News & Opinion | January 9, 2017 9:00 am

The New 911 GTS Is Here to Blow Your Toupee Straight Off

More power. More torque. More black. Let's review.

Nobody ever accuse Porsche of modesty.

And rightfully so.

So when the 2017 911 Carrera GTS lineup was announced this morning, we knew we could count on one thing: power, power and more power. And they delivered.

Unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show, the rides have been amped up with twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engines that’ll churn out 30 more ponies than the Carrera S, for a total of 450 horsepower. The torque also gets an uptick to 37 lb-ft, making for an alleged 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 193 MPH.

But most notably for Porschephiles is the black satin roof bar, as opposed to the stainless look on other 911 Targas. Additional stylistic items include a black trim strip between the tail lamps on rear-drive models and a light strip in that same place on the all-wheel-drive versions, plus unique exterior mirrors and 20-inch black alloy wheels. The collection pushes the 911 Carrera GTS offerings to five available configurations, and the total 911 variants up to a healthy 19 makes.  

The newbies will begin ship in March go for just a shave under $140k. Not surprising for the vehicular equivalent to saying, “Cancel my PMs, Denise, I’m leaving early for the weekend.”