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2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

The Cayenne Turbo GT comes with specs like 630+ horses, 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds, and starts at close to $200,000!

The Cayenne Turbo GT comes with specs like 630+ horses, 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds, and starts at close to $200,000!

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Porsche has launched the new 2022 Cayenne Turbo GT and it comes with some very impressive specs. It comes with a V-8 engine that puts out 632 horses, making it the most powerful V-8 engine to come out of the Stuttgart’s factory ever.It also set a new lap record at the Nurburgring, thus announcing itself as the top dog in the Cayenne’s lineup. Porsche has also said that the new Cayenne will arrive Stateside in early 2022 only in the Coupe form. As for the price, it is a shade under $200,000.

  • 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT
  • Year:
    2022
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    Eight-speed Automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    632
  • Torque @ RPM:
    627
  • Displacement:
    4.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.1 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    186 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    182150
  • Price:
  • car segment:
  • Purpose:
  • body style:

Drivetrain & Performance

  • 4.0-liter, Twin-turbo V-8 Engine
  • 632 Horsepower
  • 627 Pound-feet of Torque
  • Eight-speed Automatic Gearbox
  • 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds
  • Top speed of 186 mph
  • Titanium Sport Exhaust System
  • Retuned Adaptive Dampers and Sport Suspension
  • Sits 0.7 inches Lower Than The Standard Cayenne Turbo
2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Drivetrain
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The 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT comes with a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine that churns out 632 horses and 627 pound-feet of twist. Power will be routed to all the wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

This is 90 horses and 59 pound-feet of torque more than the Cayenne Turbo coupe.

The Turbo GT’s V-8 mill comes with an upgraded crankshaft, connecting rods, and pistons. Even the turbochargers’ compressor wheels are enlarged. The flow rate in the fuel injection and the airflow in the intake and cooling systems have also increased.

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Exterior
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The automaker has noted that the Cayenne Turbo GT can sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.1 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph. It takes 11.6 seconds to quarter-mile.

The company’s seasoned test diver, Lars Kern, lapped the 12.9-mile Nurburgring in just 7:38.9 minutes, thus setting a new official SUV record.

To make sure the coupe can be chucked around safely at high speeds, Porsche has retuned the active anti-roll bar to reduce body roll. The adaptive dampers and Sport suspension system are also retuned for this model, and so are the variable-ratio steering and the rear-axle steering. The Cayenne Turbo GT sits 0.7 inches lower than the standard Cayenne Turbo and has a one-inch wider track at the front. The coupe is fitted with the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system, too. It also comes with a titanium sport exhaust system.

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While the Cayenne Turbo GT features the most powerful V-8 engine, it isn’t the most powerful Cayenne. That crown is still with the Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid, which makes 670 horses combined from its engine and an electric motor.

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT specifications
Engine 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8
Power 632 HP
Torque 627 LB-FT
0 to 60 mph 3.1 seconds
Top Speed 186 mph
Quarter mile time 11.6 seconds

Exterior Design

  • New Arctic Grey Exterior Shade
  • Wider Air Intakes
  • Carbon-fiber Diffuser
  • Rear Spoiler with Carbon-fiber Plates
  • 22-inch GT-design Wheels
  • Pirelli P-Zero Corsa Tires
  • Carbon-Ceramic Brakes
2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Exterior
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It is offered in a new Arctic Grey exterior shade
Up front, it comes with a GT-specific front apron along with a lip spoiler. To optimize airflow to the engine, the Cayenne Turbo GT also comes with enlarged air intakes

The Cayenne Turbo GT is available in a new Arctic Grey color that will set your coupe apart from the rest of the Cayenne lineup. Up front, it comes with a GT-specific front apron along with a lip spoiler. To optimize airflow to the engine, the Cayenne Turbo GT also comes with enlarged air intakes that further differentiates it from other Cayennes.

Step to the side and you’ll notice 22-inch exclusive GT-design wheels in Neodyme. They come wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires that Porsche says have been developed specifically for the Turbo GT. Black arch extensions are installed to add to the sporty vibe. As for the stopping prowess, the Turbo GT comes with carbon-ceramic brakes as standard. The large-sized rotors measure 17.3 inches at the front and 16.1 inches at the rear.

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Things are different at the rear, too.

The spoiler comes with carbon side plates, which is, again, a GT-specific feature.

The spoiler’s lip is an inch larger than the one you get on the Cayenne Turbo. Thanks to this, the coupe now generates 88 more pounds of downforce at the top speed. To wrap off the changes at the rear, Porsche has equipped a carbon diffuser and center-mounted dual exhaust tips.

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Exterior Wallpaper quality
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While the dimensions for the Cayenne Turbo GT aren’t revealed, it shouldn’t be too different from the other Cayenne coupes. To give you a reference, the current top-spec Cayenne, the Turbo S E-Hybrid, is 194.5 inches long, 78.4 inches wide, and 65.1 inches tall. It has a 114.5-inch long wheelbase.

Interior Design

  • Alcantara inserts on the seats
  • ‘Turbo GT’ lettering on headrests
  • New infotainment system
  • Supports Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto
2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Interior
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On the inside, things are familiar, but a lot plusher. The seat centers come finished in Alcantara and with contrast accents in Neodyme or Arctic Grey. There’s ‘Turbo GT’ lettering on headrests. The front seats, by the way, are eight-way power-adjustable.

The steering wheel features a yellow 12 o’clock marking, something that synonymous with the Porsche sports cars.

The Cayenne Turbo GT also marks the debut of Porsche’s new infotainment system. It is compatible with Apple CarPlay as before, but now also supports Android Auto. Expect this system to trickle down to other Cayenne models by next year.

Pricing

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The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT has leapfrogged all the other models in the Cayenne lineup to sit at the top. It is priced at $180,800 plus $1,350 destination, which brings the starting price to $182,150.

As mentioned earlier, it will be available only in the Coupe body style. To put things into perspective, here’s how the Cayenne coupes are priced in the U.S.:

  • Cayenne - $77,500
  • Cayenne E-Hybrid - $88,600
  • Cayenne S - $91,100
  • Cayenne GTS - $111,700
  • Cayenne Turbo - $133,500
  • Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid - $167,800
  • Cayenne Turbo GT - $180,800

Now, that’s some spread. The top trim can cost you almost thrice the price of a base trim with optional goodies!

Competition

BMW X6 M

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Cayenne Turbo GT vs BMW X6 M
BMW’s offering to this niche is its X6 coupe with the M DNA. The German is plush on the inside and looks fairly aggressive on the outside

BMW’s offering to this niche is its X6 coupe with the M DNA. The German is plush on the inside and looks fairly aggressive on the outside. It is eerily similar to its Porsche counterpart in terms of dimensions. On the inside, it comes with a touchscreen system that runs on the latest iDrive 7.0 operating system.

The BMW X6M is powered by a 4.4-liter, twin-turbo engine that generates 600 horses at 6,000 rpm and 533 pound-feet of torque between 1,800- and 5,690 rpm. Opt for the Competition package and you’ll receive 17 horses more, which makes it the most powerful V-8 BMW has to offer. Power is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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Although it has a strong low- and mid-range, the engine isn’t as quick as the Cayenne Turbo GT’s V-8. The X6M takes 3.8 seconds in its 0-60 mph sprint and has a top speed of 155 mph, which can be unlocked to up to 177 mph with the right packages. The 2021 BMW X6M starts at $108,200, whereas the X6M Competition starts at $117,200. This is significantly cheaper than the GT Turbo and takes on the Cayenne Turbo in terms of pricing. So, purely in that sense, the Cayenne GT Turbo is more of a Urus-rival, but in the coupe form.

Read our full review on the BMW X6 M

Mercedes-AMG GLE 63S

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Cayenne Turbo GT vs Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S
The GLE 63 S is a Mercedes coupe in the AMG outfit. It looks butch, muscular, and comes with oodles of power

The third German with a high-end luxury coupe is Mercedes with a product called the GLE 63 S. Offered in the AMG outfit, this coupe looks butch, muscular, and comes with oodles of power. On the inside, it is as plush as it can get, and comes with tech features like a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that runs on the MBUX system, an optional head-up display, etc.

The GLE 63 S is powered by a 4.0-liter, Biturbo V-8 engine that makes 603 horses between 5,750 rpm to 6,500 rpm and 627 pound-feet of torque between 2,500- and 4,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a nine-speed SpeedShift automatic gearbox and a 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system. The 0-60 mph time is still not announced, but it could be in the late three seconds, on par with the BMW X6M. The torque is similar to the Cayenne GT Turbo, but the horsepower and most probably even the 0-60 mph time are not as good.

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As for the price, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S starts at $116,000. Just like the BMW X6M, this is also significantly cheaper than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT.

Read our full review on the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63S

Lamborghini Urus

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Cayenne Turbo GT vs Lamborghini Urus
The only reason the Lamborghini Urus is pit against the Cayenne Turbo GT is because it comes with the same engine, but makes a lot more power

The only reason the Lamborghini Urus is pit against the Cayenne Turbo GT is that it comes with the same engine, but makes a lot more power. However, it is a mixed bag considering the Urus is slower to 60 mph from a standstill. Unless you absolutely need the Italian bull badge and the radical, loud looks, the Cayenne Turbo GT will be a better pick in terms of performance, cabin space, and value-for-money outlay.

The 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine that it shares with the Cayenne makes 641 horses at 6,000 rpm and 627 pound-feet of twist between 2,250- and 4,500 rpm. It takes 3.6 seconds to sprint from 0-62 mph. Power is sent to all the wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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The Lamborghini Urus starts at around $220,000 for the base trim, whereas the Pearl Capsule Edition could cost you around $250,000.

Read our full review on the Lamborghini Urus

Final Thoughts

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With the Cayenne GT Turbo, Porsche has upped the ante and now sits in its own niche. Exterior and interior aesthetics aside, the Turbo GT shines in terms of drivetrain and performance specs. So, if you’re looking for a family vehicle that doesn’t look as boxy as an SUV, but is practical and fast enough to satisfy your adrenaline at the same time, this will fit your bill. With accessories and packages, you’ll see yourself spend well over $200,000, but despite it, it offers a better bang for the buck when compared to the likes of the Lamborghini Urus.

Its chief rivals, the BMW X6 M and the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S, are good enough to take on the Porsche Turbo, but not the Turbo GT. The Lamborghini Urus seems to be the closest rival, but the Turbo GT is quicker and also around $40,000 cheaper. All-in-all, the Cayenne GT Turbo is expensive, but we still see it raking big numbers for Porsche and could pose a serious threat to its cousin.

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT will arrive at the European dealerships in September 2021, but will cross the pond and reach Stateside in early 2022.

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    • * Almost $50,000 costlier than the Cayenne Turbo
    • * Won’t be as spacious as the much-cheaper X6 M and the GLE 63 S
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Its 471 kW (640 PS, Cayenne Turbo GT: Fuel consumption combined 11.9 l/100 km (NEDC), Fuel consumption combined 14.1 l/100 km (WLTP), CO2 emissions combined 271 g/km (NEDC), CO2 emissions combined 319 g/km (WLTP)) four-litre biturbo V8 provides the basis for superb driving characteristics. With 67 kW (90 PS) more than the Cayenne Turbo Coupé and maximum torque of 850 Nm (an increase of 80 Nm), the 0-100 km/h sprint is reduced to 3.3 seconds (0.6 s less) and top speed is now 300 km/h (an increase of 14 km/h). With even sportier lines and available exclusively as a four-seater Coupé, 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.

Performance Cayenne conquers the Nordschleife
The new performance model of the Cayenne series has convincingly proven its dynamic potential ahead of its launch.

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Compared to the Cayenne Turbo Coupé, the Turbo GT rides up to 17 millimetres lower. Based on this, both the passive chassis components and active control systems have been re-engineered and optimised for handling and performance. They also feature specific calibration to guarantee perfect interaction between them. As an example, the rigidity of the three-chamber air suspension has been increased by up to 15 per cent, and the damper characteristics of the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as well as the application of the Power Steering Plus and rear-axle steering have also been adapted. The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active roll stabilisation system now operates with performance-oriented control software.

The result is even better roll stability and roadholding, as well as more precise turn-in behaviour at higher cornering speeds. In line with this, the Porsche Torque Vectoring system allows higher torque bias ratios. The comprehensively optimised front axle also improves handling. Compared to the Turbo Coupé, its front wheels are an inch wider and negative camber has been increased by 0.45 degrees to give the new 22-inch Pirelli P Zero Corsa performance tyres, specially developed for the Turbo GT, a larger contact patch. Braking duties are performed by the standard-fit Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system.

Quicker-shifting Tiptronic S and titanium sports exhaust system
The Cayenne Turbo GT’s biturbo engine is currently Porsche’s most powerful eight-cylinder unit. The most extensive upgrades were carried out in the areas of the crankshaft drive, turbocharger, direct fuel injection, induction system and intercooler. The V8 of the Turbo GT differs from that of the Turbo Coupé in fundamental elements such as its crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, timing chain drive and torsional vibration dampers. Given the increase in power to 471 kW (640 PS, Cayenne Turbo Coupé: Fuel consumption combined 11.6 l/100 km (NEDC), CO2 emissions combined 264 g/km (NEDC)), these components have been designed for higher peak loads and improved driving dynamics.

Cayenne Turbo GT, 2021, Porsche AG
The faster-shifting eight-speed Tiptronic S and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system have also been modified. There is also additional water cooling for the transfer case. The standard sports exhaust system, with its central tailpipes, is unique to the Cayenne Turbo GT. From the middle of the vehicle, 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.

Sporty equipment: lots of carbon on the exterior, lots of Alcantara in the interior
Optionally available with paintwork in the new Arctic Grey colour, the Cayenne Turbo GT underlines its exceptional athleticism through the outstanding features of its progressive design. These include a GT-specific front apron with striking spoiler lip and enlarged side cooling air intakes, which create a unique front view. A contoured carbon roof and black wheel arch extensions, together with 22-inch GT Design wheels in Neodyme, dominate its side view. The carbon side plates fitted lengthwise to the roof spoiler are GT-specific, as is the adaptively extendable rear spoiler’s lip, which is 25 mm larger than that fitted to the Turbo. This increases downforce at the car’s top speed by up to 40 kilograms. The rear view is rounded off by a striking diffuser panel made of carbon.

Cayenne Turbo GT, 2021, Porsche AG
Cayenne Turbo GT, 2021, Porsche AG
Cayenne Turbo GT, 2021, Porsche AG
Cayenne Turbo GT, 2021, Porsche AG
Cayenne Turbo GT, 2021, Porsche AG
Cayenne Turbo GT, 2021, Porsche AG
Cayenne Turbo GT, 2021, Porsche AG
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Debut in the Turbo GT: new infotainment system for the Cayenne
The sporty character of the Cayenne Turbo GT is highlighted by the high-quality standard equipment and extended Alcantara features of its interior. Eight-way sport seats in the front and a sport rear seat system with two seats are standard. They each come GT-specific with perforated seat centre panels in Alcantara, contrast accents in Neodyme or Arctic Grey and ‘turbo GT’ lettering on their headrests. As is expected on Porsche’s sports cars, the multifunction sports steering wheel features a yellow 12 o’clock marking. Depending on the specified trim, select accent strips are finished in matt Black.

With the Turbo GT, the next-generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system is launched onto the market with improved performance, a new user interface and new operating logic in the Cayenne. As before, PCM 6.0 is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay but now also allows for in-depth integration of Apple Music and Apple Podcasts. In addition, the infotainment system now also includes Android Auto, which means that all popular smartphones can now be integrated.

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