Priced from $192,900 and out with the old 3.6-litre V6 biturbo engine from its predecessor, the new Cayenne GTS range now brings a powerhouse biturbo V8.
Powered by a four-litre biturbo V8 that develops 338 kW of power and 620 Nm of torque, you can expect significantly improved performance in all disciplines. Power is delivered via an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. The new engines also feature adaptive cylinder control, direct petrol injection with central injector position and an intelligently designed thermal management system.
Both GTS models are capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds (and then run all the way to a top speed of 270km/h) with the Sport Chrono package which is fitted as standard on the Cayenne GTS Coupé, but available as an option on the regular Cayenne GTS. A lowered performance-oriented chassis, a unique design and enhanced equipment round off the new GTS package.
There is also a new specially configured sports exhaust system that Porsche says produces a “rich, sporty sound with a unique character”.
Offered exclusively on the Cayenne GTS Coupé is a high frequency-tuned sports exhaust system which features two centrally positioned oval tailpipes. The Cayenne GTS Coupé is the first Porsche model to offer this option which comes as part of the $17,540 Lightweight Sports Package, and it will also appear on the Cayenne Turbo Coupé in a future update from the manufacturer.
Regular Cayenne GTS models feature quad tailpipes at the corners of the rear bumper.
Cayenne GTS models ride on three-chamber adaptive air suspension as standard which lowers the vehicle by 10 millimetres and includes Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) for active and very sporty damper control.
Also found as standard equipment is Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels with 390 mm front brakes and 358mm rear brakes, fitted with red brake calipers.
Customers are able to option the Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) with tungsten carbide coating or the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). Further options include rear-axle steering and the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active roll stabilisation system.
Also fitted as standard are 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.
Inside the cabin there is a plethora of Alcantara® on the roof lining, seat centre panels, centre console armrests and doors, as well as dark-brushed aluminium. Eight-way sports seats that offer optimal support for dynamic cornering due to the increased height of their side bolsters are also fitted as standard in GTS models.
You won’t forget you’re in a Cayenne GTS model anytime soon with GTS logos found on the front doors, door entry sills, rev counter and head restraints. There is also the optional GTS interior package, with additional colour accents in Carmine Red or Crayon, for items such as decorative stitching.
All Australian delivered 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.
Cayenne GTS will be fitted with a panoramic roof system as standard, while the Cayenne GTS Coupe already has a fixed panoramic glass roof as the global standard.
The new Porsche Cayenne GTS models are available to order now and will arrive in Australia in Q4 2020. Prices start at $192,900 (plus on-road costs) for the Cayenne GTS and $198,200 (plus on-road costs) for the Cayenne GTS Coupé.