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2012 Porsche Panamera GTS


Following in the Cayenne GTS’ footsteps from three years ago, the Panamera is getting introduced to its own GTS package. Porsche has unveiled the new Panamera GTS which will go on sale in February 2012. US prices will be announced at a later date.

The GTS in the car’s name stands for Gran Turismo Sport and promises the same extraordinary Porsche performance that started with the legendary 904 Carrera GTS back in 1963. The Panamera GTS uses a modified 4.8-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, the same engine used in the 4S trim model, but it now develops 30 hp and 14.75 lb.-ft. of torque more. It also has a faster-revving engine with a maximum engine speed that has been increased by 400 rpm to 7,100 rpm.

Next to more power, the GTS has also received a more aggressive design thanks to reduction of ten millimeters in ride height, a high-gloss black exterior package, upgraded brakes, and a sportier interior.

UPDATE 11/22/2011: Porsche has released the first promotional video for the new Panamera GTS unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. Check it out!

UPDATE 02/14/2012: Porsche has unveiled today a new video for the Panamera GTS presenting Rally legend Walter Röhrl on a lap around the Ascari circuit in Spain.

Hit the jump to read more about the new Porsche Panamera GTS.

Exterior

Porsche Panamera GTS

Customers will easily distinguish the new Panamera GTS from the previous Turbo model thanks to its distinctive design features in the front-end, side, and rear areas as well as its black highlights. The Panamera has received a high-gloss black exterior package that comprises the side window trim, the decorative trim on the rear lid, the headlight washer unit cover, the rear diffuser ,and the side air outlet panels. Porsche is also offering black side skirts and matte black tailpipes.

The Porsche Panamera GTS will also get an adaptive four-way rear spoiler that, at speeds above 127 mph, will generate downforce on the rear axle, thereby ensuring stable driving safety at high speeds.

The GTS is built on a tuned chassis combined with an adaptive air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). Compared to any other Panamera in the line-up, the GTS sits 10 mm lower and will be offered with new 19" diameter Panamera Turbo wheels, 5 mm rear wheel spacers, and larger brake discs.

The Panamera GTS will be offered with an exclusive Carmine Red exterior color.

Interior

Porsche Panamera GTS

For the interior, the GTS adds an ambiance of leather and Alcantara with a choice of five interior colors, 18-way adjustable sports seats, a SportDesign steering wheel with PDK shift paddles, and embroidered "GTS" lettering on the headrests and seat belts. There is also decorative stitching on the foot mats, top of the dashboard, upper edge of the door, armrest, door trim, and center console. The door closing handle along with the seat stitching are executed in Carmine Red or GT Silver.

Engine

Porsche Panamera GTS

The 2012 Panamera GTS uses a modified 4.8-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine - the same one used in the Panamera 4S. The engine has received numerous modifications that have helped increased the total output by 30 HP and the peak torque by 14.75 lb.-ft, for a total of 430 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission that delivers sport performance combined with efficiency and comfort.

The GTS will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just under 4.5 seconds and will hit a top speed of of 179mph. Combined fuel consumption is 25.9mpg and CO2 emissions are 256g/km.

Prices

Porsche Panamera GTS

The new Panamera GTS will go on sale in February 2012 and US prices will be announced at a later date. In Europe, the GTS is priced from 116.716 € (about $157,000 at the current exchange rates).

Competition

Porsche Panamera GTS

The new Panamera GTS may not deliver the same performance as its Turbo 4S brother, but it can still do battle with the best of them, including the Jaguar XJ and the BMW 7-Series .

Porsche Panamera GTS
LOVE IT
  • More powerful engine
  • Better equipped
LEAVE IT
  • Turbo 4S is still more powerful
  • Pricing has yet to be released


26 comments:

Yeah! I also noticed that its center console is really looking so amazing! Its sporty touch on its interior is absolutely awesome! Well, this is truly what I’ve expected with Porsche vehicle! smiley

A typical Porsche style! However, I have to admit that it is really so striking for a sports car. The center console on its interior is looking perfect for it. Anyway, the power output is quite great either.

Panamera is looking so elegant with its simple styling! I also love the design on its front, which makes this car more attractive, even its interior is very awesome for this vehicle.

For a sports car, I really never expect it to have such a luxurious interior and this Panamera truly had it, which is very impressive on this one, but the Turbo 4S is still more powerful than what this vehicle had.

Panamera is one of the best luxury sports sedans today! I also noticed that it is more looks so elegant on its mileage! Anyway, I’m still impressed with its engine, although it is not very powerful.

Panamera vehicle is truly oozing with angst, and I really love the luxuriant interior that it can offer! Well, this one will absolutely be stood out on its market production! smiley

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