There were understandable gasps of dismay when Porsche, in 2002, decided to enter the very lucrative field of building SUVs. Thankfully, they didn’t screw it up too badly, and when the Cayenne Turbo S was introduced in 2006, everything was forgiven. To put it simply, the Turbo S is a monster. It is enormous, and it’s powerful engine is more than up to the task of powering this behemoth on the track. While incredibly luxurious, as a Porsche should be, the Cayenne was designed without sacrificing the off-roading capabilities a vehicle like it should have; granted, you won’t be doing any boulder-hopping with it, but it is a very capable SUV, both on and off road.
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is a serious driving machine; powered by a turbocharged, 4.5-liter V8 with a 521 horsepower output, it can reach a top speed of 168 miles per hour, and accelerate to 60 mph in a mind-blowing 5.1 seconds. This is incredible, considering the size, bulk and curb weight of this fabulous SUV. What’s even more incredible is that the Cayenne has the handling to go with its incredible power!
Looks and style are something else entirely. Personally, I don’t think the Cayenne is a very good-looking vehicle; too round, too squishy-looking. That, however, is a matter of taste. What is undeniable is that under the hood, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S delivers like its nobody’s business!