The new 2021 Cayenne GTS models mark the return of the V8 engine
Dynamism and exclusivity join forces with the Cayenne GTS and Cayenne GTS Coupé. Porsche is supplementing its SUV line-up with two new models designed with superb driving performance in mind. As it is typical for GTS models, the powertrain plays a particularly important part: instead of the 3.6-litre V6 twin turbo engine from its predecessor, a V8 heart now beats once more under the hood of the Cayenne GTS. With an output of 453 HP and torque of 457 lb.-ft., the four-litre bi-turbo 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, a unique design 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 twin turbo engine from the flagship Cayenne model, the new Cayenne GTS now delivers 13 HP and 14 lb.-ft. more than previously. This leads to significantly improved performance, something that applies equally to the new Cayenne GTS Coupé: the standard sprint from zero to 100 km/h is now 0.6 seconds faster than before with the Sport Chrono package. Top speed has been increased by eight km/h. At the same time, great importance was placed on efficiency. Among other things, this has been achieved by the optimally matched Tiptronic S eight-speed automatic transmission, adaptive cylinder control, direct petrol injection with central injector position and an intelligently designed thermal management system.
To match the new car's impressive performance, its specially configured sports exhaust systems deliver a highly emotional 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 – in combination with the optional Lightweight Sports Package.
Lower with dynamic damper control
Sporty, agile performance is at the core of what makes the GTS models special. To that end, both model derivations receive revised Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) dampers that, in combination with the standard three-chamber Air Suspension, lower the chassis by 30 mm as compared to the Cayenne S. 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 calipers, the new Cayenne GTS models bring the agility and spontaneity of a true sports car to the SUV segment. As an option, deceleration can be optimized by means of 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 stabilization 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 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 tinted black. The front air intakes, side window trims, tailpipes of the sports exhaust system and the model and Porsche logos on the rear all receive blackout treatment.
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 see and feel the sporty yet elegant characteristics of the Cayenne GTS models in their interiors. Standard eight-way sport 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 personalization options include the GTS interior package, with additional colour accents in Carmine Red or Chalk, for items such as decorative stitching.
Pricing for the 2021 Cayenne GTS begins at $120,400 for the Cayenne GTS and $126,500 for the Cayenne GTS Coupé. These models will arrive in Canada in Q4 2020.
Date Posted: June 12, 2020