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News Upcoming Porsche Cayenne Variant Sets New 'Ring Record

Upcoming Porsche Cayenne Variant Sets New ‘Ring Record

Next Cayenne a Ring Record Holder

  • New Cayenne smashes RSQ8’s previous best

  • Hot SUV will finally be revealed soon


The next quick Cayenne has just come back from the Nurburgring and it’s set a scorcher of a lap. The Porsche Cayenne variant that still doesn’t have a name has set a new record for the quickest SUV, off-roader, van, and pickup category.

This special version of the Porsche Cayenne lapped the Nordschleife in 7:38.925, a time that puts the beast in the same time range as the likes of BMW’s M5 sedan or Porsche’s own Panamera Turbo. It’s also four seconds quicker than the Audi RSQ8, the Cayenne’s corporate sibling and also main rival.

“Over the first few metres of the Nordschleife in this Cayenne, you’re tempted to turn around to make sure that you’re really sitting in a spacious SUV,” said development driver Lars Kern, behind the wheel for the record lap. “It changed direction at lightning speed in the fast curves such as between Hohe Acht and Eiskurve, with no wobble and no tendency to understeer. Even in this technical stretch, the Cayenne is a real driver’s car that is easy to control,” he said.

Porsche still isn’t talking much about what exactly this new hot Cayenne will be called. It’s based on the Turbo Coupe version of the SUV, and it comes with a unique exhaust system. It also has been “more systematically designed for maximum longitudinal and lateral dynamics,” according to Cayenne model boss Stefan Weckbach, though that’s a pretty broad and vague statement.

The record lap Cayenne was a production-intent model, meaning that it’s what you will see on the road once the model makes its premiere, right down to the special Pirelli tires made for the model. Apart from the racing seat and the roll cage, of course, which are needed for safety but likely make the Cayenne a few ticks slower around the lap.

 

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