Porsche have revealed the Cayenne GTS with its launch set for the 19th November at the LA Auto show. The GTS badge was first given to the 904 GTS, a homologation special and then brought back with the first Cayenne back in 2007.
With the launch of the Cayenne GTS, there is also a reveal of a new engine for the entry-level Cayenne.
Making 11% of all Cayenne sales, the GTS looks to be another hot cake. Powered by a 3.6 L bi-turbo V6 engine, delivering more power than the previous model’s naturally aspirated V8 pushing the power up to 434bhp from the previous 414bhp. Torque figures are also something to shout about with is also up shattering the road with 442.5lb/ft causing the GTS to hit 62mph half a second quicker than its predecessor hitting it in 5.2 secs or 5.1 with the optional sport chrono package.With the added power, brakes from the Cayenne Turbo have been fitted to the GTS as standard helping it stop quicker.
The active suspension management system (PASM) is set to a more sporty arrangement than the standard Cayenne sitting 24mm lower to the ground.
The differences aren’t all internal though; externally the GTS gets the Turbo nose with larger air intakes and the Sport Design package. In the cabin, the eight way adjustable sports seats include the GTS lettering just in case you forget what you are driving. The interior is bathed in Alcantara with optional decorative stitching, head restraint lettering and seat belt colours.
The base Cayenne will be equipped with a 3.6L naturally aspirated V6 pumping out 296bhp. It is in no way a slouch, powering the Cayenne to 62mph in 7.7 secs slightly quicker than the previous entry model and achieving a modest 31mpg. C02 is down by 21g/km to 215g/km.
Prices of the Cayenne and the Cayenne GTS start at £49,576 and £72,523 respectively and order books will be open at the reveal.