Two genuine athletes: the Cayenne GTS and the Cayenne Turbo S. In the Swedish city of Skelleftea, they are currently demonstrating both their sporting dynamics and everyday utility on snow and ice. During the driving event in Scandinavia, one person certainly knew how to test the SUVs at their limits: rally legend Walter Röhrl. “In my eyes, the two models are sports cars in the body of an SUV,” was his clear verdict. You can view the accompanying video in the column on the left.

Walter Roehrl, Cayenne GTS, Cayenne Turbo S, Skelleftea, Sweden, 2015, Porsche AG
Rally legend Walter Röhrl

Both Cayenne models inspire with their balanced overall package of engine, chassis and aerodynamics. This can be seen, for example, in the systematic downsizing of the engines. In the Cayenne GTS, a redesigned 3.6-litre V6 biturbo engine replaces the previous V8 naturally aspirated engine. With its current benchmark figures of 324 kW (440 hp) and 600 Nm (combined fuel consumption* 10.0–9.8 l/100 km, CO2 emissions 234–228 g/km), the new engine delivers 20 hp and 85 Nm more than its predecessor. At the same time, it consumes 0.9 litres per 100 km less fuel than before.

Cayenne GTS and Turbo S: two distinctive characters

The new top-model Cayenne Turbo S impresses with its superior performance and exclusivity. The 4.8-litre V8 engine of the Cayenne Turbo S now develops 419 kW (570 hp) and 800 Nm, and hence an increase of 20 hp and 50 Nm on the previous figures – without using any more fuel (combined fuel consumption* 11.5 l/100 km, CO2 emissions 267 g/km). The Cayenne Turbo S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds – 0.4 seconds faster than its predecessor. The top speed is now 284 km/h.

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