The Porsche Cayenne, the model that shook the automotive world as the first SUV from the German manufacturer in 2002, continues to surprise with new variants that highlight their outstanding sporty handling combined with utility, high levels of luxury, latest technology and capacity for five passengers.
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The latest version is the Porsche Cayenne GTS 2013, which was presented last year at the Auto Show in China – one of the most important markets for expansion for expansion-, who wears the classic features of an SUV, but definitely It drives like a sports car: a genuine Porsche.
The recipe for this combination is a more powerful engine, more dynamic power development, a stiffer chassis height lower gear and an extensive list of equipment with an emphasis on sports.
Interior luxury and utility
In the process, the new Porsche Cayenne GTS not only fills the space between the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo, but also clearly distinguishable from the other models by its own special character.
The Cayenne GTS 2013 is equipped with a V8 engine that generates 420 horsepower, based on the power unit of the Cayenne S, and coupled to the transmission Tiptronic S eight-speed, with the Auto Start / Stop integrated function that turns off the as the vehicle engine stops completely and starts when the driver lifts off the brake pedal.
The engine, dynamically adjusted, and transmission design, strongly reinforce sporting characteristics, allowing short accelerated at any time.
With this powertrain, the Cayenne GTS accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.7 seconds, reaches 100 mph in 13.3 seconds and has top speed of 163 mph with a yield of 17 miles per gallon of gasoline city to 21 highway and a combined average of 15, according to the new labels 2013 Administration Environmental Protection (EPA).
The specially regulated chassis offers an exciting driving dynamics. His most tense setting, equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system and the body 24 mm lower compared with the Cayenne S.
Consequently, the new Cayenne GTS is even closer to the road and moves with poise and agility typical of a sports car.
The image of the Cayenne GTS openly proclaims its strong performance with striking features such as wider front taken from the Cayenne Turbo, frames and moldings gloss black, prominent side skirts and wheel arches as well as a distinctive roof spoiler with double wing profile.
Inside the Cayenne GTS is distinguished by its seats and panels covered in leather, a sporty elegance, with elements of Alcantara as standard equipment, front sport seats with eight adjustment options, and the most advanced systems communication, security and entertainment typical of a brand.
The Cayenne GTS is the second presentation of a new model of the Porsche SUV, in the last 12 months, after the US debut of the Cayenne Diesel at the 2012 New York Auto Show.
Am I buy it?
The Porsche Cayenne GTS 2013 has a base price (Manfacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, MSRP) of $ 82.500, but the model test drive included all possible options, including an audio system Burmester High-End Surround $ 5.690, which raised the total price to $ 123.265.
Although more than $ 40,000 of additional options make the total price reaches prohibitive for most, the fact is that the Cayenne GTS is a SUV exclusively, to some extent, justified the price is in the same range prices of competing models like the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG 2013.
However, there are other options for much less money, especially the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT HEMI® 2014 with 6.4-liter V8 engine with Fuel Saving Technology, generates 470 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 465 pounds foot line torque at 4,300 rpm, which is closer to the $ 82.500 the base price of the Cayenne GTS, but fully equipped.
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