Porsche Premieres Two New Panameras
The Panamera GTS (right) and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo offer a 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine with 453 hp and sports exhaust system.
Porsche has announced the addition of two sporty models to its Panamera range.
The new Porsche Panamera GTS and Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo models add new breadth to the lineup for customers seeking a sportier driving experience positioned between the Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo variants.
Slated to arrive in Canada in mid-2019, pricing for the Panamera GTS begins at $146,200 and $153,300 for the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo.
A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine generates peak output of 453 hp and peak torque of 457 lb/ft.
As compared to the previous Panamera GTS with a naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V8, the current engine offers an increase of 13 hp and an additional 73 lb/ft of torque.
The engine sends power to all four wheels through an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission via the standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system.
This allows both the Porsche Panamera GTS and Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo models to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The former reaches a top track speed of 181 mph, or 179 mph for the latter.
As is typical with any Porsche “GTS” model, the standard equipment list and chassis setup are oriented with enthusiastic driving in mind.
The chassis now sits 0.39 inches (10 mm) lower than other Panamera models.
The Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management (PASM) dampers, which are included as part of the standard Air Suspension, are recalibrated for these models.
Large brakes (390 mm in diameter at the front, 365 mm in diameter at the rear) provide exceptional stopping power.
Other standard equipment highlights include the Sport Chrono package, a Sport Exhaust system including tailpipes in black, the Sport Design package with black exterior elements, and black 20-inch Panamera Design wheels.
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