Now with a V8 engine again: the new Cayenne GTS models
Dubai. Designed with superb driving performance in mind, Porsche is supplementing its SUV line-up with two new models, the Cayenne GTS and Cayenne GTS Coupé. As standard for the GTS models, the powertrain plays a particularly important part. Replacing the predecessors’ 3.6-litre V6 biturbo engine, a V8 heart beats once more under the bonnet of the latest Cayenne GTS. With an output of 460 PS (338 kW) and torque of 620 Nm, the four-litre biturbo engine offers significantly improved performance in all disciplines. Both GTS models sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds with the Sport Chrono package and have a top speed of 270 km/h. A lowered performance-oriented chassis, exclusive design elements and enhanced equipment round off the new GTS package.
Powerful, efficient, emotive: V8 engine with new sports exhaust systems
With the Porsche-developed four-litre V8 biturbo engine from the flagship Cayenne model, the new Cayenne GTS now delivers 20 PS (14 kW) and 20 Nm more than its predecessor. This leads to significantly improved performance. The standard sprint from zero to 100 km/h is now 0.6 seconds faster with the Sport Chrono package, while the top speed has increased by eight km/h. At the same time, great importance has been placed on efficiency. In addition to other measures, this has been achieved by the optimally matched Tiptronic S eight-speed automatic transmission, adaptive cylinder control, direct fuel injection with central injector position and an intelligently designed thermal management system. According to the NEDC combined cycle, the sportiest Cayenne models offer a fuel consumption of 11.4 to 11.2 l/100 km.
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 designed to produce a rich, sporty sound with a unique character, with tailpipes located on the outer sides of the car’s rear. A new development is the high frequency-tuned sports exhaust system, featuring two centrally positioned oval tailpipes. It is offered exclusively in combination with the optional Lightweight Sports Package on the Cayenne GTS Coupé and in future also on the Cayenne Turbo Coupé.
Lower chassis with dynamic damper control
The chassis set-up of the new Cayenne GTS models creates the ideal prerequisites for outstanding lateral dynamics. The standard three-chamber air suspension includes Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) for very sporty damper control. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) is also fitted as standard. Thanks to the standard 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels and 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 Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) with tungsten carbide coating or the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) are available as an option. Customers can further individualize their car with rear-axle steering and the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active roll stabilisation system.
Sport Design package and characteristic GTS accents as standard
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 with satin-gloss Black 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels as standard. The LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and the LED tail light bar are 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, reflect the sporty yet elegant characteristics of the Cayenne GTS models in their interiors. Exclusively reserved for the new GTS models, standard eight-way sports seats offer optimal support for dynamic cornering, due to the increased height of their side bolsters. 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.
The new Cayenne GTS models are available to order now. Information on the basic retail price, model specifications and local availability can be obtained at the nearest Porsche Centre.