For those who can't quick stomach the price of a Cayenne Turbo, Porsche has just the right car for you: the 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS. Unfortunately, you're going to have to wait longer to see it because it has been pulled from the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this coming March.
As expected, the Cayenne GTS will follow the same formula as the newly released 2013 Panamera GTS. That means it'll get a tweaked version of the 4.8-liter, naturally-aspirated V-8 engine from the Cayenne S and output will be rated at 430 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque (400 hp and 369 lb-ft in the Cayenne S). The engine will be mated to a seven-speed, dual-clutch auto sending power to all four wheels. Suspension, tire, exhaust, and body kit upgrades should round off the GTS treatment. Pricing hasn't been released, but expect it to ring in lower than the $108,075 price tag commanded by the turbo model.
Although we're big fans of most dual-clutch transmissions, we have to admit we'll miss the weirdness factor of the last Porsche Cayenne GTS's proper six-speed manual transmission in a nearly three-ton luxury SUV.