Porsche Centre Doha announces the arrival of the resounding Cayenne GTS Cayenne GTS: resonant – in more than name alone
Doha. Through its name alone, the new Cayenne GTS announces its outstanding sporting characteristics. With the letters GTS going back to the famous 904 Carrera GTS of 1963, in 2007; the Cayenne GTS became the first Porsche of the modern era to revive the acronym. Since then, at Porsche the GTS title has signified the brand’s especially sporty models. Alongside the new GTS and completing the Cayenne portfolio at the lower end of the range, is the new entry-level 3.6-litre, V6 petrol engine Cayenne.
The Cayenne is to-date Porsche's most successful range, with the four-door sports cars in general making a major contribution to the company's profitable growth. As a result, it has played a fundamental role in ensuring future investment in the broad spectrum of highly dynamic models offered across the entire portfolio.
Whether two or four doors, Porsche drivers like their cars to be sporty. A 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo engine is the performance-oriented enhancement of the new power unit presented in the Cayenne S. Its consumption is lower and it delivers improved levels of performance. Compared to the previous model with a V8 naturally aspirated engine, power output rises by 20 hp to 440 hp and torque by 85 Nm to 600 Nm, while fuel consumption goes down by up to 0.9 l/100 km. The Cayenne GTS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, or 5.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package. That's 0.5 and 0.6 seconds respectively less than the previous model. Top speed is 262 km/h. As standard it has a sports exhaust system, which provides the undeniable GTS sound.
Thanks to its suspension the Cayenne GTS captivates drivers with its unmistakable lateral dynamics. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping system has a sporty set-up; alongside standard air suspension the vehicle sits 20 millimetres lower. Additional standard features include the brakes from the Cayenne Turbo with 390-millimetre discs on the front axle (358 millimetres at the back), inclusive of brake callipers painted red in typical turbo fashion.
Several design attributes also externally showcase the sportiness of Porsche’s new Cayenne GTS. As standard it has the turbo nose section with large air intakes and the Sport Design package including; more contoured side sills, wheel arch extensions, roof spoiler and lower rear of the vehicle, all painted in the car body colour. All around the car, the colour black provides some striking contrasts: all lettering is black, as are the 20-inch wheels in the RS Spyder design, the exhaust tailpipes, the bi-xenon headlights' inner apertures and the fittings of the darkened LED rear lights. The striking GTS lettering is also a new external feature that can be found on the front doors.
The sporting characteristics are also apparent in the cars’ interior. Eight-way electrically adjustable GTS sports seats in leather/Alcantara upholstery, with GTS lettering on the headrests are fitted as standard. Alcantara is the predominant upholstery material featured inside the car. The interior GTS package is optionally available in carmine red or rhodium silver with rev counter face, decorative stitching, headrest lettering and safety belts in contrasting colour.
The new Cayenne base model features a 3.6-litre V6 naturally aspirated engine, which delivers 300 hp, taking the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds – 7.6 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package. This results in a 0.2 seconds improvement from the previous. At 230 km/h, top speed matches the level of the previous model. Like all new Cayenne models it benefits from the general efficiency measures, such as coasting, Auto Stop/Start function and thermal management, as a result of which fuel consumption drops in comparison to the previous model by 0.7 l/100 km to 9.2 l/100 km. That equates to CO2 emissions of 215 g/km, thus 21 g/km lower than before.
Compared to the previous model the new Cayenne also offers more comprehensive standard features, including a new eight-speed Tiptronic S with Auto Stop/Start and coasting functions, bi-xenon main headlights with four-point LED daytime driving lights, the multi-function sports steering wheel with paddle switches and the automatic boot lid.
The Cayenne and Cayenne GTS will be celebrating their world premiere on November 19th at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Both models can be ordered as of now.
The basic retail prices in Qatar are as follows:
Cayenne QAR 271,800
Cayenne GTS QAR 370,000