Porsche Cayenne Turbo Spices up Frankfurt With 550 HP

The New Porsche Cayenne Turbo Accelerates As Quickly As A Manual GT3

Why is the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo so fast? The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo debuting at the Frankfurt motor show can rocket to 60 from a standstill in 3.7 seconds and keep accelerating until the speedometer hits 177 miles per hour.

Granted, it needs the optional Sport Chrono pack to do the deed in 3.9 seconds (otherwise it's 4.1), but you have to admit that's pretty astonishing. As is characteristic for new engine generations, the exhaust turbochargers are arranged inside the cylinder V, in the "central turbo layout".

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An advanced new chassis with rear-wheel steering, electronic roll stabilization via a new 48-volt electrical system, torque vectoring and an air suspension that uses three chambers on each spring strut for faster reactions is claimed to enhance the Cayenne Turbo's handling and off-road prowess. They are also actively controlled via five new driving programs for road journeys and off-road journeys. With six selectable height levels, the ground clearance can be manually adjusted to suit the off-road terrain. With additional options, such as rear-axle steering or electric roll stabilization with a 48-volt system, the SUV can even achieve the driving characteristics of a true sports vehicle.

Aerodynamic bragging rights fall to the adaptive roof spoiler, though. Of course, all the optional go-fast goodies can drive that price up considerably.

The new Cayenne Turbo is powered by Porsche's new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, which makes the same 550 hp and 567 lb-ft of torque it does in the Panamera Turbo. Depending on the position, this optimizes efficiency, increases downforce on the rear axle and, in the airbrake position, shortens the braking distance from higher speeds. The roof spoiler's air brake works well with Porsche's new Porsche Surface Coasted Brake (PSCB). It sticks with steel discs, but a new tungsten carbide layer helps resist wear and reduces brake dust, keeping your Turbo-exclusive 21-inch alloys cleaner. As a result, if you brake hard from 155mph, you'll stop anything up to two metres sooner. For more stopping power, carbon ceramic brakes are available.

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