Porsche – 911 997 C2 GTS Cabriolet Manual
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The rear-engine Porsche 997 (2004-2013) evolved from the revolutionary, more environmentally conscious 996, with its new chassis and water-cooled engine. Utilising combined efforts from numerous designers, alongside a final design by Grant Larson in 2001, the resulting 997 was less radical than its predecessor but more in tune with its classic heritage; technical advances were secondary to the return of classic exterior and interior styling. Pre-996 Carrera headlights reappeared, alongside a sleeker body and raked windshield. The car remained low to aid drag-coefficient, available in fastback coupe, Targa top, cabriolet, and speedster body styles. Unusually, the Carrera cabriolet was used to design and engineer the coupe version. Bigger wheels were standard, and power was slightly increased; the Carrera S engine was upgraded from a 3596 cc flat-six boxer engine to a new 3824 cc flat-six engine. The 997 received praise from motoring journalists worldwide, including Jeremy Clarkson.
In 2008, the 997 was updated for the 2009 model year to include styling adjustments, direct fuel injection, revised suspension system, larger air intakes, redesigned Porsche Sports Exhaust, and the introduction of the new 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe ‘PDK’ dual-clutch transmission, amongst others. Unveiled at the Paris Auto Show, the second phase 997 Gen II or 997.2, was lighter, faster, and more fuel efficient than its outgoing counterparts, with superior handling. Initial models included fastback coupe and cabriolet versions of the Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera S and Carrera 4S.
The 997 Carrera GTS was introduced in 2011 and 2012 as a midrange offering above the 997.2 Carrera S and below the 997.2 GT3, available as both fastback coupe and cabriolet, on rear-wheel drive (Carrera GTS) and all-wheel drive (Carrera 4 GTS). The car was wider in body and track, the only wide track Carrera variant that was also rear wheel drive. All GTS cars had standard center lock wheels, widened rear fenders, Alcantara interior and optional extras including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Sports Exhaust. The GTS was a turbo without turbochargers, with a 190mph top speed. 6,947 were built in total.
Our pristine 2011 Porsche 911 997 C2 GTS Cabriolet is a stunning Basalt Black with matching black leather interior and striking red brake calipers. The convertible top evokes the classic 911 coupe silhouette. Recording just 31,000 miles, this coveted 5-speed Manual 911 has supercar performance with the comfort and handling of a touring car, offering the unique, exhilarating experience of a convertible. Combining the name Carrera or ‘race’ in Spanish, fast acceleration, and a tuned 3.8L engine producing 408hp, the model proudly embodies performance more than in name only.