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2017 Porsche 911 GTS goes turbocharged

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The facelifted 2017 Porsche 911 GTS has been confirmed to ditch its normally aspirated engine for a turbocharged mill when it hits the market soon.

This was revealed in Porsche’s recent filing with the California Air Resources Board.

2017 porsche 911 gts engine

Porsche will replace the 3.8-litre naturally aspirated flat-six with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo flat six shared wit the rest of the 911 range, bar the GT3 and the R. The new engine produces 309kW and 500Nm in the Carrera S, where it is capable of launching from 0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds (4.3 in manual).

2017 porsche 911 gts rear quarter

With the GTS sitting between the Carrera S and the GT3 in Porsche’s product portfolio, we can expect that to dip under 4 seconds.

Production run for model will be a short one though, as it will be replaced with a 991.2-based model later this year.

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