11/13/13

Porsche Shows That the Cayenne Turbo S Feels Equally at Home on the Track and Off the Road


There’s a reason for which the Cayenne is by far Porsche’s best-selling model - apart from being an SUV. Few cars of this type manage to combine sports car-like performance with good off-road capabilities, and the contrast is most striking on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

Packing 550 PS (543hp) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) from a 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the range-topping Cayenne sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds – the same as the Porsche 911 Carrera S coupe.

Furthermore, it holds itself well in curves and has been described by many reviewers as the best SUV in terms of dynamics. What we haven’t seen too often though is a Cayenne Turbo S taking on an off-road course.

Porsche's Chief Driving Consultant Gordon Robertson drove the Cayenne Turbo S at the Porsche Experience Centre Silverstone both on the handling and off-road circuits to demonstrate the SUV’s dual personality. Scroll down to see the 543hp Cayenne tackling 45-degree hill descents, as well as steep and uneven side-slopes.

By Dan Mihalascu


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