The second-generation Porsche Panamera GTS has been revealed – and somehow, despite ever-increasing emissions regulations, has retained its V8 engine.
However, Porsche has fitted a gasoline particulate filter, to to be doubly sure tailpipe output is compliant with the latest WLTP legislation (just in case ditching diesel in its entirety wasn’t enough).
Instead of a 4.8-litre V8, the new Panamera GTS uses a 4.0 twin-turbo motor. Power doesn’t suffer, though: it’s up 20hp to 460hp, giving a 0-62mph time of 4.1 seconds.
Two versions will be sold: the Panamera GTS and the first-ever load-lugging Panamera GTS Sport Turismo. The former will do 181mph in Germany; the latter’s slightly bluffer profile limits it to a mere 179mph.
The Sport Turismo also does 26.6mpg, compared with 27.4mpg for the regular Panamera GTS.
Both models have the same suspension makeover, which introduces three-chamber adaptive air suspension and a 10mm lower ride height. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system has been tuned to be sharper, while massive 390mm front disc brakes help scrub off speed.
Buyers can pick from a suitably lively range of colours, including this vivid new green. A new Sport Design package includes black styling elements around the nose, rear lower trim and much of the interior’s Alcantara surfaces. Panamera Design 20-inch alloys are standard, too, as is an Alcantara steering wheel.
An optional Interior GTS package brings Carmine Red or Crayon colour-coding to the GTS logos, leather stitching and rev counter.
The Panamera GTS range also introduces the first head-up display option for Porsche’s luxury saloon and shooting brake models.
Ordering? It’s open now, with the Panamera GTS costing from £105,963 and the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo costing from £108,110.
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