Porsche Cayenne Turbo Puts Other Performance SUVs on Notice


This setup is good for 0-60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds in standard trim, or 3.7 seconds with the Sport Chrono package that also raises top speed to 177 miles per hour.

The interior has also been reworked; almost all functions can display in high resolution on and be activated from the touchscreen. Among them, for example, is the BOSE® Surround Sound System with 710 watts, fitted as standard. Porsche says the new V8 makes 550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque - 30 more horsepower and 14 extra lbs of twist than the outgoing Cayenne Turbo and its 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8. The Turbo also gets 18-way adjustable seats with integrated headrests, a heated steering wheel, and heated seats all around as standard.

From launch there are two petrol options, both linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. 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 vehicle construction and produces even better longitudinal and lateral power transmission. It also gets active all-wheel drive as standard, Porsche 4D Chassis Control, three-chamber air suspension and the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) electronic roll stabilisation system. It provides six different levels of ride height.

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The active spoiler, a first for the Cayenne, acts as both a spoiler to increase downforce and an airbrake under braking, stopping the vehicle two metres sooner from 250kmh, Porsche claims, as well as optimising efficiency in everyday driving.

Of note is the new active roof spoiler, a first for a high-performance SUV, claims Porsche. It sticks with steel discs, but a new tungsten carbide layer helps resist wear and reduces brake dust, keeping your Turbo-exclusive 21-inch alloys cleaner. At full braking from 250 km/h, the SUV comes to a stop up to two metres earlier as a result. The top system in the program remains the optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). Porsche will introduce the model in India as well sometime in the future, and much like its complete range, the new Cayenne Turbo will arrive as a Completely Built Unit (CBU).

Keeping all that power sedated are a bunch of electronics and tech wizardry going on the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.