NAIAS: 2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S arrives in Detroit with 570 hp

Article by Christian A., on January 12, 2015

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).

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Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

At the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Porsche introduced the new Cayenne Turbo S - the top model of the sporty SUV model series. Its re-engineered 4.8-liter V8 biturbo engine now develops 570 hp (419 kW) and 800 Nm (590 ft lb) of torque. A chassis that is tuned for maximum driving dynamics and packs a wide range of control systems also makes the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S a genuine top athlete. It can turn a lap of the North Loop of the Nürburgring in 7:59.74 minutes. The Cayenne sets a new record for SUVs here, and it also proves that every Porsche is a genuine sports car - even in this vehicle segment.

The more spontaneous response of the biturbo engine is primarily a benefit of the integral turbochargers, which are now housed directly in the exhaust manifolds. This new approach also improves combustion. The high-performance engine offers 20 hp more power and 50 Nm (36.8 ft lb) more torque than the previous engine. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds - which is 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model (0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds). Its top speed is now 284 km/h (176 mph).

The Cayenne Turbo S also underscores its position as a top athlete in its chassis systems. Its standard Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) include 420 mm front brake discs and, for the first time, ten-piston calipers. The rear brakes have 370 mm discs and four-piston calipers. The active roll stabilization system, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) proactively reduces side tilt when driving through curves early on. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) increases dynamic handling and stability by making specific brake interventions at the right or left rear wheel - this noticeably improves steering into curves and steering precision. The active hang-on all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM) permanently drives the rear wheels while offering fully variable power distribution to the front wheels. Some advantages of the interplay between all systems: excellent driving dynamics and traction as well as a high level of agility at any speed.

Standard features of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S reflect the top level of this model. They include 21-inch wheels in distinctive 911 Turbo design with black painted edges, LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus), full-leather interior with Porsche logo embossed on all head restraints as well as interior carbon accents. Interior styling in a black/creme color combination is making its debut in the Cayenne Turbo S. Creating exterior visual accents are the air inlet surround at the front of the vehicle that is painted in high-gloss black, the undersides of the door mirrors in the same color and the roof spoiler and wheel arch moldings in car color. A sport exhaust system is available as an option in combination with a switchable sound symposer, which optimally transmits the V8 sound experience into the interior.

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S will be launched in Germany in the second quarter of 2015. The price is 166,696 Euro including value added tax and country-specific features.

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