2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS officially revealed [video]

Porsche will be performing the world debut of the new Cayenne GTS at Auto China in Beijing later this month and here are the first images and details previewing the model. The German automaker boldly described it as an SUV that drives like a sports car.

Under the hood lies a 4.8-liter V8 engine that produces 420PS (309kW/414hp), which represents a 15PS bump over the previous generation, and it is mated with Porsche's eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission system. Additionally, the suspension has been stiffened to deal with the increased work being forced upon it and the overall ride height of the GTS has been lowered by 24mm compared to the Cayenne S variant.

It accelerates from standstill to 100kph (62mph) in 5.7 seconds and reaches 200kph (124mph) in 13.3 seconds while the top speed is rated at 260kph (162mph).

The Cayenne Turbo provides the inspiration for the front-end exterior styling and it is further complimented with side skirts, wider wheel arches as well as a distinctive roof spoiler with twin-wing profile.

Sales for the new Porsche Cayenne GTS are due to commence in July with pricing set to start at £67,147 in the UK market whilst their German counterparts will part with €90,774 (incl. VAT).

  • New addition to Cayenne range with tuned 420 hp V8 and lowered, stiffened suspension
  • World premiere at Beijing Auto Show, April 23
  • On sale July 2012, priced from £67,147

The new Porsche Cayenne GTS builds on the Cayenne model’s reputation as the most sporting SUV, offering a more powerful engine, increased dynamic power development and a tauter chassis with lower ride height. While the Cayenne GTS sits between the Cayenne S and the Cayenne Turbo in the range, its own special character enables it to be differentiated clearly from its siblings.

Beneath the bonnet of the Cayenne GTS lies an uprated 4.8-litre V8 engine, with 420 hp (309 kW), based on the Cayenne S power unit. Power transmission is via the eight-speed Tiptronic S with integrated auto start/stop function. The engine and gearbox have each been tuned to deliver particularly sporting levels of responsiveness, with the consequence that the Cayenne GTS sprints from a standing start to 62mph in 5.7 seconds, reaching 100 mph in 13.3 seconds. The top speed is 162mph and the Combined fuel consumption on the NEDC is 26.4mpg.

The chassis settings have been modified to further raise the dynamic ability of the Cayenne. The suspension is more tautly tuned and equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard, while the body is lowered by 24mm relative to the Cayenne S. As a result, the GTS is even closer to the road and handles with trademark composure and agility.

The appearance of the Cayenne GTS clearly proclaims its pronounced sportiness with eye-catching features including the front-end styling inspired by the Cayenne Turbo. Further design details include window surrounds and trims in a high-gloss black finish, prominent side skirts and wider wheel arches plus a distinctive roof spoiler with twin-wing profile.

From behind the wheel, the GTS offers a sporting interior ambience courtesy of a bespoke interior finished in leather and Alcantara, and front sports seats with eight-way adjustment. Further standard features include a SportDesign steering wheel with paddle-shift, sports exhaust system and Bi-Xenon headlights.

Making its debut at the Beijing Motor Show on April 23, the Cayenne GTS goes on sale in the UK in July 2012, priced from £67,147.

Fitted to every Cayenne GTS is a Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), a sophisticated vehicle security package approved to Thatcham Category 5 standard, and customers will also be able to explore the potential of their new car by participating in a complimentary course at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.

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pzxpjy pzxpjy
I find the GTS models pretty interesting. All of these GTS models (957 Cayenne GTS, 997 Carrera GTS, Panamera GTS and now the 958 Cayenne GTS) turned up at the mid-age of their series, and positioned fairly close to the S models or Turbo models. I guess that GTS models are used specifically to re-attract customers' attention to the whole series.
Apr 10th, 2012 5:13pm
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16000rpm 16000rpm
Bad color good looks and I love that Exhaust Note
Apr 10th, 2012 4:34pm
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AllTheWay AllTheWay
True, but they want it to look sportier, it reminded me of the boxter RS color combination,, overall looks great, I like the Black headlights more aggressive look
Apr 10th, 2012 4:40pm
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