2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 1

Porsche has revealed the brand new Cayenne Turbo model at the 2017 International Motor Show in Frankfurt. The vehicle is based on the all-new Cayenne model and will be available for sale in Mzansi in June 2018 at a price we don’t yet know. Remember the current Cayenne Turbo starts at R1 975 000. Whatever the price, you can bet there will not be a shortage of buyers for this über SUV whose performance credentials will surely set the segment benchmark.

Underpinned by a new, smaller 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine, the car has seriously upped the ante on rivals. Said engine delivers a stiff 404kW of raw power, coupled with a throng of maximum torque to the tune of 770Nm. In the end, according to its maker, it will dash from 0 – 100km/h in just 4.1 seconds with the standard package, a number that dips to 3.9 seconds when the Sport Chrono Package is attached. Top speed is 286km/h. These figures make a mockery of sports cars, especially considering the Cayenne Turbo weighs over two tonnes!

Some of the car’s visual characteristics include a unique front end with LED headlights, while the side profile features 21-inch wheels as standard garb. The rear end has twin exhaust tailpipes that are unique to the Turbo. Another interesting unique selling point of the car is the adaptive roof spoiler, a feature that no other SUV currently has. Its main purpose is to increase downforce and shorten braking distances from high speeds. So it works like airplane wings in that instance. Standard on the Turbo are the new Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (PSCB), while the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) can be ticked off the options list.

The 911 remains the main design inspiration at Porsche and for the Cayenne Turbo this is quite evident, even inside where the sports seats with 18-way adjustment feature integrated headrests, just like in the 911. Off the factory shop one will get a 710W BOSE Surround Sound System attached to the new Porsche Advanced Cockpit with a hi-resolution touch screen.

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