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Porsche Cayenne GTS

Porsche is revealing the latest version of the Cayenne SUV, the Porsche Cayenne GTS

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Porsche is revealing the latest version of the Cayenne SUV at the Frankfurt Show this week. The GTS is based on the existing S, but its 4.8-litre V8 petrol engine has been uprated to produce 405bhp (20bhp more than standard) and the overall gearing has been lowered.

The result of all that is a 0-62mph time of 6.1 seconds, half a second quicker than the S can manage.

In an effort to produce sharper on-road handling than that of other Cayennes, Porsche has also combined conventional steel springs with the Porsche Active Suspension Management electronically-controlled damping system. This combination has already been used on Porsche sports cars, but until now never on the Cayenne.

The GTS can, however, be specified with air suspension rather than steel springs if that's what the customer wants. In that configuration, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control active anti-roll is also available as an option.

Outside, the GTS has various styling cues in common with the more powerful Cayenne Turbo (see road test), while the interior specification includes new 12-way adjustable seats along with leather/alcantara trim.

The GTS will go on sale in the UK in February. Prices start from £54,350, including a Thatcham Category 5 vehicle tracking system and a Porsche Driving Experience programme.