New 2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT: 631 hp super-SUV unveiled

New 2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT: 631 hp super-SUV unveiled

Porsche has lifted the veil on the 631bhp Cayenne Turbo GT, which promises new levels of performance, dynamism and driver engagement.

Scheduled for UK delivery from September, the new model is based on the Cayenne Coupé Turbo and is Porsche’s most powerful ICE SUV to date. The Cayenne Turbo GT brings a series of developments that have already proven successful at the Nürburgring, where the car recently set a new lap record for production SUVs with a time of 7 minutes 38.9 seconds. That’s over three seconds faster than the Audi RS Q8 managed in 2019.

Designed to combine the absolute performance of the Turbo and GTS Cayenne models, the new top-of-the-range visually differentiates itself from its siblings with a series of styling changes, all of which are described as functional measures for more efficient engine cooling and brake. like increased stability and downforce.

They include a new lip spoiler with enlarged cooling ducts at the base of the redesigned front bumper; a modified roof spoiler with new carbon fiber wing elements; and a wider 25mm rear spoiler that would provide the Turbo GT with an additional 40kg of downforce at its electronically limited top speed of 186 mph when fully deployed from the tailgate. In addition, the exterior mirror caps and the lower part of the rear diffuser are made of carbon fiber, while the dual tailpipes come out in the center to improve air circulation under the car.

The Cayenne Turbo GT also gets 22-inch wheels, which are 10.5 inches wide at the front and 11.5 inches wide at the rear and are finished in either gold or black. They come standard with Pirelli P Zero Corsa performance tires with a 285/35 profile at the front and 315/30 at the rear which, according to Porsche, were designed specifically for the new model.

Inside there is a new sports steering wheel which houses a Sports Response button, as seen on all of Porsche’s most popular models, as well as electronically adjustable sports seats up front and two individual seats up front. ‘back. Interior stitching and seat belts are available in gold or gray, while new accents in Alcantara hint at the performance aspirations of the new variant.

The Turbo GT is the first Cayenne to receive Porsche’s new PCM 6.0 communication system, which brings enhanced functions for infotainment, including compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

Power for the Turbo GT comes from a reworked version of Porsche’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol engine. It gains 89 hp and 52 lb-ft more over the standard Turbo, developing 631 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. That places it just behind the 670bhp Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid in the range in terms of power.


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