2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S on sale in Australia in February

October 13, 2012

Porsche has unveiled the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. The new model gets more power under the bonnet, tweaked styling, an updated interior with new colour combinations, and a sophisticated suspension and driveline to maximise handling.

Featuring the same 4.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine as found in the Porsche Panamera Turbo S sedan, the 2013 Cayenne Turbo S is the most powerful Cayenne yet, producing 405kW of power (up from 368kW of the existing model) and a whopping 750Nm of torque (up from 700Nm).

The new engine enables the big SUV to hustle from 0-10okm/h in just 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 283km/h. Despite in the increase in power, the same fuel economy rating of 11.3L/100km remains.

Technical highlights include Porsche’s Active Suspension Management (PASM) with Dynamic Chassis Control. Both work to offer superior handling and grip, and to minimise body roll.

The new model also comes with a torque vectoring driveline which is able to send power to individual wheels according to traction and to help pivot the SUV around corners. This is tied in with a electronic locking rear differential.

Styling-wise, the new mode can be distinguished by the various gloss black highlights, such as side mirrors, front grille sections, and the insides of the 21-inch Porsche Turbo II alloy wheels.

Inside can be trimmed in a two-tone Black and Luxor Beige or Black and Carrera Red leather outfit, to improve elegance and luxury.

Prices for the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S in Australia will start at $294,000. It’s due to hit showrooms in February.

Click play on the video below for an overview.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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