The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S will be the new flagship model for the German automaker’s SUV lineup, and the first photos of the top-of-the-line, twin-turbocharged V8 Cayenne have surfaced.
Under the hood is the same 4.8-liter V8 that’s found in the Panamera Turbo S with 550 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. That’s 50 hp and 37 lb-ft of torque more than the standard Cayenne Turbo model. As a result, the acceleration from 0-60 mph comes in at 0.2 seconds faster than the Turbo at 4.3 seconds and the Cayenne Turbo S has a top speed of 176 mph.
To separate it aesthetically, the Turbo S has 21-inch wheels, smoked headlights, glossy black accents on the lower part of the mirrors and bumpers, and rectangular quad exhaust tips. On the inside, the German automaker has outfitted it with new carbon fiber trim on the dash, door panels, and center console while the roof, is coated in Alcantara. Plus there’s a two-tone leather upholstery with contrast stitching is also seen in the interior.
All Cayenne Turbo S models gain the Sport Chrono package as standard equipment, with a built-in g-meter and lap timer.
The 2013 Cayenne Turbo S is priced at $146,000 including the destination charge.
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