The Panamera GTS - New Porsche Gran
Turismo with 430 hp, all-wheel drive and sporty chassis
Stuttgart - Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG,
Stuttgart’s sportiest Gran Turismo is leaving the pits: the Panamera GTS.
The clue is in the name. At Porsche, GTS stands for Gran Turismo Sport,
promising extraordinary Porsche performance ever since the legendary 904
Carrera GTS back in 1963.
More power and upgraded brakes, a body
lowered by ten millimetres and the especially sportily tuned chassis
with air suspension and PASM are the major technical modifications that
make it the Panamera model capable of cutting it on the racing circuit –
without sacrificing practicality. The sportiest of all Panameras also
conveys this to occupants and the outside world by its striking sound.
In terms of looks, the new Panamera GTS signals its independence by
distinctive design features in the front-end, side and rear area as well
as black highlights. The interior as well is rigorously tailored to the
sporty personality with sports seats, SportDesign steering wheel with
shift paddles, exclusive GTS leather interior and Alcantara surfaces.
The power unit in the new Panamera GTS is
a modified 4.8-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine, delivering 430 hp
(316 kW) at 6,700 rpm, trumping the engine in its Panamera S/4S sister
models by 30 hp (22 kW). The maximum torque also increased by
comparison, from 500 Nm to 520 Nm. The way in which at the push of a
button the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmits the engine
output to the all-wheel drive (PTM) – thanks to the Sport Chrono package
featured as standard without interruption to the power flow – is
This collaboration enables the Panamera
GTS to sprint to 100 km/h in under 4.5 seconds, accelerating on to its
top speed of 288 km/h. With NEDC fuel consumption of 10.9 l/100 km –
only 10.7 l/100 km with low-friction tyres – the Panamera GTS remains as
much of an efficiency role model in its milieu as all Porsche models.
The standard values for sprint and top
speed don’t do full justice to the new Panamera GTS’s sporty
characteristics. Its chassis in particular makes it fit for the racing
circuit: The adaptive air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension
Management (PASM) featured as standard connect the chassis and body,
constantly adapting to the driving challenges by regulating levelling
settings, adjusting height, adjusting the spring rate and electrically
adjusting the damping system. The damping is designed to be tauter,
which helps agility and further reinforces the new Gran Turismo’s sporty
personality. Five millimetre thick wheel spacers between the wheel and
the wheel carriers increase the rear axle track width, giving the
Panamera an even more stable ride. The required grip is provided by
255/45 size 19-inch tyres on the front axle and 285/40 on the rear axle.
Deceleration on the sporty Panamera is provided by the superlative
braking system of the Panamera Turbo. The Panamera GTS is being launched
in February 2012 with a price tag of 116.716 €.