With the power output of its twin-turbocharged engine increased by ten per cent to 550 HP, the new Porsche Turbo S is the definitive Cayenne that will make everything look like it’s in slow motion.
With its advanced active chassis dynamics, the supreme four-wheel drive, five-seater surpasses the driving performance of many sports cars. The intrinsic Cayenne virtues of versatile off-road capabilities, ride comfort and superior towing power have been preserved without exception. Its NEDC fuel consumption of 24.6 mpg is identical to that of the Cayenne Turbo, which makes it more fuel-efficient in relation to its engine power. The new Turbo S model has an extra 50 HP of power compared with the Cayenne Turbo, as well as torque boosted from 700 to 750 Newton metres, which translates to faster acceleration and a higher top speed. The sprint from 0 to 62 mph takes just 4.5 seconds (0.2 sec quicker), and the car accelerates to a top speed of 175 mph (+ 2 mph).
The Cayenne Turbo S has been carefully configured for maximum dynamic performance. Therefore, it incorporates all relevant control systems as standard equipment. From the already highly capable Cayenne Turbo it takes the combination of an air suspension and active PASM damping control. Manufacturers have also added Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), which reduces the roll angle in curves to improve agility and comfort equally. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) is also a standard feature, combining torque vectoring on the rear wheels with an electronically controlled rear differential lock to improve traction, thereby increasing agility in every driving situation. The new Cayenne Turbo S is also equipped with the Sport Chrono package as standard.
The exterior appearance of the Cayenne Turbo S clearly hints at its purposeful intent. Design highlights include the air inlet grilles, headlight housings and mirrors, which are painted in high-gloss black. The 21-inch diameter ‘911 Turbo II’ alloy wheels with coloured Porsche centre badges are designed exclusively for the Cayenne Turbo S; their inside surfaces are also painted in high-gloss black.
Porsche designers created new leather interior packages in fresh colours and patterns. These interior features are available in Black/Carrera Red or Black/Luxor Beige combinations. The Carbon interior package complements the leather features and highlights the sophistication of both the vehicle and materials. This beast will be available in 2013, and will be priced from £107,460.