The new 739hp Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid is the most powerful one yet
After unveiling the refreshed Cayenne earlier this year, Porsche has announced new range-topping Turbo E-Hybrid versions of both the SUV and SUV-coupe thing.
The big news? Well, as you might expect these days it’s a very big power figure.
Heck, it’s 739hp and 950Nm of torque from the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and electric motor combo.
That’s enough for a 0-100km/h time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 295km/h.
Although if you want to go even quicker in your 2.5-tonne hybrid, the new GT Package for the Turbo E-Hybrid Coupe drops the 0-100km/h time to 3.6 seconds and ups the top speed to a frankly ridiculous 305km/h.
That GT Package is being offered in the EU, Japan and any other markets where the Cayenne Turbo GT is no longer available due to emissions regs.
It’s only available on the Coupe and adds wider front wheels, standard ceramic brakes, a carbonfibre roof, a carbon rear diffuser and the titanium exhaust system from the Turbo GT.
The adaptive air suspension (which is standard on all Turbo E-Hybrids) is also retuned to sit 10mm lower with GT-specific pivot bearings for increased camber on the front wheels. There’s also optional rear-wheel steering and Porsche’s Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) to add to the entry price.
That price is extremely punchy, with the GT Package-equipped car starting at €208,454. The ‘standard’ Turbo E-Hybrid in SUV form starts at €176,324 and gets a bigger battery than the previous generation.
That’s now a 25.9kWh unit that brings with it an increased electric range of up to 80km, while an 11kW onboard charger drops the time you’ll need to spend plugged into a wall box.
There’s styling that’s similar to the facelifted Cayenne Turbo models too, while inside you get plenty of screen action, sports seats as standard and an Alcantara-like Race-Tex roof lining.
So, what do we think folks? Looking forward to a hybrid Cayenne with almost 740hp?
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