Porsche Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo; Manufacturer images
Porsche is adding some spice to its current Panamera models with GTS trims of each vehicle, the established liftback Panamera “saloon” — European English for “sedan” — and the more traditional, but new to the model, Sport Turismo wagon (“estate” if you’re feelin’ fancy).
Related: How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Porsche Panamera?
Both models are powered by a version of Porsche’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, which makes 453 horsepower and 457 pounds-feet of torque. Combined with the automaker’s famed PDK eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, that’s good enough to propel both cars from zero-to-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, according to Porsche. The Panamera GTS boasts a top speed of 181 mph, while the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo manages a mere 179 mph.
Porsche Panamera GTS; Manufacturer images
For sportier handling, the standard adjustable air suspension is lowered 10 millimeters (or 0.39 inch), and all four corners are fitted with larger brakes than base models. Additionally, the Porsche Active Suspension Management system is tuned more aggressively. If that isn’t enough, rear-wheel steering is an available option.
To set the models apart in the looks department, both wear numerous darkened accents and standard 20-inch Panamera Design wheels. Inside is a ton of Alcantara faux suede — on the seats, headliner and steering wheel, among other places.
Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo; Manufacturer images
Also inside is a Panamera-first head-up display, which will be available on other Panamera and Panamera Sport Turismo models. Porsche’s Sport Chrono Package and a sport exhaust system will be standard equipment on any GTS.
While both models are available for order now in the U.S., neither is expected to arrive at dealerships before the latter half of 2019. The Panamera GTS will carry a starting price of $129,350 and the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo will be priced from $135,550; both prices include a $1,050 destination fee.
Cars.com’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with Cars.com’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of Cars.com’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.