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The Porsche Cayenne GTA Coupe sees a welcome return to the V8 engine. But how much of a difference does the engine make to the overall coupe?

Rory Reid takes a closer look in our latest video review. For more, make sure you visit our YouTube channel.
Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe V8 engine
Four litre, twin-turbo charged V8 engine that offers 460 metric horsepower and 620 Newton metres of torque (up to 20 on the V6 engine for both metrics).

This V8 might not be the best looker (watch the video to see what we mean), but it’ll get 0-62 in 4.2 seconds, making it only one-tenth slower than the Turbo. It may not hold up against some of the 600 horsepower mega SUVs, but it’ll get up to 168mph and give you those trademark V8 engine sounds.

It’s loud, and the exhaust has been custom designed for the GTS coupe for added effect. It exits centrally, above the rear diffuser, and the sound has been specifically engineered to secure a higher pitched, more aggressive note.
Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe performance
The Cayenne GTS Coupe is a pleasure to drive, and not just in a straight line. It’s the sportiest in the range and so feels nimble and agile on the move. It also feels light for an SUV – even though it weighs 2,200kg.

Porsche have incorporated some great handling technology into the Cayenne GTS Coupe; active suspension management, torque vectoring plus with a rear wheel differential to help navigate corners, rear wheel steering, and a 48-volt active anti-roll stabilisation that rotate and help you stay flat through corners. It all makes a big difference, and means this SUV still manages to drive like a Porsche.
Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe family car
As well as being a good performance car, the Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe also holds its own as a family car. It may not have a middle seat, but it’s comfortable and quiet and has enough interior space.

The Cayenne GTS Coupe has a solid reverse parking system but could be letting itself down with firm suspension and firmer seats.

Another point to consider is the V8 engine. It’s thirsty, so might not get you the best fuel economy on your average family trip into town. This car is in its element out on the open road, so keep that in mind.
Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe review
Rory covers all the details – from brakes to handling – in the full video review and head over to our YouTube channel for more.

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