Porsche Panamera GTS and GTS Sport Turismo unveiled

Ruben Fields
October 17, 2018

With 390mm front and 365mm rear brakes, you shouldn't have trouble stopping the Panamera GTS on the track.

As always, the GTS trim offers standard features that are only optional on the S trim.

Starting with the motor, the GTS pair come with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, now making 453 hp from 6,000-6,500 rpm and 457 lb-ft from 1,800-4,500 rpm. The chassis in the two GTS models have also been lowered by 10millimetres, while the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) function has been adapted for lateral dynamics.

As for the Sport Turismo version, this is the first time Porsche used the designation for the Panamera range. It rides on three-chamber adaptive air suspension, and sits 10mm lower than the standard vehicle thanks to the PASM adaptive chassis system.

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Thanks to the increase in power, both the GTS and GTS Sport Turismo can sprint to 100 kph (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 292 and 289 km/h, respectively (181 and 180 mph). Power is sent to all-wheels by the eight-speed PDK dual clutch gearbox.

GTS cars have Porsche's "Sport Design" bodykit fitted with plenty of black accents, and roll on 20-inch alloys. The interior features hallmark elements of black Alcantara and anodised aluminium. Also standard is heated multifunction sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles. The Sport Design package with a new black front end, black trim at the bottom of the rear, and a variety of darker elements highlights the more athletic appearance. You can have the interior GTS-ified as well, with custom tachometers, designer seams, and Carmine Red or Chalk GTS Logos. We're excited to say it's time to whip out your party hats because the folks from Stuttgart pulled the wraps off of the Panamera GTS and GTS Sport Turismo on Monday. These include the digital Porsche Advanced Cockpit, assist systems such as Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control, and optional rear-axle steering. Porsche's first road-approved sports auto, the 904 Carrera GTS, was launched in 1963, bringing racing tech to the streets.

As is tradition at Porsche, GTS stands for Gran Turismo Sport. In 2007, the GTS badge was revived with the 911 Carrera GTS.

Porsche is adding a GTS model to its latest Panamera and Panamera Sport Turismo range. Prices start at £105,963 for the saloon and £108,110 for the estate, with both going on sale later this year.

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