Visually, the GTS now wears the hood and front fascia from the Cayenne Turbo, Bi-Xenon headlights, wide side skirts and wheel arches and a roof spoiler with fixed bi-plane wing profile, while the window surrounds and trim are finished in high-gloss black paintwork. Other defining features include 20-inch RS Spyder wheels and matte black tailpipes. Two new colours, Peridot Metallic and Carmine Red, have been made available for the GTS.
Moving inside, the cabin is upholstered in a mixture of leather and Alcantara, with standard equipment including eight-way adjustable sports seats and a SportDesign steering wheel with flappy paddle gear changers operating that eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission.
Power comes courtesy of a reworked 4.8-litre V8 engine, which develops 309 kW (420 hp) – 15 kW (20 hp) up on its predecessor, allowing a 0-100 km/h time of just 5.7 seconds, 0-160 km/h (100 mph) in 13.3 s and a top speed of 261 km/h (162 mph). An auto start/stop function helps the GTS to consume a respectable 26.4 mpg (10.7 l/100 km).
Due to hit European showroom this July, prices will start at € 90,774, while buyers in the States will have to pay $ 83,025 when it goes in sale in August.