For those who feel the Porsche Cayenne Turbo’s 500 hp isn’t enough, Stuttgart brings out the 550 hp Cayenne Turbo S, the latest model to sit at the top of its current Type 958 range.
The turbocharged 4.8 litre V8 gets enhancements which include a more free flowing inlet manifold, a tweaked ECU and increased boost, which also pushes torque up to a peak 750 Nm from the Turbo’s 700.
Combined cycle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are claimed to remain at 11.5 litres per 100 km and 270 grams per km. The new car is marginally quicker than the Cayenne Turbo, doing 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and topping out at 283 km/h.
The four-wheel drive car features air suspension with active PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) damping control, PTV (Porsche Torque Vectoring) Plus with an electronically controlled rear differential lock and PDCC (Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control), with a Sport Chrono package fitted as standard.
Changes to the exterior include 21-inch wheels, smoked headlamps and rectangular quad tailpipes. Inside, the dashboard, door panels and centre console get carbon trim, and there’s a new two-tone leather upholstery with contrasting stitching.
The Cayenne Turbo S will cost £107,460 (RM527k) when it goes on sale in the UK in January.