Thanks to the increase in power, both the GTS and GTS Sport Turismo can sprint to 100 kph (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 292 and 289 km/h, respectively (181 and 180 mph). It outperforms its predecessor by 20 hp and 100 Nm, and its good enough for 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds in conjunction with the standard Sport Chrono package. Air springs and adaptive dampers (Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management, or PASM) are standard but feature a custom calibration for the GTS and a 0.4-inch-lower ride height.
The V-8 is mated to an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission with the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system. In Germany, the Panamera GTS is available from Euro 138,493 including Value-Added Tax and country-specific equipment; the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo is available from Euro 141,349.
Want one? The 2018 Panamera GTS is priced at £105,963 and the Sport Turismo GTS is priced at £108,110.
The GTS trim was first made available on the Panamera in 2011, though then only on the sedan.
Porsche has pulled the covers off its latest GTS models - in this case the Panamera and Panamera Sport Turismo. But as it's the sportier model, the suspension and chassis have been tweaked and the brakes enlarged (390mm up front and 365mm at the rear) to keep those keen on scrubbing sidewalls happy. This brings extra black detailing up front and at the rear, plus a variety of darker elements across the body.
The GTS treatment has returned to the Panamera and the Panamera Sport Turismo for the first time for the current-generation four-door.
Standard features include a heated sports steering wheel (with gearshift paddles and more Alcantara trim) as well as the brand's Connect Plus module. The GTS Interior Package is optional, including contrasting stitching, GTS logos and special gauges. One thing that's entirely new for the Panamera is the inclusion of a driver-configurable color heads-up display. The display can be configured by the driver and projects all relevant information directly into his line of sight in full colour.
Created to reflect the sporting prowess of the Panamera GTS models, the chassis systems are impressively dynamic.