Porsche Cayenne GTS 2021, the return of the mighty V8

The Stuttgart firm brings forward the presentation of the sports variants of its famous SUV, which arrives in normal bodywork and coupes.

The Porsche range has always been characterized by offering different versions to choose from, and we see this with the ninth, its most representative vehicle and the one that gives it that seal of identity. Obviously, this strategy reaches the rest of its range, and this time we present the new GTS version of the normal Cayenne launched in 2018, but also for the Cayenne Coupé.

Being a sportier variant than the Cayenne S, it leaves behind the 3.6-liter V6 engine to incorporate a powerful 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, capable of developing 460 horsepower and 620 Nm of torque.

This makes it 20 horsepower and 20 Nm more powerful than its predecessor, allowing acceleration figures from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds and reaching a maximum of 270 km / h, if it is equipped with the famous package of high performance Sport Chrono.

Among the technical modifications, we have that it was equipped with a new sports suspension that reduces height by 20 mm, and the inclusion of the Porsche Active Suspension Management systems (which controls how hard the suspension can be) and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (which will offer us dynamic improvements that have to do directly with the stability of the car).

But if you wish, you can also optionally add the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control system, which features improvements to the rear axle steering and a three-level air suspension.

The brake system features 15.4-inch cast iron discs front and 14.1-inch rear, with red painted calipers. In any case, the well-known carbon ceramic brakes or brakes coated with tungsten carbide will be offered as an option, which will optimize the deceleration work of the truck.

On the aesthetic side, we did not find many modifications to the rest of the range, except for the smoked effect lighting fixtures, black exterior details, a sports exhaust system and 21-inch wheels signed by RS Spyder Design. It should be noted that the aesthetic is complemented by the Porsche Sport Design package.

Inside doors, we find alcantara and leather covering for the center console, seats, steering wheel, door panels and roof. Plus, there are details and brushed aluminum trim to highlight some of its attributes.

The GTS badge is also etched on the headrests, tachometer and door chords, with contrasting stitching depending on the exterior color.

This new version of the Cayenne will be available in traditional bodywork and in the coupe variant, and it is planned to be ready for the European and American markets in the last quarter of this year.

Contact the author: lewisgibbs@wheelsjoint.com

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