2008 porsche cayenne gts review




2008 porsche cayenne gts review

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  • The fun-to-drive SUV may be an oxymoron, but Porsche has gotten one step closer to proving the concept with the GTS version of its Cayenne sport-ute.

    A spicier mix of power and handling: GTS also gets down the road with genuine Car Reviews. First Drive: Porsche Cayenne GTS.

    About logo. The Porsche logo is a coat of arms that shows: a riding horse and a deer antler, framed by red stripes. The emblem is dedicated to the home city of the concern - Studgart. Strips and horns are symbols of the city, and the stallion is depicted in connection with the fact that originally in place of the city, in the year 950 there was a horse farm, around which a whole city was gradually built.

    It may cost a lot, but the Porsche Cayenne GTS is a high performance on- and off-road vehicle. Current cabin tech isn't great, but a new.

    2008 porsche cayenne gts review

    2008 porsche cayenne gts review

    You can quaff copious quantities of Sam Adams' calorie-per-bottle beverage without thirsting for "real" beer. Torque is a given with such capacity and eight cylinders, and the GTS thumps in with lb ft at rpm. Pickup Truck Since Another rocker switch beyond those changes the ride height of the Cayenne GTS through three different modes. Porsche is in the middle of transitioning from PCM 2.

    2008 porsche cayenne gts review

    2008 porsche cayenne gts review

    2008 porsche cayenne gts review

    2008 porsche cayenne gts review

    2008 porsche cayenne gts review

    First Drive: Porsche Cayenne GTS - Motor Trend

    Its Bose audio system produces clean and refined sound. The Bad The Porsche Communication Management option, a unit combining navigation, stereo, and phone, represents older cabin tech. Its phone system is designed for Europe and doesn't work in the U.

    Current cabin tech isn't great, but a new version of the Porsche Communication Management system is coming out soon. Another clue comes when you get it in the twisties, and feel its utter lack of roll in hard cornering. We've heard comments around the office that the Porsche badge shouldn't be this high off the ground, but purism aside, our friendly neighborhood Porsche rep tells us that the Cayenne sells, giving the company a stable bottom line with which it can work on better and better s.

    2008 porsche cayenne gts review

    OK, we can accept that it's all for the greater good. Although the transmission might be a little low-tech, the engine and suspension make up for it.

    The air suspension features all sorts of tricks to morph the Cayenne GTS from high-clearance, all-terrain vehicle to road-hugging canyon carver. Cabin tech is also present in the form of the Porsche Communication Management system, an all-in-one navigation, stereo, and phone unit--only, the phone part doesn't work in the U.

    2008 porsche cayenne gts review

    Fortunately, this version of the system is on its way out, soon to be replaced by a whole new system featuring better controls and Bluetooth. Ride quality Behind the shifter on our Porsche Cayenne GTS is a bank of controls for the suspension almost as confusing as the acronyms they control. A rocker switch on the left moves the car from on- to off-road driving modes, with different levels of differential lock.

    A big button, labeled Sport, sharpens the throttle response, while three buttons to the right of that let you choose Comfort, Normal, and Sport modes for the suspension. Another rocker switch beyond those changes the ride height of the Cayenne GTS through three different modes.

    To test out these different suspension settings, we found a section of rough pavement in San Francisco, approximately yards long, and drove over it five times at 30 mph, each time with the suspension on a different setting.

    2008 porsche cayenne gts review

    For our first run, we wanted to establish a baseline, so we put the suspension into Normal mode and called the ride quality zero. For a rougher ride from the other settings we subtracted numbers, and we added numbers for a smoother ride.

    In Normal mode, the Cayenne GTS wasn't floating over the rough bits, transmitting jolts from washboard surfaces and potholes. Getting back to the start, we pushed the Comfort button and prepared for an easy ride. But our editors couldn't feel much difference between Comfort and Normal.

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