• The facelifted Cayenne GTS produces 40 hp and 30 lb-ft more than its predecessor thanks to an upgraded twin-turbo V8.
  • Its sporty appearance is further accentuated by several GTS-specific exterior details, 21-inch wheels, and Race Tex upholstery adorning the cabin.
  • The standard air suspension has been lowered by 10 mm (0.4 inches) and borrows components from the Turbo GT performance flagship.

It has been a year since Porsche refreshed the third-generation Cayenne, but one crucial member was conspicuously absent. Now, the 2025 Cayenne GTS makes its comeback in both standard and Coupe bodystyles, boasting an enhanced twin-turbo V8, a more responsive suspension configuration, sportier design elements, and a host of additional standard features.

While it is not as immensely powerful as the Turbo S E-Hybrid or as track-focused as the Turbo GT, the GTS (Gran Turismo Sport) occupies a sweet spot in the Cayenne lineup, blending a driver-focused configuration with practical everyday usability.

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The highlight of the facelifted version is the extensively updated twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, now generating 493 hp (367 kW / 500 PS) and 487 lb-ft (660 Nm) of torque. This marks a healthy increase of 40 hp (29 kW) and 30 lb-ft (40 Nm) over the outgoing Cayenne GTS, while keeping a safe distance from the Cayenne S, which utilizes a 468 hp (474 PS / 349 kW) variant of the same engine.

The twin-turbo V8 is exclusively paired with an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic gearbox, which channels power to all four wheels through the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system. Similar to the setup in the Turbo GT, the PTM system features a separate cooling circuit, enhancing durability during enthusiastic driving.


The power increase translates to slight enhancements in performance, with the Cayenne GTS now capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 96 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and reaching a top speed of 171 mph (275 km/h).

The standard two-chamber air suspension with adaptive dampers has a GTS-specific setup, sitting 10 mm (0.4 inches) lower compared to the regular versions. Handling is further improved by the increased negative camper of the front wheels, with pivot bearings sourced from the Turbo GT. The active roll stabilization system (Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control) is optional, but the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus is included as standard.

More aggressive looks and new kit

The GTS inherits the redesigned elements seen across the rest of the updated Cayenne lineup but incorporates distinct touches for a subtle sporty demeanor. Notably, GTS-specific bumper intakes reminiscent of those on the Turbo GT are featured, complemented by tinted lighting units. Subtle GTS emblems adorn the doors and tailgate, while the dark bronze finish on the tailpipes adds a touch of sophistication.

The sporty stance is further enhanced by the high-gloss black accents of the standard-fit Sport Design Package, replacing the body-colored trim of older GTS iterations.

Lastly, a set of 21-inch RS Spyder Design alloy wheels finished in anthracite, coupled with red brake calipers, completes the exterior aesthetic of the Cayenne GTS. For added dynamism, the Cayenne GTS Coupe features an adaptive rear spoiler. Additionally, customers can opt for one of three Lightweight Sport Packages, which reduce weight by up to 55 pounds (25 kg), further enhancing performance.

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Moving to the interior, Porsche retained a generous amount of the Race Tex material for the upholstery combined with leather and red stitching. As with the rest of the facelifted Cayenne trims, the GTS features an updated curved digital instrument cluster, a new infotainment display and the optional passenger display. Additionally, the Bose Surround System is offered as standard among other amenities.

Pricing and availability

The 2025 Porsche Cayenne GTS will soon be available to order, with the first examples set to reach US dealerships this autumn.he Cayenne GTS starts at $124,900, while the Cayenne GTS Coupe begins at $129,500. Keep in mind that these prices exclude tax, title, registration, dealer charges, as well as the $1,995 delivery, processing, and handling fee.