Just in case anyone cares, Porsche has launched a Turbo S version of its Cayenne behemoth at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The super SUV boasts 419kW/800Nm thanks to its 4.8 litre biturbo V8, which is rather impressive. Even more so is the fact (or claim) that it can lap the Nordschleife in under eight minutes.
If you want to buy one in Australia, start getting $284,700 together and turn up to your local Porsche dealer sometime after March.
Porsche at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit
911 Targa 4 GTS and Cayenne Turbo S: two world premiers
Australia. The 911 Targa 4 GTS and Cayenne Turbo S are celebrating their world premieres at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
For the first time, the 911 Targa 4 GTS combines the successful GTS idea with the classic targa concept. Its more powerful engine with 316 kW (430 hp) and standard Sport Chrono package generate even more dynamic performance. Other GTS-specific ingredients include matt black 20-inch wheels with central wheel locks, sport design front end, black air intake screens and, also in black, GTS logos on the doors, at the rear and on the rollover protection bar. Inside, the black Alcantara on the steering wheel and seats and trim accents made of black brushed aluminium add to the hard core sports character.
The new high horsepower Cayenne is distinguished by its new engine charging concept with turbochargers integrated in the exhaust manifolds. This increases the power of the Cayenne Turbo S to 419 kW (570 hp), which is 37 kW (50 hp) more than the standard Turbo model. Maximum torque, which is increased by 50 Nm over the Turbo model to 800 Nm, enables superlative performance and even better responsiveness from the biturbo engine.
The new Cayenne Turbo S: The top athlete among SUVs
At the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Porsche is also introducing the new Cayenne Turbo S â€“ the top model of the sporty SUV model series. Its re-engineered 4.8-liter V8 biturbo engine now develops 419 kW (570 hp) and 800 Nm of torque. A chassis that is tuned for maximum driving dynamics and packs a wide range of control systems also makes the Cayenne Turbo S a genuine top athlete. It can turn a lap of the North Loop of the NÃ¼rburgring in 7m 59.74 secs. The Cayenne sets a new record for SUVs here, and it also proves that every Porsche is a genuine sports car â€“ 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 15 kW (20 hp) more power and 50 Nm more torque than the previous Cayenne Turbo S engine. The Cayenne Turbo S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds â€“ which is 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model, on its way to a top speed of 284 km/h.
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, 10-piston calipers. The rear brakes have 370 mm discs and four-piston calipers. The active roll stabilisation system known as Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) proactively reduces side tilt when driving through curves.
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) increases dynamic handling and stability by making specific brake interventions at the right or left rear wheel â€“ 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 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 rests as well as interior carbon accents.
Interior styling in a black/creme colour combination makes its debut in the Cayenne Turbo S. Creating exterior visual accents is the air inlet surround at the front of the car that is painted in high-gloss black, the undersides of the door mirrors in the same colour and the roof spoiler and wheel arch mouldings in car colour. 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 also be available in Australia in the second quarter of 2015, priced from $284,700.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S: fuel consumption urban 15.9 l/100 km, extra-urban 8.9 l/100 km, combined 11.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 267 g/km; efficiency class: F