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The New Porsche 911 GTS is a Two-Fingered Teutonic Salute

A manual transmission monster.

With news about the world's coolest new sports cars emerging from the Detroit Auto Show this week it's no surprise that Porsche is upping the ante on the already awe-inspiring 911. The legendary marque has released details on the new 911 models due out this spring, crowned by the competition-crushing 911 GTS Coupe with manual transmission that can now hit 193 mph.

There will now be five GTS models in all: the RWD 911 Carrera GTS, the AWD 911 Carrera 4 GTS available as a Coupe and Cabriolet, and the AWD 911 Targa 4 GTS. Their new 3.0-liter flat-six cylinder engines with larger turbochargers now bring home 450 hp. And in a pat on the back for Porsche purists all GTS variants are equipped as standard with a seven-speed manual transmission, with PDK available as an option.

Black trim marks the GTS models as more monstrous than the base Carreras. Prices range from $119,000 for the "entry level" 911 Carrera GTS all the way up to $138,200 for the 911 Targa 4 GTS, which for our money is the best all-around sports car on the market with its combination of open-topped motoring when you want it plus all-wheel drive and enough power to put down any punks who think they can beat you off the line.

We'll see you on the Autobahn....