Bahrain Porsche extends its Panamera family with the GTS. And for the first time now comes the Sport Turismo in the emphatically sporty interpretation.
At the bottom of the bow we find the color black. The rear lower part is black. And the rims? Black! Porsche experts now suspect that this is the most sporty GTS models. The Panamera will be available from the beginning of December 2018 on this popular variant, for the first time as a Sport Turismo.
The 5.05-meter GTS sedan costs from 138493 euros, who decides on the combo-like space wonder GTS Sport Turismo, pays at least 141349 euros at the box office of the nearest Porsche Center. Also in the interior, the two GTS differ from conventional Panamera, as well as the fingertips when scanning the headliner report know. Velvety Alcantara, where the eye reaches. Also, the heated steering wheel and parts of the seats are upholstered with the Handschmeichler. Practical: For the first time we find a head-up display in the Panamera. It can be configured in a variety of ways and provides a constant view to the future. Better safe than sorry.
That's all very nice, but who in a Gran Turismo sports, so GTS is called, set, rightly expected above-average performance. This is undoubtedly offered here, with a ten-millimeter lowered sports suspension, sports exhaust system with four round tailpipes, crisp V8 technology and 460 hp, driving all four wheels. With the standard sports chrono package both GTS sprint from standstill in 4.1 seconds to 100. The top speed is 292 km / h, or at 289 km / h in Sport Turismo. The power is always transmitted without interruption of traction via the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission called PDK. The four-liter twin-turbo engine of the two-tonner süffelt an average of 10.3 liters of Super plus per 100 kilometers, which corresponds to a CO2 emissions of 235 grams for each kilometer driven – say at least the technical data of the manufacturer. At our detailed test drives, however, at least twelve liters were needed. Of course there was a lot of driving fun in the game, so you do not get a treat every day for testing.
What the GTS models really can, we learn on a closed circuit. Yes, really, the four-door Zuffenhausener also dare between gravel and run-off on the asphalt. Switching is done here preferably with the paddles on the steering wheel, but even pitiful pilots have breathtaking lap times in Sport Plus mode. Bad, bad, Panamera GTS is the conclusion here, even though it is not quite enough for a real sports car feel à la 911, of course, due to the design.