New documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal clues about Porsche having the pipeline for the 2019 model year. Specifically, we could soon see another Porsche Panamera GTS and a a new 718 Cayman T.
APanamera GTS (Gran Turismo Sport) and a Panamera Sport Turismo GTS. The VIN decoder docs list space for the automaker to provide further details on engine displacement and power output, but Porsche has listed them as “to be determined” at present.
The first Panamera GTS came to life for the 2013 model year, and followed on the heels of the 2010 Cayenne GTS and 2011 911 Carrera GTS. The first car to wear the GTS badge was the 904 GTS back in 1963.
Like the original Panamera GTS, we’d expect a power bump over the current Panamera 4S. It will be asociated tweaks to the suspension and other performance bits, and various options thrown in for less than their total cost if ordered separately.
The documents also out the potential for a 718 Cayman T. The “T” badge stands for “Touring” and dates back to the 1968 Porsche 911 T. The brand revived it for the 2018 model year 911 Carrera T. It also represents a more purist take on the driving experience and focuses on driving pleasure.
The Cayman T will pack a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine
The document does say the Cayman T will pack a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, though output is listed as “TBD.”
Included in the documents is also confirmation of a 911 Speedster model. Expect the 911 Speedster to serve as a going-away party for the current 991-generation 911.