Porsche is making a Cayenne Coupe with the same engine as the Lamborghini Urus that will be focused on track performance. Probably.
The Cayenne Coupe was just unveiled earlier this year, but already people are talking about just how Porsche will make it even better. One of those people is Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman, who recently told us that Lamborghini plans to make a performance version of the Urus.
In a similar fashion, Lieberman quotes a “guy/unnamed source" for his latest bombshell, that being Porsche Motorsports plans on making a GT Version of the Cayenne Coupe. These are the same guys that brought us the Carrera GT3, 911 GT2 RS, and the Porsche Speedster.
The selling point here is that this Cayenne Coupe GT will come equipped with the Lamborghini Urus engine, that being a 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 with 641 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. "It only makes sense that the boys and girls in Weissach get to stick that humdinger of a power plant into a vehicle of their own creation," Lieberman points out over on Instagram.
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Here’s a bit of news: Porsche is going to do a GT version of the Cayenne Coupe. Meaning Porsche Motosports—the same people that build the race cars and stuff like the GT3, 911R, Speedster, GT2 RS—will be building a SUV. How do I know this? I know a guy/unnamed source. There’s a Cayenne Turbo Coupe in Flacht right now. Also, Mr. GT, Andy Preuninger, recently shared with @dasgimpen that Porsche Motorsports built the 641 horsepower twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 in the Lamborghini Urus. It only makes sense that the boys and girls in Weissach get to stick that humdinger of a power plant into a vehicle of their own creation. Sadly it’s not a two-door Panamera (read: 928), but at least it’s something. I’m curious to see how far Porsche Motorsports takes a Cayenne GT. Especially seeing how different a GT3 is from a regular Carrera. Will Andy’s team stick with the ZF 8-Speed? I think they have to. Lightweight measures, like no rear seats ala GT3? Like I said, I’m curious/I would. Name? Cayenne GT Coupe? Cayenne Turbo S Coupe? Cayenne Turbo GTS Coupe? I dunno, just guessing. As for why, well, why ask why? This is the car world we live in, May 2019. Finally, the orange SUV in the pic is the new Cayenne Turbo Coupe, not the SUV I describe above. #porsche #cayennegt #cayenbecoupegt @porsche 🇩🇪🤔🇩🇪 EDIT: Yes, I wish a Panamera GT was happening, too/instead. But it ain’t. At least not now. EDIT 2: I was going to make a GT5 guess/joke, but @tyasmoerti93 is claiming Porsche has trademarked GT5. What a world!
The name for this speedy Cayenne? Cayenne Coupe GT5. It’s just a guess, but it’s based on Porsche’s earlier trademark for the name “GT5” as filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office back in 2015 (as per Autoblog).
Our current Porsche Cayenne Coupe comes in two flavors of engine: the smaller 3.0-L turbo V6 with 335 hp, and the larger 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 with 542 hp. That 4.0-L engine is actually the same as the Urus, but de-tuned to produce less power. A PHEV version is coming which uses the same hybrid powertrain as the Panamera S E-Hybrid and produces 671 hp, but that’s not likely to arrive for another year or so.
A similar hybrid Urus is also expected to arrive later this year or early next year, although the Cayenne and Urus are not expected to compete directly with each other. To that end, expect the Urus-powered Cayenne GT5 to produce similar or even slightly less power than the current Urus, while the performance Urus produces even more than 641 hp.