The 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS

Introducing the new 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS

Porsche AG announced today that when the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (aka Auto China) opens later this month, they will unveil their newest high performance SUV in the form of the 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS.

The 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS sits towards the top of the Cayenne family, ranking just under the highline Cayenne Turbo in both performance and price while sitting just above the Cayenne S Hybrid in price and the tradition Cayenne S in terms of performance. Like the Cayenne S, the Cayenne GTS is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.8L V8 sending power to all four wheels via a Tiptronic 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift control but unlike the S, the GTS offers 420 horsepower (@ 6,500rpm) and 380lb-ft of torque (@3,500rpm) – these are improvements of 20 horsepower and 11lb-ft of torque over the Cayenne S. The Cayenne GTS also features a lower final drive ratio (3.70) for improved acceleration compared to the 3.09. This allows the 2013 Cayenne GTS to move out from 0-60 in just 5.4 seconds while reaching a top speed of 162 miles per hour. For comparison, the Cayenne S will hit 160mph and it takes 5.6 seconds to reach 60 from a stop while the twin turbocharged, 500 horsepower Cayenne Turbo will get there in just 4.4 seconds and push a top speed of 172 miles per hour. This naturally aspirated V8 uses a dual exhaust system that exits the rear of the vehicle via 4 large, matte black exhaust tips mounted in pairs towards the outer edges of the vehicle – adding a rugged, sporty look to the rear of the ute.

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