Porsche showcased the updated Cayenne Turbo at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show – and it's even faster than the current Cayenne Turbo S. According to the German automaker, it may arrive at dealerships sometime in between September and December 2018.
Notable changes on the new Cayenne Turbo's exterior are the wider wheel arches, which now comes with painted trims, and special 21-inch wheels that characterize the side profile of the vehicle. What pulls it away from other Cayenne models are the double-row front light modules, which makes it more appealing at night, while turbo-specific twin tailpipes are found on the rear.
Meanwhile, on the inside are the standard 18-way sport seats and seatbacks with integrated headrests. Also included as default are the heating functions for all outboard seats, as well as in the steering wheel.
For infotainment, the new Cayenne Turbo features the Porsche Advanced Cockpit. It comprises a high definition 12.3-inch display integrated on the dashboard. Add an analog tachometer with two 7-inch full-HD screens, all of the vehicle functions can be displayed and operated through the Porsche Advanced Cockpit. Not to mention, it has a 710-watt Bose Surround Sound System to amplify entertainment.
Updates weren't only focused on the visual design, as further improvements are found under the hood. The source of the 550 hp and 769 Nm of torque is a 4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. This is 30 hp and 19 Nm more powerful than the previous Cayenne Turbo. It comes with the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drivetrain as standard for improved acceleration, speed, and highway cruising comfort.
With everything mentioned above, the new Cayenne Turbo can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, whereas the Cayenne Turbo S is at 3.8 seconds. If that doesn't give light to you, the vehicle has a top track speed of 285 km/h.
Not only did the twin-turbo V8 give the new Cayenne Turbo additional boost of speed, part of the credits also belongs to the new lightweight chassis. This new chassis is said to improve the vehicle's driving dynamics with the combination of a new 3-chamber air suspension. It has the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) active shock-absorbers, which lets the chassis map a wider range of spring rates.
To excite you more, there are 6 selectable height levels for the new Cayenne Turbo. Yes, you can manually adjust the vehicle's ground clearance to fit varying terrains, be it off-road or driving on asphalt. The off-road profile is available in 4 different modes: Mid, Gravel, Sand, and Rocks.
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