Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

From Porsche press: As befits any flagship wearing the renowned Porsche crest, the 2010 Cayenne Turbo S is the most powerful Cayenne ever built. Sharing the same essential 4.8-liter V8 engine as the Cayenne S, GTS and Turbo, the Turbo S boasts 550 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. That is a 10 percent increase in power and a 7 percent boost in torque over the Cayenne Turbo. The Cayenne Turbo S accelerates from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.7 seconds on its way to a track-proven top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h). Like the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo, the Turbo S comes standard with a six-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission.

Despite the astounding performance, the Cayenne Turbo S carries no fuel economy penalty over the Cayenne Turbo. Both the 2010 Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne Turbo S are EPA rated to deliver 12 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway, and both are certified as Low- Emissions Vehicles, Tier II (LEV-II).

Instantly recognizable as a Cayenne, and clearly identifiable as a unique model, the Cayenne Turbo S rides on standard 21-inch alloy wheels with 295/35 wide-aspect tires. Other unique visual clues to the flagship’s identity are the body-color wheel arch extensions and matte- finish air intake grilles. From the rear, the Cayenne Turbo S is instantly recognizable by its dual-twin tailpipes made of precision cast aluminum, inspired by those on the Porsche Carrera GT. Finally, the Cayenne Turbo S is available in a unique exterior color: Lava Grey Metallic.

Besides its more potent turbocharged engine, the Cayenne Turbo S differs mechanically from the Turbo by featuring Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) as standard equipment. PDCC uses hydraulically assisted anti-roll bars to actively manage body lean in curves to help improve response, agility, and provide increased passenger comfort. If the driver selects the off-road mode and low-range gearing, the hydralic pivot motors are released and the anti-roll bars are disengaged to provide maximum axle articulation.

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