Porsche Launches New Panamera GTS
Porsche has added a GTS model to the Panamera range, available in both saloon and Sport Turismo guises the new GTS will be powered by a 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine producing 460hp and 457lb ft torque. Standard features will include the Sport Chrono package, a Sports exhaust system and three-chamber air suspension. The new GTS trumps its predecessor by 20hp and 74lb ft torque, it will reach 62mph in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 180mph. Porsche claims fuel consumption figures of 27.4 mpg (26.6 mpg Sport Turismo) and CO2 emissions of 235 g/km (242 g/kg Sport Turismo).
The new GTS models use the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system coupled to an automatic eight-speed PDK transmission. Porsche says that chassis advancements have been made for both variants, each being lowered by 10mm, the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system has been further refined to offer greater sporting tendencies. Rear-axle steering is available as an option.
Porsche’s GTS models have long been about mild performance upgrades and choice exterior additions, that’s no different here. A Sport Design exterior package with black highlights is almost expected of GTS models today, in this instance new black trim features on the nose and at the rear. On each corner come 20-inch Panamera Design wheels as standard. Inside black Alcantara and anodised aluminium surfaces mix with the latest technology and convenience features; namely the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, Porsche InnoDrive, Connect Plus module for a range of digital services. An optional GTS interior package allows for the coordination of the rev counter, leather stitching, and logo colours.
The new GTS does debut one advent new to the entire Panamera range – a head-up display. This can be configured by the driver and projects information in full colour directly into their field of vision. The new Panamera GTS models are available to order now, prices start at £105,963.00 with the Sport Turismo GTS starting at £108,110.00.