New Porsche Panamera GTS goes official with 338 kW!

New Porsche Panamera GTS goes official with 338 kW!

The Panamera is a big auto, but thanks to the hard work going on under the hood, an eight-speed PDK gearbox and all-wheel drive the GTS and Sport Turismo will both hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds.

Both the cars are powered by a 4.0-litre V8 engine with an output of 453 BHP and a peak torque of 620 Nm. The sports chassis in the two GTS models has been lowered by 10 millimetres, while the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) function has been adapted for an even sportier calibration.

The Porsche Panamera and Sport Turismo are both being treated to Porsche's beloved GTS trim spec and we're stoked. With a powerful performance from the four-litre V8 biturbo engine (338 kW/460 hp), extra dynamic chassis systems including three-chamber air suspension, and their own unique design elements and equipment, the Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo harness a one-of-a-kind performance package.

Both the GTS and GTS Sport Turismo Panameras can hit 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 181 mph for the GTS and 179 mph for the Sport Turismo model. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed dual clutch transmission. A set of 20-inch Panamera Design wheels (pictured below) is fitted as standard, while the cabin features plenty of black Alcantara and anodised aluminium. The brakes are now 390millimetres at front and 365millimetres at the rear. The GTS Interior Package is optional, including contrasting stitching, GTS logos and special gauges.

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The new-gen Panamera and its extended roof version, the Sport Turismo, now get the sporty GTS guise which is slotted between the standard auto and the powerful Turbo. Officially, GTS stands for Gran Turismo Sport, which would make the complete name of the new model a tricky-to-pronounce Gran Turismo Sport Sport Turismo.

The Panamera GTS is available to order now through South African dealers, with first deliveries taking place early next year, although no pricing has been officially announced as yet. In 2007, the GTS celebrated its revival with the Carrera GTS.

Now you'll be able to get your sport on with the Sport Turismo GTS as well. The first generation of the Panamera GTS followed in 2011, initially available as a sports saloon only.

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