Porsche_Cayenne_frontWhere else would Porsche hold the world premiere of its all-new third-generation Cayenne Turbo than at its home motor show, the IAA at Frankfurt?

A new design 4.0-litre V8 engine with twin turbochargers has peak power output of 404 kW (550 hp). That’s up 22 kW (30 hp) on its predecessor. Maximum torque of 770 Nm is increase of 20 Nm.

The new eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic and active all-wheel-drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) permit a zero to 100 km/h sprint in just 3.9 seconds when used with the Sport Chrono Package.


The turbochargers sit inside the cylinder V, permitting shorter exhaust paths between the combustion chambers and the turbos give faster response. This layout enables a lower installation position, so the centre of gravity is lower and therefore the cornering precision is higher.

Cayenne Turbo has 21-inch Turbo wheels in widened wheelarches with painted trims. The twin tailpipes, specific to the Turbo, are the key distinguishing features of the rear end.

New Porsche Cayenne Turbo is the first SUV to have an adaptive roof spoiler as part of its active aerodynamics. Depending on the position of the spoiler it increases downforce on the rear axle. In the airbrake position it shortens the braking distance from higher speeds. At full braking from 250 km/h, the Cayenne Turbo comes to a stop up to two metres shorter.


The third generation of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo is available to order now in Europe. Information in this news report relates to the European model only.

Australian pricing and specification has not been finalised and won’t be announced until early 2018, along with pricing and specification for the Cayenne and Cayenne S. Local deliveries of all three Cayenne variants will begin from mid 2018.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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