A fresh rumour out of the United States suggests Porsche is preparing to launch a GT version of its Cayenne Coupé, which will apparently draw its urge from the turbocharged V8 engine used by the Lamborghini Urus.
According to Motor Trend senior features editor Jonny Lieberman, Porsche’s motorsports department is already hard at work on its first SUV.
Citing an “unnamed source”, Lieberman said the Volkswagen Group’s twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 engine – which in the Urus generates 478 kW and 850 N.m – will be dropped into the Cayenne Coupé to create some sort of GT version.
With that sort of grunt, the GT model would usurp the Cayenne Turbo Coupé (which offers 404 kW and 770 N.m) and likely even the upcoming Turbo S E-Hybrid model.
If the Cayenne Coupé GT does indeed see the light of day (perhaps even wearing the GT5 badge the firm trademarked back in 2015), expect it to shed some weight and benefit from a handful of suspension tweaks, plus a slightly more aggressive exterior design.
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