Article: Porsche Cayenne GTS
An SUV that feels like you are driving a sports car, this is the promise from the new Porsche Cayenne GTS which will premiere at the Auto China show 2012 in Beijing (23 April to 2 May).
The gap between the Cayenne S and Turbo
The current, second generation of Cayenne has been on the market since 2010. In addition to the normal Cayenne with 300 hp and a hybrid version of the Cayenne S with 400 hp and the Cayenne Turbo with 500 hp will be offered. With its 420 hp engine, the new Cayenne GTS fills the gap between the S and the Turbo. The the first generation of the Cayenne had a GTS model, which had a 405-hp 4.8 litre V8. The new version still has a 4.8 litre V8, but its performance has been increased to 420 hp.
Two tenths of a second faster
The Cayenne GTS’s power is transferred by the eight-speed Tiptronic S with start-stop system. It accelerates to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds – two tenths faster than the Cayenne S. It will reach 160 km/h in 13.3 seconds. The top speed of the Cayenne GTS is 261 km/h. Surprisingly the fuel consumption of the GTS is only 10.7 litres per 100 kilometres, quite a bit lower than one would expect from a 4.8 litre V8. The chassis is quite a bit stiffer than that of its predecessor. With Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) fitted, the body is lowered by 24 millimeters from the Cayenne S.
€15,000 ($US 19,500) more than the Cayenne S
The Cayenne GTS shows its sporty side through its turbo, its frame and trim in high gloss black and special rocker panels. There are also wider wheel arches and a roof spoiler with a double wing profile. Inside is fairly standard consisting of a leather interior with Alcantara sport seats in front with eight-way adjustment. The Porsche Cayenne GTS will launch in July 2012 with an asking price of €90,774 ($US 120,000). This is about 15,000 euros ($US 19,500) more than the Cayenne S.
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