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Restyled in April, the Cayenne did not yet really have enough to satisfy those who love thrills with, at best, 474 hp. The German manufacturer had nevertheless warned us: there would be more muscular versions a little later. It starts today with an all-new Turbo E-Hybrid variant that is meant to be nothing less than the new flagship of the range. Should the competition be worried?
The most powerful Cayenne but…
Porsche does not mince words about this new version: it is neither more nor less than the most powerful Cayenne of all time. Judge for yourself: with its 599 hp 4.0 biturbo V8 coupled to a 176 hp (130 kW) electric motor, the whole thing delivers a cumulative power of 739 hp and a torque of 950 Nm. Values which are indeed in the top of the basket… but which do not make him the king of SUVs.
A certain BMW XM in its Red Label variant, also a plug-in hybrid, reaches 748 hp. And a certain Ferrari Purosangue, whose petrol V12 “only” produces 725 hp, achieves better figures: 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 s and a maximum speed of 310 km/h. The unknown weight certainly prevents the German SUV from doing better because it does not exceed 300 km / h at peak. In fact yes, but for that you have to opt for the Coupé version and an expensive GT pack with a specific front bumper with black accents, black fender flares, carbon side fins on the roof spoiler or even a rear diffuser in carbon.
Orders already open
As always, Porsche wastes no time, the presentation coincides with the opening of orders. The prices are up to the pedigree. Although, in the face of competition, it is ultimately rather well placed. A BMW XM Red Label exceeds the €200,000 mark. A Ferrari Purosangue, let’s not talk about it, the price is almost twice as high.
The other good news is that its rechargeable hybrid engine protects it from the penalty. Both the penalty on CO2 emissions and that on weight. With its battery with a substantial capacity of 25.9 kWh, it can effectively travel over more than 80 km in town without waking up its combustion engine.
All prices of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid
Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid : €179,569
Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo E-Hybrid: €183,049
Porsche Cayenne Coupé Turbo E-Hybrid with GT pack: €212,417
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To sum up
As expected when it was presented at the start of the year, the revised and corrected version of the largest Porsche SUV receives a new plug-in hybrid variant that is not in the lace!