Porsche Gave the 2025 Cayenne GTS Better Performance and a Higher Price


porsche gave the 2025 cayenne gts better performance and a higher price

There’s room for debate over whether the Cayenne saved Porsche, but it’s hard to deny the SUV’s impact on the performance automaker’s bottom line. The Cayenne has been available in dozens of configurations over the years, but the GTS has long been offered a solid balance of speed and luxury. Though it was absent for the 2024 model year, Porsche’s bringing it back for 2025 with a range of improvements over the outgoing SUV that make it even more compelling than before.

The 2025 Cayenne GTS’ twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 is up to 493 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque, increases of 40 ponies and 30 pound-feet. Power reaches all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic with revised shift logic in Sport mode. It also picked up front-axle components from the Cayenne Turbo GT that improve turn-in, along with a water-cooling system for the all-wheel drive system.

Interior upgrades include synthetic suede and genuine leather upholstery with red stitching, and buyers can exchange the standard black color for gray or red (later release). The rest of the cabin benefits from updates Porsche gave the Cayenne line in 2024, which includes a new infotainment system.

Of course, the latest and greatest doesn’t come cheap. Porsche boosted the Cayenne’s base price by around $12,000, making it almost $127,000 to start, and the Cayenne Coupe’s starting price is up to $131,495 – about $14,000 more. If those numbers don’t bother you, the order books are open now, and Porsche said it expects to kick off deliveries later in 2024.

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