- World Premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017
- 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 delivers 550bhp
- Design touches unique to the Cayenne Turbo
- Available to order now with prices from £99,291
ANYONE visiting the Frankfurt Motor Show over the next week or so is likely to be impressed with the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
Rightly so. If it wasn’t for the Cayenne being such a huge success there may not be any 911s to play with. That hasn’t stopped Porsche from declaring the new Cayenne Turbo a “sports car for five” though.
For a start that 4.0-litre V8 engine produces 550bhp which is more than enough to create some impressive statistics. 0-60mph in four seconds. Top speed of 177mph. That’s not far off the new 911 GT3, except the 911 can’t carry five people in luxury and comfort.
The performance of the latest Porsche Cayenne Turbo is based on a combination of innovative technologies. Active aerodynamics including adjustable roof spoiler, controlled three-chamber air suspension, mixed tyres and new high-performance brakes, all combine to give the Cayenne Turbo exceptional handling. The four door, four-wheel drive Cayenne is designed to deliver a driving experience equivalent to that of a true sports car.
To offset the hair-raising performance the interior is packed with luxury.
Almost all of the vehicle functions can be displayed and operated using the high-resolution touchscreen display of the Porsche Advanced Cockpit. Driver and front seat passenger enjoy sports seats with 18-way powered adjustment. The integrated headrests are a new feature, reminiscent of the 911, and all seats and the multi-function sports steering wheel are heated as standard.
The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo features some unique design elements too.
There is a new nose with LED main headlights combined with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). At night, the new Cayenne Turbo boasts double-row front light modules not found on other models.
The distinctive twenty-one inch alloy wheels are reserved for the Cayenne Turbo too. They sit inside widened wheel arches edged with painted wheel arch trims. The door trims and rear apron are also painted in body colour. The twin exhaust tailpipes – again, only on the Turbo – are a key distinguishing features from the rear.
There was a time when the Porsche Cayenne was widely misunderstood. Why build a car that looks like a 911 in platform heels? Those days are long gone.
We shouldn’t really be surprised that Porsche was right and we were wrong. The new Cayenne Turbo just proves the point.