Published on October 14th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Porsche Cayenne GTS 4.8 V8 Used Luxury Sports SUV Buy Advice
Is it time to get a Porsche Cayenne GTS from the Malaysian used car market?
This is a SUV that provides space, comfort and 4×4 abilities of an SUV with the infusion of driving fun, dynamics and agility of a 911 coupe. It is a fusion of two Porsche vehicles for buyers that are sitting on the fence on what to buy.
If you need to ask ‘how much is the yearly road tax’, then you cannot afford to buy this premium sports SUV. Anyway, its about RM4,500 for 12 months.
If you need to ask ‘how much does servicing costs’, then you might as well go and look at buying a Perodua Ativa.
First shown in 2002, the first generation Cayenne was a runaway success product for Porsche and till today it continues to be Porsche’s best profit earner.
We are not quite sure how Porsche did it, but glad anyway that it was done. While the rest of the ‘mass-market’ car manufacturers were well under way in downsizing engine sizes and compensating it with force-feeding, the Stuttgart-based company kept on releasing models that seemingly pushed their luck with the European legislators.
While their six cylinder engines are commonly found in the roadsters, the V8s are equally prominent, especially in the best-selling Cayenne luxury SUV.
But what sets the eight-cylinder engine in this Cayenne GTS apart from its rivals from Europe and Japan is not the sheer power in itself but the way in which it delivers it.
It is directly responsive to its throttle action, providing the driver with an even more intense acoustic feedback. The GTS engine’s performance oriented control is apparent in the way the power unit rapidly revs up, right from the very moment the engine starts. When driving, it ensures an even faster build-up in torque and thus a noticeably quicker response.
In Sport mode, which can be selected by the corresponding button on the centre console, the engine control extracts every last ounce of performance potential from the naturally aspirated eight-cylinder engine, which the Porsche Cayenne GTS acknowledges with an engine sound akin to that of a racing car engine.
When the foot is taken off the accelerator, the eight-cylinder engine responds with a low-frequency rumble and with the so-called backfire when changing down. Here is what we think a well looked after unit for sale and the owner has been quite honest with his information and asking price is RM80,000.
– Original Paint GTS Red
– M48.01 V8 Naturally Aspirated 4,806cc(4.8L)
– 399hp at 6,500rpm
– 500Nm at 3,500rpm
– 0-100km/h = 6.1s
– Top Speed = 252km/h
– Engine Condition = Immaculate & no leaks
– Engine Oil Capacity = 8.5L
– Approximately around RM850 per service with Oil Filter & Labour
– Roadtax value = RM4,529.60 yearly
– Aisin Tiptronic A48.02 6/1 Transmission
– 6-Speed Conventional Automatic
– ATF Capacity = 8.5 Liter
– Approximately around RM2,300 per service with Transmission Filter & Gasket replacement
– Transmission Condition = Very Good & no jerking at all. Shifting very smooth.
– Stock Exhaust – Valve Open at 4,000rpm
– 6-Pot Brembo Caliper Front
– 4-Pot Brembo Caliper Rear
– Stock Suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management(PASM)
– Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control(PDCC)
– Porsche Stability Management(PSM)
– Porsche Traction Management(PTM)
– Suspension still in a very good condition
– Immaculate Interior Condition with Alcantara Leather Upholstery
– BOSE 14-Speakers with 410-Watt Amp Surround Sound System
– Panoramic Roof
– Interior Buttons all Functioning Very Well
– Air Conditioning Works Very Well
– Luggage Space – 570 Liters
– Fuel Tank Capacity – 100 Liters
– Full Tank – RM277 (RON97)
– Original 21″ Porsche Cayenne Sport Alloy Wheels
– New Tire Michelin Latitude Sport 3 295/35 R21 Year 2020
Now, if a Cayenne GTS is not your ‘cup of tea’ then you might want to look at its nearest rival which might be a little lower in price and just as luxurious. The Range Rover Sport 4.2 V8. This is also another luxurious sports SUV that delivers excitement on the road. Its asking price here is lower by RM15,000 and it is 2 years older.
However, it is very desirable and somewhat evergreen in its design language, unlike the Cayenne which might start looking dated when the next generation model arrives next year.