Porsche is introducing its newest Cayenne, the 2019 Cayenne Turbo. It’s based on the all-new third-generation Cayenne just detailed a few weeks ago.
One look at the power numbers (and the Turbo in the name) tells you the Cayenne Turbo is the top model in the Cayenne lineup. It will make 550 horsepower and 567 pound-feet of torque thanks to a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. It’s good for zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds with an optional Sport Chrono Package, which is faster than the previous generation Cayenne Turbo S. Top track speed is 177 mph.
Other innovations include a new three-chamber air suspension with modes for on- and off-road driving and Porsche’s new high-performance Surface Coated Brake technology for better driving dynamics and brake durability. (You can still get the Ceramic brakes for track use.) With six selectable height levels, the Cayenne Turbo’s ground clearance can also be manually adjusted to suit the off-road terrain.
In the looks department, you can tell it’s a Turbo by its fatter wheel arches, special 21-inch wheels, turbo-specific twin tailpipes and double-row front light modules. Inside you’ll find Porsche’s new advanced cockpit and no lack of high-definition screens. There is a 12.3-inch infotainment screen in the dash (the same one in the Panamera) plus two 7-inch screens around the analog tachometer.
The other big story is that the new Cayenne Turbo comes with more standard features including 18-way sport seats, seatbacks with integrated headrests and a heated steering wheel.
It’s expected to arrive next fall with an MSRP of $124,600 without destination fees. You can place an order for one starting this December.