Now with a V8 engine again: the new Cayenne GTS models

“Now with a V8 engine again” is not a statement you see very often these days, but it’s what Porsche are delivering with the new Cayenne GTS models. Porsche is supplementing its SUV line-up with two new models designed with superb driving performance in mind.

Typically for the GTS models, the powertrain plays a particularly important part: instead of the 3.6-litre V6 biturbo engine from its predecessor, a V8 heart now beats once more under the bonnet of the Cayenne GTS.

With an output of 338 kW / 460 PS* (horsepower) and 620 Nm of torque, the four-litre biturbo engine offers significantly improved performance in all disciplines. Both GTS models sprint from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds with the Sport Chrono package (Sport Chrono package optional on Cayenne GTS, standard on Cayenne GTS Coupé) and have a top speed of 270 km/h. A lowered performance-oriented chassis, a unique design and enhanced equipment round off the new GTS package.

In Australia, the new Porsche Cayenne GTS and Cayenne Coupe GTS will be equipped with a 90-litre fuel tank, 20-inch collapsible spare wheel, adaptive air suspension, metallic paint, privacy glass, automatically dimming mirrors, driver memory package, side airbags in the rear compartment, front seat heating, comfort access, Lane Change Assist, Surround View, Head-Up Display, digital radio and BOSE Surround Sound System as standard. Furthermore, the Cayenne GTS will be fitted with a panoramic roof system while the Cayenne GTS Coupe already has a fixed panoramic glass roof as the global standard.

To match the new car’s impressive performance, its specially configured sports exhaust systems deliver a highly emotive aural experience. Fitted as standard is an exhaust system with its tailpipes located at the outer sides of the car’s rear, designed to produce a rich, sporty sound with a unique character. The high frequency-tuned sports exhaust system is a new development. It features two centrally positioned oval tailpipes that are offered exclusively on the Cayenne GTS Coupé and in future also on the Cayenne Turbo Coupé – optionally available in combination with the Lightweight Sports Package in each case.

The chassis set-up of the new Cayenne GTS models creates the ideal prerequisites for outstanding lateral dynamics. The standard three-chamber adaptive air suspension lowers the car by 10 millimetres and includes Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) for active and very sporty damper control.

Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) is also fitted as standard. In combination with its standard 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels, the generously sized grey cast iron brakes (390 x 38 mm at the front, 358 x 28 mm at the rear), fitted with red brake callipers, the new Cayenne GTS models bring the agility and spontaneity of a true sports car to the SUV segment.

The standard Sport Design package ensures a unique and exclusive appearance in combination with numerous accents in black. The new Cayenne GTS models are equipped as standard with satin-gloss black 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels. The LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and the LED tail light bar are also dark-tinted. The front air intakes, side window trims, tailpipes of the sports exhaust system and the model and Porsche logos on the rear are all in black.

High-quality materials such as Alcantara® on the roof lining, seat centre panels, centre console armrests and doors, as well as dark-brushed aluminium, make it possible to also see and feel the sporty yet elegant characteristics of the Cayenne GTS models in their interiors.

Standard eight-way sports seats, exclusively reserved for the new GTS models, offer optimal support for dynamic cornering due to the increased height of their side bolsters. These are exclusively reserved for the new GTS models.

GTS logos can be found on the front doors, door entry sills, rev counter and head restraints. Numerous personalisation options include the GTS interior package, with additional colour accents in Carmine Red or Crayon, for items such as decorative stitching.

The new Porsche Cayenne GTS models are available to order now and will arrive in Australia in Q4 2020. Prices start at $192,900 for the Cayenne GTS and $198,200 for the Cayenne GTS Coupé. Visit your preferred Porsche dealer for more information.

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