2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: Porsche Cayenne Turbo Revealed

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German carmaker Porsche has revealed the new Cayenne S SUV at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. The unveiling of the Cayenne Turbo comes a fortnight after Porsche revealed the third-gen Cayenne at its headquarters in Stuttgart last month.

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: Porsche Cayenne Turbo Revealed

Powering the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo is the same 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo. The new Cayenne Turbo produces 542bhp and 770Nm of torque (up by 29bhp and 20Nm) which is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: Porsche Cayenne Turbo Revealed

The all-new Porsche Cayenne Turbo sprints from 0-100kph in just 4.1 seconds which is the same time as the previous Turbo S and 0.2 seconds faster than the last Cayenne Turbo. The optional Sport Chrono package brings down the sprint time by 0.2 seconds to just 3.9 seconds. The top speed is up by 11kph to 286kph.

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: Porsche Cayenne Turbo Revealed

The Cayenne Turbo features the same styling as the regular Cayenne though the front end looks more aggressive with a blacked out grille. Also new are trapezoidal exhausts and wider wheel arches which play host to 21-inch alloy wheels shod with 285/40 front and 315/35 rear tyres.

Porsche has also added a new aerodynamic package to the Cayenne Turbo which gives it an active rear spoiler which deploys from atop the tail gate. The spoiler also acts as an airbrake to help increase the stopping power of the big SUV.

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: Porsche Cayenne Turbo Revealed

The new Cayenne Turbo also features a new chassis along with adaptive dampers mated to a three-chamber air suspension system that features six different levels of ride height set depending on the terrain being tackled.

Also present is an electronic roll stabilisation which uses a new 48-volt electrical system to stiffen the stabiliser bar and reduce body roll. The Cayenne Turbo also features steel disc brakes coated in Silicon Carbide which Porsche claims increases brake life and stopping power.

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: Porsche Cayenne Turbo Revealed

DriveSpark Thinks!

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is the latest addition to the new Cayenne family. With a Turbo S variant and hybrid variants to look forward to (if the SUV continues to borrow powertrains from the Panamera), the Cayenne will continue to get faster as it looks to ward off competition from its VW group siblings like the Audi Q7 and the Bentley Bentayga.

Story first published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 13:10 [IST]

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