The space, comfort and clear layout of an SUV the driving fun, dynamics and agility of a sports car the new Porsche Cayenne GTS is a fusion of two worlds. Focused on sporty performance, the new model combines greater engine output, more dynamic power development and a firmer chassis setup with a lower-slung body. Thanks to its own unique setup, the Porsche Cayenne GTS succeeds in transmitting these characteristics to its passengers with particular intensity, stimulating all their senses unadulterated driving fun.
As an uncompromising extension of the GTS concept, introduced into the SUV model line with the predecessor model, the Porsche Cayenne GTS does not merely occupy the gap between the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo but is a model with its own distinctive character quintessentially developed for emotional sportiness. The most important specifications are: 4.8-litre V8 engine with 420 hp (309 kW) Porsche Traction Management (PTM) with active all-wheel drive, eight-speed Tiptronic S, acceleration 0 – 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds, top speed 261 km/h, fuel consumption based on the NEDC 10.7 l/100 km, CO2 251 g/km.
The sporty character of the new Cayenne GTS is evident not only in the performance but is also clearly underlined by its exterior. The typical characteristic of the Porsche Cayenne GTS is the front section with its larger cooling air intakes similar to the Cayenne Turbo and the headlights the Cayenne GTS offers Porsche’s finest lighting technology as standard the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). It is an enhancement of the Xenon lighting system with integrated dynamic and static cornering lights, speed-dependent driving light control in the guise of country road and motorway light as well as adverse weather light. Moreover, the inner bezels of the Porsche Cayenne GTS’s headlights are finished in black and the LED tail lights are shaded.
The new Cayenne GTS’s engine is the locus of this puristic sportiness. The Porsche Cayenne GTS’s power unit is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the Cayenne model line and stands for uncompromising power and emotionality. Enhanced driving pleasure on many levels was the goal being pursued in the redevelopment of the 4.8-litre V8 engine. The 20 hp increase in power output compared with the power unit in the Cayenne S is accompanied by an increase in torque of 15 Newton metres, the crankshaft now generates its maximum power of 515 Newton metres at 3,500 rpm. The key drivers here were changes to the gas cycle and modifications to the electronic engine management system.
The fusion of exclusivity and sportiness is also apparent in the Porsche Cayenne GTS’s interior. It features a leather interior as standard, including numerous Alcantara trims. For example, seat centre panels, the centre console armrest, parts of the door panel as well as the roofliner and pillar trim are executed in Alcantara. The driver and front seat passenger sit on exclusive, eight-way electrically adjustable GTS sports seats. The rear seats with their single seat styling offer rear passengers outstanding side support. With its shift paddles, the SportDesign steering wheel is poised for manual gear changes and blends harmoniously with the puristic interior. The SportDesign steering wheel is also available with a steering wheel rim in Alcantara as an optional extra.