If you’re keeping up with the Porsche 911 family, there are currently 28 different versions showing in the Porsche U.S.A. website configurator. (Yes, 28!) Not a single 911 could ever be considered middle-of-the-road, but sitting around the middle of the lineup you’ll find five versions of the 911 Carrera GTS. Hotter than the Carrera S but not as extreme as the GT3 track machine, the GTS delivers a wallop of supercar performance while remaining street-friendly for everyday driving if you please. The intense fun starts at around $152,000.
In 1964, Porsche introduced the 904 Carrera GTS for competition. It was a more focused track machine with an eye on FIA GT racing, and had immediate racing success. This model put Porsche on an endurance racing path that would culminate with its first Le Mans overall wins with the astounding 917 racers in 1970 and 1971.
The new 911 GTS line bridges the gap between the Carrera S and Turbo models. (Leave it to Porsche to leave no gap in the 911 line unfilled.)
Whether you’re looking for a pristine Miura or a BMW’s smallest offering, there’s something for everyone at this year’s auction. With low-estimates at or above one million dollars on 25 separate vehicles including a vintage Mercedes promising to bring over ten million, RM Sotheby’s catalogue leads the pack in Arizona.
A quarter century has passed since the 328 models went out of production, and they’ve finally caught the eye of collectors, as evidenced by a doubling in value over the last five years. With that kind of upward trend, leasing a 328 GTB or GTS through the Premier Financial Services Simple Lease is a smarter strategy than ever.
The 911-50 offers a preview of the 2015 Carrera GTS. These cars are mechanically identical with the exception of the GTS’s forged centerlock wheels.