Simon Hsieh Meets The New 911 Carrera GTS: Video
After just recently showing a video that highlights its entire lineup of current GTS offerings, Porsche has just released another one that focuses on the origin of this mid-level, performance-minded trim, the 911 GTS. This time, Porsche showed off the 911 GTS in one of the best ways possible: by letting a Porsche enthusiast do all the talking and driving.
That lucky enthusiast was Simon Hsieh, a Taiwanese architect and Porsche 911 collector, who talked about what makes the 911 Carrera GTS so special, and he does so while driving the car along some amazing twisty Taiwanese roads. Fittingly, Hsieh says that the GTS offers a “perfect combination” of precision that gives drivers a direct feel from the tires to the driver’s hands.
The current 911 Carrera GTS is positioned between the 911 Carrera S and the 911 GT3 in terms of price, performance and power. The 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS starts at $114,200, with 430 horsepower and a 0-60 time as fast as 3.8 seconds. That’s 0.5 second faster than the 400-horsepower 911 Carrera S that starts at $98,900, and it is 0.5 seconds slower than the 475-horsepower 911 GT3 priced at $130,400.
Based on this video, it would be easy to assume that Porsche is preparing individual videos for the rest of the GTS lineup (Cayman, Boxster, Cayenne and Panamera) ahead of what we can only imagine is the eventual introduction of the all-new Macan GTS.