- The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo makes 542 bhp and 770 Nm of torque
- The new Cayenne Turbo can sprint from 0-100 kmph in 3.9 seconds
- Sales have commenced for the 2019 Cayenne Turbo in Europe
The third generation Porsche Cayenne arrived a few weeks ago in the standard and S variants. However, the company had reserved the best and the powerful version of its SUV for the Frankfurt Motor Show. The German automaker has now revealed the new flagship 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo with mind blowing levels that can make some sports cars sweat. As the manufacturer puts it, the new Cayenne Turbo has been developed to combine the best of three worlds – “the precision of a sports car, the comfort of a saloon, and the adaptability of an off-road vehicle.” Here’s everything you need to know about the most powerful Porsche SUV on sale.
Starting with the performance on the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, the flagship SUV uses a 4.0-litre V8 Bi-Turbo engine that produces 542 bhp of power and a whopping 770 Nm of peak torque, which is sent to the wheels via an 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission. The new Cayenne Turbo has gained about 29 bhp and 20 Nm of torque over its predecessor and will take just 3.9 seconds to reach from 0-100 kmph from standstill, which can be further reduced to 3.7 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono pack. That’s about 0.1 seconds quicker than the previous Cayenne Turbo S. The top speed is rated at 286 kmph on the model.
Keeping all that power sedated are a bunch of electronics and tech wizardry going on the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The performance SUV benefits from a rear-axle steering, roll stabilisation and the Porsche Vectoring Plus system. An adaptive suspension with three air chambers per strut allows for six different height levels, and can be manually adjusted depending upon the terrain. In addition, there are 5 different modes for tarmac and off-road driving on the Cayenne Turbo. Yes, it’s meant to be taken off-road too!
Other important bits include an adaptive roof spoiler for active aerodynamics that improves fuel efficiency and increases downforce on the rear axle. It also works as an air brake on the SUV and will help the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo stop firmly from 250 kmph to 0 kmph in just two metres. Also helping the cause are the tungsten carbine layer applied to the steel disc brakes, while you can also opt for ceramic composite brakes that are optional.
The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is no sleeper over the standard version and gets distinctive visual upgrades apart from the Turbo badge. While the silhouette remains the same and the SUV looks much leaner, there are new LED headlamps that are a part of the automaker dynamic light system. The front bumper has been reworked and there are new 21-inch alloy wheels and wider wheel arches to accommodate the same. The door trims and rear apron are finished in the exterior colour on the SUV, while adding the sporty touch are the twin exhaust pipes.
Inside, the new Cayenne Turbo gets a Porsche Advanced Cockpit which is a 12.3-inch instrument display console that incorporates most functions on the SUV. In addition, there are heated seats with integrated headrests as standard, heated steering wheel and 18-way adjustable seats.
Sales for the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo have already commenced in Europe with the order books open and the SUV priced at 138,850 Euros. Porsche will introduce the model in India as well sometime in the future, and much like its complete range, the new Cayenne Turbo will arrive as a Completely Built Unit (CBU).