Porsche has added two new variants to its large SUV range. They are the Cayenne GTS and Cayenne GTS Coupe. The two additions supplement the Cayenne range that is already on offer and do not replace any existing versions. You can read our driving review of other Cayenne derivatives at this link.

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V8 power

GTS versions within Porsche’s existing portfolio are typically sportier models with their own character. In the case of the Cayenne GTS this starts under the bonnet. A twin-turbocharged V8 takes the place of the twin-turbo V6 of its predecessor. The larger engine measures 4,0-litres and develops 338 kW of power with peak torque of 620 N.m. Those figures represent a 14 kW and 20 N.m increase over the engine it replaces. Power is channeled to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Porsche says both GTS can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4,5 seconds and have a top speed of 270 km/h. To hear the new motor a little more clearly the Cayenne GTS comes standard with a sports exhaust system.

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Sportier suspension

To help harness the extra power the GTS is fitted lower springs that reduce the ride height by 20 mm. Customers can opt for 10 mm-lower, three-chamber air suspension, rear-axle steering and the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active roll stabilisation system. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) is fitted as standard. Standard 21-inch RS Spyder alloys hide iron brakes that measure 390 mm at the front, 358 mm at the rear.

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Unique appearance

All Cayenne GTSs are fitted as standard with a Sport Design package. This means they are equipped with satin-gloss black alloys and dark-tinted LED headlights and LED tail light bar. Further GTS touches are front air intakes, side window trims, tailpipes and the logos on the rear all in black. Alcantara is the material of choice for the roof lining, seat centre panels, armrests and doors. The standard eight-way sports seats with fatter bolsters are unique to the new GTS models. GTS logos can be found on the front doors, step sills, rev counter and headrests.