With the amount of eye-catching cars and concepts from Detroit 2013, one could be forgiven for not noticing this one. Making its motor show debut, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is now the range topping Cayenne, sitting above old king Turbo, and it packs quite a bit of extra firepower to justify the position.
The Cayenne Turbo S makes 550 hp from its 4.8 litre V8 engine, 50 horses more than the Turbo. Similarly, torque is up by 50 Nm to make 750 Nm of twist. Naturally, this means extra performance – the mega Cayenne does the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in just 4.5 seconds (0.2 sec faster than Turbo) and maxes out at 283 km/h, 5 km/h higher than the Turbo’s best effort.
Amazingly, despite the added performance, Porsche says that the Turbo S’ NEDC fuel consumption of 11.5 litres per 100 km is the same as that of the Cayenne Turbo, so it’s win-win at both ends.
Like the Turbo, the Turbo S rides on air suspension and active PASM damping control. Then there is Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), which reduces the roll angle in curves to “practically zero”, improving agility and comfort. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), which is also standard, works together with an electronically controlled rear differential lock to improve traction. The Sport Chrono package is standard, too.
Exterior features such as the air inlet screens, headlight housings and mirror parts are painted in high-gloss black. The standard 21-inch 911 Turbo II wheels were exclusively designed for the Turbo S; their inside surfaces are also painted in high-gloss black.
Inside, bi-colour leather packages in new colours and colour patterns can be had. There’s also a carbon interior package, as shown here.