The Porsche Cayenne GTS, produced between 2010 and 2018, is a high-performance SUV that sits between the Cayenne S and the Cayenne Turbo in the Porsche Cayenne lineup. It’s known for its sporty design, powerful engine, and dynamic driving characteristics. Here’s an overview of the Cayenne GTS during this period, including updates made:

1. First Generation (2010-2014):

  • Engine: The initial Cayenne GTS was introduced in 2010 and was powered by a 4.8-liter V8 engine. It produced around 405 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
  • Performance: This SUV was designed for sporty driving, with a lower ride height and stiffer suspension compared to other Cayenne models. The handling was further enhanced by the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system.
  • Design: The Cayenne GTS featured unique design elements such as more aggressive bodywork, blacked-out trim, and larger wheels.
  • Transmission: It came with a Tiptronic S automatic transmission.

2. Second Generation (2015-2018):

  • Engine: In 2015, Porsche introduced the second generation of the Cayenne GTS. This version was equipped with a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, which generated 440 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. This engine was more powerful and efficient than the previous V8.
  • Performance: The second-generation Cayenne GTS continued to emphasize sporty driving dynamics. It came standard with Porsche’s Sport Chrono package and an adaptive air suspension system.
  • Design: The exterior design was updated to reflect the changes in the rest of the Cayenne lineup, with sleeker lines and LED headlights.
  • Transmission: It featured an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting capability.
  • Interior: The cabin was luxurious and featured premium materials, along with the latest Porsche infotainment system.

Updates during this period:

  • 2013: Porsche introduced a facelift for the first-generation Cayenne GTS, featuring minor exterior and interior updates.
  • 2018: The second-generation Cayenne received a mid-cycle refresh, which included updated styling, improved infotainment technology, and various performance enhancements.

Throughout its production run, the Cayenne GTS remained a popular choice for enthusiasts looking for a high-performance SUV with a sporty character. It offered a balanced blend of practicality and Porsche’s signature driving experience, making it a competitive option in the luxury SUV market.

How to spot

  • Black grill and details
  • Red brake callipers
  • Body coloured sports body kit
  • Quad exhausts
  • “Cayenne GTS” on the rear

Specifications (Gen 1)

Capacity: 4806cc

Compression ratio: 12.5:1

Maximum Power: 420hp @ 6,500rpm

Maximum Torque: 515Nm @ 3,500 rpm

Brakes: Front 360mm and Rear 330mm

Suspension: Fully independent double wishbone

Wheels & Tyres: 8J x 18-inch wheels with 255/55 ZR 18

Length: 4,846mm

Width: 1939mm

Weight: 2080kg

Specifications (Gen 2)

Capacity: 3604cc

Compression ratio: 10.5:1

Maximum Power: 440hp @ 6,000rpm

Maximum Torque: 600Nm @ 5000 rpm

Brakes: Front 360mm and Rear 330mm

Suspension: Fully independent double wishbone

Wheels & Tyres: 9.5J x 20-inch wheels with 275/45 ZR 20

Length: 4855mm

Width: 1954mm

Weight: 2110kg


Did you know?

A fun fact about the Porsche Cayenne GTS is that it holds the distinction of being one of the few SUVs to have completed the grueling Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in under eight minutes. In 2013, Porsche’s second-generation Cayenne GTS completed a lap around the famous German track in 7 minutes and 59 seconds. This impressive feat showcased the Cayenne GTS’s exceptional performance capabilities and reinforced Porsche’s commitment to creating high-performance SUVs that can handle demanding race tracks like the Nürburgring.