The New Porsche Cayenne | Part Two

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

Twin-turbocharged 4.8-litre V8 engine delivers 500bhp in Cayenne Turbo

The performance figures for the new Cayenne Turbo are impressive, with an engine output 50 bhp (37 kW) higher than that of its predecessor. The new 4.8 litre eight-cylinder engine, boosted by twin exhaust-driven turbochargers, now produces 500 bhp (368 kW) and 700 Nm (previously 620 Nm). The Turbo can accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds and has a maximum speed of 171mph. (Previous model: 5.6 seconds and 165mph.) The Cayenne Turbo is priced from £74,650.

Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Optimum power transmission is ensured by Porsche Traction Management (PTM) which, in standard operating mode, distributes engine power between the front and rear wheels in a ratio of 38:62. The multi-disc clutch can direct up to 100 per cent of drive traction to the front or rear as required.

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

With its brake assist function, advanced towing stabiliser system and off-road ABS, Porsche Stability Management (PSM) is standard on all Cayenne models. These functions improve the brake reaction speed, markedly reduce side-to-side 'yawing' which can affect vehicles when towing, and optimise braking performance on loose ground.

Dynamic Cornering Headlights

With static and, for the first time, dynamic cornering lighting, the bi-xenon headlamps fitted as standard to the Cayenne Turbo increase active safety. The system, which can also be ordered for the Cayenne and Cayenne S, is activated above 1.8 mph (3 km/h).

Porsche Driving Experience offered to new Cayenne owners

Every Cayenne owner will receive a Porsche Driving Experience, a combination of test track and off-road activities and studies in advanced road driving techniques. Under the guidance of a Porsche Driving Consultant, owners will safely explore the potential of their car that will enable them to maximise the enjoyment of their new Porsche.

Porsche Vehicle Tracking System standard on Cayenne Turbo

From Model Year 2007, the Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) became standard on the Cayenne Turbo and all 911 models. The new Cayenne Turbo will also be fitted with VTS. This is the only system tested and approved by Porsche engineers at the research and development centre in Weissach, Germany. Approved to Thatcham Category 5 standard, the highest in the UK, the system features a discreet pocket-sized card, which should be carried in the car when it is in motion. If the car is moved without the card on board, or should the car sense itself being lifted or towed, the tracking system is instantly alerted and, using the latest GPS technology, is able to track and locate the car. The Porsche VTS is tailored to fit every car in the range. Initial preparation is carried out at the factory with final fitting completed by Porsche Centres. It is available as an option on all other Porsche cars.

Published 4 December 2006 Melanie Carter

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