The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo headlined the Brand’s presentation at the IAA Frankfurt. With the release, the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo takes its place at the top of the model line-up.
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 its segment. The four-liter V8 biturbo engine delivers 404 kW (550 hp) and a maximum torque of 770 Nm. An eight-speed Tiptronic S converts both into acceleration and speed by means of the active all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM).
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 tyres and the new high-performance brake. With additional options, such as rear-axle steering or electric roll stabilisation 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 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (3.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package) and reaches a top speed of 286 km/h.
In looks, the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo features an exclusive front end and LED main headlights of the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). Additionally, 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. Also a distinguishing rear highlight is the adaptive roof spoiler. The roof spoiler is a component of the car’s active aerodynamics. Depending on the position, this optimizes efficiency, increases downforce on the rear axle and, in the airbrake position, shortens the braking distance from higher speeds. At full braking from 250 km/h, the SUV comes to a stop up to two metres earlier as a result. The aerodynamic system therefore complements the effect of the new high-performance Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) which takes care of deceleration in the Cayenne Turbo as standard. The tungsten carbide layer applied to the steel discs increases braking performance and resistance to wear while reducing the amount of brake dust at the same time, meaning less dirt on the rims. The top system in the program remains the optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).
Tyre sizes of 285/40 at the front and 315/35 at the rear ensure better longitudinal and lateral power transmission.
Inside, the cabin takes up a more sporty and comfort approach. 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.
When it comes to handling, the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo is second to none in its segment. 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. Thanks to a combination of the new three-chamber air suspension with the active shock-absorber system PASM. 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 offroad 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 manoeuvres is improved, as is the comfort level.