Porsche only revealed the Turbo GT flagship of its popular Cayenne last year, but it’s already due for an update in line with the broader Cayenne range.

    The 2023 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT is the latest of the facelifted range to be spied testing, and continues to be distinguished by its unique rear spoiler.

    It also features a restyled front bumper with larger air intakes than even the current Turbo GT.

    As with other spied Cayenne prototypes of both the wagon and Coupe variety, there’s a more squared-off look to the grille and air intakes, plus new, slimmer headlights.

    The full-width rear LED light bar – something that’s become a signature design element for the brand – features distinctive new lighting elements.

    While our spy photographers didn’t capture the Turbo GT’s interior, previous Cayenne spy photos have revealed a new, fully digital instrument cluster and, for some variants at least, a stubby gear selector like in the 911.

    The current Cayenne has a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, and it’s unclear if the new infotainment system screen will be larger in the facelifted model.

    The current Turbo GT, which uses the sleeker Cayenne Coupe body, set a record for fastest SUV around the Nurburgring.

    It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine producing 471kW of power and 850Nm of torque – up 67kW and 80Nm on the Turbo Coupe – and mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

    It also received a raft of other mechanical enhancements, including a lightweight titanium exhaust system, a 17mm lower ride height, and retuned adaptive air suspension, among other changes.

    It’s unclear if Porsche engineers will eke out higher outputs from its facelifted flagship performance SUV.

    Porsche confirmed earlier this year it will eventually introduce a new Cayenne on the Premium Platform Electric, which was co-developed with Audi and will also underpin the upcoming Macan EV.

    A new, as-yet unnamed electric luxury SUV will sit atop the Porsche range.

    Porsche is leading development of a sport variant of the upcoming Scalable Systems Platform, which will underpin both the new SUV and replacements for the current Panamera and Taycan.

    The company has yet to confirm when these new vehicles will be introduced.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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