Thorough test Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT: the asphalt AVE

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    They say SUVs aren’t fast or sporty. Tell that to Porsche and its 640-horsepower Cayenne Turbo GT. It is, together with the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, one of the most beastly on the market, with the permission of the Aston Martin DBX 707, described to date as the “fastest 4×4 on the planet”. The four occupants of the Turbo GT (no room for a fifth) can teleport to the 300 per hour barrier (blessed autobahn) and launch to 100 per hour from a standstill in 3.3 seconds. Its figures are monstrous, as is the car itself due to its enormous size, the line and how outlandish some parts are. It would not be bad to start normalizing a supersuv category, in which this Cayenne and other illustrious ‘elevated’ models would coexist, such as the Lamborghini Urus, the imminent Ferrari Purasangue, the BMW X6 M and the Audi RSQ8, among others.

    Victor Jon Goicocar and driver

    The Cayenne Turbo GT is presented with a record at the Nürburgring, which it conquered a year ago. When you have it in front of you, you understand that it is not just another Cayenne Coupé, but one with many hours of work in the wind tunnel and on the circuit. It is stunning and superb. It is convenient to take a walk outside, or two, or three, or as many as necessary, to analyze every detail of its sculpted bodywork.

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    There are golden elements reminiscent of prickly pear preparations; they are not very elegant, but they are the distinguishing symbol of this very special vehicle. According to internal market studies of the company, they are to the liking of the potential customer of this vehicle. The most unique part of this Porsche is the rear, with a double oval tube in the center of the bumper, which includes a diffuser, as well as the fixed roof spoiler, larger than that of the Cayenne Turbo Coupé, and with fiberglass wings. of carbon at its ends that guarantee greater aerodynamic load.

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    Technical sheet of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

    • Length: 4.94 meters
    • Width: 1.99 meters
    • Height: 1.63 meters
    • Ground clearance: 22.5 centimeters
    • Wheelbase: 2.89 meters
    • Weight: 2,295 kilos
    • Fuel tank: 90 liters
    • Traction: integral
    • Engine: V8 turbo gasoline, 640 horsepower and 850 Newton meters of torque between 2,300 and 4,500 revolutions
    • Automatic gearbox: Eight-speed Tiptronic S
    • Trunk: 550 liters
    • Acceleration from 0 to 100: 3.3 seconds
    • Maximum speed: 300 kilometers / hour
    • Combined average consumption in WLTP cycle: 14.1 liters per 100
    • C02 emissions: 319 grams/km traveled

      Driving test

      Right now eco friendly, it seems that starting a V8 is a crime. Take us away in handcuffs! The specific exhaust line is one of the best soundtracks that one can hear, even in the case of an SUV. Of SUV only has the body. Sitting and looking around makes you feel superior to others. Very rarely have we had that feeling of power when taking a steering wheel. We go high and the interior space is very large, so you doubt for seconds the potential of the vehicle. “This is an SUV and it’s not going to do a lot of running,” you think. A shoe and the nonsense is removed. If you were asleep, it just took away even the legañas. What a shake! The first stretches up to almost 70 per hour, the second is shorter, up to just over 100, so you have six left over to circulate on the M40. The eight-cylinder V is a technical wonder that has many tweaks to achieve those 640 horsepower and 850 Newton meters of torque. The good thing is that this motor has a more pronounced duality than in others: it runs if you ask it and spends relatively little if you go at a legal speed. At 120 kilometers / hour, the block rotates at just over 1,600 laps, and that translates into averages of about 10 liters per 100.

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      The cornering is simply devastating. It can ridicule more than a 500-horsepower car with a lower center of gravity. There are no body rolls or loss of traction. The mechanical assembly could not be more devastating and brilliant. And this is possible thanks to the entire arsenal that it mounts, from the steering rear axle to the variable suspension, the integral traction…

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      How could it be otherwise, the brakes are as energetic as the V8. Both front and rear mount ventilated and ceramic discs, 440 millimeters in front and 10-piston calipers, and 410 millimeters and four-piston calipers in the rear. This endowment is a magnificent guarantor to stop again and again the ‘mole’ that is the Turbo GT, with its 2,300 kilos in running order. The most surprising thing is that this Porsche, like a 911, neither flinches nor is nervous, much less fatigued. The tires, in this case, measure 285/35 at the front and 315/30 at the rear, on both axles with 22-inch rims, are from the Pirelli brand and the PZero Corsa family, developed specifically for this vehicle. They are key to the good dynamic performance of the Turbo GT.

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      In very fast driving and as has happened to us with other very high-performance Porsches, sometimes you have the perception that the car is outperforming you due to its set-up and you are unable to keep up. You can brake later than your head thinks, turn the wheel less thanks to the steering on the rear axle and accelerate much sooner without twisting anything. The Cayenne Turbo GT allows a very radical use, almost racing, and with which drivers with a high level of driving will feel very comfortable. Of course, it is also valid to take the children to school, do the shopping and travel,

      Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Price

      This version of the German SUV is the most expensive and equipped of all those currently available in the range, which recently expanded its offer with the arrival of the Platinum, which we have recently told you about.

      • Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT, from 231,935 euros

        It is slightly more expensive than a 911 Turbo (223,139 euros) and a Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo (191,706 euros). Included in that price are 22-inch gold wheels, all-wheel drive, air suspension, directional rear axle, oval sports exhaust, hill start, headlights and pilots with LED technology, electric rearview mirrors, heated seats, Alcantara and carbon inside, 10 speakers, digital radio, driving modes, keyless start, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus…

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        Even so, and as usual in the brand, the list of options is very extensive and although dynamically it cannot be improved with any gadgetbecause everything comes as standard, it is possible to expand the customization and driving aids. For example, the Arctic Gray paint as the unit in the images costs 2,715 euros; the spare wheel, 434 euros; wireless charging for mobile phones, 665 euros; the Burmester 3D audio equipment, 5,233 euros; the multimedia for the rear seats, 2,172 euros; the Head up Display, 1,670 euros; lane maintenance, 1,262 euros; adaptive cruise control, 1,941 euros; darkened windows with plus in soundproofing, 1,398 euros; ventilated front seats, 1,154 euros…

        Reviews of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

        In favor: Raw image. Push and pull capacity. Quality perception. Complete series equipment. dynamism in general.

        Against:High price. High fuel consumption even at quiet speeds. rear visibility.

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