While Porsche is famous for its sports cars like the 911 and Boxster, its SUVs are the automaker's bestselling offerings. In this video, AutoTopNL shows what the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid can do.
To be clear, this is not the latest Cayenne S E-Hybird (pictured below) but rather an earlier variant. This one makes 463 horsepower whereas the current one has a total of 512 hp. The powertrain consists of a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 with electric assistance. The technical specs say this model can reach 62 miles per hour in 4.9 miles per hour.
Gallery: 2024 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
The clip includes an instrumented acceleration run. The Cayenne reaches 62 mph in 4.97 seconds and 5.02 seconds on a second run. It covers the quarter-mile in 13.05 seconds and hits 124 mph (200 kph) in 18.41 seconds. The half-mile requires 20.57 seconds.
On the Autobahn, the driver is able to push the Cayenne E-Hybrid to an indicated 260 kph (162 mph). He's able to achieve this speed a few times.
The recently unveiled Cayenne S E-Hybrid fits between the base model and the Turbo variant in the lineup. It comes with a 25.9-kilowatt-hour battery and has a standard two-chamber, two-valve air suspension. The SUV's cabin features eight-way power front seats and the Sport Chrono package.
The latest Cayenne S E-Hybrid starts at $101,750 after the $1,650 destination fee. The Coupe variant takes the price to $105,650. Deliveries of both variants begin in the US in the spring.
The 2024 Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid is another step up the model range, and it also has a recent refresh. The SUV features a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 making a total of 729 hp. This is enough to reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. It has standard Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus. Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and rear-axle steering are options. This higher-end model starts at $148,550 or $153,050 for the coupe.
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