To the uninitiated, the Porsche 911 model range may well appear quite befuddling. At the lower end of the range, you’ve got the standard 911 Carrera, available in both coupe and convertible forms, and providing the purest 911 experience. Move up and there is the 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4, both in coupe and soft top guises. Add an ‘S’ or ‘GTS’ moniker to these and expect more sophisticated aerodynamics and improved performance.

You can also order up a ‘Targa’ – the stylish choice – which offers a better insulated convertible experience and in three distinct forms: Targa 4, 4S, and GTS. Sitting at the top of the 911 tree is, naturally, Porsche’s Turbo, Turbo S, GT3, and GT3-RS products, delivering highly-tuned, focused, no-nonsense performance and driving dynamics. Quite a lot to get your head around…

But gently peel away the layers and the latest 922-generation 911 range starts to make sense. No, really – there’s a 911 for everyone. Sitting above the 911 Carrera 4S and below the iconic Turbo, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe provides a well-judged, exquisitely executed package that both delights driver and passenger in equal measure.

You see, for all their track-honed setups and vast power reserves, the GT-department’s creations are just too much for some people. Fancy a spontaneous weekend away to the Scottish Highlands in the two-seater? You’d better pack light. Need to pop into town to run some errands? Keep an eye on that super-low front splitter. But attempt to do either in a Carrera 4 GTS and, yes, it won’t be as sumptuous as a Range Rover or as easy to manoeuvre as a Smart Fortwo, but you’ll achieve both with relative ease.

Part of what makes the 911 Carrera 4 GTS so darn impressive is that it has retained much of that cherished 911 simplicity whilst adding the best bits from the Turbo. Producing 473bhp, 570Nm torque, and accelerating from 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds, the GTS certainly gives off supercar vibes.

Advanced 911-Turbo derived suspension with standard Porsche Active Suspension Management System (PASM) lowers the car by 10mm, delivering improved weight distribution and cornering agility; giving the driver a taste of a GT3 without the spikiness. The optional Aerokit adds an enlarged front spoiler and a fixed rear spoiler to provide greater traction when on the limit. It feels as if Porsche is giving you a sprinkling of 911-Turbo DNA for a fraction of the price. Sure, there’s no active aero here, but you’re still getting an incredible amount of performance and technology for your hard earned money.

Porsche has never been one for cosmetic upgrades for their own sake, but the Exterior Pack in High Gloss Black gives the GTS a purposeful, aggressive edge. Paired with a Race Tex and black leather interior with detailing in rich Carmine Red, the GTS feels like a Porsche should; focused, comfortable, well-put-together, but without anything that doesn’t need to be there.

So, although you may be swayed by the alluring performance stats of a Turbo, or the race-bred DNA of a GT3, you would be wise to take a look at the unassuming Carrera 4 GTS Coupe. It’s rather brilliant.

Our stunning Jet Black Metallic Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS (992) is offered in exceptional condition having covered only 300 miles from new. The car benefits from a Porsche manufacturer warranty until September 2025.

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