EVEN MORE 911 IN AN SUV: The NEW Porsche Cayenne Turbo

With its world premiere at the 67th International Motor Show in Frankfurt, the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo is taking its place at the top of the model line.

The completely new top- of-the-range model from the third generation of the Cayenne is once again raising  the bar for sporty performance. The four-litre V8 biturbo engine delivers 404 kW (550 hp). The increased driving dynamics are based on the combination of innovative technologies, such as active aerodynamics including roof spoiler, controlled three-chamber air suspension, mixed tyre sizes and the new high-performance aero brake.

With additional options, such as rear-axle steering or electric roll stabilisation with a 48-volt system, this SUV can achieve the driving characteristics of a true sports car. The new Cayenne Turbo accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (3.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package) and reaches a top speed of 286 km/h.

EVEN  SHARPER DESIGN

With an exclusive front end and  the LED main headlights of the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), the Cayenne Turbo has an appearance that is both dominant and independent. At night, the new Turbo sets itself apart from other Cayenne models with its double- row front light modules. The side view is characterised by standard 21-inch Turbo wheels specially reserved for the top model, in widened wheel arches with painted wheel arch trims. The twin tailpipes, specific to the Turbo, are the key distinguishing features on the rear end.

The door trims and rear apron are painted in the exterior colour. The completely new interior demonstrates  the  increased spread of the Cayenne Turbo: more sportiness and more comfort at the same time. Virtually all the vehicle functions of the fully networked SUV can be displayed and operated using the high-resolution display and touchscreen of the Porsche Advanced Cockpit.

Among them, for example, is the BOSE® Surround Sound System with 710 watts, fitted as standard. Drivers and passengers experience this top-of-the-range model in sports seats with 18-way adjustment. The integrated headrests are a new feature and are also reminiscent of the 911. All seats and the multifunction sports steering wheel in an exclusive Turbo design are heated as standard.

GREATER POWER, GREATER TORQUE: BITURBO EIGHT-CYLINDER WITH  550 HP

At the heart of the Cayenne Turbo is the new four-litre V8 engine with twin turbocharging. With an output of 404 kW (550 hp), it exceeds the power of its predecessor by 22 kW (30 hp), while maximum torque of 770 Nm represents an increase of 20 Nm.

The new eight-speed Tiptronic S converts both into acceleration and speed by means of the active all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM). The new Turbo sprints to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (3.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package) and reaches a top speed of 286 km/h. The centre of gravity is lower and therefore the cornering precision is higher.

ACTIVE CHASSIS WITH THREE- CHAMBER AIR SUSPENSION AND DIFFERENT TYRE SIZES

The new lightweight chassis of the Cayenne Turbo combines the best of three worlds: the precision of a sports car, the comfort of a saloon and the adaptability of an off-road vehicle. In particular, the combination of the new three-chamber air suspension with the active shock-absorber system PASM extends the range considerably. The concept of the new mixed tyre sizes with standard dimensions of 285/40 at the front and 315/35 at the rear comes from sports car construction and produces even better longitudinal and lateral traction.

Three air chambers per spring strut are used in the adaptive air suspension, therefore the chassis is able to map different spring rates. With six selectable height levels, the ground clearance can be manually adjusted to suit the offroad terrain. They are also actively controlled via five new driving programmes for road journeys and off-road journeys.

First SUV with adaptive roof spoiler and new high-performance brake

The new Cayenne Turbo is the first SUV to have an adaptive roof spoiler as a component of its active aerodynamics. Depending on the position, this optimises efficiency, increases downforce on the rear axle and, in the airbrake position, shortens the braking distance from higher speeds. At full braking from 250 km/h, the SUV comes to a stop up to two metres shorter as a result.

The aerodynamic system therefore complements the effect of the new standard fitment high- performance Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (PSCB) which takes care of deceleration in the Cayenne Turbo. The tungsten carbide layer applied to the steel discs increases braking performance and resistance to wear.

THE NEW CAYENNE FOR AUSTRALIA

Local pricing and specification for the Cayenne Turbo has not been finalised and therefore will not be announced until early in 2018 Australian deliveries of all three Cayenne variants will begin from mid 2018. BFM



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