New 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS Comes in Coupe and Not Coupe Flavors of Enhanced Performance

Christian Wardlaw | Jun 12, 2020

Plugging the gap between the twin-turbo V-6 Cayenne S and the twin-turbo V-8 Cayenne Turbo, the new 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS arrives packing plenty of power and performance. It comes in standard Cayenne GTS ($107,300) and more expensive yet less practical Cayenne GTS Coupe ($110,500) styles.

2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS Red Side View

Like the Cayenne Turbo, the Cayenne GTS uses a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine. Here though, it is tuned to generate 453 horsepower and 457 lb.-ft. of torque, reductions of 89 hp and 110 lb.-ft. compared to the Cayenne Turbo.

Naturally, then, it’s not as fast. The new 2021 Cayenne GTS accelerates to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds (4.2 seconds for the Coupe), according to Porsche, while the Turbo blasts to that speed in 3.9 seconds (3.7 seconds for the Coupe). Top speed for the GTS is 167 mph, while the Turbo can reach 177 mph. 

An 8-speed automatic transmission is charged with getting the power to all four 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels, and the new Cayenne GTS includes standard Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus. As an option, rear-axle steering is available.

Red brake calipers clamp larger brakes, and Cayenne GTS owners can upgrade to Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake components. A sports exhaust system is standard, with dual outboard outlets. Exclusive to the Cayenne GTS Coupe, and part of an optional Lightweight Sports Package, center-mounted dual exhaust outlets are available.

The Cayenne GTS sits on a performance-tuned, steel spring suspension with a 20mm drop in ride height. Adaptive dampers are standard, with an air suspension optional. An active roll stabilization system called Porsche Dynamics Chassis Control is also available. 

Aside from its lowered suspension and unique wheels, the GTS features dark-tinted lighting elements and black exterior trim. Inside, Porsche wraps the headliner, door panel inserts, and top of the center armrest in Alcantara suede, and includes it as inserts for the exclusive 8-way power adjustable sports seats. Dark-brushed aluminum trim, red seat belts, and red GTS embroidery complete the look.

Porsche says the new Cayenne GTS and Cayenne GTS Coupe will arrive in dealership showrooms in July 2020.

The information in this article is from Porsche. It was accurate on June 12, 2020 but may have changed since that date.

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