Porsche has revealed the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo at the Frankfurt motor show.
The German brand's third-generation performance SUV follows on from the new turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 powered Cayenne and turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 Cayenne S revealed in Stuttgart in late August.
However, the new top of the range Cayenne Turbo receives a new turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 developing a stonking 404kW and 770Nm, which is 22kW and 20Nm more than the earlier second-generation model’s turbocharged 4.8-litre V8.
The Cayenne Turbo channels the extra power reserves through an eight-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels.
Porsche claims a 0-100km/h time of just 3.9sec in combination with the new SUV’s optional Sport Chrono Package. That’s 0.4sec faster than its predecessor and 0.2sec faster than the previous Cayenne Turbo S. Without the Sport Chrono Package, the new Cayenne Turbo matches the 0-100km/h time of the earlier Cayenne Turbo S at 4.1sec.
With the help of an active aerodynamic package that utilises a tailgate mounted active spoiler the Cayenne Turbo now has a top speed of 286km/h, 11km/h more than the previous iteration.
Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are put at 11.7L/100km and 267g/km respectively. This compares to the previous model’s 11.2L/100km and 261g/km.
The active spoiler, a first for the Cayenne, acts as both a spoiler to increase downforce and an airbrake under braking, stopping the car two metres sooner from 250km/h, Porsche claims, as well as optimising efficiency in everyday driving.
Porsche has upgraded the brakes with tungsten carbide coating that helps reduce brake dust, increases performance and decreases wear.
The new Cayenne Turbo receives the same new exterior styling as other new Cayenne models but with a more aggressively styled front end, widened wheel arches housing standard 21-inch wheels shod with 285/40 front and 315/35 rear tyres and trapezoidal tailpipes.
An advanced new chassis with rear-wheel steering, electronic roll stabilization via a new 48-volt electrical system, torque vectoring and an air suspension that uses three chambers on each spring strut for faster reactions is claimed to enhance the Cayenne Turbo’s handling and off-road prowess. It provides six different levels of ride height.
Final prices and specifications for Australia have yet to be announced, but will be confirmed ahead of the cars' showroom arrival in early 2018.
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