If there's one manufacturer that knows how to stretch their model range, it's got to be Porsche.
I don't have to tell you that the amount of 911's isn't countable on two hands. Not even on three hands.
And they seem to be continuing that theme with the Cayenne. Which is logical, because it's a best seller for Porsche. It's very...
important to them, so there's a lot of variety. A V6, a V8, GTS, Hybrid, both with the normal body and the coup-body.
In total, there are twelve versions. And this is the thirteenth one. The Cayenne Turbo GT Coup.
You can clearly tell by the additional spoilers, the carbon and the alcantara upholstery. I just encountered a small hill there.
The interior looks very nice, but this is the most hardcore Cayenne that's available right now.
The idea was to make a mix of the dynamics from the GTS and the power from the Turbo. And go from there to spice things up.
Under the bonnet, you'll find the same 4.0-litre V8 we know from other Cayennes and the Audi RS Q8.
Or the Lamborghini Urus even. Speaking of which, it's a car that Porsche is clearly aiming at with this car.
Since 2019, over 10.000 Uruses have been sold, and a lot of them will be replaced sometime soon I reckon.
And that's where Porsche wants to come in. But let's get back to the engine, because Porsche has really overhauled the power unit.
They didn't only change the chips, they changed the camshafts, turbo's, injectors, conrods, you name it. They've taken care of it.
And the result? 640 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque. When it comes to hard numbers, it's right inbetween the Turbo and the Turbo S E-Hybrid,
but because it's over 300 kg lighter than that S E-Hybrid, this is the absolute pinnacle of Cayenne-speed.
0-100 km/h in 3,3 seconds and it stops accelerating when you reach 300 km/h. That's just crazy for a car this size and this weight.
I mean, it still weighs 2.200 kg. But it's just crazy how well it picks up and accelerates. When you put your foot down at around 3.000 RPM,
the acceleration doesn't seem to end. And especially in that mid-range, you'll notice it's sharper. That the throttle response is more direct.
And if you keep going, 7.000 RPM... 160 km/h, 170 km/h, 180 km/h...
If you take a quick peek at the speedometer, you'll notice you're already doing 200 km/h.
Alright. Change back to second, 5.000 RPM, accelerating... 7.000 RPM, 100 km/h, 150 km/h, 160 km/h... That's how quick it is.
Right now, I'm driving on a track, so I have to change back sometimes. Also, it's a conventional automatic gearbox, so no PDK.
Still, you notice that the transmission is a tad sharper. Right now, I'm on the straight, and I can reach 200 km/h in a heartbeat.
Change back to third, steer in...
In front of me, there's a 911 Turbo, and I can tell that it's pushing as well. I can see its ABS-lights burning, and I can easily keep up with it.
That's all because of the chassis control. This GT Turbo has all of the available options as standard.
When it comes to chassis-options that is. Active anti-roll bars, air suspension, rear-wheel steering, but it's all been calibrated...
and renewed to give this car lots of grip. And what's the most important factor in this, is that the car is now 17 mm lower.
Also, the front wheels are one inch wider than the rear wheels. And they have more camber as well, so the steering is incredibly direct.
It doesn't feel like a 2.200 kg car, but rather like a 1.500 kg car. And if you get out of the corner, put your foot down and release...
all of the 840 Nm of torque, you'd think it would understeer like crazy. But you'd be wrong. That's when the four-wheel drive kicks in.
It's focused mainly on the rear wheels, so if they're slipping, it will make the front wheels kick in. No understeer at all.
If you exit a corner and put your foot down, it feels like it wants to come to the inside instead of moving outwards.
If you keep accelerating, you can feel the rear is on the edge of the grip, and only then the front wheels kick in.
It almost feels like a rear-wheel drive car. Unbelievable. That's how natural it feels.
You do feel the weight though. Right now we're driving on the Gotland-ring in Sweden, which is an amazing track.
Despite the new tarmac, it's a bit bumpy, so you can feel the weight in the springs when you drive over small slopes.
Also, in shorter corners... I got air! I actually got air, amazing.
Anyway, in shorter corners, you have to watch out when you're braking. The weight could surprise you, and understeer could be the result of that.
However, if you're in the corner and you put your foot down, you can pull it through with ease. It's incredible how good the systems work for...
this car, and how well it's tuned.
Everything put together, this is the sharpest SUV in this segment. By far. It's not a surprise that it broke the SUV-record on the...
Nrburgring. It went round in seven minutes, 38 seconds and a little bit. Those are dry numbers, but let's put them in perspective.
It's the same time as the Ferrari 458 once recorded. And I don't need any more words.