Porsche Cayenne Turbo S unveiled

12 Oct, 2012 9:37am Tom Phillips

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S gets 550bhp and costs more than £100,000

The flagship Porsche Cayenne Turbo S has been unveiled. The super-SUV will cost from £107,460 when it goes on sale in January 2013.

Power is up 50bhp from the regular Cayenne Turbo, so the twin-turbo 4.8-litre V8 now produces 550bhp. Torque is up too, from 700Nm to 750Nm. However, despite the power increase, fuel consumption remains unchanged from the Turbo, at a claimed average of 24.6mpg. CO2 is also unchanged, at 270g/km.

Performance is suitably brisk. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S completes the 0-62mph sprint in 4.5 seconds (0.2 seconds faster than the Cayenne Turbo), and top speed increases by 3mph to 176mph.

To ensure that the driving experience matches performance, the Cayenne Turbo S features a whole suite of Porsche control systems.

There’s Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), which uses hydraulic roll bars to reduce body roll in corners, Torque Vectoring Plus, which combines torque vectoring on the rear wheels with an electronically controlled rear differential lock to improve traction, and the Sport Chrono package is standard.

To distinguish the Cayenne Turbo S from the rest of the Cayenne range, Porsche has added gloss black trim and 21-inch 911-style alloys to the exterior, while the interior gets two-tone leather upholstery and carbon fibre trim.