The Porsche Cayenne GTS is the newest addition to the Cayenne range, and as those three initials at the end of its name suggests, it’s kinda sporty. The Cayenne GTS is designed to slot in between the Cayenne S and the Cayenne Turbo. Under the hood sits an upgraded 4.8 litre V8 engine which develops 420 horsepower. The transmission is handled by an 8-speed Tiptronic S with integrated start/stop function. Both the engine and gearbox have been tweaked for better responsiveness, and as such the Cayenne GTS can reach 62 mph (100km/h) in 5.7 seconds. The top speed is 162 mph.
As well as the drivetrain improvements, Porsche’s engineers have also spent some time fiddling with the chassis. The Cayenne GTS’ suspension is stiffer and equipped with Porshe Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard. To further improve the handling the Cayenne GTS sits 24mm closer to the ground than the Cayenne S.
Both the front and rear bumpers are unique to the vehicle and feature 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.
The interior of the Cayenne GTS is upholstered in leather and Alcantara suede. The front seats feature more adjustments than a hospital bed, and standard features include a SportDesign steering wheel with paddle-shift.
The Porsche Cayenne GTS will make its world debut at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show on April 23rd.