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Cayenne Turbo GT
Cayenne Turbo GT
Cayenne Turbo GT

New sporting hero from Porsche: the Cayenne Turbo GT


New sporting hero from Porsche: the Cayenne Turbo GT

Porsche rounds off the Cayenne model range with a new sporting hero: consistently set up for maximum performance and handling, the new Cayenne Turbo GT combines outstanding driving dynamics with a high degree of everyday usability.

Available exclusively as a four-seater Coupé, its 640 PS four-litre biturbo V8 provides the basis for superb driving characteristics. With 90 PS more than the Cayenne Turbo Coupé and maximum torque of 850 Nm (an increase of 80 Nm), the 0-62 mph sprint is reduced to 3.3 seconds (-0.6 secs) and top speed where permitted is now 186 mph (+8 mph), making it the fastest production Cayenne ever to be offered by Porsche.

With even sportier lines, the Cayenne Turbo GT comes with all available chassis systems fitted as standard and performance tyres developed specially for this model. The powertrain and chassis also have a unique set-up specifically tuned for the Cayenne Turbo GT. The result is a harmonious overall concept with superb racetrack capability. This has been proven by Porsche test driver Lars Kern, who lapped the 20.832 km Nürburgring Nordschleife with the Cayenne Turbo GT in a time of 7:38.9 minutes, setting a new official SUV record.

Quicker-shifting Tiptronic S transmission and titanium sports exhaust system
The twin-turbo engine in the Cayenne Turbo GT is currently the most powerful eight-cylinder unit built by Porsche. The most extensive upgrades concentrated on the crankshaft drive, turbocharging, direct fuel injection, induction system and intercooler.

The V8 fitted to the Turbo GT differs fundamentally from that in the Turbo Coupé in the crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, timing chain drive and torsional vibration dampers. With the increase in power to 640 PS (471 kW), these components have been designed for higher peak loads and improved driving responsiveness.

The faster-shifting eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system have also been updated. There is also additional water cooling for the gearbox transfer case.

The standard sports exhaust system, with its central tailpipes, is unique to the Cayenne Turbo GT. From the middle of the vehicle rearwards, the exhaust system, including the rear silencer, is made from titanium; a material that is lightweight and particularly heat resistant. An additional weight saving is achieved through the omission of the centre silencer.

Carbon styling highlights on the exterior
The Cayenne Turbo GT underlines its exceptional athleticism through its purposeful, progressive design. Highlights include a GT-specific front apron with striking spoiler lip and larger side cooling air intakes. A contoured carbon roof and black wheel arch extensions, together with 22-inch GT Design wheels in Neodyme, are distinctive features. The carbon side plates fitted to each end of the roof spoiler are GT-specific, as is the lip of the adaptive rear spoiler, which is 25 mm larger than that fitted to the regular Turbo. In combination with the extendable spoiler profile, this increases downforce at top speed by up to 40 kg. The rear stance is set apart by a striking diffuser panel made of carbon. Available as a further sporting flourish, among the palette of exterior colours is a new option of Arctic Grey.

Debut in the Turbo GT: new infotainment system for the Cayenne
The sporting character of the Cayenne Turbo GT is highlighted by the standard equipment and extended Alcantara interior trim. Eight-way adjustable front sport seats and a sport two seat system in the rear are standard. These are upholstered in GT-specific, perforated seat centre panels in Alcantara, with contrast accents in Neodyme or Arctic Grey and ‘turbo GT’ lettering on the headrests. In a subtle nod to the race circuit prowess, the multi-function sports steering wheel features a yellow 12 o’clock marking typical of Porsche sports cars. Depending on the specified trim, selected accent strips are finished in matt black.

The next-generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system is introduced to the Turbo GT. Featuring improved performance, a new user interface and new operating logic, the new PCM will also become standard on every Cayenne. As before, PCM 6.0 is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay, and allows for in-depth integration of Apple Music and Apple Podcasts. In addition, the infotainment system now includes Android Auto, supporting the integration of all popular smartphones.

The Cayenne Turbo GT is available to order now from Porsche Centre Dublin.  First deliveries are planned from autumn 2021. Please contact us at info@porschedublin.ie   or call   (01) 235 3375  for more information on the Cayenne Turbo GT.