The new Panamera GTS models are driven by a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine. The two twin-scroll turbines are located between the cylinder banks allowing for a short exhaust tract for increased responsiveness. Additionally, the split twin scroll exhaust tracks ensure 457 lb.-ft. of torque at low engine speeds and a power output of 453 hp.
The engine management was specially modified for the GTS models – for a perceptible, direct targeting of the engine and an even faster building of the motor torque. Modifications you can even hear in the core engine sound. Apropos sound: in the SPORT PLUS mode the sport exhaust system delivers an almost racing sport sound that distinguishes it from the other Panamera models.
The coordination of the 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) has been designed to be even more clearly sporty in the GTS models. The SPORT PLUS program of the standard Sport Chrono Package ensures, for example, even faster shift times.
The transmission of torque on the road is achieved using the active all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) with electronically regulated multi-plate clutch. For excellent drive on long straights, in tight corners and on surfaces with different friction values.
The chassis of the Panamera GTS models is fitted with adaptive air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), an electric adjustment of the damping force.
At the Normal Level of air suspension the body is already around 10mm lower than other Panamera models, the damping is more firmly designed. In the SPORT PLUS mode the Low Level is started automatically: a further 10mm lower. At the same time by reducing the air volume of the air suspension a firmer spring rate is adjusted. The manually controlled high level makes it possible to raise the car around 30mm in order to minimize the likelyhood of scraping the underbody of the vehicle. Also specific to GTS: the anti-roll bar on the rear axle has been designed to further reduce body movement on curves. For an even sportier driving experience.
The brakes behind the matte black painted 20-inch Panamera Design wheels have red six-piston aluminum monobloc fixed brake calipers at the front and four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed brake calipers at the rear. The brake discs are internally vented and cross-drilled.
Upon request you can get further performance-enhancing systems such as rear-axle steering, the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) or the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).
If you set yourself ambitious goals in life you have to approach them with courage and passion. The Panamera has proven that. From the first second it has blazed its own trail with no compromises and has united its apparent opposites: performance and comfort, dynamism and efficiency, work and family.
If you pursue ambitious goals you also have to stay focused. Concentrate on your strengths. Focus on the essential. Three letters embody this perfectly and, together with the name Porsche , have made history on and off the race track: GTS. This has always been our byword for the direct, unadulterated, powerful driving pleasure that combines top performance on the race track with great sporty performance in the everyday.
For our engineers it was once more a matter of honor and challenge to bring together the concept of a Panamera with the GTS principle. This is the result: the new Panamera GTS and the new Panamera GTS Sport Turismo .
Two models which meld the two worlds in a fascinating way and stand for pure, dynamic driving experience.
The special dynamic of the new Panamera GTS models is clear from the first glance – in particular thanks to playing with the black contrasting color. Elements, such as the side window trim, the air outlets, the logos on the rear end and the tailpipes of the sport exhaust system, are finished in high-gloss black. To add to this the lower section of the Panamera GTS models is kept matte black – including the 20-inch Panamera Design wheels. The taillights and the characteristic rear light strip are also tinted. Upon request tinted LED headlights with matrix beam including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus can also be added.
Both GTS models carry as standard the SportDesign package with distinctive front and rear fascia. The adaptive rear spoiler of the Panamera GTS splits after it has extended, which makes it much broader – and ensures the lift in the rear axle is efficiently reduced. The adaptive roof spoiler of the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo ensures exceptional driving stability.
The powerful brakes with red brake calipers characterize both models. As does the sport chassis lowered 10mm with adaptive air suspension. Optional ‘GTS’ logos on the lower edge of the front doors complete the overall sporty image.
The combination of black leather with Alcantara®, 18-way adaptive sport seats with ‘GTS’ logos on the headrests of the front and outer rear seats (upon request on the rear Sports seats in the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo ), as well as trim and door sill guards made of brushed aluminum with black anodized finish sets a clear example.
A special feature: you have the option of an equipment package in two colors for the Panamera GTS models. This includes stitching on the dashboard, the door panels, the seats, the armrest in the center console and the floor mats finished with Carmine Red or Chalk colored thread.
For the Panamera GTS models, you can of course, also choose the leather, two-tone or club leather interior, available in the other Panamera models – though without Alcantara®.
For the Panamera GTS models you also have the option of all assistance systems, such as Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control, Lane Change Assist, Lane Keeping Assist or ParkAssist including Surround View.
For the first time ever, Head-up display is available as an option. It projects all relevant driving information, in high quality, full colour display, directly in the driver’s field of vision. The display comes with adjustable height, brightness and rotation angle and consists of four presets (standard display, compact, Sport Chrono, user defined), on which different information can be displayed as you wish.
The head-up display is integrated into the dashboard with minimal distraction.
Firmly on the road, connected to the world: with Porsche Connect you are always on the move in digital terms.
Real-time traffic data and details about your destination, always get the most up-to-date information in your navigation system. Porsche Connect monitors your vehicle and in the event of an emergency automatically calls for help.
Get access to current data from the internet right at the wheel of your sports car - controlled by voice thanks to native speech recognition. Bring your personal content from your smartphone or My Porsche into your vehicle or simply control it from a distance.
Whether before, during or after the journey: Porsche Connect is your versatile digital co-pilot.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Design and cylinders
|Max. power at rpm
|6,000 - 6,500 rpm
|Max. torque at rpm
|1,800 - 4,500 rpm
|Max. engine speed
|Max. power per liter
|VarioCam Plus with adaptive cylinder management
|Width (w/ mirrors)
|Width (w/ mirrors folded)
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
|Rear luggage compartment volume (w/ seats folded)
|Rear luggage compartment volume
|EPA estimates not yet available.
|Chassis and Suspension
|390 mm brake rotors with 6-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at front; 365 mm brake rotors with 4-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at rear
|Electromechanical power steering with variable ratio
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
|Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
|Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
|Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
|Top track speed
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package
|Service & Warranty
|Limited vehicle warranty
|4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program
|Main service interval
|Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.
|Limited paint warranty
|4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)
|Limited corrosion warranty
|12 years/unlimited miles