I’m sure many of us have spotted a Cayenne on the road. With its distinctive SUV silhouette, it is truly unmistakable.
However, following their reveal of the updated Cayenne earlier this year, Porsche has thrown in another surprise. This time, they have introduced a range-topping Turbo E-Hybrid edition for both the SUV and the SUV-coupe models.
When discussing power within the SUV category, only a handful of cars spring to mind. Given the revamped Cayenne, it’s unsurprising that motoring enthusiasts are excited about what lies beneath its bonnet.
The Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid boasts 729bhp and 950 Nm of torque, delivered by a combination of a 4.0-litre turbo V8 and an electric motor.
This propels the Cayenne from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.7 seconds, achieving a top speed of 295 km/h.
Longer range while keeping its power
The latest Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid has a significantly longer electric range and quicker charging times than the earlier model that was released earlier this year.
The high-voltage battery, with a 25.9 kWh capacity located under the cargo area floor, provides an electric driving distance of up to 82 kilometres (EAER city).
Thanks to the expanded battery size, the new 11 kW integrated charger reduces the time it takes to charge at an appropriate wall charger or charging point to less than two-and-a-half hours.
If you assumed all the updates were just under the hood, there is another standout feature in the revamped Cayenne.
The newly designed Cayenne includes a default two-chamber, two-valve air suspension. This allows for individual adjustments to the suspension’s rebound and compression phases.
Such an innovation boosts both comfort and safety, offering a broader range between the Comfort and Sport Plus suspension modes.
The suspension ensures steady control during sharp turns, prioritises comfort in slower drives, and greatly minimises pitch and roll.
The Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid also comes equipped with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) as standard. Additionally, options for Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) and rear-axle steering are available.
The latest Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid takes advantage of all the fresh features unveiled in the early 2023 model update.
This encompasses a revamped cockpit boasting an entirely digital instrument panel, showcasing a curved, standalone design with versatile viewing choices, a refreshed centre console, and an optional display for passengers.
In addition, it is also equipped with state-of-the-art HD-Matrix LED headlights, which come as standard on the new Turbo E-Hybrid versions, enhancing both comfort and safety during nighttime driving.
With such a powerful SUV bearing a prestigious badge, what is the cost to own one?
Prices start at S$805,988 (excluding COE) for the SUV model, S$816,788 (excluding COE) for the Coupé variant, and for the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid with the GT package, it begins at S$958,688 (excluding COE).