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Luxury SUVs taking on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT is the latest contender in the super SUV segment, and it came to dominate.

It improves upon the already substantial specification level of the “standard” Cayenne Turbo, and carries the most powerful eight-cylinder Porsche engine yet.

It also has an exclusive exterior look provided by 22-inch alloy wheels, a more pronounced spoiler, and unique bumpers making it both longer and wider than the Turbo.


The 4.0-litre, bi-turbocharged, V8 engine in the Cayenne Turbo GT generates 471kW and 850Nm, and pairs with a fast-shifting 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission.

It also gets a GT-specific chassis, powertrain, and suspension set-up – making this model sit 17mm lower than the standard variant.

Active Suspension Management, Traction Management, and Dynamic Chassis Control programmes were then tweaked specifically for this model, and all the wheels’ negative camber was increased to give its specially-developed Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres a larger contact patch.

This combines to let the SUV hit the 0-100km/h sprint in 3.3 seconds, and reach a top speed of 300km/h.

The Cayenne Turbo GT also set a new record for SUVs around the Nurburgring Nordschleife, at a time of 7:38.9 minutes.


The athletic exterior of the Cayenne Turbo GT extends into the cabin, where it features a four-seater-only layout.

Fitted at the front are electrically-adjustable sports seats, while the rear gets a two-seater configuration in place of the familiar three-seat bench.

Every seat also gets a centre panel insert in Alcantara and GT lettering on the headrests, along with the owner’s choice of either Neodyme or Arctic Grey stitching.

The Porsche Communication Management 6.0 infotainment system is also fitted, featuring improved performance, a new layout, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.


The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT has a South African starting price of R3,350,000.

Each purchase includes a standard 3-year/100,000km Driveplan.

Orders for this high-performance SUV are now open, with deliveries expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The market

The rise in popularity of SUVs has been met by an increase in high-performance “super SUVs” on the market.

The Cayenne Turbo GT falls squarely into this category, and competes with models from prestigious brands as a result.

Below, we list the competitors to the new Porsche SUV.

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Audi RSQ8 Quattro

  • PriceR2,354,500
  • Power – 441kW/800Nm
  • Acceleration to 100km/h – 3.8 seconds

BMW X6 M Competition

  • Price R2,882,320
  • Power – 460kW/750Nm
  • Acceleration to 100km/h – 3.8 seconds

Maserati Levante GTS

  • Price R3,042,000
  • Power – 390kW/730Nm
  • Acceleration to 100km/h – 4.3 seconds

Range Rover Autobiography SDV8

  • Price R3,269,162
  • Power – 386kW/625Nm
  • Acceleration to 100km/h – 5.4 seconds

Mercedes-AMG G63

  • Price R3,366,480
  • Power – 430kW/850Nm
  • Acceleration to 100km/h – 4.5 seconds

Bentley Bentayga V8

  • Price R3,825,000
  • Power – 404kW/770Nm
  • Acceleration to 100km/h – 4.5 seconds

Aston Martin DBX

  • Price R3,899,000
  • Power – 405kW/700Nm
  • Acceleration to 100km/h – 4.5 seconds

Lamborghini Urus

  • Price R3,995,000
  • Power – 478kW/850Nm
  • Acceleration to 100km/h – 3.6 seconds

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