Porsche Cayenne GTS


Porsche has long been a brand that offers many variants of any model it brings to market. Take a look at the 911, for instance. To the untrained, a 911 is a 911. But those in the know recognize the huge differences between a 350-horsepower 911 Carrera, and a 400-horsepower 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. Ultimately, it’s the driver who is rewarded with their choice. And with the driver in mind, Porsche has put its efforts into developing an SUV for the driving connoisseur. That SUV is the all-new Cayenne GTS.

Porsche developed the 2013 Cayenne GTS for those who are looking for sheer, unadulterated driving pleasure with the practicality of a sport utility vehicle. This expressive, 420 horsepower SUV carries performance figures that will rival lithe sports cars.  Porsche managed to wring out 20 more horses (compared to the Cayenne S) from GTS’ V8 under the hood to bring matters to 420 horsepower. For aerodynamic improvements, Porsche lowered the chassis of the GTS by 20 mm and installed a lower final-drive ratio. Channeling all of the power of the Cayenne GTS is Porsche’s eight-speed Tiptronic S paddleshift gearbox.
For improved fuel economy, stop-start is standard.
On the business end of things, the 2013 Cayenne GTS will rocket from 0-100 kph in a scant 5.7 seconds, and will gallop all the way to 261 kph. For the sake of comparison, that’s a click faster than the all-new Boxster.
To give the Cayenne GTS a unique and distinguishable look, Porsche outfitted the SUV with unique side skirts and wheel arches, and can be colored either Peridot Metallic or Carmine Red paint. Unique 20-inch wheels round out the exterior enhancements and eight-way adjustable GTS seats can be found inside. There’s an available Sport Chrono package for track days, as well.

For those who can’t go without a Porsche Cayenne GTS in their life, Porsche has priced the super SUV at $93,600 in Canada. It will go on sale around August 2012. In the video above, the new Cayenne GTS in Peridot Metallic can be seen sprinting through the mountains, engine bellowing and yelling all the way.

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