2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS and 2021 Cayenne GTS Coupe First Look
Porsche is bowing out from a duo of new SUVs: the Cayenne GTS and the Cayenne GTS Coupé. What does GTS mean? In Porsche language, the GTS is the Goldilocks offer. No bones too bare, but not too expensive; the parent of this last song. Typically, the GTS model comes with all the faster and optional bits you want on the S model, additional thrust and reduced ride height, all for a lower price. The new Cayenne GTS models are no exception.
The V-8 is back, baby!
The very first Cayenne GTS was equipped with a naturally aspirated V8 of 399 horsepower, and a manual transmission was an option! Obviously, the world has been going down since then. The second generation Cayenne GTS still had a V-8 N / A (automatic transmission only) and produced 414 horsepower. After a mid-cycle refresh, the Cayenne GTS came with a hoppy version of the 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 of the Cayenne S developing 434 horsepower. For 2021, the GTS has the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 found in the Panamera GTS, a detuned version of the engine found in the Panamera and Cayenne Turbo. In large dogs, the V-8 develops 541 horsepower and 567 pound-feet of torque. For GTS service, power fell to 453 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque. What keeps customers from buying the cheaper GTS and then cornering it for a piece? Warranty. With the Panamera GTS, Porsche makes tenuous claims that the dual-clutch transmission can’t handle more power, and that’s why customers shouldn’t chop the engine. Here? It is an eight-speed ZF automatic. It’s German for bulletproof. Actually, Kugelsicher is German for bulletproof, but these eight ZF speeds are designed to eat the couple.
As mentioned, the GTS models are always lower than the other models in the range. In the case of the new Cayenne GTS, the PASM three-chamber air suspension is 30 mm lower than in the Cayenne S. It seems that the airbags are the only springs that the GTS models will get. We have had mixed opinions on the Cayenne fitted with PASM so far this generation.
Louder Swoopy Coupe
The Cayenne GTS regular comes with a sports exhaust consisting of four pipes, two of which are on each side of the rear bumper. If you opt for the Coupé version, you can get an even more sporty exhaust composed of two oval tailpipes mounted in the center. Again, cut only. Not only does this exhaust kit sound louder – we’ll have to wait to tell you if it’s better when we drive the two in a few weeks – but the double pipes are also more beautiful.
Hey, good lookin ‘
The Porsche GTS models generally come with cosmetic changes, and these Cayennes are no different. Both come standard with the Sport Design package, a $ 6,230 standalone option on small Cayennes. Black accents abound, with entrances, rear badges, window trim and exhaust outlets all finished in black. Just like the LED headlights (PDLS, aka Porsche Dynamic Light System, or adaptive headlights) and the rear lights. The GTS models are mounted on RS Spyder Design 21 inch rims with a very soft appearance, also in black.
The interior is also bathed in black accents, including the black stained brushed aluminum trim and the black Alcantara covering almost all surfaces. The seats, which are unique to the GTS siblings, have larger bolsters for “optimal support for dynamic turns”. Who doesn’t want that?
How much does the Porsche Cayenne GTS cost?
The Cayenne GTS costs $ 108,650, while the GTS Coupé starts at $ 111,850. You can see where the GTS models fit into the range, between the $ 86,450 Cayenne S and the $ 129,150 Turbo. For coupés, the S Coupé starts for life at $ 91,250 and the Turbo Coupe stickers at $ 133,250. If you wish, you can return home to your local Porsche dealership later this fall.