L.A. Auto Show: Porsche Cayman GTS & Cayenne GTS image

The German premium sports car maker has used the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show to officially unveil the US spec versions of the Cayman coupe and Cayenne large SUV in GTS declination.

First off, the Cayman and its cabrio sibling, the Boxster, have already received the GTS version in other parts of the world – the derivatives are the range-topping options for the models. They use the same 3.4-liter flat six-cylinder boxer engine, though it was enhanced to deliver another 15 HP (11 kW) – for a total of 340 HP (250 kW) for the Cayman GTS.

The new Cayenne GTS is making its official global public debut during the LA auto show and is described as a “sporty model,” featuring the Sport Design package – it includes extended wheel arches and revised side skirts. We can also see the new tinted lights, while the body sits closer to the ground by 20-24 mm. Clients will also get 20-inch alloy wheels, a more sporty exhaust system, high-performance brakes, additional body-color accents and of course, the Porsche Active Suspension Management system. Inside we find GTS-branded headrests and sport seats.

Under the hood resides the twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 engine that churns out 440 PS (323 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque – up 20 PS (14 kW) and 85 Nm (62 lb-ft). 62 mph is achieved in 5.2 seconds (5.1 if you opt for the extra Sport Chrono package) and the model tops out at 262 km/h (162 mph).