Porsche has revealed details on the new Cayenne Turbo S, and the most powerful of the company's SUV range will bow with an extra 50 horspower at its command. That nudges power to 550 hp and 553 pound-feet of torque, clipping 0.1 seconds from the machine's 0-60 dash and upping the top speed by three miles per hour. The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S can now dart to 60 from a stand still in a ludicrous 4.3 seconds and clip off a 175 mph top end. Buyers can expect to enjoy a slathering of tech aides, including Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and Power Steering Plus as standard equipment. The Cayenne Turbo's air suspension will also hang on for 2013.

Outside, designers saddled the Cayenne Turbo S with a few aesthetic accents to differentiate the model from its siblings. Those include gloss black air intakes up front as well as the same 21-inch 911 Turbo II wheels dipped in gloss black as well. A set of twin exhaust outlets keep the engine breathing freely as well. Step indoors and you'll see that the Cayenne Turbo S serves up a two-tone leather interior with contrast stitching as well as plenty of carbon fiber accents on the dash and door panels.

Want one as badly as we do? Get ready to shell out $146,975 with destination. Check out the full press release below.


UPDATE: Check out a new Porsche-produced video on the Cayenne Turbo S by scrolling down.


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Porsche Introduces New Cayenne Turbo S with 550 hp

Atlanta. The Porsche Cayenne range is now expanded to include a Turbo S model with 550 hp, an increase of 50 hp from the Cayenne Turbo. The new Cayenne Turbo S sport utility vehicle employs advanced active chassis technologies. These technologies allow it to surpass the driving performance of many sports cars, while preserving the off-road capability, ride comfort and towing ability typical of the Cayenne.

In addition to an increase of 50 horsepower compared to the Cayenne Turbo, the Cayenne Turbo S also benefits from increased engine torque, which is boosted from 516 to 553 pound-feet. This translates into faster acceleration and a higher top speed. The sprint from zero to 60 mph now takes just 4.3 seconds (-0.1 seconds), and the Cayenne Turbo S accelerates to a top track speed of 175 mph (+ 3 mph).

The Cayenne Turbo S is equipped for maximum dynamic performance. Accordingly, it incorporates chassis and drivetrain technologies which are optional on the Cayenne Turbo. More specifically, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), and Power Steering Plus are now standard, in addition to the air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which is already standard on the Cayenne Turbo. PDCC allows for even flatter cornering, improving agility and ride comfort. PTV Plus adds torque vectoring at the rear wheels together with an electronically controlled rear differential lock, which improves traction and therefore offers more agility in a wide range of driving situations. The new Cayenne Turbo S is also equipped with the Sport Chrono package as standard, which includes an analog and digital timer located at the center of the dashboard. The performance display informs the occupants about the total driving time, lap distance covered so far and individual lap times. It also shows latitudinal and longitudinal acceleration via the TFT display in the instrument cluster.

The exterior of the Cayenne Turbo S lives up to the high standards of a top model. The front air intakes and rear view mirror trim are painted in high-gloss black. The standard 21-inch 911 Turbo II wheels with colored Porsche badges are exclusively tailored for the Cayenne Turbo S; their inside surfaces are painted in high-gloss black. The wheel arch extensions and rear spoiler separation edge are painted in exterior color. The model also features dual twin-tube sport tailpipes in polished Aluminum.

Porsche designers created an exclusive two-tone leather interior package that is available in either Black/Carrera Red or Black/Luxor Beige combinations. They feature an exclusive combination of contrasting colors and pieces that are further accented by deviated stitching throughout. Front and rear seats feature the Porsche Crest embossed on the headrests while the roof is covered in Alcantara® from front to rear. The instrument panel, door, and center console trim showcase the standard Carbon Fiber interior package that further complements the exclusive interior.

The Cayenne Turbo S is scheduled to go on sale in the spring of 2013 and is priced from $146,000 not including a $975 destination charge.


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      wooootles
      • 2 Years Ago
      That feel when my old CTS-V is being outrun by L.A. soccer moms in SUVs ;_;
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 2 Years Ago
        My SRT8 does 0-60 in 4.7 and in a huge brick like that, it's insanely quick. You nailed it as to why I bought it however. 1, I don't have 150k or even 100k for the competition and honestly if I had it, I would love to own a Porsche but I at almost 90k more is it worth it? I don't see it except to own a Porsche.
          jtav2002
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Timothy Tibbetts
          Your last sentence sums it up. Doesn't matter how close you can make a "standard" brand car close to a luxury one in performance and features, for some, they still want that name. The Genesis is a prime example. Nice package and features, great power, overall good design (IMO) and priced good for what you get (if no one told you who made the car). But it's not going to do much for people who want a MB, or a BMW, or an Audi, etc. Hell, look at the GT500, that runs with some Ferrari's if you're just looking at top speed and acceleration. But if someone wants a Ferrari, they're buying a Ferrari. It doesn't matter if they can have the same top speed for a 1/4 of the price.
          Gorgenapper
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Timothy Tibbetts
          $100k for all of the extras over a base Cayenne? Sounds like a way for the rich to distinguish themselves from the well-to-do. That's about the only reason I can come up with for the $100k price difference.
        sparrk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ John Blaze, recently i got back into mountain biking, there is a carbon fiber bike i like, it costs 4500 Euros, it's only 100 grams lighter than the aluminum version which costs 2500 Euros. Normally i'd buy the €2500 bike, but if money was no object, then screw it, i'd get the €4500 bike even if it weighs the same , just because it looks better. Same with the Cayenne turbo S. If I already have a helicopter, 5 houses and a $100 million yacht , i don't care how much a car costs, i'd get the one which looks better in blue.
      libertedelacroix
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't see why anyone would pick this over the other options: -Jeep SRT8 -BMW X5/6-M -MB ML/GL 63 AMG -Land Rover SS My personal favorite (although I don't consider it a full SUV) is the Infiniti FX50- that **** is fast and looks awesome, and is way cheaper than all the options mentioned above.
        Porsche4life
        • 2 Years Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        Yes the cayenne is more expensive. That's because it offers everything you mentioned about the other cars. All in one!
        zizixx89
        • 2 Years Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        or the FX50 vettel edition which definately has a better exhaust note than all you have mentioned.
        Artem
        • 2 Years Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        The only cars that compare to the Cayenne out of your list are the Mercedes. The BMWs are lacking some technology and performance, on and offroad. The Land Rover is just bad. Jeep can't be compared to a Porsche or Mercedes, it should be crossed off your list. So it comes down to the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S or Mercedes Benz G65 AMG (my personal favorite and just too crazy not to be mentioned)
        sparrk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        @ libertedelacroix, the Cayenne is faster and handles better, but that's not the point. The point is that people buy it not in spite of it being more expensive , they buy it because it is more expensive. look here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veblen_good
      JF
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not enough power.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't understand why anyone needs a 550hp SUV and why Porsche thinks this thing is worth $150,000? A 550hp 911 Turbo, yes, a $150,000 911 Turbo yes, but a $150,000, 550hp Cayenne makes no goddamn sense.
      libertedelacroix
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't see why anyone would pick this over the other options: -Jeep SRT8 -BMW X5/6-M -MB ML/GL 63 AMG -Land Rover SS My personal favorite (although I don't consider it a full SUV) is the Infiniti FX50- that **** is fast and looks awesome, and is way cheaper than all the options mentioned above.
      Brex
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sure, it's ridiculous. Sure, it's overpriced. Sure, they'll sell 'em. Gobs of money don't require logic.
      Mason
      • 2 Years Ago
      thank god i can finally go 3 mph quicker...172 was just way too slow. but seriously, who cares about it going 175 now when you can only legally do that in germany?
      Michael
      • 2 Years Ago
      For those who question the Cayenne's worth, wouldn't it be helpful to think like someone who can afford such a vehicle? I can't but I am sure if I could the last thing I would be looking at is a Jeep SRT8, which isn't to suggest the Jeep is an inferior vehicle. They just aren't comparable vehicles at all. I imagine when you reach a point where you can afford such a vehicle, you are looking for something a bit more unique, or want to support a marque you believe in.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice, but with Panamara why get the suv?
        Artem
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KAG
        If I had the the choice. For ground clearance, looks and capacity.
      Anaya More
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am driving the swift since 2 years now, planning to buy a new car, buy in the range of 7-8lakhs. Heard about the new Manza and its features like touchscreen music system, automatic climate control and contrast roof, but not sure if the car with such great features would fit in my budget. Anyone who knows about the cost of the car please let me know.
        Avinash Joshi
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Anaya More
        The new Manza has really impressed me, the features sounds amazing. Check out this article I came across: : http://www.indiancarsbikes.in/cars/official-tata-motors-to-launch-the-manza-club-class-sedan-in-india-on-the-16th-of-october-2012-63130/
      Scooter
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love how they fine tune this SUV to be the "drivers SUV". At the end of the day its the car of choice for some rich womans saturday shopping excursion.
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