Frankfurt 2017: Turbo Version of the New Porsche Cayenne Debuts


Modern all-wheel drive systems and automatic gearboxes are wondrous things.

For more Frankfurt Motor Show coverage, head to our dedicated hub. 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. As the manufacturer puts it, the new Cayenne Turbo has been developed to combine the best of three worlds - "the precision of a sports auto, the comfort of a saloon, and the adaptability of an off-road vehicle". The top system in the program remains the optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). That's about 0.1 seconds quicker than the previous Cayenne Turbo S. The top speed is rated at 286 kmph on the model.

The Cayenne Turbo represents a significant enhancement for the family. Three-chamber adaptive dampers come as standard, while a 48-volt electrical subsystem powers active roll stabilisation and (optional) rear-wheel steering. They are also actively controlled via five new driving programs for road journeys and off-road journeys.

In Frankfurt Porsche also took the occasion to introduce the new 911 GT3 equipped with a Touring Package, which replaces the fixed rear spoiler with an adjustable one and, inside, adds leather seating in lieu of the regular model's Alcantara suede. The Cayenne Turbo's steel brake discs are coated with tungsten carbide which increases braking performance, minimizes wear, and reduces brake dust.

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For Cayenne owners whose vehicles are due for service and maintenance, the running of the service campaign means that this is the ideal time to drop by the centre and get a comprehensive servicing - done by Porsche Centre Brunei-certified technicians - for their cars. While the silhouette remains the same and the SUV looks much leaner, there are new LED headlamps that are a part of the automaker dynamic light system. The door trims and rear bumper are painted in the exterior colour.

Aerodynamic bragging rights fall to the adaptive roof spoiler, though.

Standard equipment is generous: 21in alloys, 710-watt Bose stereo, 18-way electric, heated front seats and Porsche Active Suspension Management are all standard.

The new Cayenne Turbo is available to order now and will arrive in European dealerships at the end of the year.