Porsche is expanding its SUV line-up with two new Cayenne models equipped with V8 engines that are said to improve performance in all disciplines.
Porsche has done away with the 3.6-litre V6, powering both the new Cayenne GTS and Cayenne GTS Coupé with four-litre V8 bi-turbo engines. The benefits of the V8 engine include an increased top speed to 270km/h, and the ability to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds (with the Sport Chrono package). That’s an 8km increase over the top speed of the V6 and the ability to reach 100km/h 0.6 seconds faster.
Porsche matched the V8 to a Tiptronic S eight-speed automatic transmission on both Cayenne models; also, adaptive cylinder control, direct petrol injection and an intelligently designed thermal management system. A specially configured sports exhaust is fitted as standard and delivers a uniquely rich, sporty sound.
Other enhancements include three-chamber adaptive air suspension that lowers the SUVs by 10 millimetres, and Porsche Active Suspension Management is said to provide active and sporty damper control. The 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels with generously sized grey cast iron brakes are fitted with red brake callipers.
In Australia, the new Porsche Cayenne GTS and Cayenne GTS Coupé will be equipped with a 90-litre fuel tank, adaptive air suspension, metallic paint, privacy glass, automatic dimming mirrors, front seat heating, Lane Change Assist, Heads-Up Display, digital radio, BOSE Surround Sound System and more as standard. Also, both the GTS and GTS Coupe will feature a panoramic roof system.
The new Porsche Cayenne GTS models will arrive in Australia in Q4 2020. Prices start at $192,900 for the Cayenne GTS and $198,200 for the Cayenne GTS Coupé. Expect to see more of these SUVs over the coming months.