India exclusive: Porsche Cayenne Turbo V8

The numbers
Engine: 4806cc, V8, turbo-petrol
Power: 493bhp at 6000rpm
Torque: 700Nm at 2250-4500rpm
Transmission: 8A, AWD
0-100kph: 4.7 secs (claimed)
Top speed: 278kph
Weight: 2170kg
Boot capacity: 670 litres (min) 1780 (max)
Fuel capacity: 100 litres
Price: Rs 1.55 crore (ex-Maharashtra)

Pros: Insanely quick, good ride and handling, decent off-road cred, space and practicality, cheaper than Turbo S
Cons: Steering isn’t as good as a Porsche’s should be, turbos ruin engine note, no PDK gearbox

The verdict
An engineering benchmark that proves that size and weight need not hinder athleticism and speed.

Rating: 8/10