Porsche has debuted a revamped version of their Cayenne Turbo S, the flagship model in the Cayenne line. Improvements for 2015 include a 4.8 liter that has been massaged to produce 570 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, an improvement of 20 hp and 37 lb-ft over the previous engine. This performance is one of the factors that improves acceleration times from 4.5 seconds down to 4.1 for the run from 0-62 mph. Another improvement is the use of integral turbochargers which are now housed directly in the exhaust manifolds. They offer more instantaneous response as well as improving combustion.
This type of power needs a braking system to match, so Porsche opted for composite ceramic brakes with 420 mm front brake discs and, new for 2015, ten piston calipers. The rear is backed up with 370 mm discs and four piston calipers.
Safety goes hand-in-hand with, uh, handling, so Porsche utlilizes an active roll stabilization system Dynamic Chassis Control which proactively reduces side tilt when driving hard through the curves. The active AWD system Porsche Traction Mangagement permanently drives the rear while simultaneously offering variable power distribution to the ones at front for enhanced roadholding and agility. And Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus intervenes with subtle braking as needed on the right or left rear wheel, which improves steering precision and cornering.
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|Engine||4.8 liter V8||Weight||--|
|Aspiration||twin turbochargers||Torque||590 lb-ft|
|HP/Liter||118.8 hp per liter||1/4 mile||--|
|0-62 mph||4.1 seconds||Top Speed||176 mph|
At the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Porsche is also introducing the new Cayenne Turbo S – the top model of the sporty SUV model series. Its re-engineered 4.8-liter V8 biturbo engine now develops 570 hp (419 kW) and 800 Nm (590 ft lb) of torque. A chassis that is tuned for maximum driving dynamics and packs a wide range of control systems also makes the Cayenne Turbo S a genuine top athlete. It can turn a lap of the North Loop of the Nürburgring in 7:59.74 minutes. The Cayenne sets a new record for SUVs here, and it also proves that every Porsche is a genuine sports car – even in this vehicle segment.
The more spontaneous response of the biturbo engine is primarily a benefit of the integral turbochargers, which are now housed directly in the exhaust manifolds. This new approach also improves combustion. The high-performance engine offers 20 hp more power and 50 Nm (36.8 ft lb) more torque than the previous engine. The Cayenne Turbo S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds – which is 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model (0 – 60 mph in 3.8 seconds). Its top speed is now 284 km/h (176 mph).
The Cayenne Turbo S also underscores its position as a top athlete in its chassis systems. Its standard Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) include 420 mm front brake discs and, for the first time, ten-piston calipers. The rear brakes have 370 mm discs and four-piston calipers. The active roll stabilization system, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) proactively reduces side tilt when driving through curves early on. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) increases dynamic handling and stability by making specific brake interventions at the right or left rear wheel – this noticeably improves steering into curves and steering precision. The active hang-on all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM) permanently drives the rear wheels while offering fully variable power distribution to the front wheels. Some advantages of the interplay between all systems: excellent driving dynamics and traction as well as a high level of agility at any speed.
Standard features of the Cayenne Turbo S reflect the top level of this model. They include 21-inch wheels in distinctive 911 Turbo design with black painted edges, LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus), full-leather interior with Porsche logo embossed on all head restraints as well as interior carbon accents. Interior styling in a black/creme color combination is making its debut in the Cayenne Turbo S. Creating exterior visual accents are the air inlet surround at the front of the vehicle that is painted in high-gloss black, the undersides of the door mirrors in the same color and the roof spoiler and wheel arch moldings in car color. A sport exhaust system is available as an option in combination with a switchable sound symposer, which optimally transmits the V8 sound experience into the interior.
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S will be launched in Germany in the second quarter of 2015. The price is 166,696 Euro including value added tax and country-specific features.