Porsche reveals the Cayenne Turbo S
Let's start a trend. The next time you see a Porsche Cayenne driver, treat him not with disrespect and disdain, but instead congratulate him. Inadvertently, he is helping fund glorious new extreme 911 variants.
And if he pulls up in one of these, give him a hearty slap on the back: meet the range topping, 550bhp Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.
Porsche has refined its dancing hippo to quite superlative extremes; it is, don't forget, actually really good at the driving thing. This Turbo S gets an uprated version of the standard Turbo's 4.8-litre twin turbocharged V8, producing that headline 550bhp and 750Nm of torque. That's 50bhp and 50Nm more than the Turbo.
And thus, it will accelerate quicker too. 0-100kph now takes just 4.5 seconds (0.2 seconds quicker) and with a 282kph vmax, it trumps the Turbo's top speed by three whole kph.
Underneath, there's air suspension, active damping, dynamic chassis control and torque vectoring with an electronically controlled rear diff, all fitted as standard. You even get the Sport Chrono pack too.
It's standard fare on the outside, but if you muster enough strength to look at it for long enough, you'll notice this Turbo S boasts air inlet grills, headlight housings and mirrors all finished in high-gloss black. There are also 21in ‘911 Turbo II' alloys.
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