Porsche has just introduced a new GTS variant to its Porsche Panamera and Sport Turismo line up. Powered by an updated 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8, the four-door saloon (and shooting brake) gains a host of adrenaline pumping options as standard.

At the heart of the Panamera GTS is a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 that has been fiddled to push out 460 hp and 620 Nm of twist, 20 hp & 100 Nm more than its predecessor. Drive is channelled to all four wheels via the brand’s quick shifting eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. Sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h takes 4.1 seconds while top speed is rated at 292 km/h for the saloon and 289 km/h for the Sport Turismo.

As standard, the GTS variants of the Panamera comes equipped with the Sport Chrono package, Sport Exhaust System, Sport Chassis (lowers the car by 10 mm), Larger Brakes (390 mm diameter front; 365 mm rear), adaptive air suspension and a recalibrated Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) for sportier handling characteristics.

The Panamera GTS models’ get the Sport Design package as standard that paints the front and rear bumpers, air intakes, side air vents and side sills in black. Both variants ride on 20-inch Panamera Design multi-spoke wheels as standard.

Inside, you’ll find a Black theme on the Alcantara upholstery – contrasted by the anodised aluminium trims – multifunctional sports steering wheel with paddle shifters, Connect Plus infotainment screen, Porsche Advanced Cockpit, Porsche InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control and a heads-up display – a first for the entire Panamera range.


Porsche Panamera GTS

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Adrian Chia
He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.