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More pepper and spices for Porsche’s Cayenne hotshots

ATLANTA, Georgia – Porsche America has announced the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe, said by the automaker to be the most powerful Cayenne models eveet.

”With 500kW and 900Nm from a four-litre, twin-turbo, V8 and supported by an electric motor,” Porsche says, ”the new, range-topping, Cayennes are the latest examples of the Porsche plug-in hybrid tech.”

The cars will arrive in the US towards the end of 2019 as 2020 models – along with a third new model: Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe.

ACTIVE ROOF SPOILER

All three versions’ badges will have a green background, the colour repeated on the brake calipers. A Sport Chrono package with a switch to invoke ‘Sport Response’ will also be standard.

The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid will have the same active roof spoiler as that on the Cayenne Turbo, an accessory capable of making aerodynamic adjustments through five positions depending on speed and drive mode.

The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe and Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe share the design of other Cayenne Coupe derivatives: a roofline that is two cm lower and a rear track wider by 1.8cm that that of standard cars.

For all Cayenne Coupe models, Porsche combined a fixed spoiler above the rear window with a lower adapting rear spoiler which extends by 135mm beyond 90km/h.

…BUT WHAT ABOUT THE HYBRID?

OK, here you go…

The new Turbo S E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe can reach models accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.6sec and hurtle on an electronically limited top track speed of 300km/h.

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 The 400kW made by the twin-turbo V8 is boosted by a 100kW electric motor to generate a total of 550kW and 900Nm – the latter nestling between the conventional engine and the vehicle’s gearbox and can be selected solo for silent running or in places such as central London.

Traction management is standard on all Cayenne units.

Being the top models in the Cayenne range, the new cars will come come with standard equipment beyond that of the Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne Turbo Coupe: ceramic brakes, dynamic chassis control, torque vectoring ‘Plus’, the already mentioned Sport Chrono package, a 7.2kW onboard charger and 21” wheel rims.

AeroDesign Wheels including wheel arch extensions in exterior color are also standard equipment on the top two models. Sport Exhaust and Rear Axle Steering are both available as options. The upgraded charger (full charge, Porsche says, in 2.4 hours) using a 240V connection with a 50-amp circuit.

...AND SO TO THE US PRICES

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe and Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe are all expected to reach US dealerS in the first quarter of 2020 starting at US$161 900.

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, from US$164 400 for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe and $86 400 for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe.

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