Porsche Cayenne S

From Porsche press: The Cayenne S version carries an MSRP of $56,300 ($78,800 Canadian) and a powertrain that combines Porsche's 340-horsepower, 4.5-liter V8 engine with the six-speed Tiptronic S transmission. The Cayenne S does more than italicize the sport in sport utility, it makes it boldface as it accelerates to 60 mph (96 km/h) in only 6.8 seconds. The Cayenne S can reach 99 mph (160 km/h) in just 16.8 seconds and has a top track speed of 150 mph (242 km/h).

The 2005 Porsche Cayenne, Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo share the architecture of a sport utility vehicle but also the soul that is part of every Porsche. They have the room and the luxury and the safety features that a family demands for its four-wheel-drive adventures – whether they involve wilderness trails, inclement weather conditions or a weekend away with a boat in tow. They also provide the dynamic driving experience that Porsche’s enthusiast customers expect from each of their vehicles.

Optional on the Cayenne and standard on the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo is Porsche’s highly acclaimed six-speed Tiptronic S transmission.

Tiptronic S provides an enhanced range of individual gear increments compared to most other automatic transmissions and retains the driver’s option to shift gears manually by moving the selector lever on the center console to the left into the manual gear selector gate or by using thumb-activated switches mounted on the steering wheel. The driver can press the upper portion of the thumb switch or tip the center console shift selector forward to advance the gears, or press the lower part of the thumb switch or tip the shift selector back to downshift.

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