Porsche’s fastest ever Cayenne, the 550 hp Turbo S, will be launched here soon. One was spotted by yours truly just yesterday in fact, driving around Malaysia’s own automotive enclave that is Glenmarie, Shah Alam. Apologies for the blurry pictures though, as they were taken with a mobile phone through my car’s filthy windscreen. Nothing like my trusty old Nikon, eh?
True Porsche aficionados would have locked on to the Turbo S-specific quad rectangle exhaust pipes, body-coloured wheel arch extensions and bespoke 21-inch 911 Turbo II wheels with high-gloss black highlights, not to mention the great big ‘S’ logo. Not pictured here are the glossy black-finished grille, side mirrors and headlight housings.
To refresh your memory, the Cayenne Turbo S gets a 50 hp and 50 Nm hike over the standard Turbo’s 4.8 litre V8, accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 283 km/h – 0.2 sec sooner and 5 km/h faster than the Turbo. The icing on the cake is that it doesn’t use any more fuel than the slower model, averaging 11.5 litres per 100 km.
Also in the pipeline are the V8 Cayenne Diesel S and second-generation Cayman, all set to be launched alongside the ultimate Cayenne sometime next month. We’ve already speculated the mega diesel’s local arrival last November, and it looks like our assumption is about to come to fruition. Excited yet?