At nearly the same horsepower output as a Lamborghini Urus, the new top-of-the-line Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT comes with 640 PS (471 kW) from her 4-Liter Biturbo V8 engine, which is an increase of 90 PS (67 kW) when compared to the Cayenne Turbo Coupé. Torque has been raised to 850 Nm for an acceleration figure from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds … this new Cayenne Turbo GT doesn’t run out of breath until she reaches 300 km/h.
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT will only be available in the Coupé version and comes with all the chassis upgrades as standard fitment, the tires on this 300 km/h SUV have been developed specifically for this high-performance model, a short while ago this new model managed to set the world record in the “SUV, off-road vehicle, van, pick-up” category with an amazing time of 7:38.925 minutes to complete an entire 20.832 km lap on the famous Green Hell, Nurburgring in Germany as a testament to the extreme racetrack capabilities of this new Cayenne evolution.
The Cayenne Turbo GT comes with a 17 mm lowered ride height while the rigidity of the suspension has been upped by 15% with modified damper settings for the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and adapted settings for the Power Steering Plus and rear-axle steering, massive 22-inch wheels (1 inch wider compared to the Turbo Coupé) in GT Design and are finished Neodyme, have been fitted over the now-standard Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system, tires are sourced from Pirelli in the form of bespoke P Zero Corsa rubber, just for the Turbo GT edition.
The 4-Liter Biturbo V8 engine mounted in the Cayenne Turbo GT is the most powerful 8-cylinder unit Porsche has available, and it has been thoroughly modified compared to the engine in the Cayenne Turbo Coupé, with a different crankshaft drive, turbocharger, direct fuel injection, induction system, and intercooler. This even required a re-calibration of the eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox, now shifting gears even faster than before, this also required reprogramming of the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system.
With all this extra power and torque, Porsche even had to add water cooling to the transfer case, but it’s the sound this Cayenne Turbo GT emits from the dual, centrally mounted exhausts that will give you goosebumps, the position of these large exhaust tips is only available on the Turbo GT monicker, from the middle down to the tips, this new exhaust is made from lightweight titanium, just to remove even more weight Porsche ditched the center silencer … as a result the sound is even deeper, we don’t mind.
The two magic materials that set apart the Cayenne Turbo GT from the rest are carbon fiber and Alcantara, one used abundantly on the exterior, the other on the amazing interior. At the front, the Turbo GT can be recognized by the special bumper with additional spoiler lip and large air intakes that lead onto black wheel arch extensions, while the rear bumper comes with a bespoke to this model, carbon fiber diffuser around the aforementioned dual exhaust.
At the rear, we also see the trailing edge of the carbon fiber roof is fitted with a roof spoiler with additional side fins for stabilization, while underneath the rear window Porsche fitted an adjustable rear wing that increases the downforce to 40 kgs at top speed thanks to it being 25 mm larger than the rear wing found on the Cayenne Turbo, the color seen on these presentation images is called “Arctic Grey” and is available as an option on this high-end model.
And all the fun continues on the interior of this Cayenne Turbo GT, for the driver and passenger we find stunning sport seats in the front, eight-way adjustable, with the perforated center section to the seat and back in Alcantara, contrast is achieved in either Neodyme (gold) or Arctic Grey, complete with Turbo GT embroidered on the headrests, front, and rear. Speaking about the rear, this Turbo GT comes with two individual seats for the rear passengers, also note the embossed Porsche crest on the armrest between the seats.
The multifunction steering wheel fitted to the Cayenne Turbo GT comes with a sports car ’12 o’clock’ marking, finished in yellow, while Porsche introduces the next-generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system on this model, not only integrating Apple CarPlay, but also Apple Music, Apple Podcast and Android Auto to allow most popular smartphones to be seamlessly integrated into the infotainment system.
We will have to wait until September to see the first units of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT at our local dealer, but we can already put in an order for this amazing new SUV, priced at €196,078 in Germany including VAT (19% for Germany), availability and pricing for the US market haven’t been published yet.