Bringing it back to the streets: Porsche Cayenne GTS Video
by KBB.com Editors | December 1, 2008 6:03 AM
In recent months one question has come to the front of America's consciousness. Who among us honestly needs an SUV? The question becomes all the more potent when said SUV has a Porsche logo affixed to it. Does an SUV from a manufacturer known for high-performance automobiles make any more sense than a run-of-the-mill Ford Explorer? Not really, but logic isn't the driving factor in most car or SUV purchases. With that in mind Porsche has introduced the Cayenne GTS, an even more road-focused rendition of their popular SUV. Most Cayenne owners wouldn't dream of taking their vehicle off road, a fact fully embraced by the GTS's lowered stance, aggressive body styling and grippy wheel and tire package. In an odd twist of logic the GTS trim helps impart the Cayenne with more of the sports car feel Porsche has always been known for -- the exact quality compromised by the introduction of a tall, heavy SUV to the Porsche lineup. Irony aside, we think plenty of buyers will appreciate the GTS's sporty feel, edgy looks and ability to carry more than two adult-sized humans. Watch the video below to see what we thought of our recent drive in the Nordic Gold Porsche Cayenne GTS.