Porsche’s acquired a scorching new Cayenne variant within the works, and it is already setting data. The German automaker lately took a prototype of this new mannequin to the Nurburgring Nordschleife, the place it laid down a 7-minute, 38.925-second lap time. That makes this Cayenne the quickest SUV to lap the notorious observe.
“The time was licensed by a notary public and now stands as a brand new document within the ‘SUV, off-road automobile, van, pickup’ class,” Porsche stated in a press release Wednesday. “The notary public additionally confirmed the sequence manufacturing standing of the nonetheless calmly camouflaged SUV.”
The document lap was accomplished by Porsche take a look at drive Lars Kern on June 14. A roll cage and racing seat have been added to the Cayenne to guard Kern throughout his ‘Ring run, however in any other case, the SUV was production-spec. The prototype wore 22-inch Pirelli P-Zero Corsa summer time tires, which Porsche stated have been “specifically developed for the brand new Cayenne mannequin and will probably be fitted as commonplace.” For reference, Corsa tires are presently out there for a number of the Cayenne’s 21-inch wheel choices, however all of the 22s have commonplace summer time tires, not high-performance ones.
Porsche has but to verify the official identify or ultimate specs of this new Cayenne mannequin, solely saying it can have greater than 600 horsepower and that it “rivals the 0-to-60 time of the,” based on an organization spokesperson. Meaning we’re taking a look at an acceleration time of round 3.2 seconds, making this SUV faster than the present range-topping , which has 670 hp and a 0-to-60-mph time of three.6 seconds.
Count on to see the manufacturing model of this superquick SUV within the coming weeks.