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A sports car in SUV clothing: Cayenne Turbo S with 405 kWNew horsepower hero for the Cayenne range


The new Cayenne Turbo S assumes top position in the Porsche SUV range with its engine power of 405 kW (550 hp).

With its sophisticated active chassis, the new Cayenne Turbo S surpasses the driving performance of many sports cars.

All of the basic Cayenne properties such as versatile off-road capabilities, high ride comfort and superior towing power have been preserved without exception. Its NEDC fuel consumption of 11.5 litres per 100 km is the same as that of the Cayenne Turbo, which makes it more fuel-efficient in relation to its engine power.

The new Turbo S has an extra 37 kW (50 hp) compared to the Cayenne Turbo, as well as a torque boosted from 700 Nm to 750 Nm, and it converts them into faster acceleration and a higher top speed. The sprint from zero to 100 km/h takes just 4.5 seconds (0.2 seconds less), and the SUV accelerates to a top speed of 283 km/h    (+ 5 km/h).

The Cayenne Turbo S was systematically configured for maximum dynamic performance. Therefore, it incorporates all relevant control systems as standard equipment. From the Cayenne Turbo it takes the combination of an air suspension and active PASM dampening control, and adds Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC). This reduces the roll angle in curves to practically zero, improving agility and comfort equally.
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), which is also standard, operates with torque vectoring at the rear wheels together with an electronically controlled rear differential lock, improving traction and therefore offering more agility in every driving situation. The new Cayenne Turbo S is also equipped with the Sport Chrono package as standard.

The exterior and add-on equipment of the Cayenne Turbo S live up to the high standards of a top model. Numerous exterior features such as the air inlet screens, headlight housings and mirror parts are painted in high-gloss black. The standard 21-inch 911 Turbo II wheels with coloured Porsche badges are exclusively designed for the Cayenne Turbo S; their inside surfaces also painted in high-gloss black.

Porsche designers created new bi-colour leather package and colour patterns specifically for the Cayenne Turbo S. These interior features are available as standard in black/carrera red or black/luxor beige colour combinations. The bi-colour leather packages that are reserved for the new top model were extended by adding decorative seams in the contrasting colours carrera red and luxor beige. The Carbon interior package complements the leather features and highlights the sophistication of vehicle and materials.

The Cayenne Turbo S is priced at $294,000 with Australian deliveries beginning in February 2013.

12/10/2012