2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS
Black On Black
2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS
- 4.8L V8
- Automatic Transmission
- All Wheel Drive
- Black Over Black Interior
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“A spicier mix of power and handling” – Motor Trend First Drive: 2008 Porsche GTS, January 2008
Motor Trend's review continued: “Porsche has fashioned a new sports machine that comfortably seats four adults and hauls lots of luggage, but we're not referring, yet, to the Panamera Gran Turismo sedan. It won't reach showrooms until 2009, but, to the chagrin of purists who still mourn the day Porsche began building trucks, the Panamera's promised combination of performance and luxurious utility is available, right now, with the 2008 Cayenne GTS, our seat-of-the-pants choice as the best-handling SUV on the planet.”
As to performance: “Powered by a freer-breathing, 405-horsepower version of the 385-horsepower, 4.8-liter V-8 offered in the Cayenne S… The GTS also gets down the road, paved or otherwise, with genuine Porsche spiritedness. The factory claims (conservatively, we think) 0-to-62-mph dashes of 6.5 seconds with the six-speed Tiptronic S gearbox and… will reach 100 mph in around 15 seconds, but this more than sufficient acceleration isn't even the GTS's core strength.”
That core strength? The GTS “stands out from the crowd of five Cayenne models by its handling….”
Offered here is a 2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS in somewhat sinister-looking "quadruple-black" (exterior paint, interior leather, tinted cabin glass, and wheels all in black). The Porsche's overall condition is excellent across the board, inside, outside, under the hood, and under the vehicle. The sole hiccup on its Carfax record is a 2017 accident involving another car hitting the Cayenne's rear end (an unwanted tribute to the Cayenne's short stopping distance); the damage involved has long since been professionally repaired leaving no remaining sign of the incident. The Cayenne's odometer shows 158,616 miles in all, approximately 12,200 miles per-year, well below the 15k miles-per-year Carfax regards as average.
The exterior black paint shows beautifully across the entire vehicle. Porsche is well-known for its state-of-the-art paint-application technology and that expertise is on full display here. (Be sure to view the close-up photos in the gallery to assess paint condition.) Sheet metal and black trim is free of damage. Dark-tinted cabin glass and all lighting lenses are free of cracks or other damage. “GTS” badging in red on the Cayenne's lower flanks and “GTS” (with only the “S” in red) on the rear adds a touch of flair. Quad exhaust tips hint at the Cayenne's power. Red-painted, Porsche-branded brake calipers and large rotors are visible through the gloss-black, 21-inch,10-spoke wheels (with colored-Porsche-crest center caps). Achilles® ATR Sport 235/35 all-season performance tires are mounted.
Interior surfaces—all in black—retain their like-new appearance. The black leather upholstery with Alcantara inserts is especially pleasing to the eye, and free of significant wear indication, much less damage. Well-maintained brushed-metal interior trim nicely communicates the SUV's sporting DNA as opposed to more common wood trim. Door trim and dashboard surfaces are unscarred. The multi-function, airbag steering wheel with colored Porsche crest frames the driver-focused, 3-pod instrument cluster. The shifter for the automatic transmission and controls for the adjustable-suspension settings are mounted on the console. Comprehensive infotainment and navigation-system controls and screen are located in the center-dash position. That virtually every surface in the SUV's interior is free of excessive wear indications or damage is an excellent indication of the prior owners' meticulous care for this special vehicle.
Under the hood, the 4.8-liter Porsche V8 (linked to the Cayenne's all-wheel-drive system) makes a powerful visual statement. Surfaces in the engine bay are original and have not been overly detailed. Viewed from below, the chassis is complete, clean, and undamaged.
The Cayenne's original build and identification tags remain mounted.
While the more than 65 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this Porsche Cayenne GTS in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
A luxury SUV of the Porsche Cayenne GTS's caliber was likely out of reach for most folks when this 2008 model was produced. To those bright individuals who waited, go the spoils... in the form of this high-performance Porsche GTS in pristine condition.