Porsche Cayenne Turbo

From Porsche press:  Porsche helped usher in a new age in sports-car performance when we introduced the 911 Turbo in 1974. With an engine of compact size, that first Porsche Turbo produced staggering performance figures. The new Cayenne Turbo starts with a 4.8-liter V8 and adds twin turbochargers. Yet its overall weight has also been reduced by 408 pounds, lighter than its predecessor.

An ideal power/weight ratio that has been perfected in a half-century’s worth of Porsche race cars. The same principle has been applied in the new Cayenne Turbo. The twin-turbo, Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) V8 engine delivers 500 horsepower and maximum torque of 516 lb.-ft. The top track speed of 172 mph and a 4.4-second sprint from 0–60 mph are proof of
the formula’s effectiveness.

Optimal traction and handling stability are provided by Porsche Traction Management active all-wheel drive. Also connecting the Cayenne Turbo to the road are the 19-inch Cayenne Turbo wheels and an air suspension system, featuring self-leveling, ride-height control and Porsche Active Suspension Management. This electronic damping control system offers continuous adjustment of the damping forces on each wheel, depending on current road conditions and driving style.

In the new Cayenne Turbo interior, luxury is key. Befitting the Cayenne Turbo’s status as the top-of-the-line model, the list of standard equipment includes an interior package in Smooth- Finish Leather, an Alcantara® roof liner, the Bose® Surround Sound system, a Bluetooth® hands- free phone interface, universal audio interface, AUX-in, USB port, XM® Satellite Radio, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module, Adaptive Sport Seats with memory package (18-way) and auto headlights.

Exterior features exclusive to the new Cayenne Turbo include Bi-XenonTM headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS, p. 51), larger air intakes and a distinctive “power dome” on the hood—a clear reference to the enormous potential within. Another clear statement is the distinctive sound from the dual-twin tailpipes.

The new Cayenne Turbo: phenomenal performance with comfort and efficiency. Did you expect anything less from a turbocharged Porsche?

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