As I write this, it’s Friday on Labor Day weekend, and the clock is ticking. No matter what your plans are, you can still leave work in a spirited manner. Since it almost noon for our friends in The Netherlands, they decided to send us the first top speed run in a 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
The Turbo model of their popular SUV has returned with a vengeance. It uses a revised 4.0-liter V8 and twin turbos to offer 550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque. It is not limited to 155 mph like most Germans, so the Autobahn is the perfect proving ground. This is a formal introduction to Cayenne’s 3rd generation, and it sets a new precedent for luxury and performance SUVs.
Body roll is controlled by Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control servos on the front and rear sway bars. The brake rotors are covered in a layer of tungsten carbide for the ultimate in stopping power. Rear wheel steering is borrowed from the 911, and the air suspension has triple chambers at each corner. Click the link below for great offers on the new models.