Here is the fresh Porsche Cayenne GTS, and it is a ways a 2.2-tonne center finger to downsizing. Yes of us, it’s 2020, and the goldilocks of Porsche’s sports activities SUV vary now returns with a huge V8.
Now now not as huge a V8 as when the first-gen Cayenne GTS launched (that used to be a 4.8-litre naturally-aspirated ingredient), but a sizeable one nonetheless. For this third-generation GTS Porsche has ditched the feeble 3.6-litre turbo V6, and slotted in a detuned model of the V8 you gain in the vary-topping Turbo. Cap ‘T’, be aware.
This one amongst course has a turbo, but with a puny ‘t’. Two of them, truly, bolted onto that V8 to execute 454bhp – up 20bhp over the feeble V6 – and 457lb feet of torque, which is furthermore a smidge extra than the feeble vehicle.
As such, both the Cayenne GTS and Cayenne Coupe GTS (the first time the Coupe will get this form of nomenclature) document 0-62mph times of 4.5s – over half a 2d faster – and high speeds of 173mph. Both of those stats are doubtless by way of Porsche’s Sport Chrono pack. Which you favor.
Porsche reckons changes to the V8’s engine cylinder protect watch over, recount injection and thermal management procedure – and a retuned eight-tempo tiptronic auto – imply financial system figures of 20-21.2mpg are doubtless. We can look.
The V8 is matched to a fresh sports activities exercise procedure – a pair of twin pipes on the SUV, beautiful the two pipes on the Coupe – acknowledged to ship “a highly emotive aural trip”. Attributable to V8.
And since this V8 is the candy region between entry-degree Cayenne and enraged-canine Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid (which that that you can well perchance read our review of here), it parts 20mm lower suspension on standard steel-springs, adaptive dampers (PASM), torque vectoring, and 21in RS Spyder wheels hiding 390mm discs up front and 358mm on the abet. Paunchy.
There are alternatives of course. Higher brakes. Three-chamber air suspension. Rear-axle steering. Dynamic chassis protect watch over. Now now not listed on this particular sheet is the technique to no longer lift a huge 2.2-tonne SUV and gain a V8 estate as a replacement…
Finally, the Cayenne has continuously been a gorgeous ingredient to pressure, and while the skin of this third-gen vehicle hasn’t differed great from the 2d-generation, GTS gadgets gain tinted LED head- and tail-lights, and dim air intakes/window trims/exercise pipes. Interior there’s hundreds Alcantara, aluminium, and eight-way adjustable sports activities seats with deeper facet bolsters. Possible salad ought to become your fresh ultimate buddy.
How great for this V8 tank, you wail? In the UK prices starting up at £85,930 for the Cayenne GTS SUV, and £88,750 for the Cayenne GTS Coupe.
Read High Equipment’s 2020 Porsche Cayenne review here