At the world premiere of the third-generation Porsche Cayenne, Porsche pulled off the wraps of its range topping model (for now), the Cayenne Turbo. The most powerful Cayenne gets a more powerful engine along with other first-in-class innovations.
Underneath the hood rests a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 that pushes out 542 hp and 770 Nm of torque. Drive is channelled to all four corners via a Tiptronic S transmission with eight-cogs. The new Turbo sprints to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package equipped (4.1 seconds without) and will hit a top speed of 286 km/h.
As standard the Cayenne Turbo rides on air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and 21-inch alloys with mixed tyre sizes (295/40 front; 315/35 rear). For ultimate driving dynamics of a sports car, be sure to select the optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+).
The Cayenne Turbo is also the first SUV in the world to feature an adaptive roof spoiler that optimises efficiency, increases downforce on the rear axle and shortens the braking distance from higher speeds depending on its angle of inclination. Porsche claims that at full braking from 250 km/h, the adaptive roof spoiler in air brake position improves the Cayenne’s braking distance by two full meters. Of course, this applies to the standard Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) and the optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).
From the outside, the Cayenne Turbo can be distinguished from its Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), double front light module, quad exhaust tailpipes and widened wheel arches with painted wheel arch trims.
Prices for the fastest sprinting Porsche Cayenne starts from €138,850 (RM695k) and market launch in Europe is scheduled for end-2017. You can bet that Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the official distributor of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia, are working overtime to introduce the all-new Cayenne to our market as soon as possible.