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The launch of the Porsche Cayman and Cayman S last night also saw the official introduction of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and the Cayenne S Diesel, which brings the total number of Cayenne variants in the country to eight.

The Cayenne Turbo S was spotted by Hafriz back in March, which when we reported that it – and the Cayenne S Diesel – was set to be launched in April. The range-topping SUV makes 550 hp from its 4.8 litre V8 engine, 50 horses more than the Turbo. Torque is also up by 50 Nm, meaning there’s 750 Nm on call. Performance specs include a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 4.5 seconds (0.2 sec faster than the Turbo) and a 283 km/h top speed.

It’s dressed up with bespoke 21-inch 911 Turbo II wheels with high-gloss black highlights, quad rectangle exhaust pipes, body-coloured wheel arch extensions and gloss black-finished grille, side mirrors and headlight housings. The Turbo S is also equipped with the Sport Chrono package as standard.

As for the S Diesel, its 4.2 litre V8 turbo oil burner churns out 382 hp and 850 Nm, all good enough to get the bulk from standstill to the 100 km/h mark in 5.7 seconds, with a top speed of 252 km/h to be had.

The Cayenne S Diesel, which is equipped with Porsche Traction Management active all-wheel drive, features an uprated brake system – identifiable through its silver brake calipers – and “Diesel” badging on the front wings, among other things.

Pricing for the Cayenne Turbo S kicks off from RM1,330,000, while the Cayenne S Diesel’s base price starts from RM750,000, with a four-year factory warranty and a four-year complimentary service maintenance package rounding things off.