Video: Will the 2024 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Pass Our Flex Test?

  • If you're interested in how a mid-size luxury SUV like the Porsche Cayenne harnesses so much performance, this video should clear it all up for you.

  • Car and Driver suspension expert Dan Edmunds explains the details, from the front wing to the details of the rear suspension and steering.

  • You may think, "There's nothing the Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT can't do," but in our testing, we did find one thing. Watch the video to see it happen.

The 2024 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT takes the kitchen-sink approach with performance: How about everything? This two-row SUV with 22-inch wheels boasts 60-mph acceleration of 3.0 seconds and a 189-mph top speed. It also packs carbon-ceramic brakes and an all-wheel-drive system complete with rear-axle steering and torque vectoring. But how does the suspension make all that performance happen? That's what Car and Driver's resident suspension guru, Dan Edmunds, explains in this video.

Starting at the front, we learn why the suspension is considered a multi-link and what a virtual pivot point means. We look at the airflow from the front wing to the braking system, which consists of enormous carbon-ceramic rotors with 10-piston calipers. We also learn why there's a steel mass damper there as well.

Out back, Dan explains how the rear suspension is laid out and how the rear steering system works. After getting weights for the front and rear wheels and tires, Dan attempts to run the Cayenne Turbo GT up our steel ramp to score its suspension flex. Even with the air springs set to their tallest ride height setting, the Cayenne proves unable to climb the ramp without damaging a piece of rubber forward of the front wheel.


So maybe that's one thing this Cayenne can't do.

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