Porsche – 911 997 C4 GTS Cabriolet
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2012 – 997 Porsche C4 GTS Cabriolet – PDK
Black Leather Interior
SAT NAV System
Part Electric Seats
Rear Parking Assist
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The 997 (2004-2013) developed from the revolutionary, water-cooled 911 996, with significant interior and exterior styling changes and few technical differences. Available in coupe, cabriolet, speedster and targa bodystyles, the 997 reinstated pre-996 oval headlamps and classic 911 interiors. For the first time, the cabriolet’s engineering and design led the development of the coupe. The 997 has received positive reviews from numerous motoring journalists, including Jeremy Clarkson.
The 997 received additional styling updates in its second phase (2009-2013); revealed in 2008 for the 2009 model year, the new 911 showcased a new, lower-mounted engine with direct fuel injection, revised suspension, new front bumper, LED headlights, redesigned Porsche sports exhaust, enlarged mirrors and new rear bumper. The optional Tiptronic S was replaced by the new Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe or ‘PDK’ dual clutch transmission; Porsche had begun developing dual clutch transmissions in the 1970s, which were supposed to help gear changes in a turbocharged engine. The gearbox was installed in the 1985 Porsche competition car 962 C, which won the World Sportscar Championship in 1986.
As a result of introducing this multi-speed transmission system, the new 997 model had improved handling, was faster, more lightweight and fuel efficient than the 996. Its acceleration rate was 5 seconds, with a 177mph top speed. Car and Driver noted that when equipped with the PDK transmission, the turbo variant could accelerate from 0-60mph in three seconds.
The 997 Gen II was initially available as coupe and cabriolet versions of the Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera S and Carrera 4S, with price increases from the 997 Gen I. The turbo was revealed later in 2008.
The all-wheel drive Carrera 4 GTS was launched in 2011 as a midrange offering, positioned between the Carrera and below the GT3. Available as either a coupe or cabriolet, the GTS was wider in body and wheelbase than the base Carrera; it is the only Carrera model with a wide track that is also rear wheel drive.
Our 2012 911 (997) is a lovely black on black C4 GTS cabriolet with leather interior and is distinguished by a reflective stripe between the taillights. Center lock wheels are standard, with the coveted, optional sports exhaust and Porsche Stability Management; PSM improves traction control in poor weather conditions and helps enable full dynamic driving experience, it can be deactivated for a sportier drive but is automatically reactivated if either of the wheels requires ABS assistance.
The GTS also includes eyecatching red ceramic brake calipers, the optional Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) or electronic damping system, which lowers the suspension by 10mm and actively regulates each wheel’s damping force according to the road conditions and driving style. Rated at 340 horsepower, our cabriolet intensifies the feeling of freedom with the roof open and maintains the elegant silhouette when closed. In a stunning feat of engineering, the roof can be moved by the driver at speeds up to 35mph, ideal for those sudden rain showers or the welcome appearance of British sunshine. With climate control and heated seats for extra comfort during all weather conditions, the GTS hits the sweet spot between usability, performance, and fun. Full Porsche history.