The Porsche Panamera GTS is making its return to the lineup for 2019, the first time the performance-oriented trim will be offered on the current-generation Panamera, including its Panamera Gran Turismo quasi-wagon version.
The 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS and Gran Turismo GTS will predictably get Porsche’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, but this time with 453 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. That’s not a whole lot more than the V6-powered Panamera S with 440 horsepower, but significantly less than the Panamera Turbo that produces 550 horsepower. As before, however, the Panamera GTS stands above the rest in the handling department.
It sits 0.39 of an inch lower than other Panameras, and comes standard with the Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management system. Porsche totally recalibrated the system with “enthusiastic driving in mind.” Larger brakes are fitted all around as well. It still has the eight-speed PDK transmission, which rockets both the normal and Sport Turismo Panameras to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The base Panamera has a top speed of 181 mph, whereas the Sport Turismo tops out at 179 mph.