The three letters GTS first made a name for themselves in 1964 with the victory of a Porsche 904 Carrera GTS in the legendary Targa Florio. Today, they stand for an extra helping of sportiness in combination with customarily high levels of comfort. The second generation of the first Porsche Cayenne also included a GTS variant, characterised by its extra power over the S model, eye-catching special colours and black accents. An attractive offering positioned between the S and Turbo models is therefore also now available in the current generation.
The GTS has established itself as the sportiest Cayenne derivative over the years. The first Cayenne GTS (internal designation E1 II), which was presented at the IAA in Frankfurt in 2007, was equipped with a V8 engine with an adapted intake system and delivered 298 kW (405 PS). Thanks to its adapted chassis characteristics, the first Cayenne GTS already featured significantly improved longitudinal and lateral dynamics and GTS enthusiasts remember to this day its distinctive looks and rich V8 sound. A Porsche Design edition limited to 1,000 vehicles was launched only a short time later with the Cayenne GTS PDE 3 (E1 II), which featured a special colour scheme and a particularly exclusive appearance inside and out. In 2012, the second generation of the Cayenne GTS (E2) was presented in Beijing. With 309 kW (420 PS), it delivered more power and accelerated from 0-100 km/h in only 5.7 seconds, setting new standards in the SUV segment. Alongside its performance, this GTS also impressed with its exclusivity. For example, the contrasting colour GTS package ensured an especially high-quality interior look.
The Cayenne GTS (E2 II) presented in Los Angeles in 2014 was equipped for the first time with a V6 engine. The biturbo engine delivered 20 PS more than its predecessor as well as 85 Nm more torque. At 5.1 seconds from 0-100 km/h, it was again faster than its predecessor. Visually, the Cayenne GTS has a sporty and completely unique appearance with its Black design elements.
With the current E3 generation, two Cayenne GTS derivatives are now being launched: the Cayenne GTS and, for the first time, the Cayenne GTS Coupé. Both vehicles impress with outstanding lateral dynamics and continue the success story of the Cayenne GTS models. Equipped with a four-litre V8 biturbo engine, both GTS models boast a rich exhaust note as well as more power and torque. This has a positive effect on performance, which has been enhanced once again. Visually, the new GTS models benefit from the design language of the current Cayenne generation, which is further sharpened by the GTS-specific equipment items.