Boasting extra power, tuned chassis and a few more enhancements, a new 2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S has been introduced at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
With the turbochargers integrated directly in the exhaust manifolds, the re-engineered 4.8-liter V8 biturbo engine now develops 570 hp (which is 20 hp more from the previous model) and 800 Nm (which is 50 Nm more) of torque enabling a 0 to 100 km/h time of 0.4 seconds faster at 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 284 km/h.
The chassis, which is said to be tuned for maximum driving dynamics, is enhanced further with the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and Porsche Traction Management (PTM).
The new Cayenne also comes with Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) including a 420 mm front brake discs and ten-piston calipers, while the rear gets 370 mm discs with four-piston calipers.
On the exterior, there’s a 911 Turbo design 21-inch wheels, LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus), high-gloss black finish on the air inlet at the front fascia, the undersides of the door mirrors and roof spoiler in the same colour and car-coloured wheel arch moldings. A sport exhaust system is also available as an option.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
At the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Porsche introduced 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 Porsche 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 Porsche 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 Porsche 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.