Porsche is lining up a world debut for this Cayenne GTS at the upcoming Auto China show in Beijing. The pillars of this new variant, which slots in between the Cayenne S and Turbo, is a more powerful engine, more dynamic power development, a tauter chassis with lower ride height and emphatically sporty equipment.

The GTS is powered by an uprated version of the Cayenne S V8 engine. The 4.8L unit makes 420 hp here, 20 horses more than in the S. 0-100 km/h is done in just 5.7 seconds, two tenths faster than the S. Top speed is 261 km/h and NEDC fuel consumption stands at 10.7 litres per 100 km. An eight-speed Tiptronic S with auto start/stop does transmission duties.

Porsche says that the GTS’ specially tuned chassis is more tautly tuned, and is lowered by 24 mm over the S. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is standard.

Looks wise, the GTS borrows the face of the Cayenne Turbo, has frames and trim in high-gloss black, prominent side skirts and wider wheel arches as well as a distinctive roof spoiler with a twin-wing profile. The interior features leather with Alcantara elements. Front sports seats with eight adjustment options are also standard.