New Porsche Cayenne GTS returns with a V-8 engine
Cayenne GTS bridges the gap between the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo
Available in both traditional and Coupé Cayenne versions
The 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS was unveiled a few days ago, bringing with it distinctive styling, the return of a beloved powertrain, and what is sure to be a loud exhaust.
What’s New About The 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS?
This GTS marks the return of a very popular version of the Porsche Cayenne SUV. GTS models are a special kind of Porsche. Not as fast as the Turbo models they precede, they offer better performance and more sportiness than the S models below them. That’s exactly how the new Cayenne GTS fits within its lineup.
It’s quicker and more agressive than the Cayenne S, but not as powerful or fast as a Cayenne Turbo. New for 2021 in the GTS is the return of the V-8 engine, a twin-turbo unit that delivers 453 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. That’s still 88 ponies away from the Cayenne Turbo, but it’s also 19 extra horsepower over the Cayenne S.
It gets to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds) with the sport package. Although that doesn’t quite match the Cayenne Turbo, at low RPM both SUVs should feel just about as fast with the Cayenne GTS definitely sounding the part thanks to an improved exhaust system. The new Porsche Cayenne Coupé will also offer a GTS version.
The Cayenne GTS is a fast, quick, dynamic luxury SUV that will offer everything GTS fans love about their cars. The big news for the 2021 model is the return of the V-8 and the exclusive feel it brings to the driving experience.
What’s The 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS Price?
It starts at $120,400 in Canada and $107,300 in the US. The Cayenne GTS Coupé starts at $126,500 in Canada and $110,500 in the US.
When Will It Arrive On The Market?
It’s already available to order in both the US and Canada.
Who Will It Compete With?
The Cayenne GTS is definitely after the most powerful versions of the BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE. It doesn’t quite have the quickness to rival the BMW X5 M or Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S outright, but it will have the same sporty handling and agressive exhaust sound. It’s also a bit more expensive than its two German rivals.
What Do We Think About It?
It looks great, especially the new dual centre exhaust tips in the Cayenne Coupé. We can’t wait to hear it and drive it, but the fact that the V-8 is back scores a lot of points right off the start. There’s something special about a Porsche GTS model, and the Cayenne GTS will not disappoint its future owner.