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Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Unveiled; World’s Fastest SUV?

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

The VW Group siblings were quite overshadowing the OG Porsche (even Porsche belongs to the same gang). We have already witnessed Urus doing a 0-100kmph sprint in just 3.6 seconds, making it even the fastest in this lot. Similarly, RS Q8 also holds the world record of being the fastest production SUV at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 2019.

But wait, this new entrant from the Porsche known as Cayenne Turbo GT has snatched that record with a lap time of 7 minutes 38.9 seconds. That’s even faster than many other high-end sports cars.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT has finally made its global debut.
  • It gets a 631HP, 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine. 
  • Holds the record of being the world’s fastest SUV at Nurburgring.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

Exterior & Design

Porsche-Cayenne-Turbo-GT-Rear
Image Source: Newsroom Porsche

Not kidding, but this Porsche does carry a sports car design language with several model-specific additions. It gets large air intakes for proper cooling and added aerodynamic efficiency.

The new Cayenne Turbo GT also gets 22-inch alloy wheels but again, the tyre profile at the front and the rear are different. The rubbers wrapped around these large alloys are Pirelli P Zero Corsa which are designed exclusively for this new performance SUV.

Changes outside are very mindful but they are there in the first place to enhance overall stability. Wide rear spoiler for added downforce and carbon fibre finishing are also there to save some extra weight.

Interior

The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT now gets a fully digital instrument cluster. For entertainment and other information related purposes users can anytime go through the latest PCM 6.0 sytem that with multiple modes of smartphone connectivity including Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto.

A new steering wheel with a Sports Response button has been introduced for better handling and improved agility. Interestingly, the SUV can now seat up to 4 people with adjustable sport seats up front.

Porsche-Cayenne-Turbo-GT-Interior
Image Source: Newsroom Porsche

Engine & Performance

Wondering from where all this power is coming from? The brand’s trustworthy 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 motor is there to propel a massive 631HP and 849Nm of peak torque. Several upgrades like a revision to the intercooler, fuel injectors and crankshaft enhances the way it delivers power.

Coming to some serious stuff, this SUV can clock a triple-digit speed in just 3.3 seconds with top speed standing at 300kmph.

Alternative

Globally, Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT compares with some profound performance SUVs such as the Aston Martin DBX, Audi RS Q8, Lamborghini Urus and BMW X5 M among others. Want to know more about its prime rival? Well, take a look at the Audi RS Q8 right here.

Audi RS Q8

Audi RS Q8
Image Source: Autocar India

Looks like Porsche is taking revenge on its German sibling. Last year, Audi RS Q8 bagged this same record of being the fastest SUV at the Nurburgring. For now, it comes powered by a similarly displaced V8 motor that churns out 600HP and 800Nm of peak torque while delivering an undisputed performance. For now, it can do 0-100kmph in 3.8 seconds with a top speed ranging from 250kmph to 305kmph as per the requirement. For more details related to Audi RS Q8, click here.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Vs Audi RS Q8: At A Glance

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Audi RS Q8
Engine 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8
Power 631HP 600HP
Torque 849Nm 800Nm
0-100kmph 3.3 seconds 3.8 seconds
Top Speed (Maximum) 300kmph 305kmph

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Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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