Although Porsche has recently added a diesel model to its Cayenne S range, the German car maker continues to expand its stable of high-performance SUVs, this time giving us a Turbo S version.
Just last week, Porsche officially announced a new version of its popular Cayenne. The Turbo S model now becomes its most powerful SUV. Compared to the Turbo version, it delivers 50 more horses and 37 lb-ft more torque. With its revamped intake manifold and electronics, the 4.8-litre V8 engine develops 550 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. This increased power and torque shaves 0.2 seconds off its sprint time (now 4.5 seconds 0-100 km/h) and ups its top speed by 5 km/h to 283 km/h. Fuel consumption and CO2 remain unchanged at 11.5 litres per 10 km and 270 g/km, respectively.
For this new version, the German car maker has added high-tech aids as standard, including Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control for greater agility, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) which delivers torque to rear wheels as needed, and an air suspension. The interior is in two-tone leather with contrasting stitching and carbon-fibre accents on the dash and door panels.
The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S stands out from its siblings with its gloss-black grille, front air intakes and lower half of the side mirrors, the latter having been reworked along with the optics. The 21-inch wheels reprise the same gloss black, and the dual exhaust is polished aluminium.
The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S will be on sale from spring 2013 and should, like all versions of this SUV, prove highly popular.
By Brian Oudart - autoExpert.ca