Tuesday, August 16

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT launched in India at INR 2.57 crore

Porsche has launched the new Cayenne Turbo GT in India at INR 2.57 crore (ex-showroom). The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT was globally unveiled in June 2021 and now sits at the top of the Cayenne range in India.

Visually, the Cayenne Turbo GT does not look all that different from the standard Turbo Coupe. The styling changes are purely functional – either meant for more efficient engine and brake cooling or for additional downforce. For instance, the front bumper has been reworked with larger cooling ducts and a new lip spoiler. At the rear, there’s a modified roof spoiler with new carbon-fibre side-mounted wing elements.

There’s also a retractable tailgate spoiler that is 25mm wider and is said to provide 40kg additional downforce at top speed. Additionally, the mirror caps and rear diffuser are made of carbon fibre. The Cayenne Turbo GT rides on 22-inch wheels finished in satin gold.

The interior layout remains largely similar to the standard Cayenne Turbo. Inside, there is a new sports steering wheel with a Sports Response button, electronically adjustable sports seats up front, and two individual seats in the rear. Customers can additionally opt for the GT interior package that brings in several Alcantara and leather embellishments.

It gets Porsche’s latest PCM 6.0 communication system with improved infotainment functions and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as standard.

The Cayenne GT turbo is powered by Porsche’s 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged, V8 petrol engine that produces 640hp and 850Nm of torque which is 90hp and 80Nm over the standard Cayenne Turbo Coupe available in India. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox.

Porsche claims a 0-100kph time of 3.3sec for the Turbo GT when fitted with the optional Sport Chrono package – a reduction of 0.6sec over the Cayenne Coupé Turbo – while its top speed is limited to 300kph.

The Cayenne Turbo GT currently holds the record for the fastest lap time, at 7min 38.9sec, for a production SUV at the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany.

There are several updates to the chassis and suspension setup as well. The ride height is reduced by 17mm compared to the Cayenne Turbo, the three-chamber air suspension is stiffened up by 15 percent and the active roll stabilisation system has been re-tuned to offer flatter cornering behaviour. Additionally, the rear axle steering has been tweaked with specific mapping as part of a Power Steering Plus upgrade package.

It rides on wider wheels with 285/35-profile front and 315/30 rear Pirelli P Zero Corsa performance tyres that Porsche claims were designed specifically for the Turbo GT. It also gets carbon ceramic disc brakes at both ends – 440mm in diameter at the front and 410mm at the back.

The Cayenne Turbo GT rivals the likes of the Lamborghini Urus and Audi RSQ8 in India.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: