According to the title, that would give the new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid (what a name) 670 hp…wait a second, 670 hp? That can’t be right! You really did read that right though, 670 hp in a family SUV. 670 hp in a car who’s sole purpose is to take your kids to school and back. The Ford GT doesn’t even have that much power! As ridiculous (and amazing) as that is, the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is finally here, and ready to give the GT2RS a run for its money.
To achieve this level of insanity, Porsche had to steal a page from the 918’s owners manual which allowed them to install a hybrid system. It’s a hybrid all right. The 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 “only” makes up about 541 of the 670 hp, the rest is all electric. This may sound like cheating but hey, 0 RPM torque is not to be taken lightly. With this monstrous powertrain, an updated 8 speed tiptronic S transmission, and all wheel drive, the new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid teleports to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, faster than a Carrera GT might I add, and tops out at an astonishing 183 mph despite having the fridge like aerodynamics of an SUV.
With the drivetrain also comes other performance enhancing features like active anti roll bars, rear wheel torque vectoring, and ceramic brakes that are the size of my Boxster’s wheels. And if your kid’s school commute is really that boring, you can spice things up by adding launch control via the Sport Chrono Package. These all also come with the Cayenne “Coupe” bodystyle if you prefer a sleeker look; X6 M owners watch out.
As expected the interior is shiny and comfy like any new Porsche and comes with all the goodies you get in the new Cayenne. With all this tech, and about as much power as there are letters in its name, the new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid starts at a whopping $161,900 with the Coupe being $2,500 more. Save up fast though as these new heart stoppers are set to hit dealers within the first quarter of 2020.
Now the Cayenne is great and all but this reveal adds more mystery to the reveal of the 992 Turbo; let me explain. The reveal of the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid marks the second time Porsche has replaced the range topping Turbo S model with a Turbo S E-Hybrid model the first time being with the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. What’s to say they won’t follow suit with the 992? Just imagine how much power a 911 Turbo S E-Hybrid would have; I can’t wait to find out!