Based on the Panamera 4S, the 2012 Porsche Panamera GTS includes more power, upgraded brakes and a body lowered by 10 mm with new, sportier chassis tuning coupled to air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). In terms of appearance, the new Porsche Panamera GTS includes design features at the front, side and rear as well as black highlights. Inside, the car features SportDesign steering wheel with mini shift paddles and exclusive GTS leather interior with Alcantara surfaces.
Powering the Porsche Panamera GTS is a modified 4.8 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine delivers 430 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 384 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission. This combination enables to Porsche Panamera GTS to sprint from0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds with top speed of 178 mph.
The 0-60 figures and top speed only scratch the surface of the new Porsche Panamera GTS’s sporty character. Its chassis in particular makes it fit for the race track: the adaptive air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) connect the chassis and body, constantly adapting to the driving challenges by regulating leveling settings, adjusting height, modifying the spring rate and electrically modulating the damping system. The body has been lowered by ten millimeters and the damping designed to be tauter, which helps agility and further reinforces the sporty personality of the Porsche Panamera GTS. Five millimeter wheel spacers between the wheel and the wheel hubs increase the rear axle track width, giving the Panamera even more stability. The required grip is provided by standard 255/45 size 19-inch tires on the front axle and 285/40 on the rear axle. Optional 20-inch wheels are available with 255/40 tires on the front and 295/35 on the rear. The Porsche Panamera GTS is equipped with the braking system from Panamera Turbo, which includes larger diameter front brake rotors than Panamera S/45.