Next-Gen Porsche Cayenne will be lighter and faster when it arrives in 2017

Earlier this month Porsche unveiled the new Cayenne Turbo S at the Detroit Auto Show, which is powered by a turbocharged V8 that packs 570 horsepower and is capable of reaching 60 mph in a quick 3.8 seconds. Even with specs that now rival the 911, Porsche says that the next-generation Cayenne will be even quicker when it arrives in 2017.

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Earlier this month Porsche unveiled the new Cayenne Turbo S at the Detroit Auto Show, which is powered by a turbocharged V8 that packs 570 horsepower and is capable of reaching 60 mph in a quick 3.8 seconds. Even with specs that now rival the 911, Porsche says that the next-generation Cayenne will be even quicker when it arrives in 2017.
The Cayenne Turbo S even set a record by lapping the North Loop of the Nürburgring in 7:59.74 minutes, but could the Cayenne get some competition from Bentley? Bentley’s boss Wolfgang Dürheimer says that its upcoming Bentayga will be the fastest SUV in the world. Porsche’s R&D boss Wolfgang Hatz told journalists at the Detroit Auto Show, “”Our Cayenne is always very, very quick. It is doing 300 km/h [186 mph]. I think if [Dürheimer] is doing 2 to 3 km/h more, then why not? He’s doing that with a 12-cylinder. Our car will be much quicker on the road.”

The next Cayenne will definitely be quicker than the current generation, since it will lose the same percentage of weight that new new Audi Q7 did compared to the outgoing model. This means that the next Cayenne’s weight will drop below two tons.

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Hatz also confirmed that the Cayenne will remain Porsche’s quickest SUV, since it has no plans to build a Macan with more than six cylinders. Porsche also has no plans to add any other SUVs to its range, “Two SUVs are enough for Porsche. We don’t have to be like BMW or Mercedes or Audi.”

Source: Car and Driver