Downsizing hasn’t gone effectively for Porsche, it appears to be like to be.
Porsche purists, and followers of getting groceries, are likely rejoicing this week as a V8 engine returns to the 2021 Cayenne GTS. The 4.0-liter, twin-turbo motor feeble within the Cayenne and Panamera Turbo now sits in a detuned maintain within the GTS, because it did a decade within the past.
Previously the GTS items feeble a 3.6-liter, twin-turbo V6. Now the addition of .4-liters and two cylinders presents these items an extra 18 horses and 12 lb-toes of torque, for a total of 453 horsepower and 457 lb-toes. No longer budge the least bit, and nearer than ever to the vary-topping Cayenne Turbo’s 550 HP.
With a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds, or 4.2 seconds with the GTS Coupe fashioned Sport Chrono Equipment, the GTS sports a 0.3-0.6 2nd drop from the previous mannequin. A sports utilize described as an “emotive aural expertise” is suited for the GTS, with the Mild-weight Sports activities Equipment affording the GTS Coupe a loud center-exit utilize option.
The fresh mannequin brings alongside facing and interior improvements as effectively. The GTS sits 20mm decrease than its predecessor and comes fashioned with Porsche Active Suspension Management and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus. Porsche’s Dynamic Chassis Alter, an active roll stabilizing feature, would be had for $3,590 while an active rear-wheel steering machine is a $1,620 option. Fitted with 21-amble RS Sypder Secure Wheels and classically sporty red brake calipers, braking choices consist of a weak metallic providing or Porsche’s ceramic lined or composite brakes.
Aesthetically, the GTS fashioned Sport Secure bundle is primarily disagreeable with a melancholy tinted LED tail gentle bar and gloomy air intakes, window trim, and badging. Inside, the fashioned eight-come adjustable sports seats are queer to the GTS, as effectively as to the Porsche fashioned presents of Alcantara and brushed aluminum.
The Cayenne GTS starts at $108,650 while the GTS Coupe begins at $111,850, alongside with the $1,350 destination price. Sandwiched in between the Cayenne Turbo and S, with a gap of about 20 monumental every come, I’d enjoy one in Jet Murky Steel in Coupe maintain, if you are uncommon.
That isn’t very the main time currently that Porsche has backtracked on downsizing for its higher items. Increasingly it be been adding naturally aspirated flat-six energy to the GT4 and Spyder variants of the 718 Boxster and Cayman, perchance partly to acknowledge to critics who did not just like the noise and persona of the initial flat-four engines.
Who amongst us will snarl no to extra cylinders, staunch?