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).
There’s no denying that the crimes committed during World War II (WWII) by Nazi Germany are among the darkest pages of mankind’s history.
It’s also no secret that Germany’s industries were providing its army with airplanes, tanks, vehicles and ammunition, and that the use of forced labor in the plants was a common practice.
Even though war ended in 1945 and the world has become a very different place now, with Germany being an ally of its former enemies, history occasionally comes back to haunt the modern Germans’ descendants.
Named the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept, the prototype foretells the future of the Panamera series previewing the next generation model’s design language, the addition of a second body style and judging by the ghost picture and the ‘e-Hybrid’ badge on the front door, a plug-in hybrid variant.
The lines and styling elements of the Panamera Sport Turismo including certain elements such as the shape of the headlamps and tail lamps, clearly inherit the design DNA of Porsche’s latest models like the Boxster, 918 Spyder and the 991.