The Porsche 997 is a significant model in the 911 lineage, marking a significant evolution of the iconic sports car. It followed the 996 generation, which introduced water-cooled engines and a controversial design departure from traditional 911 styling. The 997, on the other hand, returned to more classic 911 design cues while incorporating modern technology and improved performance. It also featured a comprehensive range of models and engine options, including the popular GT3 and Turbo variants, and introduced the Carrera GTS.
The Porsche 997 Carrera GTS occupies a special place in the 911 range as a high-performance model between the Carrera S and the more track-focused GT3. Designed as a driver’s car, the GTS was more powerful than the S, had better handling via a bespoke suspension design, and was positioned as a more street-friendly alternative to Porsche’s track-focused GT3 variant.
It offers a balance of power and luxury, making it a popular choice among Porsche enthusiasts who desire a sports car that can be driven daily yet also deliver exhilarating performance on demand. It features a 3.8-litre flat-six engine that produces 402 horsepower, 23 horsepower more than the standard Carrera S.
The GTS also comes standard with Porsche’s Sport Chrono Package, which includes a sport button that sharpens the throttle response, suspension tuning, and other performance settings.
Presented here in cabriolet body style in classic black paint, the original tan leather interior shows the right amount of wear for its age.