facebook twitter pinterest instagram You Tube

Best Of The Best 2006: Fire Power

Christian Gulliksen

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S adds power and posture to a vehicle—the Cayenne Turbo—that has dominated the performance SUV market since its introduction nearly four years ago. The new model massages an extra 70 hp from its 4.5-liter V-8, now producing an impressive 520 hp, and bumps torque from 460 ft lbs to 530 ft lbs. It dispatches with the zero-to-60 run in a scant 4.8 seconds, nearly a half-second quicker than the Turbo. The Turbo S also features upgraded brakes and 20-inch wheels, which enhance the Cayenne’s steady, composed behavior.

No one will mistake the $112,000 Turbo S for a Carrera, but drivers of high-performance sedans would have to make few compromises to pilot the Cayenne.

Porsche
www.porsche.com/usa

The carmaker’s more modest models are not as far a cry from its higher-end vehicles as one might...
Photo by Saleen
The highly modified Foursixteen boasts improved performance and a new look…
Photo by Drew Phillips
With a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.9 second and a top speed beyond 200 mph, the new roadster will...
Photo by Dejan Sokolovski
The S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar were put through their paces by a professional racecar driver…
The upgraded iteration of Bentley’s flagship now carries the carmaker’s most powerful V-8 engine…
Seemingly minor power boosts lend the super-looking models some supercar performance…
918 Spyder Pure. Energy. Some stories are told in just 6 minutes and 57 seconds. For this story,...
Photo by Daimler AG
The gullwing doors are gone, but the German carmaker’s new flagship sports car will fly off the...
Sam Pack’s assemblage of automobiles could fill a municipal garage. But even Dallas collectors have...
The new program puts guests behind the wheels of supercars…