An official reveal must be imminent.
To capitalize on the coupe SUV craze, Porsche expanded the Cayenne range with the introduction of the Porsche Cayenne Coupe, which rivals the likes of the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe. Spy shots and videos have shown that Porsche is cooking up a hot new variant called the Cayenne GTS.
A prototype Cayenne GTS was last spotted getting a workout at the Nurburgring, but now leaked photos on Instagram give us a look at the production version completely undisguised before the official reveal. These appear to be press photos, so an official reveal could be imminent.
While the new Cayenne Coupe variant was rumored to be called either the GT or GTS, the badge positioned on the rear of the Cayenne Coupe shown confirms it will be called the GTS. According to the leak, the Porsche Cayenne Coupe GTS is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. Since the most recent version of the Cayenne GTS was downsized from a naturally-aspirated V8 to a twin-turbo V6, we weren't expecting the new Cayenne Coupe GTS to pack a V8.
This V8 unit is allegedly rated at 460 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 20 hp and 14 lb-ft over the previous Cayenne GTS. This also positions it below the Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo, which has 541 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. With the optional Sport Chrono pack installed, 0-62 mph in the Cayenne Coupe GTS takes 4.5 seconds before the sporty coupe SUV reaches a top speed of 167 mph. Power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
As we saw in previous spy shots and videos, the Cayenne Coupe GTS is distinguished by a specially configured sports exhaust system that provides a more aggressive sound. The dual tailpipes can also be centrally mounted. As standard, the Cayenne Coupe GTS includes the Sport Design package and features darkened air intakes, side window frames, exhaust outlets, and badging for a sportier look.
The headlights and rear light strip also get the dark treatment. Like all GTS models, the interior is extensively trimmed in Alcantara. And yes, the standard Cayenne will also be getting the GTS treatment. Pricing for the standard Cayenne GTS will allegedly start at 114,087 euros ($129,808), while the more stylish Cayenne Coupe GTS will cost at least 118,490 euros ($134,819), but we shouldn't have to wait long for an official announcement from Porsche to find out more details.