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Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe spied ahead of launch

Set to sit between the S and Turbo variants, Porsche has been spotted putting the Cayenne GTS Coupe through its paces

A rival to the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, the launch of the Cayenne Coupe early last year proved that even Porsche couldn’t avoid the financial draw of the coupe/SUV. Due to sit amongst the middling S and range-topping Turbo, spy photographers have spotted the GTS variant testing ahead of its launch later this year.

Based on the same platform as the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga, the Cayenne Coupe drops the roofline and increases rear width over the standard car, for a sleeker appearance. Though this test mule is entirely free of camouflage, very few differences from existing models can be seen – only the dual, centre-mounted exhaust tips set it apart.

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What will lie under the bonnet is still under wraps, but should it take the same approach as the Panamera GTS, it will adopt the 4-litre V8 found in the range-topping Turbo, only in a lesser state of tune. Sitting between the S and Turbo, power output is likely to come in at around the 470bhp mark – enough to cover the 0-62mph sprint sooner than the 4.7sec of the V6-powered S.

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Most significant on GTS models are the chassis tweaks – changes that make the Panamera GTS our favourite variant by quite some margin. A lower ride height will come from adjustment of the model’s air suspension, whilst adaptive dampers and stiffer anti-roll bars will be included for improved dynamics.

Visual changes on the GTS are limited. However, larger wheels and black trim are to be expected as standard, alongside a handful of new Alcantara trim inside.

Official pricing will come at its launch later this year, and based on existing GTS models, we’d expect a starting figure just shy of £95,000.

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