Porsche’s Panamera line-up has been given a performance upgrade with the addition of the GTS. Both the standard and Sport Turismo models have been given the GTS treatment, with the GTS moniker returning to the Panamera line-up after it was first introduced in 2011. This is the first time the Sport Turismo has had a GTS version, however.
Under the bonnet of the GTS models is a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine that reaches 454bhp and 620Nm of torque – which represents a 19bhp and 100Nm of torque increase over the previous GTS engine fitted to the Panamera. With that power plant on-board paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and Porsche’s Traction Management all-wheel drive system, the Panamera GTS can get from 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds. Top speed for the standard model is 181mph, while the Sport Turismo reaches 179mph.
For improved cornering, the GTS upgrade drops the car’s ride height by 10mm, with adaptive air suspension and larger brakes have also been added. Black exterior detailing to the front and rear splitters as well as dark 20-inch alloy wheels make the GTS distinguishable from the rest of the Panamera range – while the interior also includes distinctive features. The GTS package adds customisable elements, such as the rev counter, stitching and GTS logos, with customers able to choose from Crayon or Carmine Red as a contrasting colour.
The GTS also brings a head-up display to the Panamera – a first for the sporty family model.
Customers can now order, with prices starting from £105,963
For more information on the Panamera GTS line-up, contact your nearest JCT600 Porsche Centre.
Added: 24 October 2018