The Porsche Panamera lineup is now complete as the latest addition was unveiled today at the 2011 LA Auto Show: this is the 2012 Porsche Panamera GTS. For those who don’t know, GTS stands for Gran Turismo Sport and as expected, the Panamera GTS offers more power and upgraded brakes, a body lowered by ten millimetres and the especially sportily tuned chassis with air suspension and PASM. According to Porsche, the Panamera GTS is the most sportiest of all Panameras and comes with by distinctive design features in the front-end, side and rear area as well as black highlights.
The interior was also upgraded and features sports seats, SportDesign steering wheel with shift paddles, exclusive GTS leather interior and Alcantara surfaces. Under the hood, the 4.8-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine delivers 430 hp (316 kW) at 6,700 rpm and 520 Nm of torque.
The Sport Chrono package is offered as standard and with the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) and the all-wheel drive (PTM) the Panamera GTS can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 4.5 seconds, accelerating on to its top speed of 288 km/h or 178 mph. The fuel consumption is still remarkable: 10.9 l/100 km – only 10.7 l/100 km with low-friction tyres. Braking system is borrowed from the Panamera Turbo. The Panamera GTS is being launched in February 2012 with a price tag of €116.716 ($125,400 on the US market).