Speaking of the styling, the Sport Design package comes with a new black front end, black trim at the bottom of the rear bumper, and a variety of darker elements for a more athletic appearance. The GTS models are equipped with 20-inch Panamera Design wheels as standard.
The interior features black Alcantara and anodized aluminum. The standard package also includes a heated multifunction sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles and Alcantara trim, and the Connect Plus module for a range of digital services.
More options include various design elements, designer seams, and GTS logos in the contrasting shades of Carmine Red or Crayon.
The GTS models pack all the same technology as the second-generation Panamera range. These include the digital Porsche Advanced Cockpit, three-chamber air suspension, assist systems such as Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control, and optional rear-axle steering.
The sports chassis in the two GTS models has been lowered by 10 mm, while the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) function has been adapted for an even sportier calibration. Porsche promises an outstanding lateral dynamics as a result. The large brakes measure 390 mm at the front and 365 mm at the rear.
A first for the Panamera range is the full-color Head-Up Display with many configuration options.
Which then brings us to the business end of the story. The 4.0 twin-turbo V8 delivers 460 hp and 620 Nm of torque — 20 hp and 100 Nm more than its predecessor.
The Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo are claimed to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds as it works in conjunction with the standard Sport Chrono package. The two models achieve a top speed of 292 and 289 km/h respectively. An 8-speed PDK sends power to all four wheels via Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system. The sports exhaust system comes as standard.