GTS stands for GT Styling
or Gran Turismo Styling
. In essence, it is a way of hotting up cars to a near-Gran Turismo
) specification without manufacturing them as a pure GT. Cars labelled 'GTS' usually come from the manufacturer, but parts are available to buy for many cars to turn the standard model into something a little more special. A good example is Ford
and XB Falcon
s during the seventies (There was never an option for an XC
GT, due to reduced legal emission levels. A Ford XA Falcon ute
with a 351ci Cleveland
engine with 2V heads is a GTS, not a GT (which would be required to have 4V heads to be correctly called a GT). The GT/GTS divide has caused many an argument between auto enthusiasts determined to prove their car is a top GT.
It is worth noting however, that some cars do not have GT badging as the top model; for example the Holden HQ Monaro
GTS 350, and Dodge Viper GTS
; both examples of badging where the 'GTS' version is the best.
GTS also stands for...
Global Telecommunications System
The GNU Triangulated Surface Library
The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church
Gaming Terrain System