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Athletes Join The Family

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Wed, 31 October 2018

Athletes Join The Family

Porsche has added two new GTS models to the Panamera line-up.

With a powerful performance from the four-litre V8 biturbo engine (338kW/460hp), extra dynamic chassis systems, including three-chamber air suspension, and their own unique design elements and equipment, the Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo harness a one-of-a-kind performance package. For example, the Sport Design package with black exterior elements and large Alcantara surfaces in the interior is included as standard. What’s more, Porsche has expanded its portfolio of comfort and assistance systems to include a head-up display with various configuration options for the entire Panamera range. 

Emotion and Efficiency
At the heart of both of the new models is a four-litre V8 engine with 338kW (460hp) of output and maximum torque of 620Nm. The biturbo engine, which features a gasoline particulate filter, outperforms its predecessor by 15kW (20hp) and 100Nm, accelerating the Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo from 0 to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds. The two models achieve a top speed of 292 and 289km/h respectively. There are no interruptions in tractive force as power is transmitted to the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system by the eight-speed PDK dual clutch gearbox. Their exceptional performance is achieved with moderate consumption of just 10.3 litres/100km (Sport Turismo: 10.6 litres/100km); the CO2 emissions are 235g/km (Sport Turismo: 242g/km).

Performance and Comfort
The chassis systems are impressively dynamic. The adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology is fitted as standard, which results in flexible control and optimum spring rate spread. The sports chassis in the two GTS models has been lowered by 10mm, while the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) function has been adapted for an even sportier calibration. Large brakes deliver outstanding deceleration.

That Distinctive GTS Look
The new Panamera GTS models’ basic equipment package has been significantly upgraded. 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. The GTS models are equipped with 20-inch Panamera Design wheels as standard. The interior features hallmark elements of black Alcantara and anodised aluminium. The standard package also includes a heated multifunction sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles and Alcantara trim and the Connect Plus module for a wide range of digital services. With the optional Interior GTS package, drivers can customise their vehicle with various design elements, such as a rev counter, designer seams and GTS logos in the contrasting shades of Carmine Red or Crayon.

A First for the Panamera
The GTS models offer all the same innovations as the second-generation Panamera range. These include the digital Porsche Advanced Cockpit, assist systems such as Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control, and optional rear-axle steering. The GTS also features one highlight that is new to the entire Panamera range – the head-up display. This can be configured by the driver and projects all relevant information directly into their direct line of sight in full colour.

Better Day-to-Day Driving
As is tradition at Porsche, GTS stands for Gran Turismo Sport. Porsche’s first road-approved sports car, the 904 Carrera GTS, was launched all the way back in 1963, bringing racing technology to the streets. The first generation of the Panamera GTS came in 2011, initially available as a sports saloon only. Now, the new Panamera GTS is also available as a Sports Turismo. With a large boot lid, low loading sill, increased luggage compartment and four-plus-one seating configuration, the new GTS variant based on the 2017 model meets the highest of standards for everyday driving, while also delivering outstanding performance.
The new GTS models are available to order now.

 Call 17 459-911.

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