911 Turbo, and Porsche ferried the 911 Turbo’s braking system over to the 2022 911 Carrera GTS siblings as well. A Lightweight package can be optioned for the variants; it drops 55 pounds from the regular production cars. The sixth-gen Porsche Communication Management infotainment system is included for 2022.
The 2022 911 Carrera GTS is priced from $136,700; the Cabriolet comes in at $149,500. The 2022 Carrera 4 GTS is priced from $144,000, the Cabriolet from $156,800. The 2022 911 Targa GTS is also priced from $156,800.