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A new V8 Powered GTS model joins the 2024 9YA.2 Cayenne line up

Porsche News

8 Feb 2008

Porsche gives the new Cayenne an extra dose of dynamic capabilities with a V8 soundtrack​


At Porsche, GTS stands for Gran Turismo Sport – in practice, it means an extra dose of dynamism and long-distance capability. At its core, the Cayenne is both a high-performance sports car and an all-terrain SUV. However, for the GTS models, this balance has traditionally shifted towards improved on-road capability. With a powerful drive system, precise tuning and an exclusive design, the new Cayenne GTS remains true to this principle while still being suited to everyday use.

Chassis technology from the Cayenne Turbo GT
The precisely honed, GTS-specific chassis and 10-millimetre-lower ride height mark an exciting development for the Cayenne GTS. The car is now equipped with adaptive air suspension as standard, including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus). All chassis components and control systems, such as Porsche Traction Management (PTM) and the optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), are specifically designed for optimal on-road performance.

Two-valve damper technology offers impressive responsiveness, and its two-chamber air suspension gives the car a highly dynamic spring rate while simultaneously ensuring driver comfort. Its front axle pivot bearings are the same as those used on the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid with GT package and originate from the Turbo GT model. They increase the negative camber of the wheels by 0.58 degrees in comparison to other Cayenne models. The result is strikingly agile cornering and exceptional handling dynamics.


More efficient, with increased power and performance
In addition to the finely tuned chassis, the charismatic V8 is another important feature of the Cayenne GTS. The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, developed by Porsche and manufactured in Zuffenhausen, has undergone extensive technical revision. This has resulted in efficiency gains and a significant increase in performance: the engine now produces 500 PS (368 kW) of power – an increase of 40 PS (30 kW) compared to the previous model. The maximum torque is now 660 Nm, an increase of 40 Nm. The revised eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission noticeably improves driving performance through shorter response and shift times in Sport and Sport Plus modes.

In combination, these features give the four-door sports car truly remarkable performance. The new Cayenne GTS accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds. The top speed is 171 mph where permitted. A further technical innovation is that the transfer box for the all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) features an independent water cooling circuit. The technology, again adopted from the high-performance Turbo GT model, stabilises the continuous load capacity, for example when tackling track driving or navigating mountain routes.


Exclusive GTS-style design and equipment
Every Porsche GTS model is recognisable by its unique, sporting design. On the Cayenne GTS, this includes black ‘GTS’ lettering on the sides and rear of the car, a special front end with bigger cooling air intakes, tinted headlights and tail lights, and red brake calipers. This classic design DNA gives the car that instantly recognisable Porsche look, but with a few differences. Body attachments such as the side skirts, front inlays, side window trims and wheel arch extensions, which all form part of the standard Sport Design package, are now finished in High-Gloss black (on previous GTS models, some of these body parts were body coloured). In contrast, the sports exhaust system tailpipes, which previously came in black, are now finished in a dark bronze tone. To further enhance the design portfolio of the Porsche GTS models, 21-inch RS Spyder-design wheels are fitted, finished in anthracite grey.

The interior of the Cayenne GTS features a heated GT sports steering wheel as standard. The high-quality Race-Tex material can also be found throughout the car – the suede-like fabric covers the roof lining, armrests and door panels, as well as the centre panels of the eight-way-adjustable sports seats. The side bolsters have been further raised to offer even more lateral support when cornering. An alternative GTS-specific interior package in Carmine Red is also available from Porsche for a more customised look.


New Driver Experience with ambient lighting and surround sound
The GTS models benefit from the recent comprehensive product upgrade for the Cayenne, which includes the new Porsche Driver Experience with a curved digital instrument cluster as standard and an optional passenger display. In addition to the Sport Design package, tinted HD matrix LED headlights and air suspension, the model also features a Bose® surround sound system and ambient lighting. The Cayenne GTS Coupé includes a fixed panoramic roof in glass as standard, as well as an adaptive extending rear spoiler. The dynamic feel of the Coupé can be heightened even further with a Sports exhaust system with centrally positioned tailpipes in dark bronze. This is available as part of the three different lightweight sports packages, which also include a lightweight roof and a carbon rear diffuser, as well as reduced insulation. Depending on the equipment, the Lightweight packages can reduce the weight of the vehicle by up to 25 kilograms.
Wonder what the price bracket would be?

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