The 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS is getting a V8 engine with two turbochargers. That’s a step up from the previous twin-turbo V6. Many manufacturers have been offering cars with power comparable to their predecessors, but with fewer cylinders and less displacement.
One way they’ve been doing this is with the addition of turbochargers. Turbochargers force air into an engine’s cylinders using an impeller. This helps the engine to generate more horsepower and in an energy-efficient manner.
From a fuel-efficiency standpoint, that is a big improvement from how they wrung more power out of naturally aspirated engines. They made them bigger (more displacement, and sometimes more cylinders), which resulted in more horsepower and higher fuel consumption.
Having more cylinders is always fun to brag about, but fuel efficiency has become a priority (as it should). The turbocharged V8 Cayenne GTS will be able to produce 541 HP and 567 lb-ft of torque. The sports car will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds if you choose the Sport Chrono package or the Coupe.
The non-turbocharged Cayenne GTS model will offer 453 HP and 457 lb-ft of torque. That should still provide snappy, brisk acceleration. The new Cayenne GTS is also equipped with 21-inch wheels, a sport exhaust, three-chamber air springs and adaptive dampers are standard.
2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS. Images obtained with thanks from Porsche.
The Cayenne GTS comes with a clean, but modern dashboard with a widescreen infotainment system and attractive red accents. The 2021 Cayenne GTS starts at $108,650 (including a $1,350 destination charge), and the Coupe is $111,850.