- Porsche unleashes a more potent Panamera, the GTS.
- Based on the Panamera 4S, the GTS boasts increased output — 430 horsepower.
- Acceleration from zero to 60 takes 4.3 seconds and top speed is 178 mph.
LOS ANGELES — Described as "the purest expression of a sport sedan in the Porsche family," the 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS is making its world premiere at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Based on the all-wheel-drive Panamera 4S, the new 2013 Panamera GTS employs Porsche's normally aspirated 4.8-liter V8, with output inflated to 430 horsepower and torque nudged to 384 pound-feet. The gearbox is Porsche's seven-speed PDK.
Porsche has loaded up the Panamera GTS with equipment, notably the Sport Chrono package, as well as 18-way adaptive sports seats, SportDesign steering wheel with shift paddles and a leather interior with Alcantara surfaces.
The car sits lower than before and features adaptive air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management.
The automaker also said it will build a new 51-acre Porsche Experience Center, including a test track and handling course, just outside Los Angeles next year for "human performance training." It has similar customer centers in Atlanta, Beijing, Leipzig and Silverstone.
Edmunds.com says: The newest member of the Panamera family.