The vehicle that single-handedly saved German automaker, Porsche, the Cayenne enters 2021 largely unchanged, save for the revival of the Cayenne GTS. The new GTS model sees the return of the V8 engine to the GTS-badged vehicle, slotting into the range just above the V6-powered Cayenne and Cayenne S.
In base guise, the 2021 Cayenne draws outputs of 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft from a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6, while the Cayenne S drops down to a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 generating 434 hp and 405 lb-ft. The return of the GTS sees 453 hp and 457 lb-ft drawn from a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, enabling a 0-60 mph sprint of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 168 mph. All models make use of the same all-wheel drivetrain and an eight-speed automatic gearbox to manage power in between. GTS models also receive a handful of performance upgrades in the form of lightweight 21-inch alloy wheels, a 1.2-inch suspension drop, sportier damper tuning, and a sport exhaust system.
Pricing for the 2021 Cayenne ranges from $67,500 on the base model to $107,300 for the newly-minted GTS.