The Porsche Panamera series has received a GTS-marked mid-range model. It's the driver-oriented variant we've been waiting for since the world premiere of the Panamera's second generation in 2017. And according to the specifications, it seems to have paid off.
Porsche applies the GTS treatment to the Panamera sedan and, uniquely, to the more spacious Sport Turismo version. Both body styles get the same engine. It's a 4.0-liter V8 that's twin-turbo to produce 453 hp between 6,000 and 6,500 rpm and 457 lb-ft of torque from 1,800 to 4,500 rpm. These numbers represent increases of 13 and 73, respectively, compared to those of the V8 naturally aspirated engine that powered the latest generation Panamera GTS. The eight-cylinder turns the four wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Both variants of the GTS lead the sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a whopping 3.9 seconds. The sedan continues until it reaches 1
The GTS is not just about driving straight ahead. Although it's hard, it has to be a well-balanced corner carver that behaves like a nimble car. For this purpose, Porsche has lowered it slightly and tuned the adaptive air suspension to allow a sportier and more appealing handling. Rear-axle steering is offered on the list of options
Porsche opted for the GTS to open a head-up display that offers several configuration options. It is a high resolution color unit that the driver can program to display various information such as speed and navigation directions. The company promises that the head-up display will span the entire Panamera product line, from the base model to the flagship Turbo S E-Hybrid, but will only further clarify the available configuration options closer to the launch of the GTS.  Note that the GTS sets itself apart from other Panamera variants, thanks to black tailpipes, black trim and 20-inch alloy wheels, which – as you may have guessed – are painted in black. The treatment continues in the interior with black Alcantara upholstery and anodized aluminum trim on the dashboard and center console.
The Porsche Panamera GTS from 2019 is now available in the USA. Prices start at $ 128,300 for the sedan and $ 134,500 for the Sport Turismo model. None of these numbers include a mandatory target fee of $ 1,050 or options like InnoDrive. Would you like one? You still have a little time to make room in your garage, as deliveries will start in the second half of 2019.