Porsche Panamera range gets GTS variant - 460 hp V8

Doris Richards
October 16, 2018

You'll be doing 292km/h flat out in the Panamera GTS, and 289km/h in the Sport Turismo GTS.

Both the Panamera GTS and its more wagonlike Sport Turismo receive their motivation from a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 453 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. Top speed is 292 km/h for the Panamera and 289 km/h for the Sport Turismo. All of those results likely involve a fair bit of sandbagging on Porsche's part, however, considering that we achieved a 3.6-second zero-to-60-mph time with a 4S and 3.0 seconds with a Turbo.

Available with either the standard hatch or Sport Turismo wagon body styles, the GTS enhances the Panamera with an extra helping of sportiness but without blowing up the price.

The Panamera is a big auto, but thanks to the hard work going on under the hood, an eight-speed PDK gearbox and all-wheel drive the GTS and Sport Turismo will both hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds.

Extra sportiness comes from lowered suspension which sits 10 millimeters lower than on tamer Panameras, and attached at each hub is a 20-inch wheel. Big ass brakes that measure 15.35-inches up front and 14.37-inches in the rear help slow them down. The GTS also comes standard with a Sport Exhaust system and the Sport Chrono package.

Inside the Alcantara and anodised aluminium cabin, the standard package includes a heated multifunction sports steering wheel with shift paddles and Alcantara trim, and the Connect Plus module for digital services.

Speaking of the interior, Porsche will offer an Interior GTS package which adds Carmine Red or Crayon accents.

The GTS starts at $129,350. Those figure slot it in nicely below the bonkers-fast Panamera Turbo but comfortably above the more basic Panamera trims. These include the digital Porsche Advanced Cockpit, assist systems such as Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control, and the optional rear-axle steering.

However, the GTS has one feature that is new to the entire Panamera range - the head-up display. The display can be configured by the driver and projects all relevant information directly into their direct line of sight in full colour. This was followed by the 924 GTS and 928 GTS, which cultivated the concept throughout the 1980s and 90s.

The Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo will arrive in dealerships in the second half of 2019. In 2007, the GTS celebrated its revival with the Carrera GTS.

Created to reflect the sporting prowess of the Panamera GTS models, the chassis systems are impressively dynamic.

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