Porsche Cayenne Coupe coming to rival Lamborghini Urus

Porsche is picking a fight with its Volkswagen Group stablemates, upping the ante with a more powerful Cayenne Turbo Coupe.

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Porsche is getting ready to pick a fight with Lamborghini and Audi.

A hotter version of the Cayenne Turbo Coupe SUV is coming, and it’s aimed squarely at the Lamborghini Urus and Audi RSQ8.

Based on the current Cayenne Turbo Coupe, the new model focuses even less on the ‘utility’ aspect of the SUV name, instead doubling down on the ‘sports’ part.

Under the skin, the new Turbo will have wider front wheels and runs 0.45 degrees more negative front camber to help sharpen up the front end.

The car will ride on 22-inch alloy wheels as standard, wrapped in sticky tyres developed specifically for this particular application.

Power and torque figures haven’t been confirmed. The current Cayenne Coupe Turbo has 404kW of power and 770Nm of torque from its twin-turbo V8 engine, good for a 3.9-second sprint to 100km/h.

Porsche has confirmed the as-yet unnamed new model will breathe through a titanium exhaust, which could free up a few extra ponies.

Road and Track reports the engine will pump out 470kW and 850Nm, putting it within touching distance of the 478kW/850Nm on offer in the Urus.

A more powerful Cayenne is offered, but it leans on heavy batteries and e-motors to pump out 500kW and 900Nm.

“The car remains incredibly stable even in fast corners, and its turn-in behaviour is extremely precise,” said Porsche ambassador and rally driver, Walter Röhrl.

“More than ever, you have the feeling that you are sitting in a compact sports car rather than in a large SUV.”

Porsche will no doubt be gunning for the 7:42.253 SUV lap record set by the Audi RSQ8 around the Nurburgring Nordschleife with its new Cayenne Coupe.

MORE: Porsche Cayenne news and reviews

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