The 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS and 2021 Cayenne GTS Coupe arrive to give customers a new, performance-oriented choice on thursday, slotting between the existing S and Turbo trim levels.
There’s a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 up front, which drives all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. That’s the same setup in the Turbo, although the GTS has a lower output of 453 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque versus the Turbo’s 541 hp and 567 lb-ft.
Even with the lower output, the Cayenne GTS still delivers sports car-like performance. With either body style, you’re looking at a 0-60 mph time as low as 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 168 mph.
The models also come standard with the Porsche Active Suspension Management system as well as Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus. Customers can also order options such as Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, rear-axle steering and a three-chamber air suspension.
On the styling front, the models are equipped with the Sport Design package as well as tinted lighting units. The crossovers also have black exterior accents, a sports exhaust system and 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels.
The latter are backed up by a braking system that features red calipers as well as cast iron discs that measure 15.4 inches (390 mm) front and 14.1 inches (358 mm) rear.
Moving into the cabin, there’s Alcantara upholstery on the center console, door panels and roof. Designers also installed brushed aluminum trim and exclusive sport seats with prominent bolsters. Drivers will also find plenty of GTS logos as they’re located on the headrests, tachometer and door sill plates.
Pricing starts at $107,300 for the Cayenne GTS and $110,500 for the GTS Coupe (both figures are before the $1,350 destination fee).