After a slew of changes for the 911 Carrera, Carrera S, and Targa models last year, which included a new twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter flat-six engine, the majority of additions for the 2018 model year took place on the GTS trims and a few new additions, including a new GT3 model and a new Turbo S Exclusive Series.
Five versions are available for the 911 GTS trim, which include the 911 Carrera GTS, 911 Carrera 4 GTS – available as both a Coupe and Cabriolet – and 911 Targa 4 GTS. All GTS models boast 450 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 20 horsepower over the old 911 GTS models. Other changes include the wider Carrera 4 body as standard, increasing each GTS model’s rear track width by 40 millimeters, satin black 21-inch center lock wheels from the 911 Turbo S, and a new SportDesign front fascia.
For 2018, the 911 GT3 makes a comeback with some drool-worthy changes. While the rest of the 911 lineup went turbocharged, the GT3 continues to be powered by a naturally-aspirated engine. This time, though, power comes from a 4.0-liter flat-six pumping out 500 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque, which is 25 hp and 15 lb-ft more than the previous model. There's also an available manual transmission, which should please Porsche's many purists.
Another new addition to the lineup arrives in the form of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series for 2018, as well. The model, which is limited to just 500 units worldwide, is heavily based off of the 911 Turbo S, but has more power – 607 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque from the 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six. The PASM active suspension and the Sport Chrono package are standard.
Lastly, 2018 marks the return of the GT2 RS, a vehicle that was nicknamed "widowmaker" in previous generations for its ruthless driving character. The vehicle, according to Porsche, is the fastest and most powerful 911 ever made. Powered by a twin-turbo flat-six engine, the GT2 RS generates 700 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque and is capable of propelling the car to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and onto a top speed of 211 mph.
For true track junkies, the GT2 RS can be fitted with an optional Weissach Package that cuts roughly 40 pounds from the car and adds sportier items, including magnesium wheels, carbon fiber anti-roll bars, a carbon-fiber roof, and exposed carbon-fiber weave on the luggage compartment lid and roof.