Marcus De Guzman / Porsche, Newspress | September 14, 2017 06:34
Third-generation V8-powered Porsche Cayenne Turbo makes world premiere
Shortly following the world debut of the third-generation Cayenne, Porsche now has revealed the new-generation Cayenne Turbo at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
While relatively looking the same as its normal counterparts, the all-new Turbo model gets several subtle exterior revisions and upgrades. First up is its LED headlights that is part of the Porsche Dynamic Light System(PDLS).
Unique only to the Turbo model are its 21-inch alloy wheels which feature an eye-catching design. Further distinguishing itself from the rest are its painted and widened wheel arches, and twin pipe exhausts which are both exclusive to the Turbo.
Inside, it gets the dash and console layout as the rest of its brethren. Both the driver and front passenger get 18-way power adjustable front seats and come with a heater function. A Bose surround sound system is standard fitment as well and delivers of 710 Watts of audio power.
Under the hood of the 2018 Cayenne Turbo is a new 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8. It's the same engine that powers the Panamera Turbo but is smaller than the previous twin turbo V8. In spite of that, the new engine produces a whopping 550 PS and 770 Nm of torque. Compared to the outgoing Turbo model, the third-generation SUV makes 30 PS and 20 Nm more power.
0 – 100 km/h is swiftly dispatched in 4.1 seconds thanks to the new eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic gearbox. When equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the Cayenne Turbo can do it 0.2 seconds faster than standard. Top speed is rated at 286 km/h.
It also has a new lightweight chassis that allows the Cayenne Turbo to be agile, comfortable and capable in both on and off-road situations. A three-chamber adaptive air suspension cradles the all-new Cayenne Turbo and works with the active shock-absorber system 'Porsche Active Suspension Management' (PASM). In addition, it has six selectable heights which is great for going off the beaten path.
Grip, on the other hand, is provided by wide sticky tires. The front axle gets 285/40 rubber while the rear axle is fitted with 315/35 tires. Keeping the Cayenne on its toes are several key safety features which include: Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), roll stability control and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus.
To top it all off, the all-new Cayenne Turbo is the first vehicle in its segment to benfit from active aerodynamics. Mounted on top of the tailgate is an adaptive roof spoiler which increases downforce and can also shorten braking distances when in 'airbrake position'. Porsche claimed the Cayenne Turbo can come to a complete stop from 250 km/h in just two meters thanks to the new system.
Speaking of stopping, the Cayenne Turbo comes standard with Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PCSB) which helps in faster deceleration. This is made possible thanks to the use of tungsten carbide layered steel disc brakes which aids in braking performance while reducing wear. Carbon ceramic discs are available as an option.
The 2018 Porsche Cayenne will be launched in Europe by the end of the year.