Porsche has released images of a lightly camouflaged version of what is likely to be the upcoming Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Coupe undergoing testing with the legendary two-time World Rally Champion Walter Röhrl at the wheel. While specifications in terms of power and torque outputs have kept under wraps. Porsche has shed light on some of the finer aspects that will help make it quicker and even more dynamically accomplished than the Cayenne Turbo.
The Porsche Cayenne Coupe will get a more powerful top-end version. Aimed squarely at the most potent super-SUVs on sale, including the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga Speed. Set to reveal as a member of the updated Cayenne line-up at the end of June. Porsche has shared images of the new SUV undergoing testing.
The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control or PDCC has optimized for a more performance-oriented setup. A revamped front axle for improved handling has been incorporated and the front rims are now half an inch wider along with a 0.45-degree increase in negative camber to help increase the contact patch for the specially developed 22-inch rubber. Compared to the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Coupe, the new variant sports a redesigned rear diffuser with centrally positioned twin-tailpipes and a more purposeful looking roof-mounted spoiler.
New Cayenne Coupe derivative to get bespoke styling changes
The new range topper will get bespoke styling changes, including a sophisticated, carbon-fibre-heavy active aerodynamic package, claimed to provide greater downforce as well as more efficient engine bay and brake cooling.
There is also a reworked front bumper, featuring a more pronounced lip spoiler and larger air ducts than those of the standard facelifted Cayenne, seen recently in prototype form. Meanwhile, the roof spoiler gains additions at each side and the rear wing, which deploys from the trailing edge of the tailgate at speed, has been visibly upsized. A new rear diffuser houses a pair of substantial, centrally mounted exhaust outlets.
The newcomer uses various parts from the Lightweight Sport package offered as optional equipment on the standard Cayenne Turbo Coupé, including a contoured carbon-fiber roof panel. Porsche has to confirm a kerb weight, although it claimed to undercut the 2,200kg of the standard model.
Details of the engine modifications have yet to reveal, although publication Autocar UK can confirm that it gets a titanium exhaust system and new engine management software among its bespoke upgrades.
It rides on standard-fit 22-inch forged aluminium wheels that are shod with 285/35 ZR22 front and 315/30 ZR22 rear tyres – the largest that Porsche has offered as standard on the Cayenne. The greater offset of the new wheels marginally increases the track widths at each end, while allowing for an increase in negative camber on the front axle.
The adaptive air suspension has lowered slightly and the damper rates made firmer. Further dynamic changes are focused on the tuning of the electro-hydraulically operated active roll stabilization system and steering. The latter incorporating Porsche’s Power Steering Plus rear-wheel steering system. The brakes, meanwhile, adopt the same ceramic-composite discs and calipers available as an option on the standard model.
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