Available exclusively as a four-seater Coupé, the range-topping Cayenne Turbo GT also happens to be a Nürburgring lap record holder!
A little over a year after its global debut, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT has made its way to India at an eye-watering price of Rs 2.57 crore (ex-showroom). For this amount, you get the Cayenne with the most powerful iteration of Porsche's Biturbo V8. The engine develops a whopping 632bhp and 850Nm of torque – 90bhp and 80Nm more than the Cayenne Turbo (it sits just below the Turbo GT). As a result, the Cayenne Turbo GT reaches 100km/h in 3.3 seconds – which is 0.6 seconds faster than the Turbo – and has a top speed of 300km/h.
As you'd expect, the top dog of the Cayenne line-up comes with all the bells and whistles as standatunerd. These include Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Torque Vectoring system, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active roll stabilisation, Porsche Stability Management (PSM), electromechanical Power Steering Plus, and Rear-axle Steering (RAS), to name a few. However, most of these chassis systems have been re-tuned for the Turbo GT. Consequently, the car comes with a bespoke chassis and a powertrain tuned to suit its character.
Compared to the Cayenne Turbo Coupé, the Turbo GT rides up to 17mm lower, features front wheels that are an inch wider, and has increased negative camber to give the new 22-inch Pirelli P Zero Corsa performance tyres, custom-made for the Turbo GT, a larger contact patch.
The standard sports exhaust system, with its central tailpipes, is unique to the Cayenne Turbo GT. The exhaust system, including the rear silencer, is made from lightweight and particularly heat-resistant titanium. An additional weight saving is achieved through the omission of the centre silencer.
The Cayenne Turbo GT gets a new Arctic Grey colour paint scheme (optional) and a GT-specific front apron, with a well-defined spoiler lip and enlarged side cooling air intakes. The 22-inch GT Design wheels in Neodyme dominate the side profile. There's also a 25mm larger (than the Cayenne Turbo's) adaptively extendable rear spoiler lip, which is also unique to the Turbo GT.
The Cayenne Turbo GT also marks the debut of the next-generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with improved performance, a new user interface, and a new operating logic.