The Cayenne Turbo is easily the fastest SUV on the planet but perhaps complaints that it sullied Porsche’s sporting image have caused the company to go even further and produce a model with technology straight from the 911. Dubbed the Cayenne GTS, this isn’t just a special edition with a body kit and large wheels.

It features an enhanced 4.8-liter V-8, has been lowered by 24 millimeters and has a specially-developed chassis with the first application of Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with steel springs to the SUV lineup.

The GTS develops 20 horsepower more from the same engine found in the Cayenne S, pumping out 405 hp at 6,500 rpm. Surprisingly, Porsche has stuck a manual gearbox on this model with a shorter ratio than in the Cayenne S, allowing it to hit 62 mph from rest in just 6.1 seconds.

On the outside, the Cayenne GTS is fitted with the same body kit as the more expensive Cayenne Turbo and 21-incn wheels with 295/35 size tires. Two new colors have also been reserved exclusively for the GTS: GTS Red and Nordic Gold Metallic. Deliveries begin in February 2008 and it will be priced at approximately $70,000.


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