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Porsche Panamera and Sport Turismo get GTS treatment

October 16, 2018, 05:51 PM IST by Bilal Ahmed Firfiray
Porsche Panamera and Sport Turismo get GTS treatment

-    The Panamera and its estate version now get a more powerful 4.0-litre V8 in the GTS guise. 

-    The GTS is positioned between the standard and the insane Turbo guise. 

-    Might be launched in India as well. 

Porsche has added two extra sporty models to its Panamera family. The new-gen Panamera and its extended roof version, the Sport Turismo, now get the sporty GTS guise which is slotted between the standard car and the powerful Turbo. 

Powered by the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, the GTS twins now put out 460bhp of power and a maximum twisting force of 620Nm. Compared to the older Panamera GTS, the power is up by 20bhp while torque has increased by 100Nm. As a result, 0-100kmph is dispatched in in 4.1 seconds. Top speed is 292kmph for the Panamera GTS and 289kmph for the Sport Turismo. Power is sent to all-wheels by the eight-speed PDK dual clutch gearbox. 

Appearance wise, the GTS pair gets a special paint scheme with a black treatment all around. They both sit on massive 20-inch designer wheels with the GTS badging showing up at several spots on both cars. The cabin gets Alcantara treatment combined with anodised aluminium inserts. Also standard is heated multifunction sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles. First time in a GTS will be heads-up display and digital Porsche Advanced Cockpit. 

Other upgraded hardware includes the adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology as standard. The chassis in the two GTS models have also been lowered by 10millimetres, while the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) function has been adapted for lateral dynamics. The brakes are now 390millimetres at front and 365millimetres at the rear. 

The Stuttgart-based carmaker has priced the Panamera GTS at 138,493 Euros and 141,349 Euros for the GTS Sport Turismo in Germany. Porsche might bring the potent GTS variant of the Panamera and the Sport Turismo to India as well.

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