Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo Just Showed Why Is It The King Of The Autobahn, The Slayer of the Electric Nonsense, And An Absolute Dominator

Have you ever drove on the German Autobahn? Or, basically, on any European highway for extended periods? Let me paint you a picture of reality!

The speed limit is usually at 130 kph (80 mph), but you can comfortably cruise at, say 85-90 mph without getting pulled over! I did it just a couple of days ago in Italy where I transversed from Trieste to Monza (yes, The Track - I’m lucky I know). At that speed, and a bit of luck with the traffic, you sit in the "slower" lane and occasionally jump to a "faster" lane to take over slower stuff (Fiat 500, Polo 1.0, a truck or something else that goes like 80, or less). It can be a tedious job, but in those instances when you do switch lanes to take over slower stuff and accelerate to something like 95 mph, a few things can happen.

You can uneventfully overtake a car you want to pass, accelerate a bit more fervently because of a local delivery guy who drives a massive Mercedes Sprinter Van at, at least, 100 mph or put the pedal to the metal to get the *uck off that faster lane for something serious to pass by. No, I am not talking about Ferraris, or Bentleys (you see those occasionally), but about Audis, BMWs, and Mercs with boosted six-cylinder diesel engines. They EAT miles! They are serious!

And then, the real owners of the Autobahn - a worryingly large number of Porsches - come into play! Why worryingly? Well, there’s so many of them that you question yourself (quietly) if you’re stupid because you don’t have one!? That is exactly where this guy who tested the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe on the German autobahn fits. He is kind of a king on the Autobahn. The guys behind the AutoTopNL YouTube channel took the maddest Cayenne Coupe and tested it on public roads in Germany. The driver achieved 297 kph (185 mph) in this SUV. It is legal!

The Insanity Behind the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo

The standard Cayenne Turbo is as mad as this Cayenne Coupe Turbo too, but this one looks, I don’t know, nuts! The looks is not that important with Porsche anyway! They do other things better and always have. The 2020 Cayenne Coupe Turbo does those others thing better thanks to its 4.0-liter V-8 engine with twin-turbocharging, 541 horsepower, and maximum torque of 770 Nm (568 pound-feet). The Cayenne Turbo Coupé accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 286 km/h." Apparently not! It has a top speed of 297 kph!
I love German humor!

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe Just Might Be the King of the Autobahn
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Porsche Cayenne Coupe specifications
Porsche Cayenne Coupe Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo
Engine Turbocharged V6 Twin-turbocharged V8
Displacement 3.0 l 4.0 l
Engine layout Front-engine Front-engine
Bore 84.5 mm 86.0 mm
Stroke 89.0 mm 86.0 mm
Horsepower 335 HP @ 5,300 - 6,400 RPM 541 HP @ 5,750 - 6,000 RPM
Torque 332 LB-FT @ 1,340 - 5,300 RPM 568 LB-FT @ 1,960 - 4,500 RPM
Compression ratio 11.2 : 1 10.1:1
Power-to-weight ratio 14.0 lb/hp 9.3 lb/hp
Transmission 8-speed Tiptronic S 8-speed Tiptronic S
0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package 5.7 s 3.7 s
Top Speed 150 mph 177 mph

Conclusion

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe Just Might Be the King of the Autobahn
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Do you know how it feels when a Porsche zips a meter and a half from you while traveling at 250 kph or more?

First, you hear something like a jet plane approaching from behind. Then, by the time you move your eyes from the road to the review mirror to see wtf is going on, that jet plane is like 30 feet behind you incredibly quickly increasing in size in your rearview mirror. If you are adept in car shapes, you can tell it’s a Porsche! Then, it woofs past with such a ferociousness that the air it broke slightly jolts your car. All that followed by a lot of noise! You feel a bit threatened!

That is why the Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo has to do speed well - to make the driver threatening and imposing enough. How well can it do it? It can do it 185 mph well! And it can do it for miles, for ages! Only stopping for a 5-minute refill every 200 miles or so! Try to do that with anything electric!

Further Reading

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
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Read our full review on the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
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2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Quirks And Features

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