Porsche’s Cayenne SUV has recently received a new flagship variant in the form of the Turbo S that is powered by the same twin-turbo V8 engine found under the hood of the Panamera Turbo S, but in this latest version has more power while the styling of the car has been modified a little bit to differentiate it from the regular Turbo variant.
The 4.8-liter power unit has received titanium-aluminum turbine wheels for the turbochargers, along with an ECU remapping that has managed to lift the power by 49 hp and 37 lb-ft, which means that the engine is now capable of pumping out no less than 542 hp and 553 lb-ft of maximum torque.
Thanks to this significant power boost, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S performs the 0-62 mph sprint 0.2 quicker when compared to the standard Turbo model so it does it in just 4.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 176 mph (3 mph higher than before). Despite the increase in power, the German automaker says that this doesn’t have a negative effect on the engine’s fuel consumption as it has remained exactly the same, at 20.5 mpg US (24.6 mpg UK or 11.5 liters / 100 km) in the combined European cycle.
The Turbo S version of the Cayenne rides on a new set of 21-inch alloys and comes with rectangular quad tailpipes, smoked headlamps and gloss black inserts for the lower areas of the bumpers and mirrors. Inside it features a carbon fiber trim for the door panels, dashboard and the center console, as well as a fresh two-tone leather upholstery.
Those who own the regular Porsche Cayenne Turbo might want to know that the firm is providing an extra power kit that increases by 40 hp and 50 Nm.
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S has a base price in Germany of 151,702 euros, making it almost 30,000 euros more expensive than the regular Cayenne Turbo.