2025 Porsche Cayenne GTS Joins the Party with 493 HP and $127K Base Price

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  • The 2025 Porsche Cayenne GTS is the latest addition to the restyled Cayenne lineup, and it brings a mightier 493-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8.

  • Along with 40 extra horses and another 30 pound-feet of torque (487 total), the GTS inherits equipment from the higher-performance Turbo GT.

  • The new Cayenne GTS SUV and Coupe benefit from the model's recent refresh; the GTS siblings also have higher base prices of $126,895 and $131,495, respectively.

Porsche gave the Cayenne lineup a mid-cycle refresh for the 2024 model year, but one notable variant was missing from the mid-sizer's last birthday party. For 2025, the sporty Cayenne GTS returns with several performance enhancements and various improvements inherited from its facelifted family members.

Cayenne GTS Gets More Powerful

After skipping the previous model year, the 2025 Porsche Cayenne GTS and its slopebacked Coupe counterpart come back to the pack with a mightier version of their twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8. The engine now makes 493 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque, increases of 40 and 30, respectively. Those figures sit squarely between the 468-hp Cayenne S and the 512-hp Cayenne S E-Hybrid. The 650-hp Turbo GT represents the next performance and price tier of the gas-only Cayenne, but it also donates some equipment that's intended to make the GTS even better to drive.

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Like before, the Cayenne GTS feeds all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. However, thanks to the Turbo GT, its all-wheel-drive system adds a separate water-cooling circuit to help better manage heat when the driver gets an itch to attack back road switchbacks or take the GTS to the racetrack. Porsche also put the Turbo GT's front-axle pivot bearings on the GTS, providing more negative wheel camber in an attempt to help improve steering response. An air suspension specifically tuned for the GTS remains standard, and it can lower the Cayenne 0.4 inch. Although a torque-vectoring rear diff is standard, Porsche's active anti-roll bars cost extra.

More Cayenne GTS Changes

Along with the mechanical updates, the '25 Cayenne GTS adopts restyled front and rear ends as well as an overhauled interior. Every GTS comes with the Sport Design package that replaces previous body-color bits like the fender lips, rocker panels, and window molding with gloss-black versions. Likewise, the previously black exhaust tips are now dark bronze, and the GTS Coupe alone can be optioned with a center-exit exhaust with the bronze-colored tips. The latter is part of three different lightweight packages that Porsche claims can shave up to 55 pounds.

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Inside, the GTS adopts the same fully digital dashboard as other Cayennes. That includes a 12.6-inch curved display for the gauge cluster and a 12.3-inch center touchscreen that controls the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system. Ambient interior lighting and a Bose surround-sound stereo are standard, but the new 10.3-inch screen for the front passenger is an extra-cost option.

2025 Cayenne GTS Price

Customers can soon order their own 2025 Porsche Cayenne GTS SUV or Coupe, with the first copies expected to reach U.S. dealerships this fall. While Porsche hasn't yet released pricing for the rest of the '25 Cayenne lineup, the regular GTS now starts at $126,895—about $12K more than the previous 2023 model. The GTS Coupe is also about $14K more expensive, with a $131,495 base price.

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