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The Porsche Cayenne GTS is coming back, and thankfully it hasn’t fallen prey to the downsizing trend this time. The Cayenne GTS features a decent set of changes, you know, to keep it fresh in the market.

The 2024 Porsche Cayenne GTS now rides 10 mm lower than before, and it inherits the adaptive air suspension from the Cayenne E-Turbo hybrid as standard, along with torque vectoring and dynamic chassis control. The twin-turbo V8 powertrain has been retained, but it now generates 493 bhp and 67.30 kgm of torque. Porsche says the internals of the eight-speed automatic transmission have been revised, resulting in shorter response and shift times. Triple digits come up in just 4.4 seconds, while top speed is rated at 275 kph.

The Porsche Design Package includes side skirts, window surrounds, and wheel arch extensions, which are now painted in high-gloss black. The Cayenne GTS also gets a revised nose with grille with bigger cooling intakes, dark tinted headlights and tail lamps, red brake callipers, and black GTS badging. The exhaust pipes are finished in dark bronze, while the 21-inch alloy rims receive anthracite grey finish.

If you feel weight reduction is your priority, Porsche is offering a lightweight package that reduces the kerb weight of the vehicle by 25 kg, with reduced insulation, a lightweight roof, a carbon rear diffuser, and a centrally-positioned sports exhaust system finished in dark bronze.

Inside, the Cayenne GTS benefits from Porsche’s blended-screen setup extending all the way to the front passenger. The roof lining, armrests, door panels, and the seats receive a suede-like fabric, and audiophiles will appreciate the presence of the Bose surround sound system.

While prices are yet to be listed, the Porsche Cayenne GTS will command a premium over the regular Cayenne, while rivalling the likes of the Audi RS Q8 and Mercedes-AMG GLE 53.