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GTS will come in saloon and Sport Turismo estate bodystyles, priced from £105,963 and arriving in the UK later this year

Porsche has revealed a new GTS variant of the Porsche Panamera and Panamera Sport Turismo estate. Priced from £105,963 for the former and £108,110 for the latter, both are due to go on sale in the UK later this year.

Like other GTS Porsches, the two Panameras receive unique styling upgrades including black trim for the front and rear-ends, 20-inch black alloy wheels and GTS badging. Inside, both are trimmed in black Alcantara with anodised aluminium highlights, as part of the usually optional Sport Design package.

A heated Alcantara steering wheel is standard, while an optional Interior GTS package brings customisable design elements. The GTS is also the first Panamera to receive a configurable head-up display, which will roll out on other models in the range.

Sitting below the Panamera Turbo in the lineup, the GTS features a detuned 454bhp version of that car’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 mated to an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox and all-wheel drive. Producing 457lb ft of torque, it makes the two-tonne saloon and estate capable of 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 181mph (180mph for the Sport Turismo).

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This performance is partially assisted by the standard Sports Chrono pack, usually an option on lesser Panameras. Fuel economy is pegged at 27.4mpg for the saloon and 26.6mpg for the Sport Turismo, with CO2 emissions listed as 235g/km and 242g/km respectively. The Panamera GTS also features a petrol particulate filter, fitted on all Porsche models from September onwards.

Being a GTS, the Panamera’s chassis has been revised to offer what Porsche calls “outstanding lateral dynamics”. Adaptive three-chamber air suspension is standard, but lowered by 10mm over regular models, while the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system has been recalibrated for a sportier feel. 

Rear-axle steering is optionally available to boost agility further, while the brakes are larger than a standard Panamera’s at 390mm for the fronts and 365mm for the rear. 


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spoolio 16 October 2018

No. I refuse to accept it’s me.e

im calling Emperor’s New Clothes on this.  The hatch is just excruciatingly awful.  It has no redeeming features at all.  Of course it’ll sell because of the badge but good lord when are the customers going to wake up and smell the coffee?  The odd thing is that the Sport Turismo is actually much more palatable which goes to show what a good effect you can pull off with a bit more metal and some sharper angles.  My maths teacher always said angles were good to have.

xxxx 16 October 2018

Colour sensitive

So sensitive in fact it's ugly in all colours.  And don't get me started on the size of this petrol guzzling FAT and HEAVY elephant of a car.