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Porsche Cayenne GTS: Changing the balance between sport and utility

Porsche Cayenne GTS
Here’s a nice review of the Porsche Cayenne GTS which is changing the balance between sport and utility.

Yes, its basic layout is largely the same as that of the S. Both models have four-wheel drive, V-8 power, and a 7700-pound towing capacity. But Porsche went to great pains to address some criticisms of the other models, a major one being that a Porsche–any Porsche–should have fantastic handling and plenty of power. The Cayenne wasn’t lacking in the power department (with the possible exception of the V-6), but even with that, Porsche found a way to pull another 20 horsepower out of the 4.5-liter V-8, bringing the total to 405 for the GTS. (Torque numbers are identical to those of the S, at 369.) The new-for-2008 V-8 uses direct fuel injection, which works with VarioCam Plus valve lift and timing control to provide more power than the previous-gen’s V-8, plus helped the SUV earn an ULEV rating. And unlike the S, the GTS comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, with which it can reach 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. Our tester, with the six-speed Tiptronic automatic, reached that speed in 6.1 seconds, 1.2 seconds faster than the current-gen V-6-powered Cayenne and 0.8 second faster than the previous S.

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Source: Truck Trend