2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Porsche brings the Turbo S back to the Cayenne range. The new old top model develops 550 hp. The car costs more than 132,000 euros on the German market, but it's not actually intended for them.
By Sebastian Viehmann
The audience wants an encore, and the Zuffenhausen ensemble has followed suit. The Turbo S is - once again - the top model in the Cayenne range. Porsche doesn't really care how the demand for a 550 hp off-road vehicle in Germany develops. Because the new Turbo S serves the "demand for sporty, exclusive SUV vehicles in the new, emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Asia," says the sports car manufacturer. Anyone who hears the name Porsche in Germany thinks of the 911. In Beijing, Moscow or Dubai, however, you can immediately see the Cayenne. The global demand for the potent off-road athlete does not stop.
Actually, Porsche had mothballed its flagship prematurely and promoted the normal turbo to the top model, which with 500 horsepower in the stable is not exactly underpowered. In this change at the top of the food chain, a dubious image gain for the mega-Cayenne may have played a role: a Turbo S swallowed a full 66.7 liters per 100 kilometers in 2006 at full throttle at 270 km / h in the “extreme consumption test” Auto magazine - no one in comparison drank anymore.
With the conversion of the engines to gasoline direct injection and other measures, Porsche was able to curb the thirst of the Cayenne a little during the last facelift. According to the manufacturer, the new Turbo S should at least not consume more than the Turbo with an average of 14.9 liters of Super per 100 kilometers. The 4.8 liter V8 works under the hood, ventilated by two exhaust gas turbochargers. A modified engine control and a modified intake system provide the power boost. With 550 hp, the new top model is almost 30 hp more powerful than the old Turbo S. The torque increases to 750 Newton meters and is available from 2250 rpm. The 2.3 ton off-road athlete accelerates to 100 things in 4.8 seconds, the top speed is 280 km / h.
With ceramic brakes
Visually, the over-Cayenne will stand out from the other models with special 21-inch alloy wheels, wheel arch extensions and four new exhaust tailpipes. When it comes to the driving dynamics, Porsche goes to great lengths: in addition to air suspension, level control and the active chassis PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), PDCC roll stabilization and speed-dependent power steering are also on board. Porsche's carbon fiber ceramic brake discs are available at an additional cost, which are characterized by improved fading stability under high temperature loads and which were previously only available for sports cars like the 911.
The standard equipment of the Turbo S includes electric leather sports seats and a multimedia system with hard disk navigation. The car will be available from August and is on the list for the German market at 132,774 euros. Even the normal turbo costs 108,617 euros and is therefore more than twice as expensive as the 290 hp V6 base model (51,735 euros).