- Desirable GTS specification in the final Gen 2 997 series.
- Upgraded DOHC 24-valve flat-6 3.8-litre engine.
- 0–100 km/h in 4.4s.
- 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode.
- Launch control baked into the Sport Chrono package.
- Wider body and track over the standard Carrera.
- Center-lock RS Spyder wheels.
- Alcantara upholstery.
- Bose audio system.
997 Gen II:
The 997 was revised in 2008 for the 2009 model year. The updated Porsche 911 (called 997 Gen II internally at Porsche and 997.2 informally by enthusiasts) included following changes:
New engine with direct fuel injection. Carrera S engine is mounted 0.4 inches (10 mm) lower in the tail section. Revised suspension. Revised front bumper with larger air intakes. Headlamps with newly optional dual HID projectors, a new LED taillamp shape, and LED turnsignals. Redesigned Porsche Sport Exhaust (PSE). Redesigned PCM system with optional touch-screen hard-drive navigation and Bluetooth. Tiptronic S option was replaced by PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
For 2011, Porsche launched a new, mid-level 911 coming in above the Carrera and below the GT3. The Carrera GTS is available as both a coupé and cabriolet, the car gets a wider body and track – the only Carrera with a wide track that is also rear wheel drive. The car also has an upgraded 3.8-litre engine producing 408 metric horsepower (300 kW).