The third generation Porsche Cayenne and its Coupe sibling has got the GTS variants. That’s not the highlight of the story, obviously. The highlight, of course, is that the Cayenne GTS has got a V8 powertrain again.
The V8 in the Cayenne GTS was offered between 2010-2014 and was replaced with a 3.6L V6 that produced more power and torque. Anyway, the new Cayenne GTS packs a 4.0-litre (3,996 cc) V8 biturbo motor, pumping out 338 kW (460 hp) between 6000-6500 rpm and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque between 1800-4500 rpm. These numbers are 14 kW (20 hp) and 20 Nm (15 lb-ft) more compared with the aforementioned V6.
The Cayenne GTS weighs 2,145 kg (4,729 lbs) dry while the Coupe weighs 30 kg (66 lbs) more. However, both GTS models are claimed to take 4.5 seconds to sprint from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) with the Sport Chrono package and can do a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph).
The new Cayenne GTS models ride on satin-gloss Black 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels as standard. Braking duties are handled by cast iron brakes (390 x 38 mm at the front, 358 x 28 mm at the rear) with red brake calipers. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) are also fitted as standard.
Options include Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) with tungsten carbide coating or the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), 10 mm-lower three-chamber air suspension, rear-axle steering and the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active roll stabilization system.
Depending on the market, the new Cayenne GTS models will arrive at the dealerships from the beginning of July 2020. In Germany, prices start at €114,087 for the Cayenne GTS and €118,490 for the Cayenne GTS Coupe – each including VAT and country-specific equipment.