Road Tests Real world tests of 911 Carrera GTS vs 4S Coupé

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

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Faster top speed 188 mph vs 185 mph 3 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Front view of Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé

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Slightly lighter curb weight 3,186 lb vs 3,399 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,800 RPM vs 7,500 RPM Around 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 Carrera GTS  vs
4S Coupé 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 109,000 105,630
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.46 lb/hp 7.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 402 HP @ 7,300 RPM 400 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Maximum torque 311 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM 325 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 7,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 Flat 6
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.05 in 4.02 in / 3.05 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

911 Carrera GTS  vs
4S Coupé 
Top speed 188 mph 185 mph
1/4 mile 12.2 s 12 s
0-60mph 3.9 s 3.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD AWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
Gear ratios
1: 3.91:1
2: 2.29:1
3: 1.65:1
4: 1.3:1
5: 1.08:1
6: 0.88:1
7: 0.71:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 12.99 in Disc Disc
Rear brakes 12.99 in Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 19 508/? 216
Rear wheels 483/? 19 508/? 279

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,399 lb 3,186 lb
Width 72.9 in 72.9 in
Height 51.2 in 51 in
Length 174.6 in 176.8 in
Front track width 58.6 in 60.6 in
Wheelbase 92.5 in 96.5 in
Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé
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