Following setting a Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record for SUVs with a time of 7 minutes 38,925 seconds, Porsche has finally unleashed its most performance-orientated Cayenne to date, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Coupé.
Available exclusively in four-seater coupé guise, the Cayenne Turbo GT Coupé, Porsche says, was “consistently set up for maximum performance and handling” and “combines outstanding driving dynamics with a high degree of everyday usability”. The Cayenne GT Coupé’s twin-turbocharged 4,0-litre V8 petrol engine (the most powerful V8 in Porsche’s arsenal) produces 471 kW and 850 N.m, which is 67 kW and 80 N.m more than the Turbo model.
According to the German manufacturer, the increase in power and torque allows for a zero to 100 km/h acceleration time 0,6 seconds quicker than the Turbo. The GT-badged Cayenne Turbo Coupé accelerates to 100 km/h from the line in a claimed 3,3 seconds. Maximum speed, meanwhile, is rated at 300 km/h, which is 14 km/h more than the Turbo.
Porsche claims a zero to 100 km/h time of 3,3 seconds for the Cayenne Turbo GT Coupé.
Linked to the V8 is a faster-shifting eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. For the Cayenne Turbo GT Coupé, Porsche has also modified its traction management system. According to the Stuttgart manufacturer, both the passive chassis components and active control systems have been re-engineered and optimised for handling and performance. As standard, the GT is equipped with, among others, 22-inch GT-design wheels, carbon ceramic composite brakes and sports exhaust system.
The Cayenne Turbo GT Coupé’s exterior is further distinguished from the Turbo with the addition of, among others, a GT-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.
Lavishly appointed in Alcantara, the interior of the Cayenne Turbo GT Coupé is equipped with Porsche’s next-generation infotainment system, which features a new user interface and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The eight-way electrically adjustable front sports seats and rear seats feature the model designation on the headrests.