The second coming is finally here, and it goes by the title of the 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS. Porsche has put 20 more horses under the hood to bring matters to 420 horsepower, and to get more out of them it has lowered the chassis a further 20 mm and installed a lower final-drive ratio. The one unkind note: whereas the first GTS was available with a six-speed manual, this one is fitted exclusively with Porsche's eight-speed Tiptronic S paddleshift gearbox.

In the search for improved fuel economy, stop-start is standard, and when things get underway, the extra go-fast means a 5.4-second roar from zero to 60 mph. Along with unique side skirts and wheel arches, features only on the GTS include new Peridot Metallic (as shown) and Carmine Red paint, unique 20-inch wheels and eight-way GTS seats inside. There's an available Sport Chrono package to keep tabs on your 162-mph SUV, but that won't be included in the $82,050 base price (which includes $975 in delivery fees).

The GTS will be revealed at the Beijing Auto Show later this month, but you can find out more in the video and press release after the jump and get few choice glimpses in the gallery of high-res photos.

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New Porsche Cayenne GTS Set for World Premiere in Beijing

High-Performance SUV with 420 HP, Lowered Chassis and Improved Driving Dynamics

ATLANTA – April 10, 2012 – Porsche is set to unveil the second-generation Cayenne GTS at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, also known as Auto China, on April 24, 2012. Based on the Cayenne S, this new model is equipped with 20 additional horsepower, a 20 mm lower ride height and a lower final drive ratio for improved driving dynamics.

The latest Cayenne transmits power from its 420 hp V8 to an active All-Wheel-Drive system coupled to an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission with integrated Auto Start Stop function. The specially tuned engine and transmission combination enable the Cayenne GTS to sprint from a standing start to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and to achieve a top-track-speed of 162 mph.

The Cayenne GTS is recognizable from the outside by its high-gloss black trim, prominent side skirts and wider wheel arches as well as the hood and front fascia from the Cayenne Turbo. 20-inch RS Spyder wheels with a unique offset for the GTS are standard. Two new colors are available for the Cayenne GTS; Peridot Metallic and Carmine Red. A sport exhaust system with matte black twin tailpipes is standard.

Inside, the Cayenne GTS features exclusive GTS eight-way adjustable front sports seats with Alcantara accents. For the first time in the Cayenne, a new Sport Chrono package is now available to monitor the improved performance offered by the GTS model. Additionally, a Sound Symposer channels authentic engine intake sounds into the cabin.

The 2013 Cayenne GTS will go on sale in the U.S. in August 2012, with a base MSRP of $82,050, not including a $975 delivery charge.

About Porsche Cars North America
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 194 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand's 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. At the core of this success is Porsche's proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Color a bit loud for an SUV? Nahhh. :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't understand everyone's hatred. As long as Porsche continues to make great 911, make the Boxster better and the Cayman amazing as well, I don't have a problem with them making an SUV. What if you like porsche styling and need a bigger car than the 911 to take your wife and another couple skiing? What are your options if Porsche doesn't make an SUV. Now if Porsche started making SUV's and pickups etc and started to neglect their true heritage - then I would be off the bandwagon as well.. but guys.. 420hp porsche with awd and room for 5 + luggage. It's brilliant! Still love the Cayenne turbo - but the GTS has now officially peaked my interest.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I would buy a pick up version
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Peridot Metallic (green) color has already grown on me. If you are going to purchase a vehicle as unique as the Cayenne GTS why not get one in an equally unique color? I consider vehicles like the Cayenne GTS/Turbo the ultimate "end of the world vehicle." If some huge disaster were befalling your city/state/country/world, when you run into your garage what ride are you going to choose from? your 458 Italia? your DB9? or your Cayenne GTS? The ability to drive very fast over long distance (how many miles can you go on a full tank in the 458 Italia) and over any surface a vehicle can possibly get over makes the Cayenne the easy choice. Now, if one feels pretty certain an end of the world scenario may not come up over the next ten years, then one can make an argument for why one would need to own a vehicle like a GTS.
      • 3 Years Ago
      My search for the perfect Gumball 3000 car is over! I'm glad things like this exist because if they didn't then how dull would that be? I'm glad there are companies which can put something like this into production. From an engineering standpoint, I think it's rather brilliant.
      • 3 Years Ago
      all i wanna know is where that damn fine road is haha
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love how this thing pisses off the 911 purists.
      Hello Suckers
      • 3 Years Ago
      Too bad I'll never be able to afford it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      No manual no PDK??? FAILED!!!
        Jonathan Arena
        • 3 Years Ago
        Oh please people, enough with this nonsense. No one bought the manuals in the first GTS, and the PDK doesn't work in offroad situations. Yes the new 8 speed tip is a hair slower, but you will only be allowed to complain about the lack of PDK when you start tracking your SUV... the ONLY place that extra tenth of a second is going to matter.
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really don't care how good it is or how fast it is, it's still a CUV, and therefore it is sacrilege to the Porsche brand. Porsche needs to be making dedicated, two door sports cars. If they want to make sports sedans or sports SUVs, they should leave that to Audi.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        It makes them money so they can continue to make their other cars. Get over it.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        @ Justin Campanale . Porsche is not Ferrari , Porsche used to build lots of things , from tractors to tanks. A SUV is no sacrilege.
        Jonathan Arena
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        See now this I actually agree with. I'm not privied to the Porsche family's personal finances, but I have a feeling that they aren't in danger of going under. I understand the motivation but at some point they will have gone too far.
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      That car looks hideous from every single angle. I don't think Porsche makes an attractive car these days. Even the new 911 looks incredibly dated.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The 911 is still a beaut. This however, is ugly. Maybe it's the sport body kit, it looks better stock.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The best thing about the GTS was the availability of a manual transmission. It made a ridiculous vehicle just that much more silly. Taking away the manual ruins the whole premise of this model.
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