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Porsche Cayenne Turbo S goes even faster

The Turbo S, now with 550 horsepower, is the most powerful Cayenne yet.

By AutoWeek Oct 16, 2012 3:45AM
2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (© Porsche Cars North America)

 

 

 

 

Porsche has ramped up the performance of its second-generation Cayenne with the introduction of a potent Turbo S model for 2013.

 

Set for sale in North America in March of 2013, following a public premiere at the upcoming Los Angeles auto show, the Cayenne range-topper runs a lightly modified version of the standard Turbo's 4.8-liter V8 gasoline engine — the same unit used by the Panamera Turbo S. Changes include a freer flowing inlet manifold for improved breathing, increased turbocharger boost pressure and remapped electronics.

 

Power climbs to about 550 horsepower, making the Turbo S the most powerful Cayenne model yet; torque hovers around 553 lb-ft.

 

The sprint to 62 mph time is accomplished in 4.2 seconds en route to a maximum speed of 175 mph — all without any significant change in fuel consumption.

 

The all-wheel-drive Cayenne Turbo S adopts the same chassis configuration as the Cayenne Turbo with an air suspension and Porsche's active damping control, along with hydraulically operated roll bars to rein in body roll and a torque-vectoring system together with an electronically controlled rear-differential lock.

 

A series of subtle exterior styling changes, including black high gloss treatment for the headlamp housings and exterior mirror housing and uniquely styled 21-inch wheels, help signal the vehicle's added performance potential. Inside, there are standard carbon trims and a leather upholstery package.


-- Greg Kable

 

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