Stuttgart - Porsche’s latest Panamera is now available in GTS flavour, the new model essentially bridging the gap between the 4S and Turbo models and ultimately giving customers a more affordable V8 option.
To that end, the Panamera GTS, which is available with either the standard fastback-style body or as an estate-like Sport Turismo, is powered by a detuned version of the Turbo’s 4-litre twin-turbo V8. In this iteration it produces 338kW and 620Nm, which is 14kW/70Nm more than you get in the 2.9 V6 powered 4S and 66kW/150Nm less than the Turbo offers.
The engine is mated to an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox and Porsche Traction Management all-wheel-drive system, and flat out the GTS should be good for a 4.1 second 0-100km/h sprint and top speeds of up to 292km/h, according to Porsche.
Three-chamber adaptive air suspension is standard and the Porsche Active Suspension Management system gets a sportier calibration than on regular Panameras, while rear-axle steering is an optional extra.
Further marking out its unique identity is a Sport Design exterior package featuring numerous black and dark-coloured trim elements, and bespoke 20-inch wheels.