Porsche Cayenne Turbo vs Cayenne Turbo S

Porsche Cayenne Turbo vs Cayenne Turbo S
6 Feb, 2014 12:07pm

In this track battle the Porsche Cayenne Turbo takes on the Cayenne Turbo S

In this video we pitch the Porsche Cayenne Turbo against its highly-tuned alternative - but which will come out on top?

Porsche Cayenne review

The normal Porsche Cayenne Turbo boasts a 4.8-litre V8, with 493bhp and 700Nm of torque. It can reach 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds, too.

On the other hand, the Cayenne Turbo S will cost you £20,460 more than the standard car. But for that, you'll get an extra 49bhp and 50Nm of torque. Top speed also increases to 175mph.

The Cayenne Turbo S also gets extra features such as active torque vectoring, and a clever anti roll system. All this does make the standard Cayenne Turbo feel somewhat lacking, especially around the track.

You can really feel the extra power that comes with the Cayenne Turbo S, though. In the corners, the anti roll bar system helps to improve body control, while traction is also quite decent.

But even in the standard Porsche Cayenne Turbo, body control is quite good, especially considering it's a big SUV. There's a nice, natural feeling to the car and it's quite a simple car to drive.

The standard car finished a flying lap in 1 minute 14.1 seconds. The Cayenne Turbo S, meanwhile, managed to complete its flying lap in 1 minute 13.50 seconds.

Watch the video review and tell us in the comments below which you prefer.

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But why? really why? why o why. Pointless car, pointless comparison, predictable conclusion. So ugly. "It handles really well for a car that's so high and weighs over two tons" Well done Porsche, good work.

Buy one. Try one.
Then you'll get it.

Good work by Porsche to improve their money-maker car, has a loyal following. Good on road machine, hopeless off.

This is a rubbish vehicle, as so is the Benz ML AMG. Impractical and unsafe. Who wants something that's going to give you 12 MPG? And why do you want a SUV to drive like a race car thats on the limit of overturning? Sure if you've got so much money that you don't care what gas costs and want to drive around town to show off, this is perfect. It's useless to a second owner who won't get the 3 year warranty and will have to live in the shop with it as do most German vehicles and doyl out mega $$ to keep it going.

Well its pointless for you to moan, the "UNSAFE" part is not accurate is it because these cars are safe. Clearly they haven't overtuned and I'm pretty sure the designers and engineers know more than you and there are regulations to cover all the safety features. As for MPG, don't buy what you can't afford. As with most cars and I'm pretty certain Americans are worse off, warranties are gone after 3 years. You not being a fan is one thing but try to get some perspective here. Is a hummer any more useful? Probably worse for dynamics and offroad use and even the consumption but there's the many persons out there willing to pay the money.

Having driven the new model Cayenne on some very demanding off road terrain, I can confirm that this model is very capable. Combined with its outrageous track abilities (& I have driven GT2 & GT3 cars on track), I would say the Porsche Engineers deserve to be a little smug with themselves!