2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Ups the High-Performance Ante

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo offers more advanced powertrain and suspension upgrades.

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne is stuntastic in its own right, and for 2019 the sports car manufacturer is stretching the boundaries of its top-selling turbo model.

Innovations including a three-chamber air suspension, staggered tire sizes and new high-performance Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) technology have further improved driving dynamics.

2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

The new Cayenne Turbo features the infamous Porsche Dynamic Light System with double-row front LED lights. Wheel arches have been widened to hold big 21 inch wheels. Turbo-specific twin tailpipes distinguish this model from its six-cylinder siblings.

At the heart of the Cayenne Turbo is the twin-turbo four-liter V8 with 550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of peak torque, an increases of 30 hp and 14 lb-ft versus the previous Cayenne Turbo. Standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive works with the new 8 speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission to improve acceleration, speed, and highway cruising comfort.

 

The new Cayenne Turbo exceeds the previous Cayenne Turbo S in many areas shaving .1 seconds from its 0-60 mph sprint and boasting a higher top track speed of 177 mph. The new Cayenne Turbo accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package.

And with additional options like rear-axle steering and electric roll stabilization with a 48-volt system, the SUV achieves the agility of sports car. An adaptive roof spoiler optimizes efficiency, increases downforce on the rear axle, and shortens braking distances from higher speeds in the airbrake position.

2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

The new lightweight chassis of the Cayenne Turbo helps improve driving dynamics versus its predecessor. By using three air chambers per spring strut, the chassis is able to map a wider range of spring rates than the previous system could, allowing for improvements in both comfort- and performance-focused settings.

 

A combination of a new three-chamber air suspension with the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) active shock-absorbers enhances resilience and dynamism at high speeds.

2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo interior

At full braking from 155 mph, the Cayenne Turbo comes to a stop up to 79 inches earlier as a result.

The aerodynamic system compliments the new high-performance Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (PSCB) which are standard with the Cayenne Turbo. The tungsten carbide layer applied to the cast-iron discs increases braking performance and wear resistance while reducing the amount of dirt on the rims.

Like other members of the new Cayenne family the newest model features the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, which includes a high-definition 12.3-inch screen in the dashboard and an analog tachometer flanked by two seven-inch full-HD screens. The 2019 Cayenne Turbo also features a standard 710-watt Bose Surround Sound System.

The new 2019 Cayenne Turbo will arrival at dealers in this fall with an MSRP of $124,600.

– 9/12/17, Porsche