Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

New Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT


Introduction

Meet the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT, the new sporting hero of the Cayenne range. Based on the Cayenne Turbo Coupe, the Turbo GT boasts improved performance and handling whilst also stepping up to the plate as a premium SUV that’s suitable for the everyday. Available exclusively in the sleek Coupe body style, the Cayenne Turbo GT is just as easy on the eye as it is powerful and thrilling to drive.

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Safety

If the Cayenne Turbo GT is to follow in the footsteps of the Cayenne Turbo Coupe in terms of safety, you can expect a range of driver assistance technologies such as forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist. The Porsche Composite Brake (PCCB) system is fitted as standard, offering sharp deceleration to match the Turbo GT’s power output. 

Design

The four-seater Coupe rides 17mm lower than the Cayenne Turbo Coupe and its front wheels are an inch wider, with black wheel arch extensions housing 22” GT Design wheels finished in gold or black. Up front, the aggressive GT-specific apron, spoiler lip and huge air intakes make for an intimidating presence. The contoured carbon roof accentuate the Cayenne Turbo GT’s sporty lines, whilst the extendable rear spoiler lip adds 40kg of downforce. 


Inside, the Turbo GT is still very much a luxury SUV, but gives a subtle nod to racing through features like the multifunction sports steering wheel. The front sport seats have ‘turbo GT’ lettering on the headrests and are enhanced with gold or grey stitching and seatbelts for extra flair, whilst Alcantara accents throughout the interior hint at the performance focus – and the Turbo GT has the substance to back it up.  

Performance & Technology

The Cayenne Turbo GT is breathtakingly fast. So fast that it’s

set a new SUV lap record at the Nurburgring with a time of just 7 minutes 38.9 seconds. How? The Turbo GT uses a modified four-litre twin-turbo V8 engine to achieve 0-62mph in just 3.3 seconds (0.6 seconds quicker than the Cayenne Turbo Coupe), an output of 631bhp and 850Nm, and a limited top speed of 186mph.


Porsche has also introduced a faster-shifting eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission for the Cayenne Turbo GT and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system is fitted as standard. The sports exhaust system and central tailpipes are also unique to the Cayenne Turbo GT. In terms of tech, the SUV comes with the latest generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) 6.0 system, which brings enhanced infotainment and is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

Features

Specifically designed for the Cayenne Turbo GT are the 22” Pirelli P Zero Corsa performance tyres and, as expected, four-wheel drive comes as standard. Both the chassis and engine have been optimised for handling and performance and you can choose from a range of driving modes, which seamlessly adjusts the car’s response to match your desired driving style. 

Verdict

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT is the most driver-focused model in the range, with intense performance and precise dynamics. Not only does it effortlessly master the excitement of challenging cornering and final sprints, but it also meets the mark as a luxury SUV that will gladly accompany you on weekend adventures. It maintains all the elements that make the Cayenne so classically Porsche, but combines this with track-ready performance, thrilling dynamics and superior handling. The Cayenne Turbo GT balances sensational power with Porsche-level sophistication – something you didn’t know you needed but will fall in love with time and time again.


Technical Specification

Dimensions
Vehicle Length 4,942 mm
Vehicle Width 1,995 mm
Vehicle Height 1,636 mm
Wheelbase 2,895 mm
Weight
Unladen Weight (DIN) 2,220 kg
Engine
Engine / Cylinders 4.0 litre/V8
Displacement 3,996 cm³
Max Torque

850 Nm @ 2,300 - 4,500

Max Power 640 PS
Performance
Top Speed 186 mph
Acceleration 0-62 mph in 3.3 Seconds (With Sport Chrono Package)
Efficiency
Combined Cycle 20.0 mpg
CO2 319 g/km

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