New Porsche Cayenne GTS revealed: posh SUV gets more hardcore

April 22, 2024 by

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This is the new Porsche Cayenne GTS, and it’s a family SUV for those who want to swing by the racetrack on the way home from the school run.

  • New Porsche Cayenne GTS revealed
  • The most powerful non-hybrid Cayenne you can buy
  • 5.0-litre V8 engine with 500hp
  • 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds
  • Suspension upgrades from the Turbo GT
  • Prices start from £106,100

Following the launch of the new Porsche Cayenne last year, you can now order the more harcore GTS model. This alternative to the BMW X5 M60i gets a 5.0-litre V8 engine, as well as a handful of chassis upgrades.

New Porsche Cayenne GTS engine and performance

At the heart of this new Porsche Cayenne GTS is a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 500hp and 660Nm of torque, an increase of 40hp and 40Nm over the previous GTS.

That makes it the most powerful non-hybrid version of the Cayenne you can buy, however the BMW X5 M60i has an extra 30hp. This doesn’t make too much difference in terms of performance though.

The new Cayenne GTS will do 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds, which is just one tenth of a second behind the BMW. It’s also almost half a second quicker than the 2.0-litre Mercedes-AMG GLC 43.

New Porsche Cayenne GTS chassis and suspension

The new Cayenne GTS isn’t about outright pace, you’ll have to go for the 739hp Turbo E-Hybrid if that’s what you’re after, it’s focussed more on handling. You get a handful of suspension upgrades which are lifted straight from the Cayenne Turbo GT, a model which we don’t get in the UK anymore thanks to ever-tightening emissions regulations.

It’s 10mm lower than the standard Cayenne, and it uses Porsche’s clever adaptive air suspension to ensure a wide spread between comfort and tight handling on a twisty road. You also get more negative camber on the front wheels which adds to the agile feeling.

New Porsche Cayenne GTS price and specs

The new Porsche Cayenne GTS starts from £106,100 in SUV form, or £107,700 if you want the more swoopy coupe model. That makes it almost £11,000 more expensive than a BMW X5 M60i.

Thankfully, you do get a healthy amount of additional equipment for your money. The GTS has a more aggressive-looking bodykit than the standard Cayenne, as well as sporty quad tailpipes. Unique 21-inch alloy wheels complete the look.

The interior is trimmed in a suede-like material, and you get electric heated sports seats as standard. The coupe version gets a panoramic sunroof as well.

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