Porsche Launches New Cayenne GTS

BY Joel Tam

Stuttgart Auto has launched the new Cayenne GTS at the Glass House in Sentosa. Packing a 420 bhp tweaked V8, the spicy GTS will sit between the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo in the brand's line-up.

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Porsche's higher specced variants have always been dubbed with a GTS badge, which stands for Gran Turismo Sport. The Cayenne is the latest to have been adorned with this hallmark, filling the gap between the Cayenne S and the Cayenne Turbo.

Packed with a 420 bhp uprated V8 engine that is based on the Cayenne S powerplant, the Cayenne GTS SUV will sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds, and reach 160 km/h in 13.3 seconds! The top speed is a blistering 261 km/h - that's really fast for an SUV.

It's got a tuned chassis equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which lowers the body by 24 mm compared to the Cayenne S. As a result, the new Cayenne GTS is even closer to the road and moves with the sports car’s trademark composure and agility.

The Cayenne GTS features signature trims in high-gloss black, prominent side skirts and wider wheel arches. The launch model had glossy black wheels in a huge and delicious 21" size. A distinctive roof spoiler with twin-wing profile complete the exterior enhamncements.

The GTS features a leather interior with Alcantara as standard. Front sports seats with eight adjustment options are also featured as standard in the new Cayenne GTS.

Retailing at SGD 370,888 without COE. Prices include a 5-year free maintenance and warranty program, market-specific equipment and GST.