Those who mourned the loss of the V8 when Porsche implemented the twin-turbo 3.6L V6 in the previous model Cayenne GTS will be happy to know that it’s back. The new 2020 Porsche Cayenne GTS returns with a 338kW monster under the bonnet in both SUV and coupe bodystyles. Expect to see them on Australian roads in the fourth quarter of 2020.
The 2020 Porsche Cayenne GTS features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 338kW of power and 620Nm of torque. With a 0-100km/h time of 4.5 seconds (when fitted with the Sport Chrono Package), it is 0.6 seconds faster than the outgoing twin turbo V6 model. Both coupe and SUV body styles have a top speed of 270km/h – 8km/h faster than the outgoing model. Standard on the 2020 Porsche Cayenne GTS is a sports exhaust system to give the V8 an enhanced growl.
The 2020 Porsche Cayenne GTS now comes as standard with air suspension that can lower the car by 10mm, as well as adaptive dampers. 21-inch wheels with large cast iron brakes (with red brake calipers) are also standard, and carbon ceramic brakes are also optional, as is rear-wheel steering and an active roll stabilisation system.
As with previous GTS model Porsches, expect to see a plethora of black accents throughout the interior and exterior. LED headlights with Porsche’s dynamic lighting system are now accented with dark tinting, as is the rear light bar that spreads across the tailgate.
Porsche love the use of Alcantara in their performance models and the Cayenne GTS models are no exception gaining a full alcantara headliner, centre seat panels, centre console armrests and armrests on the doors. Special to the GTS model Cayenne’s are eight way electrically adjusted sports seats – according to Porsche, they offer “optimal support for dynamic cornering due to the increased height of their side bolsters”. A Bose surround sound system with digital radio is standard on the Cayenne GTS, as is a 360-degree camera and heated front seats.
Pricing for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne GTS starts at $192,900 (plus on-road costs) for the SUV and $198,200 for the coupe. They are available to order now and expect first customer deliveries to start in the fourth quarter of 2020.