The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT has touched down on South African shores, with the local arm of the German marque revealing pricing for the Nürburgring lap record-setting performance SUV.

Priced from R3 350 000, which includes a three-year/100 000 km maintenance plan, the Cayenne Turbo GT is exclusively available in coupé guise. A five-year/100 000 km maintenance plan is available for an additional R50 000.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Coupé
Compared to the Turbo, the Turbo GT is 17 mm lower to the ground.

The interior is lavishly trimmed in Alcantara, and features Porsche’s next-generation infotainment system. The latter unit incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto screen mirroring and Bluetooth connectivity. Indicating this is, indeed, a special Cayenne, the model designation is featured on the fore and aft headrests.

The exterior is distinguished from the non-GT Cayenne with the addition of, among others, a model-specific front apron and enlarged side cooling air intakes. For increased downforce, the Turbo GT’s adaptive rear spoiler lip is 25 mm larger than that fitted to the Turbo. 22-inch GT-design wheels, carbon ceramic composite brakes and a sports exhaust system ship as standard.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Coupé
Next-generation infotainment system features new user interface.

The Cayenne Turbo GT Coupé is endowed with a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, producing 471 kW and 850 Nm for a zero to 100 km/h acceleration time of 3.3 seconds and maximum speed of 300 km/h. Power and torque are sent to all four corners via a faster-shifting eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission.

For the Turbo GT, Porsche has also tweaked the traction management system. The passive chassis components and active control systems, meanwhile, have been re-engineered and optimised for handling and performance.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Coupé
Sports exhaust system standard on the Cayenne Turbo GT Coupé.

As a reminder, earlier this year, the Cayenne Turbo GT dethroned the Audi RS Q8  as the quickest SUV to ever lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The Porsche completed a lap of the testing racecourse in 7 minutes 38.925 seconds.