Three point seven seconds. That’s all the time it takes for the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo to accelerate from rest up to 60 miles per hour, a hugely impressive feat. In fairness, that’s only if you opt for the Sport Chrono pack: neglect to spec it and your Cayenne Turbo will need a leisurely 3.9 seconds to reach that benchmark.

What’s most impressive is that this means the new Turbo is quicker, by 0.1 second, to 60 mph than the outgoing Cayenne Turbo S. It’s no surprise, of course, that a lot of power will help any vehicle accelerate quickly. With this SUV, specifically, we’re talking 550 horsepower and 576 pound-feet of torque from a biturbocharged 4.0-liter V8; an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive dispense that power to the road.




But what does that number mean specifically, especially in the world of fast SUVs? Well, Stuttgart’s newest performer can’t quite catch Detroit’s muscle SUV. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk needs only 3.5 seconds to hit 60 – though in fairness, it’s got a 157-hp leg up.

On the other hand, Porsche’s SUV will handily outrun many well-known and well-respected sports cars. Yes, your rear-wheel-drive coupe might be trounced by an all-wheel-drive crossover in the stoplight drags. Specifically, the Cayenne Turbo outsprints all these sports cars: 


When it comes to SUVs, the Cayenne Turbo is right at the top of the pecking order. Here’s where it slots in:


So, if you want to be able to scorch your opponents off the line ­and transport your friends and tow, well, the Cayenne Turbo looks like the hot ticket. When it arrives here in fall 2018, expect to pay $125,650, including destination.


Gallery: 2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo official images

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