Do you love Porshce more than common sense? In that case you're sure to love Porsche's latest updated model the potent new Turbo S specification for its Cayenne luxury SUV.
The new specification will go on sale to UK motorists in January 2013, with a price tag of £107,460. Its main new feature is the increased power to the engine, making this the most powerful and quickest Cayenne yet, leading Porsche to describe it as the "ultimate".
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The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S delivers the kind of performance which can put away many of today's sports cars, but will be enough to get motorists to cough up over £100,000 when this large and heavy crossover arrives to showrooms?
Like the standard four-wheel drive Porsche Cayenne Turbo, the range-topping S model utilises a 4.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine. This same unit is also available in the Porsche Panamera Turbo S grand tourer.
Thanks to some tweaks however the output is increased from 500bhp to 550bhp. Engine torque is also increased from 700Nm to 750Nm.
With this extra 50bhp under the bonnet, the Cayenne Turbo S will cover the 0-62mph sprint in 4.5 seconds, that's 0.2 seconds quicker than the standard Turbo model. The top speed is increased from 173mph to 176mph.
The Cayenne Turbo S achieves this performance boost without harming the fuel consumption or CO2 figures. That means like the standard Turbo, this updated Cayenne still returns a combined fuel consumption figure of 24.6mpg, while CO2 emissions remain at 270g/km.
The Cayenne Turbo S shares the same chassis and set-up as the previous Turbo model, which includes air suspension and active damping control with hydraulic roll bars to reduce the car's body roll.
On the exterior though there are some minor changes introduced to the styling for the Turbo S.
The headlamps now sport housing with a black gloss paint finish. The Turbo S also adds extra housing for the mirrors and introduces exclusive 21" alloy wheels, similar in design to those found on the current Porsche 911.
Customers for this luxury performance SUV now also get a choice of several bi-colour leather packs.
Written by Stephen Goldasz