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2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS

Introducing The 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS!

Updated October 21, 2018

I know that you’re thinking. Just what we needed. Yet another trim package for the Porsche Cayenne. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to us though. This is what Porsche does. They design a model, stick to that model and then expand and perfect it. So it could be said that the 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS is that much more closer to perfection.

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The GTS model will have the 4.8 liter V8 running 420hp, which is 20 more horsepower than the Cayenne S. it’s matched with an eight speed automatic transmission. Porsche tells us the GTs will have a 0-60mph of 5.4 seconds and will reach 100mph in 13.3 seconds with a top speed of 162mph. In comparison to the Cayenne S with its numbers at 5.5 second 0-60, a 13.9 second 0-100mph and a top speed of 157mph. Also the GTS engine and gearbox work together to have a final drive ratio of 3.7.1 making its reactions a little more sportier than the S model.

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Really everything is more responsive than the S with its modified chassis and almost full inch shorter stance. As far as aesthetics go there isn’t too much different between the S and the GTS Cayenne. The hood and fascia are identical but GTS is adorned with high gloss black window frames a roof spoiler and wider fenders and sport exhaust complete with black tips.

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The Cayenne GTS makes an interesting option for the model line. Besides the V8 powered S there is the VR6 Cayenne, the Cayenne Turbo, the S Hybrid and also the recently launched diesel Cayenne. GTS models have sold well for Porsche in the past so it stands to reason they would offer the option in the Cayenne. It’s the perfect balance for anyone who wants the range of car between then S model but doesn’t need all that power from the Turbo. Porsche considers the 2013 Cayenne GTS an emotional car, a purist’s car. The 2013 Cayenne GTS will have a base price of $83,025, that’s $17K more than a 2012 Cayenne S. But the GTS will have a much wider range of standard features. There was an earlier GTS model of the Cayenne and that model sold for 17% of all Cayenne models in total.

Porsche is the patient car builder. The smart car builder. It has to be admired how they limit their number of models and expand off them rather than offering a confusing number of models that seems watered down and underachievers. Their approach is so much ‘wait and see’ so much as it is ‘wait and perfect’. And for that they are greatly admired and respected and viewed as industry leaders who set standards for so many other automakers. The 2013 Porsche Cayenne will be just another example of that.

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