OFFICIAL: 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S revealed [video]

Most powerful Cayenne ever.

The second generation of the Porsche Cayenne now has a new flagship model as the German automaker has revealed the Turbo S variant which is scheduled to reach the UK and German market in January at a starting price of 107,460 pounds and 151,702 euros, respectively.

Under the hood it has the same V8 4.8-liter engine found in the Turbo version and also in the Panamera Turbo S but benefits from additional modifications, like increased turbocharger boost pressure, more free flowing inlet manifold and remapped electronics.

Thanks to these changes, the power unit produces an additional 50 hp (37 kW), increasing the total output to an impressive 550 hp (410 kW). The torque figure is also up by 37 lb-ft (50 Nm) to 553 lb-ft (749 Nm), allowing the car to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint 0.2 seconds quicker than before, while the top speed has been increased by 3 mph (4.8 km/h).

Porsche says that the 2013 Cayenne Turbo S is capable of returning 24.6 mpg UK (20.4 mpg US or 11.4 liters / 100 km), with CO2 emissions standing at 270 g/km. The SUV’s chassis configuration has been borrowed from the Cayenne Turbo and we are dealing with the same air suspension, along with the firm’s active damping control with hydraulically-operated roll bars and a torque vectoring system. There’s also an electronically-controlled rear differential lock.

As far as the design is concerned, we notice the black high gloss accents on the headlamp and mirror housings, as well as a new set of 21-inch alloys exclusive for this flagship model. The cabin features leather upholstery and carbon trim.

Additional details are found in the attached press release.

Source: Porsche

New top model in the Cayenne model series

A sports car in SUV clothing: Cayenne Turbo S with 550 hp

Stuttgart. The new Cayenne Turbo S assumes top position in the Porsche SUV model range with its engine power of 550 hp (405 kW). With its complex active chassis, the top athlete in SUV clothing surpasses the driving performance of many sports cars. All of the basic Cayenne properties such as versatile offroad capabilities, high ride comfort and superior towing power have been preserved without exception. Its NEDC fuel consumption of 11.5 litres per 100 km is the same as that of the Cayenne Turbo, which makes it more fuel-efficient in relation to its engine power. The new Turbo S model has an extra 50 hp of power compared to the Cayenne Turbo, as well as a torque boosted from 700 Nm to 750 Newton metres, and it converts them into faster acceleration and a higher top speed. The sprint from zero to 100 km/h takes just 4.5 seconds (-0.2 seconds), and the SUV accelerates to a top speed of 283 km/h (+ 5 km/h). 

The Cayenne Turbo S was systematically configured for maximum dynamic performance. Therefore, it incorporates all relevant control systems as standard equipment. From the Cayenne Turbo it takes the combination of an air suspension and active PASM damping control. Then there is Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), which reduces the roll angle in curves to practically zero, improving agility and comfort equally. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), which is also standard, operates with torque vectoring at the rear wheels together with an electronically controlled rear differential lock, which improves traction and therefore offers more agility in every driving situation. The new Cayenne Turbo S is also equipped with the Sport Chrono package as standard.
The exterior and add-on equipment of the Cayenne Turbo S live up to the high standards of a top model. Numerous exterior features such as the air inlet screens, headlight housings and mirror parts are painted in high-gloss black. The standard 21-inch 911 Turbo II wheels with coloured Porsche badges were exclusively designed for the Cayenne Turbo S; their inside surfaces are painted in high-gloss black.

Porsche designers created bi-colour leather packages in new colours and colour patterns specifically for the new Cayenne Turbo S. These interior features are available in black/carrera red or black/luxor beige colour combinations. The bi-colour leather packages that are reserved for the new top model were extended by adding decorative seams in the contrasting colours carrera red and luxor beige. The Carbon interior package complements the leather features and highlights the sophistication of vehicle and materials.

In Germany, the Cayenne Turbo S is priced at 151,702 euros including VAT and deliveries begin in January 2013. 

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Comments (4)

Same performance as the turbo but more expensive. Making it a new model is silly. I think it is more like a performance package from AMG.
Oct 12th, 2012 4:00pm
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gooniz gooniz
I would take the ML63 over this on any given day. the ML is much bigger and has better ride quality than this car. also the ML has mercedes engine while the Cayenne has audi engine which is well known for having reliability problems
Oct 12th, 2012 5:02pm
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Asger Asger
As far as I know, the V8 engines used in the Cayenne and the Panamera were developed by Porsche. The only thing sourced from Audi in the Cayenne lineup is the V6 in the hybrid. I'm not telling you need to stop hating on Porsche, just that you need to do it for actual reasons, not misinformation.
Oct 12th, 2012 5:59pm
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rambo_005 rambo_005
The VW/Audi engines used in the Cayenne are the diesels (3.0 V6 and 4.2 V8), the base model petrol (3.6 VR6) and the hybrid (3.0 V6 Supercharged). There are no common poor reliability reputations with any of those engines. I am assuming that because you know the ride quality is better in the ML63, that you have driven this newly launched Turbo S version of the Cayenne along with the new ML63 AMG?
Oct 12th, 2012 6:51pm
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