Porsche has a new flagship Cayenne. The twin-turbocharged Cayenne Turbo S packs an whopping 50hp and 50Nm more torque than the ‘standard’ Turbo model, making it the ideal 4×4 for those who want to get the kids to school in record time.
The twin-turbocharged V8 at the heart of the Cayene S kicks out 550hp – 10 per cent more than the Turbo. With this, it’s able to sprint from a standstill to 62mph in just 4.5 seconds – 0.2 seconds quicker than the Turbo. Top speed has been increased by 2mph to a frankly terrifying 175mph.
Porsche says that despite this prolific power, the Turbo S is still a capable off roader. By this we presume the company means it has enough grunt to shred the tarmac on your local A-roads to mud. It’s better suited to hooning around on proper road surfaces. Air suspension and active stability management should lend it agility through curves, while torque vectoring and an electronic rear differential lock are designed to help boost traction.
You’ll be able to recognise the Cayenne Turbo S thanks to its heavy use of high-gloss black. Its air inlet grilles, headlight housings and mirrors are all finished in the stuff, as are its 21-inch 911 Turbo II alloy wheels with coloured Porsche centre badges.
Inside, Porsche has selected colours and patterns specifically for the Cayenne Turbo S. Its seats are available in twin-colour black and Carrera red or Black and luxor beige leather, and flourishes of carbon add to the feeling you’re sitting in a model that’s a bit more special than the others.
All of this doesn’t come cheap, of course. The Cayenne Turbo S will cost £107,460, which is Porsche 911 Turbo money. To its credit, Porsche will throw in a Thatcham Cat 5 alarm system to keep tea-leaves at bay and a complimentary course at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone where you can explore the potential hoon the living crap out of your new purchase.
The cars will be available to buy in the UK and Ireland in January 2013.