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Driven: The New 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S On Track

The Cayenne Turbo S has always been unrivaled in terms of performance and dynamics.

The goal for the latest addition to the Cayenne range is to surpass previous levels of driving performance and to build the most impressive SUV ever to bear the Porsche Crest.

Watch Gordon Robertson, Chief Driving Instructor testing the car on the track at its birthplace in Leipzig.

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2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

The Cayenne Turbo S comes with more grunt under the hood and some bespoke styling cues that attempt to separate it from the regular Turbo model.

After Porsche engineers fitted titanium-aluminium turbine wheels to the turbochargers and reprogrammed the engine control management, the 4.8-liter gasoline unit gains an extra 49hp (50PS) and 50Nm (37 lb-ft) pushing output to 542hp (550PS) and peak torque to 750Nm (553 lb-ft).

As a result of these upgrades, the Cayenne Turbo S completes the standard 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint 0.2 seconds faster than the standard Turbo model at 4.5 seconds and has a 5km/h (3mph) higher top speed at 283km/h (176mph).

For owners of the Cayenne Turbo model, we should note that Porsche offers an optional power kit that boosts output by 40hp and peak torque by 50Nm to 533Hp (540PS) and 750Nm respectively.

Standard features on the Turbo S include air suspension with active roll stabilization and damping control, a torque vectoring system that works with an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, and the Sport Chrono package.

In Germany, pricing for the new Cayenne Turbo S starts at €151,702 (equal to US$196,212), or close to €30,000 more than the standard Turbo model (€121,982).

(vía Carscoop)

2013 Porsche Cayenne S Diesel

The new Cayenne S Diesel borrows the latest version of Audi’s 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V8 oil burner.

In the Porsche, the eight-cylinder unit is rated at 377hp (382PS) and a monstrous peak torque of 850Nm (627 lb-ft), or 2hp and 110Nm (81 lb-ft) more than the rivaling 3.0-liter tri-turbocharged inline six from the BMW X5 and X6 M50d models.

The Cayenne S Diesel comes with the company’s Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive system and can complete the zero to 100km/h (62mph) sprint in just 5.7 seconds and top out at 252km/h (157mph).

Billed as the world’s only V8 diesel SUV to offer start/stop tech, the Cayenne S Diesel also returns a combined fuel consumption of 8.2lt/100km (equal to 34mpg UK and 28.3mpg US) on the NEDC and emissions of 218 g/km CO2.

The Cayenne S Diesel is scheduled to launch in Europe in January next year with prices starting at €77,684 in Germany, £58,243 in the UK, and €101,150 in Ireland.

(vía Carscoop)

Gemballa 2013 Porsche Cayenne GT Aero 2 Styling Kit

The new GT AERO 2 styling kit builds on the German firm’s GT AERO 1 pack that already includes front and rear bumpers, plus a roof spoiler and which was introduced at the beginning of 2012, adding wheel arch extensions with matching side stills.

A new set of forged alloy wheels in a dark grey shade measuring 22 inches in diameter complete the exterior makeover.

Gemballa says the GT Aero 2 is offered as a complete kit or as separate parts that can be applied to Porsche Cayenne 958’s already fitted with the company’s GT Aero 1 package.

(vía Carscoop)

TopCar 2012 Porsche Cayenne Vantage 2 ‘Lemon’

TopCar’s Porsche Cayenne Vantage 2 “LEMON” is finished in a yellow hue with eye-popping lime green accents used throughout the body, which is dressed in an aero package comprising new front and rear bumpers, a vented bonnet, flared wheel arch extensions, side skirts, plus roof and tailgate spoilers.

The German SUV also rides on a new set of two-tone alloy wheels that match the colors used on the rest of the exterior.

The custom interior is trimmed in black-color leather with lime-green decorative piping and stitching, with TopCar’s logo featured on the headrests.

The Russian tuner made no mention of any performance upgrades.

(vía Carscoop)

Preview: DMC 2012 Porsche Cayenne Terra 650

DMC’s new package for the Cayenne is called the Terra 650 and it includes a styling kit that can be installed in as little as 2 hours plus a performance upgrade for the Turbo model.

For the exterior, the German tuner offers a six-piece carbon-fiber body kit that includes a new vented hood, more pronounced side skirts, a roof spoiler and mirror caps, plus a front and rear end racing stripes.

The performance upgrade comes via a new bolt-on turbocharger kit featuring turbine wheels made of titanium-aluminium that promises to increase the Cayenne Turbo’s output from 493hp (500PS ) to 641hp (650PS).

(vía Carscoop)

The New 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS: Purist

Purism is an uncompromising pursuit of a clear line: the road ahead. Purism is also the approach we took when building the new Cayenne GTS.

A car that is true to its roots: the tarmac.

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