The 2012 Porsche Panamera GTS was unveiled last November 16, 2011 during the Los Angeles Auto Show. The sportiest of all Panamera model is easily distinguished through its distinctive front, side and rear area design most especially with its highlights. It features a black exterior package with side window trims, headlight washer unit cover, rear diffuser, trim on the rear lid, and the black side skirts. Its body is lowered by 10 millimeters, and offers more power and larger brake discs.
The Panamera GTS is a four passenger, all-wheel drive powered by a 4.8 liter V8 engine that generates 430 horsepower at 6,700rpm and 384 lb-ft of torque, 30 horsepower higher than the Standard 4S model. The standard transmission used for this engine is a seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe that sends power to all four wheels simultaneously, providing a comfortable and efficient performance.
The 2012 Panamera GTS can go from 0 to 60mph in 4.3 seconds, with the top speed at 178mph. The fuel consumption is also remarkable with 10.9liter/100km, and only 10.7liter/100km when using low-friction tires.
The GTS features a leather interior and Alcantara surfaces with SportsDesign steering wheel including shift paddles and 18-way adaptive sports seats. The standard equipment consists of Porsche Communication Management that features touch-screen satellite navigation, front and rear ParkAssist, cruise control and a 3-year warranty. An interesting feature of the GTS is the Sound Symposer that is activated using the Sport button, which directs the intake noise to the interior by an acoustic channel that picks up the intake vibration between the throttle valve and air filter.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe||Base Price: $125,400.00|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 26.4 gallons (99.9 liters)||Miles Per Gallon: NA city / NA hwy|
|Length: 195.6 in. (496 cm)||Wheel Base: 114.9 in. (291.8 cm)|
|Height: 55.4 in. (140.7 cm)||Width: 76 in. (193 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 4232 lbs (1919 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 15.7 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 4 people|
|Engine: AWD V8||Displacement: 4.8 Liter|
|Horsepower: 430 HP||Max RPM: 6700 RPM|
|Torque: 384 lb-ft||Transmission: 7-Speed Dual Clutch|
|0-60 mph: 4.5 seconds||Maximum Speed: 179 mph (288 km/h)|