• Jul 15, 2010
Porsche 911 C4S vs the Porsche Cayenne Turbo around Millbrook – Click above to view the video after the jump

According to the Porsche, the 4,784-pound, 500-horsepower Porsche Cayenne Turbo gets from zero to sixty in 4.4 seconds. The 3,219-pound, 385-hp 911 Carrera 4S with PDK takes 4.3 seconds to run the same distance. With such remarkably close acceleration times, Autocar wanted to see if the Cayenne Turbo could hang with the 911 around Millbrook's 1.39-kilometer Outer Handling Circuit. The answer: A lot better than expected. Follow the jump to watch Steve Sutcliffe run both Porsches ragged. Top tip, Steve!

[Source: Autocar]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't trust anyone who pronounces PorschE like "pors"
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ lukepartridge , i'm fluent in German and i spent 4 years in Germany in college , you only embaress yourself when you say "Porsch-UH", if you can't pronounce "Porsch-EH" correctly , then just say "Porsh" .

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YWZ-aa-aqU @ 0:26 , that's the correct way.
        • 4 Years Ago
        that's the correct pronunciation. it's a name. Porsch-uh. not a bunch of stuck-up a-holes. just a guys name. anyone saying it without the "-uh" is saying it incorrectly.
        • 4 Years Ago
        it's still better than "Porsch-UH", the way Americans say it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bring it on Porsche. The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 is gonna whip dat @ss!! Your days are numbered...
        • 4 Years Ago
        The new JGC SRT8 should be heavier, with a less powerful engine, and may or may not launch with the ZF 8 speed automatic.

        I hope Chrysler gets that 8 speed auto into all the Jeep Grand Cherokees, hopefully for 2011.5.

        http://blogs.insideline.com/straightline/2010/07/il-track-tested-2011-jeep-grand-cherokee-overland-4x4-v6.html

        Chrysler should have used the 3.47 axle in V6 4x4 models [decreasing mileage from 16/22 to 15/21, for at least somewhat acceptable acceleration], keeping the 3.06 for rear drive (16/23)
        Hemi is 14/20 rear drive, 13/19 4x4
        • 4 Years Ago
        LOL.

        I assume you're just kidding around.

        'dat thing got uh hemi?

        The Dodge would explode in the middle of the first turn, probably.

        Remember that red droid that has a bad motivator and popped open when Luke Skywalker was taking it from the Jawas? That was a Jeep brand Droid.

        Hell, there's a car Mini could actually take on.
      • 4 Years Ago
      In the Cayenne, I wonder if you can disable the drive to the front axle if you perform the same 'trick' of engaging the parking brake one notch?

      It would be fun to do a burnout in the Cayenne.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd be curious to see what a car that doesn't have the engine in the wrong place or doesn't weight almost 2.5 tons could do.... redo the test with a Cayman.


      Still though, that is some crazy numbers for the Cayenne. Not that I would ever want one over a 911, but still damn impressive.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Rob , that was the old Carrera S on an extremely wet track and the 911 isn't the ideal car to be driven on such surfaces , i know that because i own one. on a dry track it would be a lot more than 3 seconds faster.
        • 4 Years Ago
        A Boxster Spyder would be a better fit for the role than a Cayman S. Same power, but 200ish pounds less weight.

        Around the Top Gear test track, the Boxster Spyder is 1 second a lap faster than a Carrera 2S (assuming you give the 2S 3 seconds back for the wet lap).

        There is a club sport Cayman S coming though, which might make it under the 2800lb mark (the Boxster Spyder is 2811lbs, same as a 1999 Honda S2000).
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lolz . Nice car
      • 4 Years Ago
      There's quite a difference in how many people and how much luggage you can put into these two cars....
      • 4 Years Ago
      now if only someone would lend me $100K
      • 4 Years Ago
      i think the Germans are putting the REAL Sport back into Sport Utility Vehicle..
        • 4 Years Ago
        You guys mean thew X5 M... not the X6 M
        • 4 Years Ago
        @John H.

        Yeah that should be VERY entertaining.

        BMW < Porsche

        Well unless we're talking disadvantages

        BMW = 5324 lbs
        Porsche = 4784 lbs (lighter)

        BMW = 555hp 500 tq
        Porsche = 500hp 516 tq (better power to weight)

        BMW = 4.5 s to sixty
        Porsche = 4.4 s to sixty

        BMW = top speed 155
        Porsche = top speed 174

        So yes. Lighter, Quicker, Better power to weight, Faster. I'd very much enjoy watching the 500lb lighter Porsche take on the porker BMW, it'd be entertaining as hell.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Now all we need is for BMW to forget about all this X5/6 M bollocks and build another one of these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtuVxi6hMqI

        Can't go wrong with that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, I'd want to see the X6 M and Cayenne Turbo run - it's for entertainment, and what's funnier than watching two fat guys race?
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ John H. , i want to see that too , but make them race each other on tarmac AND off road just to see which is more competent.
        • 4 Years Ago
        OK, now I'd like to see that Cayenne Turbo run against an X6-M!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pretty good display by the Cayenne.
      • 4 Years Ago
      who wins? us, viewers obviously :P
      • 4 Years Ago
      He forgot to say that the Cayenne denied the laws of physics.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really don't get the "high performance" SUV thing. If you want a something that runs fast laps on nice prepared pavement, you already have plenty of options. I'd rather they take the Cayenne in the direction of Ford's Raptor and make it a high speed off-road capable and show me something a 911 can't. I'd like to see a Cayenne vs. a Raptor on Zoo Road in San Felipe.
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