Porsche announces a new high-performance Cayenne Turbo GT. This Grand Touring is packed with power, performance and utility. It’s running a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, pushing 631 horsepower, which is 90 horsepower more than the Cayenne Turbo Coupe. The torque also increased by 59 lb-ft offering 626 lb-ft. The Cayenne Turbo GT can go 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, with a top speed of 186 mph. These stats make this model the fastest production Cayenne ever offered by Porsche.
Porsche is only offering the Cayenne Turbo GT in the Coupe body style, and it will come standard with performance-enhancing suspension systems and exclusive high-performance tires. Lars Kern took this Porsche to the Nurburgring Nordschleife where he set a new official SUV lap record of 7:38.9 minutes, with one 12.9-mile lap. The car is definitely fast.
This engine is the most powerful V8 currently offered by Porsche. Compared to the Turbo Coupe, it has a different crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods, timing chain and the torsional dampers. Some of optimized parts include the turbochargers, direct fuel injection system, intake system and charge air cooling system. The engine is paired with an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission that’s modified for quicker shift times. The Porsche Traction Management (PTM) is fitted with a water-cooled transfer case, increasing the thermal capacity of the drivetrain under high loads. It also features a specially designed Sport Exhaust system fitted with centrally-mounted tailpipes. The exhaust is lightweight and heat resistant titanium.
Not only does the Turbo GT have a 17 mm lower ride height compared to the Turbo Coupe, the performance-enhancing suspension system is calibrated to enhance the performance. The three-chamber air suspension is up to fifteen percent stiffer, plus Porsche restrained the damper calibration of the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Power Steering Plus and rear-axle steering system. The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) was retuned to reduce body roll and allows more precise turn-in at higher cornering speeds. This feature was paired with the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+) and improved front axle for better vehicle handling and turn-in response. The front wheels are even one inch wider than the Turbo Coupe, paired with the negative camber increased by 0.45 degrees, allowing the 22-inch Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires to really connect with the road. The Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) are wrapped in yellow calipers, with an option to come in high-gloss black.
Porsche is offering an optional new color called Arctic Grey. It has a GT-specific front fascia with a large lip and side air intakes. The contoured carbon fiber roof, black fender arches and 22-inch GT Design wheels, in Neodyme, outline the sleek profile. The upper rear wing has carbon fiber side plates, with an adaptive rear spoiler featuring a two inch gurney flap. The carbon fiber rear diffuser completes the rear view.
One of the interior standard equipment features is an eight-way Sport Seats in both the front and rear. The GT-specific seats feature perforated seat centers in Alcantara, complemented with Neodyme or Arctic Grey stitching with “Turbo GT” designs on the headsets. For technology, this model features the next generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM). The next-gen PCM 6.0 is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This gives more options for drivers to pair up their smart phones. When it’s a Grand Touring variation, it’s important to have access to your technology on long drives.
The starting price for the Cayenne Turbo GT is $180,800. It is now available to order and will arrive in dealerships in early 2022.