The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo is taking its place at the top of the model line.
The completely new top-of-the-range model from the third generation of the Cayenne is once again raising the bar for sporty performance in the SUV segment. The 4-liter V-8 biturbo engine delivers 550 horsepower.
The increased driving dynamics are based on the combination of innovative technologies, such as active aerodynamics including roof spoiler, controlled three-chamber air suspension, mixed tires and the new high-performance brake. With additional options, such as rear-axle steering or electric roll stabilization with a 48-volt system, the SUV can even achieve the driving characteristics of a true sports car.
The new Cayenne Turbo accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds (3.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package) and reaches a top speed of 178 mph.
With an exclusive front end and the LED main headlights of the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), the Cayenne Turbo has an appearance that is both dominant and independent. At night, the new Turbo sets itself apart from other Cayenne models with its double-row front light modules.
The side view is characterized by standard 21-inch Turbo wheels specially reserved for the top model, in widened wheel arches with painted wheel arch trims. The twin tailpipes, specific to the Turbo, are the key distinguishing features on the rear end. The door trims and rear apron are painted in the exterior color.
The completely new interior demonstrates the increased spread of the Cayenne Turbo: more sportiness and more comfort at the same time. Virtually all the vehicle functions of the fully networked SUV can be displayed and operated using the high-resolution display and touchscreen of the Porsche Advanced Cockpit. Among them, for example, is the BOSE Surround Sound System with 710 watts, fitted as standard. Drivers and passengers experience this top-of-the-range model in sports seats with 18-way adjustment. The integrated headrests are a new feature and are also reminiscent of the 911. All seats and the multifunction sports steering wheel in an exclusive Turbo design are heated as standard.
At the heart of the Cayenne Turbo is the new four-liter V-8 engine with twin turbocharging. With an output of 550 horsepower, it exceeds the engine of its predecessor by 30 horsepower, while the maximum torque of 568 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 15 lb-ft of torque.
The new eight-speed Tiptronic S converts both into acceleration and speed by means of the active all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM).
As is characteristic for new engine generations, the exhaust turbochargers are arranged inside the cylinder V, in the central turbo layout. The shortened exhaust paths between the combustion chambers and the turbochargers mean that the engine is especially responsive, while the central turbo layout results in significantly improved power delivery.
Another advantage is the compact construction of the engine. This enables a lower installation position, which has a positive effect on the driving dynamics: The center of gravity is lower and the cornering precision is higher.
Chassis and Suspension
The new lightweight chassis of the Cayenne Turbo combines the best of three worlds: the precision of a sports car, the comfort of a saloon and the adaptability of an off-road vehicle. In particular, the combination of the new three-chamber air suspension with the active shock-absorber system PASM extends the range considerably.
The concept of the new mixed tires with standard dimensions of 285/40 at the front and 315/35 at the rear comes from sports car construction and produces even better longitudinal and lateral power transmission. Three air chambers per spring strut are used in the adaptive air suspension design, therefore the chassis is able to map different spring rates. With six selectable height levels, the ground clearance can be manually adjusted to suit the off-road terrain. They are also actively controlled via five new driving programs for road journeys and off-road journeys.
Complemented by optional rear-axle steering, the electric Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) roll stabilization connected to a 48-volt vehicle electrical system and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+), the new Cayenne Turbo achieves the driving dynamics of a sports car. At the same time, its everyday suitability in terms of parking and turning maneuvers is improved, as is the comfort level.