junenewscayenneChina’s Beijing Motor Show was deemed the place for Porsche to unveil the newest model in the successful Cayenne range. The new GTS model has an uprated 4.8-litre V8 engine, with 420bhp, and is based on the Cayenne S power unit, with the eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox with integrated auto start/stop function. Designed to deliver particularly sporting levels of responsiveness, with the consequence that the Cayenne GTS sprints from a standing start to 62mph in 5.7 seconds, reaching 100mph in 13.3 seconds. The top speed is 162mph and the combined fuel consumption figure is 26.4mpg. The suspension is stiffer, lowered by 24mm (compared to the Cayenne S) and equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard. Fitted to every Cayenne GTS is a Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), a sophisticated vehicle security package approved to Thatcham Category 5 standard, and customers will also be to able enjoy a complimentary course at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone. The Cayenne GTS goes on sale in the UK in July 2012, priced from £67,147.

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