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It’s to believe the  Porsche  has been in production for than a decade now – an internal that saw the marque break its car mould to cater for families as as upwardly mobile singles.

in 2002, Porsche purists – and a portion of the world’s automotive – thought the first-generation Porsche Cayenne was a mistake that would serve to water down the German sports car brand had created the iconic Porsche

After all, Porsche was a manufacturer of lightweight sports cars and was to have no stake in heavy SUVs that weighed than 2000kg.

But history has Porsche was on the money (literally) the Cayenne and that the cynics got it all

The Porsche Cayenne SUV has already up more than 360,000 since those wobbly in 2002, and still going

The second-generation Porsche Cayenne was in 2010 with what saw as a more appealing design, rounder edges and a less profile. And sales have even more encouraging more than 120,000 to date.

Porsche has since the Cayenne model line-up to a total of eight model (up from six), but the Cayenne S – and what will become the Turbo S model – won’t in Australia until 2013.

The $164,400 (before on-road Porsche Cayenne GTS we tested currently sits at number two in the pecking order, behind the 4.8 Turbo model.

There’s a of Porsches wearing GTS badges dates back to 1964 the legendary four-cylinder C took out the Florio and Le Mans in the same against more powerful

The Porsche Cayenne GTS is, if you like, the Cayenne. Armed with most powerful naturally V8 engine, it also presents an presence on the road.

Sitting up to lower than the Cayenne S with optional air suspension) on 20-inch alloy wheels extra large front air wider wheel arches and black exhaust tips, the Cayenne GTS looks suitably

And it’s not all about visuals. The V8 powerplant under the bonnet of the GTS gains more power and torque (15kW and 15Nm) its Cayenne S sibling, thereby a total output 309kW of and 515Nm of torque.

It’s to send the 2085kg Porsche GTS from 0-100km/h in a keen 5.7 (claimed). Top speed is 261km/h. equates to the same straight-line performance as the upcoming Cayenne S but well short of the scorching 4.5 that the Turbo S model is of.

It’s efficient, too. In of the Cayenne GTS’s additional and performance, it consumes just more than the Cayenne S. mainly down to Porsche’s stop-start system, which in the Cayenne’s claimed fuel of 10.7L/100km (combined) and equally CO2 emissions of 251g/km.

The fun starts the moment you insert the key fob (there’s no button) and twist. The Porsche V8 with an angry high-pitched that’s enough to make you to immediately shut it down and it up again, just to be sure.

The naturally aspirated engine is responsive – step on the throttle and the Cayenne GTS immediately gets to business. And there’s a lot more of angry exhaust note the moment the rev counter nudges especially with the Sport lit up.

The Cayenne GTS gets a standard fit exhaust system featuring a Symposer (in Porsche speak) effectively pipes the full of the 4.8-litre V8 engine into the with scintillating effect.

thrust is also very with the Cayenne GTS. your right foot and the big Porsche keeps on pulling peak torque from through to 5200rpm. It doesn’t revving either, with the set at 6800rpm on the centrally mounted

While the eight-speed automatic is smooth enough on the upshift, it the urgency (even in the quicker Sport mode) that you expect with such a model from Porsche. downshifts in Sport mode are and are accompanied by perfectly timed blips.

If there are any doubts as to how Porsche DNA has been poured the Cayenne GTS – those are dispelled the very first time you get to a series fast S-bends The GTS corners flat like a sedan with body largely eliminated. And that’s assistance from Porsche’s Chassis Control (PDCC) further reduces body

Despite its sizeable proportions, the Cayenne GTS never really like you’re piloting a SUV, such is the impressive response, body control and weighty steering that the Cayenne to be placed on the road pinpoint accuracy.

In standard the Porsche Cayenne GTS features Active Suspension Management (PASM), which effectively damping forces depending on style and road conditions.

there’s an underlying firmness to the ride, drivers can choose Comfort, Normal and Sport – and there is actually a noticeable between comfort and sport.

in traffic, or even ambling suburbia, the Cayenne is more happy on the softest setting. that doesn’t signify any change in the way the GTS corners – it’s surprisingly sharp.

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Switch to Sport mode, and an instantaneous shift to a noticeably ride, although smaller on the road are comfortably absorbed.

loads of grip, too, the optional 295/35 series (275/45 are standard) on all four Combined with the Cayenne’s all-wheel drive, rapid across a variety of road is assured.

Porsche has always great importance on brakes, for reason, and the Cayenne GTS is no exception. The big front brakes (painted and four-piston set-up on the rear are hugely capable when it to stopping power and pedal is progressive and confidence inspiring.

such benchmark levels of and handling it’s all too easy to that the Porsche Cayenne GTS doubles as a luxury SUV with all the of space and practicality, of which is plenty of both.

Not only is a large amount of load in the boot area with all seats in place, (670-litres) the wide aperture means appliances such as dishwashers and will slide right in. the second row and load space to a cavernous 1780-litres, despite not 100 per cent flat.

Rear legroom is generous but there’s certainly room for in the rear, it’s a squeeze in the It’s a similar story headroom and elbowroom – there’s of it, courtesy of the Porsche Cayenne’s width (1954mm).

The Porsche GTS is beautifully appointed. The standard Alcantara upholstery is superbly with aggressive bolstering on the pews that wrap you, snuggly.

There’s a console that shares its design with those in Panamera and Porsche 911, complete Porsche’s signature five-binnacle cluster along with touch leather/Alcantara and polished accents throughout. We especially the Alcantara roof liner – luxury.

The superbly crafted sports steering wheel is beautiful piece of design with its striking metal but this reviewer would the standard and more tactile version, for grip alone.

Our vehicle was fitted with the GTS interior package, which the matching red stitching, red seatbelts and red embroidery on the headrests.

For those owners intending to participate in the Porsche Sport driver-training the optional Sport Chrono adds a cool-looking motorsport-derived on the dashboard. The system is able to lap times and acceleration performance graphical representation on the integrated

On the creature comfort side, the Cayenne GTS comes with an inventory of standard kit despite Bi-Xenon headlamps with cornering lights, LED daytime lights, electric parking 7-inch touchscreen with navigation, Bose surround system, Bluetooth phone music streaming and USB interface, assist (front and rear), dimming exterior and interior automatic tailgate, electrically sports with driver package and the choice of either 19 or alloy wheels.

Safety on board the Cayenne GTS six airbags and Porsche’s stability system with anti-locking and brake assist functions.

The Cayenne GTS, then, the level of performance and handling you from the Porsche badge. just that it’s from an elevated seating and with more versatility usual.

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