Porsche is pulling the wraps off a duo of latest SUVs: the Cayenne GTS and the Cayenne GTS Coupe. What’s GTS imply? In Porsche-speak, the GTS is the Goldilocks providing. Not too naked bones, however not too expensive; that final bit’s relative. Usually talking, the GTS mannequin comes full with all of the costly, non-obligatory go-faster bits you need on the S mannequin, some additional thrust, and a lowered trip peak, all for a lower cost. The brand new Cayenne GTS fashions aren’t any exception.
The V-Eight is Again, Child!
The very first Cayenne GTS got here with a 399-hp naturally aspirated V-8, and a guide transmission was an choice! Clearly, the world’s been going downhill since then. The second-generation Cayenne GTS nonetheless had an N/A V-8 (autobox-only) and produced 414 hp. After a mid-cycle refresh, the Cayenne GTS got here with a hopped-up model of the Cayenne S’s twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 making 434 horsepower. For 2021, the GTS has the identical 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-Eight discovered within the Panamera GTS, a detuned model of the motor present in each the Panamera and Cayenne Turbo. Within the huge canines, the V-Eight makes 541 horsepower and 567 pound-feet of torque. For GTS obligation, the ability is all the way down to 453 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque. What’s to cease prospects from shopping for the inexpensive GTS after which taking it all the way down to the nook for a tune? The guarantee. With the Panamera GTS, Porsche is tenuously claiming that the dual-clutch transmission cannot deal with extra energy, and that is why prospects should not chip the motor. Right here? It is a ZF eight-speed automated. That is German for bulletproof. Really, Kugelsicher is German for bulletproof, however these ZF eight-speeds are constructed to eat torque.
As talked about, GTS fashions all the time sit decrease than different fashions within the vary. Within the case of the brand new Cayenne GTS’, the three-chamber PASM air-suspension rides 30 mm decrease than within the Cayenne S. It appears to be like like air luggage are the one springs the GTS fashions will get. We have had mixed opinions on PASM-equipped Cayennes to date this era.
Louder Swoopy Coupe
The Cayenne GTS common physique comes with a sport exhaust consisting of 4 pipes, with two on both fringe of the rear bumper. Do you have to go for the Coupe model, you will get an excellent sportier exhaust made up of two center-mounted oval tailpipes. Once more, Coupe-only. Not solely does this exhaust package deal sound louder—we’ll have to attend to let you know if its higher after we drive each in a couple of weeks—however the twin pipes look higher, too.
Hey, Good Lookin’
Porsche GTS fashions usually include beauty adjustments, and these Cayennes aren’t any completely different. Each come customary with the Sport Design package deal, a $6,230 standalone choice on lesser Cayennes. Black accents abound, with the intakes, rear badges, window trim, and tailpipes all completed in black. As are the LED headlights (PDLS, aka Porsche Dynamic Mild System, or adaptive headlights) and taillights. The GTS fashions come using on fairly candy trying 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels, additionally in black.
The inside is awash in black accents as effectively, together with black-tinted brushed aluminum trim and black Alcantara protecting almost each floor. The seats, that are distinctive to the GTS siblings, have bigger bolsters for “optimum help for dynamic cornering.” Who would not need that?
How A lot Does the Porsche Cayenne GTS Price?
The Cayenne GTS prices $108,650, whereas the GTS Coupe begins at $111,850. You may see the place the GTS fashions slot into the lineup, smack between the $86,450 Cayenne S and the $129,150 Turbo. For the Coupes, the S Coupe begins life at $91,250, and the Turbo Coupe stickers for $133,250. Do you have to so want, you can drive one house out of your native Porsche vendor later this fall.