There are some critical points to make immediately about the 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT.
- The twin-turbocharged, V8, 4.0 liter engine produces 631 horsepower and 626 pound feet of torque. It is the most powerful V8 engine the automaker has ever produced.
- Porsche claims the 631-HP Cayenne Turbo GT can vault from zero to 60 in 3.1 seconds.
- It is an SUV.
While the first two points are impressive on their own, it is the third, that really sets the Cayenne Turbo GT apart. Yes, it is an SUV.
To put it just a bit of perspective, the Cayenne Turbo GT produces 90 more horsepower than the “regular” Turbo Coupe along with 59 more pound feet of torque.
Did we mention this Cayenne Turbo GT can do the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds and that it has a top speed of 186mph? Oh, and that it is an SUV?
This exceptional vehicle features a smooth shifting, 8 speed transmission with all-wheel drive. It sits just a cinch lower than the standard turbo and includes Porsche’s Sport suspension that includes adaptive dampers. It has variable ration steering along with rear-axle steering, tuned precisely for this Cayenne. Anti-roll bars are tuned to minimize body roll. The 631 HP Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT stands proudly on 22-inch tires made specially by Pirelli for the Cayenne. It is kept in check by oversized ceramic brakes which are standard. After all, going from zero to 60 may be exciting. Safely going from 60 to zero is expected.
Physically, this Porsche has some features that give it a more aggressive stance. Outside, it has traded some Porsche sleekness for a more muscular build. Front air intakes are wider. There’s a rear carbon fiber diffuser. And an adaptive rear spoiler. The roof is constructed of carbon fiber and includes an upper rear wing. It remains unmistakably Porsche, however.
Inside, the Cayenne boasts the new Porsche infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Passenger-hugging sports seats conform to the individual. The interior includes a variety of branding elements for the GT Turbo including on its Alacantra seats. Dramatic stitching adds a bit sportier touch to the cockpit. The Cayenne emphasizes the “sport” in SUV.
This 631HP Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT has an MSRP of about $182,000, placing it at the higher end of other German “super” SUVs. It can, however, go zero to 60 in 3.1 seconds, has a top speed of 186 MPH and can capture the quarter-mile in just 11.6 seconds. It has the most powerful V8 engine ever produced by the automaker. It is, of course, an SUV, and it is, above all, a Porsche. It is without question worth a test drive.