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2013 Porsche Panamera GTS (photos)

Porsche has a knack for modifying its existing cars to fit all buyer segments, no matter how small. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche unveiled the GTS version of the Panamera, a car suitable for track usage.

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Porsche designed the Panamera GTS to have a performance edge over the 4S version, making it suitable for track days as well as executive commuting. Porsche managed to eke more power out of the engine and includes some performance features standard for the GTS.
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The Panamera GTS gets a few cosmetic changes over its brethren, such as black-accented inset trim pieces, and a slightly larger front air intake.
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The naturally aspirated direct-injection 4.8-liter V-8 is tweaked for more power than the Panamera 4S. It creates 430 horsepower, 30 more than the other cars. And 383 pound-feet of torque helps the Panamera GTS hit 62 mph in less than 4.5 seconds.
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The Panamera GTS sits 10 millimeters lower than its cohorts. It also comes with an adaptive air suspension.
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All-wheel-drive is standard on the GTS, as is Porsche Active Suspension Management, helping it stay flat and keep its tires in contact with pavement in the turns.
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Porsche makes its Sport Chrono package standard in the GTS, which includes a stopwatch mounted at the top of the dashboard suitable for timing laps.
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Hardly a stripped-down race car, the Panamera GTS gets Porsche's Doppelkupplung, a sequential automated manual transmission.

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