Porsche’s GTS variants usually sit one rung below the full-fat Turbo models. The previous generation Cayenne GTS ditched its V8 power for a turbo-V6, and now Porsche has replaced that V6 with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. Power is up 20 bhp from the old engine, at 453 bhp and you have 63.22 kgm of peak torque to play with. For the first time, the Cayenne Coupe is also available in GTS trim.
It only takes the pair of them 4.5 seconds to reach the 100 kph mark. They’re not as fast as the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid variant, but the GTS variants do hit the sweet spot of balance.
For added performance, Porsche has also given them sports exhaust systems, lower springs with dynamic damper control and optional features including air suspension, rear-axle steering. Porsche’s emphasis on the Cayenne’s finer visual details are quite evident with blacked-out LED headlights, tail-lights, logos, front air-intakes, exhaust tailpipes and 21-inch standard RS Spyder design wheels.
Inside, you’ve got a combination of Alcantara and leather upholstery, standard 8-way adjustable sports seats and plenty of stitching and colour options for you to customize. The embroidered GTS moniker can be seen almost everywhere. So, which one do you choose?