Porsche adds two new models to its SUV line-up

Aziz Idris

Porsche is supplementing its SUV line-up with two new models – the Cayenne GTS and Cayenne GTS Coupé – designed with superb driving performance in mind Typically, the powertrain of GTS models plays a particularly important part. Instead of the 3.6-litre V6 Biturbo engine from its predecessor, a V8 heart now beats once more under the bonnet of the Cayenne GTS. This four-litre Biturbo engine offers significantly improved performance in all disciplines.

With the Porsche-developed four-litre V8 Biturbo engine from the flagship Cayenne model, the new Cayenne GTS now delivers 14kW (20 PS) and 20Nm more than its predecessor.
Both GTS models sprint from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds with the Sport Chrono package and has a top speed of 270km/h.

Among other things, this has been achieved by the optimally matched Tiptronic S eight-speed automatic transmission, adaptive cylinder control, direct petrol injection with central injector position and an intelligently designed thermal management system.

To match the new car’s impressive performance, its specially configured sports exhaust systems delivers a highly emotive aural experience. Fitted as standard is an exhaust system with its tailpipes located at the outer sides of the car’s rear, designed to produce a rich, sporty sound with a unique character.

The high frequency-tuned sports exhaust system is a new development. It features two centrally positioned oval tailpipes that are offered exclusively on the Cayenne GTS Coupé and in future also on the Cayenne Turbo Coupé – in combination with the optional Lightweight Sports Package in each case. The chassis set-up of the new Cayenne GTS models creates the ideal prerequisites for outstanding lateral dynamics.

The standard steel-spring suspension lowers the car by 20 millimetres and includes Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) for active and very sporty damper control. For the exteriors, the new Cayenne GTS models come equipped as standard with satin-gloss Black 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels. The LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and the LED tail light bar are also dark-tinted. The front air intakes, side window trims, tailpipes of the sports exhaust system and the model and Porsche logos on the rear are all in black.

To further compliment the GTS models, standard eight-way sports seats, exclusively reserved for the new GTS models, offer optimal support for dynamic cornering due to the increased height of their side bolsters.

The new Porsche Cayenne GTS models are available to order now and will be in the modern and well-equipped Porsche Centre Brunei from the beginning of July.

The Cayenne GTS. PHOTO: PORSCHE CENTRE BRUNEI