Porsche Cayenne

From Porsche press:  The new Cayenne is lighter— dropping up to 364 pounds, depending on the specification. With less mass to move, the power of the Cayenne translates into quicker acceleration, faster reflexes and shorter braking.

Its 3.6-liter, naturally aspirated V6 engine uses Direct Fuel Injection, variable-valve timing on both inlet and exhaust, and a variable-resonance intake manifold to do more with less.

The figures speak for themselves: rated at 300 horsepower, with a maximum torque of 295 lb.-ft., the new Cayenne records a top track speed of 142 mph and a 0–60-mph time of 7.1 seconds. With less fuel consumption than ever before.

The Porsche Traction Management (PTM, p. 36) combines active all- wheel drive with an electronically variable multi-plate clutch, Automatic Brake Differential (ABD) and Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR). PTM ensures the perfect distribution of drive torque to all four wheels, whether on long straights, through tight corners or on surfaces with different friction coefficients: for dynamic handling and increased traction. Drive is transmitted through a sport-tuned six-speed manual gearbox, which ensures optimal progression through the gears. The gear lever throw is short and precise, with only minimal driver effort required. In addition to the standard 18-inch Cayenne wheels and new larger brakes, the Cayenne can be fitted with the optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB, p. 54)—for outstanding brake performance. Another key advantage: a total weight savings of approximately 50 percent compared with that of equivalent cast-iron discs.

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