Besides the all-new 911 (991) Targa 4 GTS, Porsche also revealed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) the new Cayenne Turbo S, the top model of the sporty SUV model series. The new Cayenne Turbo S uses a 4.8-liter V8 biturbo engine that delivers 570 hp (419 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque.
As a result, it is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds, 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model, while top speed is 280 km/h (176 mph). As you may know already, the Cayenne Turbo S is offered with plenty of standard equipment and the latest version follows the same recipe and offers standard Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) with 420 mm front brake discs and, for the first time, 10-piston calipers.
The rear brakes have 370 mm discs and four-piston calipers. In addition, Cayenne Turbo S offers the active roll stabilization system, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and active hang-on all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM).
And this is not all as the Cayenne Turbo S offers 21-inch wheels in 911 Turbo design with black painted edges, LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS Plus), a full-leather interior with carbon fiber accents as well as a black/crème color combination.
The air inlet surround at the front of the vehicle is painted in high-gloss black just like the underside of the door mirrors, while the roof spoiler and wheel arch moldings are offered in car color. At the rear, a sports exhaust system is available as an option. Pricing starts at 166,696 euros in Germany, including 19% VAT.
The latest iteration of the Porsche designers has given the Cayenne a sharper design that doesn’t only highlight the car’s proximity to the road and underlines its sports car character.
Designers modified the rear end of the new Cayenne, with rear lights now sporting a flatter and more precise design. Just like the LED daytime running lights, the brake lights feature a four-part design with the new tailgate taking up the shape of the rear lights and continuing through a horizontal light-refracting edge, thereby highlighting the Cayenne’s width and delivering a more dynamic stance.
The tailgate now also more elegantly integrates the registration plate recess, handle strip and lighting. Meanwhile, the exhaust tailpipes -- integrated in the lower rear panel – now feature a new design, with all Cayenne S models donning a double-pipe design. As the roof spoiler no longer features a step, it now continues the basic roof line more consistently for a more dynamic appearance.
Likewise, Porsche designers completely redesigned the front end of the new Cayenne, including its wings and bonnet. All main design lines now flow – not towards the middle – outwards, thereby giving the new Cayenne a wider and more powerful appearance when viewed up front.
The bonnet now boasts of wider design, with the side gaps now on the wings. Since the central air inlet is now smaller than on the previous Cayenne, the front end now looks taut. The central air inlet is flanked by two air inlets seemingly more voluminous. Meanwhile, the "airblades" on the front flanks of the Cayenne are designed to efficiently channel cooling air to the intercooler.
As standard, the new Porsche Cayenne – basic and S versions -- are fitted with bi-xenon main headlights as accentuated by the "floating" four-point LED daytime running lights. The range-topping Cayenne Turbo, meanwhile, is equipped with LED main headlights as supported by the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS).