The clock is ticking. In two years or more, we hope to be driving a brand new Porsche Cayenne. Based on the MLB platform Volkswagen Group II (also under the new Q7 Audi and Bentley Bentayga), will be lighter, faster and more direct than the current model type. But for now, and taking into account the realities of regulation, perhaps forever, the 570-hp Cayenne Turbo S is the maximum and excessive variation of the original concept. There will be one that is as long as hard and brutal is enough to do it on your own German soil to see how it holds up in the competitive environment at this time.
The Cayenne, despite a complete makeover for the 2011 model year, is also a close relative of the original, which was released in 2002 on the platform of Volkswagen PL71 shared with the VW Touareg. This is an architecture of large and heavy, in part by Volkswagen and Porsche initially had visions of selling military versions of their SUVs to be built alongside the civilian models.
For 2016, the engine power increased by 20 hp of the previous 550. We drove for the first time in this configuration in February 2015, in the far north of Sweden, where there was no opportunity to explore additional energy. The Cayenne Turbo S is especially attractive in its own grounds in Germany.
Where else can you tell the difference between the 520 hp Cayenne Turbo normal, much less the 20 horsepower added since the last test track? But in the struggle for a position on the freeway, triple-digit speeds, when the passing lane finally clarified and must close the gap at one end, the additional energy provided by this ridiculously fast SUV is more useful. This will make everyone took a fast lane, including many sports cars and sedans real turbo-diesel ubiquitous executives.
Porsche says a lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the Cayenne Turbo S, as the first SUV to complete the task in less than eight minutes. We’re not Walter Röhrl, the controller for that record, but behind the wheel, the Turbo S is as surreal as their numbers suggest. Press the accelerator pedal, and the Cayenne charges forward with a menacing growl, showing Tesla-like urgency, but accompanied by a soundtrack that will put a big smile on his face.
It seems as if the infinite power at his command, moving the Turbo S in three digit speeds with minimal effort and time investment. In fact, up to 176 mph crazy is reached. Of course, the performance has a price: Good luck to coincide with the official figures of 14 mpg city and 21 mpg on the highway. We are sure that a driver could feathers feet Cayenne, in doing so, but the power trip is simply too addictive imagine achieve decent fuel economy as more than a party trick.
The Cayenne Turbo S is ideal for long distance travel. All passengers sit high with a great view of the surroundings, and the speed at which the vehicle can devour miles is impressive. The journey is never difficult, even with the chassis configuration more aggressively Sport Plus, however, this SUV offers exemplary levels of grip. There are virtually no limits roll body and grip are as above legal speeds will struggle to explore anywhere beyond the track. If you take a track (and why not?) Note that the attitude of cayenne handling is neutral to the loads of the curve they are huge when you start some understeer.
As a symbol of social inequality and capitalism bronze, the Cayenne Turbo S gets a special ballot on German roads. The desire to communicate is interpreted as a political statement, and driving harmless errors are considered a provocation: The rich always do what they want, right? In egalitarian Europe, the Cayenne Turbo S is not met with general enthusiasm and admiration. The drivers of these vehicles should not wear sunglasses, take an attitude of steely determination, and be willing to use the carbon-ceramic brakes. These optional cards were above the norm with 570 head of horses; the front calipers have no less than 10 pistons to ensure that this heavyweight can erase speed as easily as it is based.