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2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS [w/video]

Driving Emotion Triumphs Over Brute Horsepower Porsche has delivered more than 430,000 Cayenne sport utility vehicles since its introduction in 2003, which isn't bad for a company that only offered one model, the 911, less than two decades ago. The Cayenne has been such a success because it retains the automaker's basic DNA; all of its countless variants have been inherently enjoyable to drive. Yet the German automaker has just raised our brows by claiming that its new Cayenne GTS is the "sportiest SUV on the market." Whoa, wait a second. That proclamation seems as if it will cause... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
4.8L V8
Power:
420 HP / 380 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed AT
MSRP:
$83,025 (base MSRP)
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