Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Launched At A Price Of Rs 2.57 Crore In India
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT is now available in India for Rs 2.57 crore (ex-showroom). The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT, which was globally debuted in June 2021, is currently the most expensive Cayenne model available in India. It is exclusively available as a 4-seater Coupe-SUV. At 7 minutes and 38.9 seconds, the Cayenne Turbo GT now holds the record for the quickest lap time for a production SUV at Germany’s renowned Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit.
Porsche’s 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, which generates 640hp and 850Nm of torque, powers the Cayenne GT turbo. Although it comes in behind the 680hp Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid in Cayenne’s global lineup, it gets 90hp and 80Nm over the regular Cayenne Turbo Coupe available in India. An 8-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox is included with the engine.
When equipped with the optional Sport Chrono package, Porsche claims the Turbo GT will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, which is 0.6 seconds faster than the Cayenne Coupé Turbo. However, the Turbo GT’s top speed is restricted to 300 km/h.
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT has 40 horsepower more than the 600 horsepower Audi RSQ8, but 10 horsepower less than the 650 horsepower Lamborghini Urus when compared to its rivals. However, it still accelerates to 100 kph 0.3 seconds faster than the Urus when equipped with the Sport Chrono package.
Over the Cayenne Turbo Coupe, numerous improvements have been made to the chassis and suspension system in addition to the engine. In comparison to the Cayenne Turbo, the ride height is 17mm lower, the three-chamber air suspension is 15% stiffer, and the active roll stabilisation system has been retuned to provide flatter cornering behaviour. As part of a Power Steering Plus upgrade package, the rear axle steering has also been modified with particular programming.
It has bigger wheels and Pirelli P Zero Corsa performance tyres with 285/35-profile up front and 315/30-profile down back, which Porsche claims were created specifically for the Turbo GT. Additionally, it has 440mm diameter carbon ceramic disc brakes in the front and 410mm diameter disc brakes at the back.
The Cayenne Turbo GT doesn’t really differ visually from the basic Turbo Coupe because all design adjustments are strictly functional—either to increase downforce or improve engine and brake cooling efficiency.
For instance, the front bumper has been modified to include new lip spoilers and wider cooling ducts. Rearwards, a new set of side-mounted carbon-fibre wing components are installed on a redesigned roof spoiler. A retractable tailgate spoiler that is 25 mm wider and is supposed to add 40 kg of downforce at top speed is also available. Additionally, the twin titanium tailpipes have been modified to exit centrally, which increases the airflow underneath the car. The mirror covers and rear diffuser are constructed of carbon fibre. Satin gold 22-inch wheels are mounted on the Cayenne Turbo GT.
Inside, there are two separate seats in the back and an updated sports steering wheel with a Sports Response button. The front seats are also electronically adjustable sports seats. Customers can also choose the GT interior package, which includes several Alcantara and leather accents.
Otherwise, the Cayenne Turbo’s regular interior design is essentially carried over. It comes with Porsche’s most recent PCM 6.0 communication system, which includes enhanced infotainment features and standard support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
As previously indicated, the Cayenne Turbo GT competes in India with vehicles like the Lamborghini Urus and Audi RSQ8. Both items are priced ex-showroom at Rs 3.10 crore for the former and Rs 2.16 crore for the latter.