New Porsche Cayenne Turbo Arrives In Frankfurt With Mind-Blowing Performance

Porsche has uncovered the most extreme version of the new generation Cayenne yet, which bears the Turbo moniker.

It uses the brand’s 4-liter V8 biturbo engine that feeds 550PS (542hp) and 770Nm (568lb-ft) of torque to all four wheels, through a new 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission.

The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo is 30PS (30hp) and 20Nm (15lb-ft) of torque more powerful than its predecessor, and it takes 4.1 seconds to reach 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill, or just 3.9 seconds, when fitted with the optional Sport Chrono Package. Top speed stands at 286km/h (178mph).

Said to combine the best of three worlds – “the precision of a sports car, the comfort of a saloon, and the adaptability of an off-road vehicle”, the range-topping SUV benefits from an adaptive air suspension with three air chambers per strut, offering six height levels. These can be manually adjusted for different terrain conditions and can be also actively controlled via the five new driving modes for road and off-road driving.

Porsche’s range-topping Cayenne can be complemented by optional rear-axle steering, Dynamic Chassis Control roll stabilization, which is fed by the 48-volt vehicle electric system, and Torque Vectoring Plus as well.

An important component of the active aerodynamics is the adaptive roof spoiler, which optimizes efficiency, increases downforce on the rear axle, and works as an air brake as well. Stepping firmly on the brakes at 250km/h (155mph), the Cayenne Turbo comes to rest up to 2 meters (7 feet) earlier as a result, in case you were wondering why you need an air brake on your new SUV.

The new high-performance brakes feature a tungsten carbine layer applied to the steel discs to increase performance and resistance to wear, but buyers can also check the ceramic composite brakes from the options list.

Bystanders will get to recognize the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo from its regular siblings thanks to the exclusive front end, LED headlights that are part of the brand’s dynamic light system, 21-inch wheels, widened wheel arches with painted trims, twin tailpipes, and door trims and rear apron finished in the same exterior color as the rest of the vehicle.

The Porsche Advanced Cockpit takes center stage inside, and can be used to display and operate the SUV’s functions. Among them is the 710-watt Bose premium sound system fitted as standard. Users also get to enjoy the sports seats with integrated headrests and 18-way adjustment, while the driver gets a heated multifunction sports steering wheel.

Despite being just unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo can be ordered in several European countries, with prices starting from €138,850 ($166,471), tax included, in Germany. The first units will be shipped to customers by the end of the year.


  • Craig

    Or for $70,000 less – buy a FASTER and QUICKER SUV from Jeep!

    • TheHake

      …which is not a Porsche.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        But looks a lot better.

        • TheHake

          For you maybe… Listen I love the GC, but the Porsche is… a Porsche.

          • Kash

            and in a shocking twist the Porsche has better reliability than the Jeep.

          • Craig

            Not necessarily true. SRT models [which would include the ‘Trackhawk’] have proven to be very reliable.

          • Stephen Baxter


          • TheHake

            Bwahahaha. Yeah well… and it’s a Porsche. A PORSCHE.

        • seriously

          and is faster, more reliable and doesnt look like its been around for 10 years

      • Craig

        That’s fine with me!

      • seriously

        the 924 was a Porsche it was also a VW, hmmm modern day 924??? badge whores are the worst lol theyre not real car fans they just like cars because they think a mediocre car with a badge that has far more clout cache and prestige than they will EVER have some how makes them so stupid


    still more luxurious than trackhawk

  • nauticalone

    Where’s the new Touareg?

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Dead I think.
      Atlas is it.

      • John

        I thought they only killed off Touareg for the US market… recalll seeing an article about the new touareg the other day.

        • nauticalone

          Yeah, so did I! I’m sure it’s only discontinued in USA market.

      • nauticalone

        No. Dead only to North American market. Thankfully we get European market many other places.

    • Harry_Wild

      No sold in the U.S. anymore!

  • 59soni

    So they are dropping the PDK from non 911 models

  • exeptor

    I have to admit that in this version and color the new Cayenne actually looks well refreshed. Definitely an improvement.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      I think it looks dull. The competition is stiffening for a luxury sporty SUV, and this Porsche does not look special.

      • alexxx

        Never did….imo

        • Andrewthecarguy

          The previous GTS is nice looking to me. Especially the ones you can get with a manual. No other V8 powered SUV exists in the US with a stick shift.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    What is the front of this thing!!!

    • Nordschleife

      Like a Grouper or something.

  • Nordschleife

    I feel like its too many cars you have to see in person now a days to like. The front on this vehicle is just not appealing to me at least in pics. I feel like when I was younger more cars photographed well. VAG seems to have this problem the most to me.

    • donald seymour

      Very true statement.

  • Sjaak

    the front grille is way too much, does not fit to the other proportions

  • BGM

    This is as insultingly ugly as the first generation.

  • Herr

    It’s only my opinion, but i find it too boring for a Porsche.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I wish the regular Cayenne had the same painted bumper, fender, and rocker panel moldings as the turbo model.

  • Astonman

    It looks like it has braces. Not a good look.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    I think the interior is a little more understated than the 2nd generation. My only gripe about the new interior is the air vents. I think they should have been brushed metal. The black vents make it look like everything else on the market.


    Turbo S or GTFO

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