The Cayenne Turbo is the absolute proof that Porsche has not forgotten its heritage as a high-performance brand just because it makes SUVs now. The recently updated Cayenne Turbo is a serious performance car with a powerful engine and a finely-tuned chassis to back it up. In fact, despite Porsche’s heritage with two-door sports cars, the Cayenne is its best-selling model. Porsche sold more Cayennes last year than the 911, Cayman and Boxster combined (and, just for the record, Porsche has now built more than a million 911s).

People in Doha won’t be shocked by this statistic. There are thousands of Cayennes on our roads. They are popular and they are prestigious (being good for your personal state of mind and for your status in society, too!).

But the absolute king of road, the beast that can rule a pride of lions, is the Cayenne Turbo. This is because it is one of the best performance SUVs money can buy. The Cayenne Turbo blends huge effortless performance with sharp SUV handling and a luxurious and spacious interior. Additionally, the Turbo’s aggressive bodywork and huge 21-inch alloy wheels give it real road presence.

With 382 kW of power (that’s 520 horsepower) and 750 Nm of torque the Cayenne Turbo has no trouble getting up to the speed limit, and even going well beyond it! Despite being a spacious five-seater SUV, from a standing start it gets up to 100 kph in less than five seconds and, which is great for overtaking, its in-gear acceleration is equally ferocious, launching from 80 – 120 kph in only 3.1 seconds. This is where Porsche’s expertise building sports cars shines through. The Cayenne Turbo performs so well in the bends you almost forget it is such a large car. It sits flat when cornering and the big tyres provide plenty of grip. Traction is excellent too, despite so much grunt, thanks to its all-wheel-drive system.

The beautifully finished and well-laid luxury interior also looks – and feels – great and has now been enhanced with the latest user-friendly touchscreen infotainment system.

The best advice is to get down to the Porsche Centre and ask for a test drive. You’ll love it!


Engine: 4.8 litre Twin Turbocharged V8 with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus

Max Power: 520 hp (382 kW) @ 6,000 rpm

Max Torque: 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) @ 2,250 – 4,000

Max Speed: 279 kph (173 mph)

Acceleration: 0–100 kph (62 mph) in 4.5 secs

In-Gear Acceleration: 80 – 120 kph in 3.1 secs

Transmission: Full-time all-wheel drive with sports eight-speed tiptronic gearbox

Exterior: The prowess of the Cayenne is clearly reflected in the design: the front and rear sections are now sharper and even more sophisticated. The bonnet, front wings, main headlights and air intakes lend the car even greater presence. It is impressively athletic and muscular.

Interior: Supremely supportive, highly adjustable and comfortable seats, magnificent materials for upholstery and trim, multifunction sports steering wheel, convenient storage, high-end surround sound system gives a captivating 360-degree aural sound experience to all four seat positions using the Porsche Communication Management as central control unit for all infotainment applications with user-friendly touchscreen and controls.

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Safety/Security: Chassis, suspension, driving dynamics, power delivery – every single system – is engineered to enhance performance and driver satisfaction, and at the same time to strengthen the active and passive safety capabilities of an awesome driving machine.

Get To Know More

The staff at Porsche Centre (Al Boraq Auto) on Airport Street will be pleased to show you everything and even arrange a test drive of the latest Porsche Cayenne 4.8 Turbo or any of its cars sports SUVs for Marhaba followers. The number is 4459 9666 and click here to visit the website.  

Author: Terry Sutcliffe

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