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Porche’s 3rd generation Cayenne has been given a rather comprehensive once-over and the results show off what has to be one of the best-looking performance SUVs around. The changes to the hugely popular SUV range are seen inside and out, the powertrain, chassis, design and equipment have been refreshed making the car a more luxurious package with increased performance on any surface. The highlights include a new highly digitalised display and control concept, new chassis technology and innovative high-tech features. “It’s one of the most extensive product upgrades in the history of Porsche,” says Michael Schätzle, Vice President, Product Line Cayenne. There’s a new interior layout with common interior functions located directly on or immediately next to the steering wheel. Everything can be changed via the digital interface but mechanical air conditioning switches remain. Infotainment and vehicle systems are displayed on a 12.6-inch instrument cluster with curved and free-standing design and variable display options. The 12.3-inch central Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is found on the driver's side to show off all the relevant info as usual, but for the first time, owners can have a 10.9-inch display on the passenger side. Shotgunners can see performance data, have separate access to the infotainment system controls and, market-dependent, can stream video content on the road for road trip entertainment, and a special foil blocks the driver’s view to avoid distraction. Those awesome Porsche Matrix LED headlights are now standard in the new Cayenne, and the new range of optimised assistance systems that include an active speed limiter, swerve assist, corner assist, and adaptive cruise control with improved functionality. This means that the new Cayenne is even better at helping its driver in dangerous situations as well as in traffic jams on motorways and main roads.

Changes and improvements are too numerous and listing them all will bore you like math class. So we’ll get to the good stuff, the powerplants. The new Cayenne debuts with three different engine versions. The refined twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 replaces the V6 in the Cayenne S, and produces 349 KW with 600 Nm of torque and is good for a 0 - 100 km/h shunt in just 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 273 km/h. The entry-level Cayenne now features a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 with 260 kW and 500 Nm. The 6-potter is also the base engine in the Cayenne E-Hybrid that has a combined power rating of 346 kW. The range-topping Cayenne Turbo GT features the sublime twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 and in this setup is tuned to produce a monstrous 485 kW with 850 Nm of torque. As expected the performance on tap in a Porsche SUV is quite fitting for the brand, and the performance is just mad. The 2023 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT can to a standstill to 100 km/h launch in just 3.3 seconds and the top speed is rated at a whopping 305 km/h. This is all in an SUV that tips the scales at 2 222 kg and rolls on 22-inch wheels, and that means the performance available almost defies logic. The only thing about the Turbo GT model is that it can only be had in the coupe version of the SUV. 

Take a look at the YouTube video just released showing off the new Porsche Cayenne in its various guises that will soon hit showroom floors, they're all great but here at SXdrv we're just looking out for the range-topping performance-oriented Cayenne Turbo GT: Choose your own adventure with the new Porsche Cayenne | Porsche

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