Porsche has revealed an enthusiast-focused GTS version of its Panamera sports sedan and Sport Turismo wagon.

Under the bonnet is the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8 from the higher-spec Turbo, detuned to produce 338kW of power and 620Nm of torque. That’s sent to all four wheels through a clever all-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic gearbox – 0-100km/h takes just 4.1 seconds, toward a top speed of 292km/h for the liftback (289km/h for the wagon).

The GTS delivers improved handling characteristics over its regular counterparts, thanks to sports adaptive air suspension which rides 10mm lower, as well as 390mm front and 365mm rear performance brakes that ride behind 20-inch alloy wheels.

Visually, Porsche have added a number of GTS-specific styling elements, including black side skirts, a SportDesign front end and a multitude of stickers and graphics. Inside, there’s Alcantara upholstery, anodised aluminium trim, a configurable colour head-up display and a heated steering wheel with paddle shifters – optioning the GTS package adds a colour-accented rev-counter, contrast stitching and GTS badges in Carmine Red or Crayon.

The Porsche Panamera GTS goes on sale in Australia during the first quarter of next year, priced from $364,100 before on-road costs for the standard liftback or $371,400 for the Sport Turismo wagon.

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