Porsche with Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo adds even more attractive and sporty aesthetic details despite being less powerful than its sister Turbo. The general design is the same as the other Panamera versions. A front dominated by full led circular headlights with 4 light points (optional i matrix) and a sinuous side. The rear integrates two optically developed optical units joined together by the entire width of the car from a LED strip.
The special details with which this GTS is enriched are: side window frames, side air intakes and sports exhausts all made in glossy black. The rear LED connecting strip and the related optical groups are also “blackened”. The rims are 20-inch Panamera Design in matt black with the braking system visually revised thanks to the fiery red calipers. Very particular aspect, always in the background of the car, is the completely new spoiler in aesthetic terms that, thanks to the adaptive function, when activated, widens and reduces the lift on the rear axle.
The interiors follow the philosophy of the exterior: materials that recall the aggressive appearance of the car. We find adaptive sports seats that combine leather/Alcantara and stitching of the “GTS” writing on the headrests. Another material used is aluminum in glossy black brushed finish in the decorative strips and in the sill. The sky and the steering wheel are covered in Alcantara. The red color or alternatively the chalk color can be found in the contrasting seams of the seats, door panels, armrests, central tunnel and floor mats. Seat belts also available in the same colors. Finally, the general comfort is good both for the legs and for the head even for the older ones.
The heart of the Panamera GTS
From the mechanical point of view we find a 4.0-liter V8 engine with 460 hp, an acceleration from 0 to 100km / h in just 4.1s, a top speed of 292km / h and a maximum torque of 620Nm even in the lowest speeds. All this is combined with a sports exhaust that in Sport Plus mode develops a “scratchy” sound that immediately distinguishes GTS from the other Panamera versions. The gearbox is an 8-speed PDK with electronic blade clutch. This system allows excellent (integral) traction, both in straights and in more or less narrow curves.
In the GTS the frame is lowered by 10mm compared to the other versions of the price list, the braking system is developed with fixed monobloc aluminum 6-piston front calipers and 4-piston fixed rear-ventilated self-ventilated discs. Optional packages are available such as the PDCC (Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport), the PCCB (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake) and the steering rear axle.
Also for the GTS models, all the safety systems are available such as the Innodrive, the speed regulation system, the lane change assistant and the park assistant with Surround View. To all this a Head-up display is also implemented which allows the driver to view all the information needed while driving on a high-resolution color display that can be adjusted in height, brightness and inclination (it also offers 4 settings: view standard, compact, Sport Chrono, defined by the user). The head-up display is well integrated into the dashboard without affecting the interior design, thus maintaining excellent rationality and aesthetic cleanliness.
Another technological “gem” is Porsche Connect, a function that we find in the huge touchscreen infotainment dominating the dashboard. This system allows you to get information from the internet directly from the vehicle (traffic info, destination details or in case of emergency automatically asks for help). All this is combined with voice commands to communicate with the Panamera GTS. Through BT technology and voice commands you can also manage all smartphone functions (calls, messages, multimedia files and much more).
- Porsche Panamera GTS: price starting from 143.440 euros VAT included.
- Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo: it is revised in terms of space thanks to a rear “fattened”. The latter offers dozens of liters more for the trunk and plenty of space also in the rear passenger compartment. The price starts at 146.368 euros including VAT.