Like its predecessor, the GTS will slot between the S and Turbo models. It will mix a more powerful version of the non-turbo V8 motor from the Cayenne S with the body-kitted styling of the range-topping Turbo model.
Power from the non-turbo 4.8-litre V8 is increased slightly over the 394bhp of the Cayenne S to 414bhp. Drive is channelled through a standard eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with stop-start.
The peak output is 14bhp more than the previous-gen GTS and the standard automatic gearbox is a change, too. The previous GTS featured a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.
As might be expected, the slight increase in muscle of the GTS gives it a mild boost in performance. So the sprint from rest to 62mph is dispatched in 5.7sec, compared with the 5.9sec of today’s V8 S, and the top speed is slightly higher, at 162mph rather than 160mph. The 0-100mph sprint is similarly rapid, at 13.3sec.