As if the Porsche Cayenne Turbo didn’t have enough horsepower, torque, style, classiness or comfort, now Porsche is introducing a Turbo S into the mix, which blows the regular Turbo model out of the water.
The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S boasts an impressive 550 horsepower and utilizes an advanced active chassis, allowing it to speed past some sports cars while maintaining all the qualities of an SUV; namely comfort, towing and off-road capabilities.
Not only does the Turbo S excel past the Turbo with horsepower, though. The Turbo S also has a 37 lb.-ft increase in torque, increasing both acceleration and top speed. With a top speed of 175 mph and a 0-60 time of 4.3 seconds, as an SUV no less, it is quite an impressive model to add to the Porsche repertoire.
Many of the options for the Turbo are standards with the Turbo S. The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, Power Steering Plus, and Porsche Active Suspension Management (which is standard on the Turbo also). These technologies create one of the sportiest and most comfortable rides out there, allowing intense flat cornering and enhancing the Turbo S’s agility. The PTV Plus greatly improves traction by combining torque vectoring to the back wheels and a rear differential lock, which is electronically controlled. The Turbo S also features a Sport Chrono package, which displays on the dashboard the total driving time, lap distance covered, and individual lap times.
As with all Porsche models, the exterior of the Turbo S will not disappoint. The air intakes and mirrors are painted in high-gloss black, as well as the inside surfaces of the 21-inch 911 Turbo II wheels that the Cayenne Turbo S features. The SUV also has dual twin-tube sport aluminum exhaust pipes. The interior package includes an exclusive two-tone leather trim with two options: Black and Carrera Red for those looking for a hot ride and Black/Luxor Beige for those looking for classiness. The roof is lined with Alcantara from the front to the back and the seats have the signature Porsche Crest on the headrests.
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S will arrive in dealerships next spring with a price tag of $146,000.