The special dynamic of the new Panamera GTS models is clear from the first glance – in particular thanks to playing with the black contrasting colour. Elements, such as the side window trims, the side air outlets, the logos on the rear end and the tailpipes of the sports exhaust system, are finished in black (high-gloss). To add to this the lower section of the Panamera GTS models is kept matt black – including the 20-inch Panamera Design wheels. The taillights and the characteristic rear light strip are also tinted. Upon request tinted LED main headlights with matrix beam including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus can also be added.
Both GTS models carry as standard the SportDesign package with distinctive front and rear sections. The adaptive rear spoiler of the Panamera GTS splits after it has extended, which makes it much broader – and ensures the lift in the rear axle is efficiently reduced. The adaptive roof spoiler of the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo ensures exceptional driving stability.
The particular strength of the Panamera, in uniting opposites, can be seen as soon as you get in: thought-out ergonomics and great comfort combine with obvious sporty performance.
The combination of black leather with Alcantara®, adaptive Sports seats with ‘GTS’ logos on the headrests of the front and outer rear seats (upon request on the rear Sports seats in the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo), as well as trim and door sill guards made of brushed aluminium with black anodised finish sets a clear example. Even the steering wheel rim of the multifunction steering wheel and the roof lining are finished with Alcantara®.
A special feature: you have the option of an equipment package in two colours for the Panamera GTS models. This includes stitching on the dashboard, the door panels, the seats, the armrest in the centre console and the floor mats finished with Carmine Red or Crayon coloured thread.
Drive and chassis
It’s not just where you’re going. But also how dynamically and how much driving pleasure you have getting there. This is where the new Panamera GTS models come into play. They are designed for pure sporty performance – and making your heart race.
They’re driven by a 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine. The two twin-scroll turbines are located between the cylinder banks so the exhaust fumes are only a short distance from the turbochargers – for faster responsiveness. The completely separate supply of exhaust fumes to the turbine runners avoids the load change disadvantages specific to V8 and ensures a high torque of 620Nm even at low engine speeds. The power output: 338kW (460hp).
The engine management was specially modified for the GTS models – for a perceptible, direct targeting of the engine and an even faster building of the motor torque. Modifications you can even hear in the core engine sound. Apropos sound: in the SPORT PLUS mode the sports exhaust system delivers an almost racing sport sound that distinguishes it from the other Panamera models.