Here’s all you really need to know about the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe: With its 541-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the new fastback version of Porsche’s largest SUV is mechanically identical to the conventional Cayenne Turbo squareback, and the two vehicles feel exactly the same from behind the wheel. Same brutal acceleration, same impressive driving dynamics, same big fat grin on your face when you mat their accelerators.
At about 5100 pounds, the new Cayenne Turbo Coupe weighs about twice as much as the 25-year-old Mazda, but we decide to give chase anyway. The Porsche’s V-8 starts with a growl and idles like a small block with a lumpy cam. Our test car is equipped with all of the Cayenne Turbo’s optional performance stuff: rear-wheel steering, carbon-ceramic brakes, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC). The Sport Chrono package is standard, along with a fixed panoramic glass sunroof.
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