The New Cayenne Turbo S – The Fastest SUV Around The ‘Ring
Cayenne Turbo S – an SUV to shame many sports cars
The Number Gamer
Say hello and welcome to all new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S revealed at 2015 NAIAS, Detroit. This time, just like before and what a sports car manufacturer should ever suppose to do is to boast the numbers and figures. The number to represent time logs and figures should indicate the power benchmarks. So before any commentary on how’d, Porsche did it, let’s swallow the eyeball flattening performance numbers and figures.
- A lap of the North Loop of the Nürburgring in 7:59.74 minutes. That’s, by the way, a new record for SUVs!
- A dash of 0 – 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, Flash!
- And reaching to its terminal velocity of 284 km/h (176 mph).
Now, how’d they do it? The engineers at Porsche re-engineered 4.8-liter V8 biturbo engine to delivers 570 hp and 800 Nm (590 ft-lb) of torque. Re-tuned the chassis to handle maximum driving dynamics and packaged a wide range of control systems to re-write the laws of physics that make the Cayenne Turbo S a genuine top performer.
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There is some really smart Teutonic engineering carried out. The surprising response of the biturbo engine is primarily a benefit of the integral turbochargers, which are now housed directly in the exhaust manifolds. This new approach also improves combustion. The high-performance engine offers 20 hp more power and 50 Nm (36.8 ft lb) more torque than the previous engine.
Packaged as standard Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) include 420 mm front brake discs and for the first time, ten-piston calipers. The rear brakes have 370 mm discs and four-piston calipers. The active roll stabilization system and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) proactively reduces side tilt when driving through curves early on. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) increases dynamic handling and stability by making specific brake interventions at the right or left rear wheel – this noticeably improves steering into curves and steering precision.
The active hang-on all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM) permanently drives the rear wheels, while offering fully variable power distribution to the front wheels. All these systems combined result in excellent driving dynamics, lots of traction, as well as high level of agility at any speed.
Why am I talking about the design so late in the last? Well, Its Porsche and design wise we should accept it just the way it looks. because the best-kept secret is already spilled as first thing first. Still, on Porsche Cayenne Turbo S there are many goodies that come standard: A set of 21-inch wheels in distinctive 911 Turbo design with black painted edges, LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus), full-leather interior with Porsche logo embossed on all head restraints as well as interior carbon accents. Interior styling in a black/crème color combination is making its debut in the Cayenne Turbo S.
Exterior visual accents include air inlet surrounds painted in high-gloss black, the undersides of the door mirrors in the same color and the roof spoiler and wheel arch moldings in car color. A sport exhaust system is available as an option in combination with a switchable sound symposer, which optimally transmits the V8 sound experience into the interior.