Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Porsche Reveals 2019 Cayenne Turbo in Frankfurt

Porsche Reveals 2019 Cayenne Turbo in Frankfurt

Now, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the automaker gives us all we need to know about the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, including specs that would make some sports cars sweat. It's unclear if the Cayenne's new three-chamber air suspension and the latest Porsche Active Suspension Management system are standard on the Cayenne Turbo, but we've reached out to Porsche for clarification.

Greater power, greater torque: biturbo eight-cylinder with 550 hp At the heart of the Cayenne Turbo is the new four-litre V8 engine with twin turbocharging. The new Cayenne Turbo has gained about 29 bhp and 20 Nm of torque over its predecessor and will take just 3.9 seconds to reach from 0-100 kmph from standstill, which can be further reduced to 3.7 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono pack. It also reaches a top speed of 178 miles per hour. Want even more performance? The performance SUV benefits from a rear-axle steering, roll stabilisation and the Porsche Vectoring Plus system. The side view is characterized by standard 21-inch Turbo wheels specially reserved for the top model, in widened wheel arches with painted wheel arch trims. Yep, the Cayenne has an adaptive rear spoiler - the first time such a thing has been fitted on an SUV according to Porsche - and when it's not adding downforce or position to increase efficiency, it's able to tilt up and increase drag considerably. A 710-watt Bose audio system is standard, with 18-way adjustable heated seats and a multi-function sports steering joining it on the list of standard features.

Porsche knows chemistry. Take an engine from the Porsche Panamera Turbo that can reach 150 miles per hour (ask me how I know), and add the third-generation Cayenne. The height can also be automatically controlled by the five different drive modes, which also affect other chassis settings and differential locking.

And if you're anxious about stopping two tonnes of SUV from all that speed, Porsche has developed a new Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB).

First SUV with adaptive roof spoiler and new high-performance brake The new Cayenne Turbo is the first SUV to have an adaptive roof spoiler as a component of its active aerodynamics. PSCB adds a layer of tungsten carbide to the discs, which increases both stopping power and wear resistance. As a result, if you brake hard from 155mph, you'll stop anything up to two metres sooner. As always with Porsche, carbon ceramic brakes are available as an option. In 2016, Porsche sold an unprecedented 7,061 units in Canada, up 10% over the prior year.

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