New Porsche Cayenne Turbo takes its place at top of refreshed model range

New Porsche Cayenne Turbo takes its place at top of refreshed model range

This is the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo – and if there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that it’s going to be pretty mega.

Why’s that, you ask? Well, its 542bhp twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine allows the big Porker to accelerate from 0-60mph in as little as 3.7 seconds when equipped with the optional Sports Chrono Package. Top speed, meanwhile, sits at a lofty 178mph.

In a vehicle that’s practically the size of a small house, we’re surprised it hasn’t punched a hole in the space-time continuum.

There’s also a suite of impressive tech on board to help keep the new range-topping Cayenne planted firmly on the road, including three-chamber air suspension, mixed tyres and some trick active aerodynamics. The rear spoiler even pops up to improve downforce over the rear axle.

In the cabin, the tech-fest continues, with a Bose surround sound system, wi-fi hotspot and Porsche’s Advanced Cockpit all available.

The cost of all this performance and technology? In Germany, the Cayenne has been priced at €138,850 (circa £125,000) – so it’s not exactly cheap. With a claimed fuel consumption of 23.9mpg, you’ll likely find you begin spending a fair amount of time (and money) at the petrol pump, too.

Still, we’d quite like to get our hands on one when it’s launched later this year. Pretty please, Porsche…?

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