Finished in the achingly stunning dynamic red hue of Carmine Red, an absolutely stunning shade that dazzles beneath the sun and when isn’t has this subtle intensity that’s very intriguing, over a sensual Black Leather and Alcantara upholstered cabin and showcased on 20-inch 911 Turbo S center-lock wheels in black, this utterly lovely final-year example displays an odometer reading of a low 7,XXX miles from new, exhibits a Clean CARFAX Report, and benefits from a recent and complete servicing rendered by our in-house Porsche Tech with 30 years of expertise (servicing specifics are available upon request).
Featured equipment/factory-ordered options (Original MSRP of $140,015): Instrument Dials in Carmine Red; PASM Sport Suspension; GTS Interior Package; Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK); Luggage net in passenger footwell; Smoking package; Electric slide/tilt sunroof; Power Steering Plus; Pedals and footrest in Aluminum; Black Leather Interior incl. Alcantara GTS Package in Carmine Red; Adaptive Sport Seats Plus (18-way) with Memory Package; BOSE Audio Package; Premium Package Plus i.c.w. Adaptive Sport Seats Plus (18-way w/ Alcantara); Ornamental Porsche Crest.
Many 911 enthusiasts compare the 991.1 GTS to the last of the 911 993s, particularly the final years of the 993, 1997, and 1998 (just like how the 993 Carrera S was introduced during the 2nd to the last year of production of the 993-series, so was the GTS in the 991.1-series, as the model years coincide with the final years of the 991.1-series, 2015 and 2016). When the Carrera S’ 1997 model year was released, it was championed for featuring enthralling standard-issue performance equipment, offered in a naturally-aspirated package as it boasted coveted desirables such as a widebody (the 991.1 also features a widebody along with the standard-issue coveted performance equipment), and an uprated braking and suspension system, which made the S models very desirable. We all know that after production of the 993 ceased, then came along the water-cooled 996, which ushered in a new era for the 911. During this era, from 1999 to 2016, the 911 remained naturally-aspirated aside from the Turbos and the GT2s, and with the introduction of the 991.2 991 and now 992 911, the GT3, and GT3 RS are the only remaining non-turbocharged 911s, allow that to sink in.
Upon viewing this GTS Coupe, your presence is welcomed by its sensuous Carmine Red finish (a shade that was made available for the first time on the 991 GTS during the model’s prior introductory model year) that receives even more aesthetic stimulation by the GTS’ signature black accenting and the clear taillights; the assertive and lift reducing SportDesign front bumper; door located ‘GTS’ insignia in black; 20-inch 911 Turbo S center-lock wheels in Satin Black (showcased in front of red brake calipers with white ‘Porsche’ script); Bi-Xenon headlights with black housings; the retro 911 harkening and GTS specific, all-black rear air intake grille; non-illuminating, vent-like center strip situated between the LED taillights with the clear housings aiding in further accentuating the GTS’ muscular rear width; the quad exhaust outlets from the Sport exhaust system that boasts a black finish and is surrounded by a panel finished in black.
Just before you enter the Black Leather and Alcantara adorned interior, you’re first met by black door sills with brushed-look aluminum inlays featuring ‘Carrera GTS’ insignia in black, and when inside you can expect an even more ergonomically adapted and sport natured cabin featuring additional legroom than before; a Carrera GT-esque rising center console; Alcantara, Carmine Red twin-stitching, lightweight carbon trim, and aluminum/alloy/metallic-coated surfacing on select areas with black carpeting furnishing the floors. The driver is faced with a Alcantara-wrapped 3-spoke SportDesign steering wheel featuring alloy gearshift paddles and displays that shows when ‘Sport’, ‘Sport Plus’ and ‘Launch Control’ modes have been switched on; black instrumentation dials situated behind white needles with the gauge to the right of the ‘GTS’ logo bearing Carmine Red RPM gauge boasting a 4.6 – inch color display that relays navigation info as well as other useful functions; a centrally located dash-mounted SportChrono dial in black; 7-inch touchscreen navigation display; the winsome PDK shifter that’s in extremely short reach from the steering wheel. Front occupants are embraced by Adaptive Sport Seats featuring a plethora of memory settings for the driver, an embroidered ‘GTS’ logo in Carmine Red on each headrest and heating functionality for both occupants with the seatbelts accented by Carmine Red borders and can expect in-cabin audio playback via the optioned BOSE Surround Sound System featuring 12-speakers.
Performance: Equipped with the Sport Chrono Package Plus in combination with the “rapid-fire-gear-changes-without-zero-power-interruption” PDK transmission, it not only allows for a reduction in the time that it takes to go from 0-60 (the coupling of the duo allows for a time of approximately 3.8 seconds) but the intensification of one’s heart-rate increases exponentially as you’re granted the Sport Plus button. When pressed, euphoric motorsport-channeled characteristics never felt so tangible as it allows for racetrack-enhanced traits such as Launch Control to be made available while the PDK system experiences immensely decreased shift times and favorable shift points for peak acceleration. Powering the rear-wheel-drive GTS is a naturally-aspirated 3.8L DFI flat-six engine, delivering a spirited 430 hp with 325 lb-ft of torque and results in a top speed of around 189 mph.