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    • 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo test - 0-60 in 3.6, 12.0@115 1/4 mile

      The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo does not take a huge leap in performance over its predecessor with its new 4.0 liter twin turbo V8. This is the base version of the Turbo with 550 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque which essentially just edges previous generation Turbo S performance.


      0-60 takes 3.6 seconds which for an SUV of this size is excellent and it runs 12.0 flat at 115. It is right there with a 707 horsepower Jeep Trackhawk so in that context the new Cayenne Turbo looks great. The new Turbo S no doubt will vie for the class acceleration crown.

      MotorWeek really likes the ZF 8-speed box and the handling characteristics.

      The braking is rather incredible with stops from 60 miles per hour taking only 84 feet.

      This is certainly a hell of an SUV but hardly a value at $125k. It will be great to see what a tune and turbo upgrades bring.


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      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        MotorWeek really likes the ZF 8-speed box and the handling characteristics.
        Is the 8-speed tiptronic really a ZF 8? This is what I read when trying to find info on Porsche's website:

        The 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission in the Cayenne models has been redeveloped completely from scratch. Thanks to the wide ratio spread of the gears, fuel consumption is reduced – while comfort and sporty performance are enhanced.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        Is the 8-speed tiptronic really a ZF 8? This is what I read when trying to find info on Porsche's website:
        I'm not sure that they would give the Turbo a whole new trans from scratch when the S has the ZF 8-speed everything else on the same platform is using?

        The Cayenne's dynamic excellence is that much more impressive because the third-generation model shares more parts than ever with its Volkswagen Group cousins and even its competitors. It rides on the MLB Evo platform that also underpins the Audi Q7, the Bentley Bentayga, the Lamborghini Urus, and a bevy of mid-size and large cars. The Audi-developed 2.9-liter V-6 delivers its torque to the ZF 8HP eight-speed automatic transmission that's used in everything from the Dodge Charger to the Aston Martin Vantage. That pedigree sounds like it could be cobbled together by any engineering student, and yet the Cayenne S evinces the practiced craft of truly masterful engineering. Its greatest virtues are buried deep in the software, the bushings, and the damping rates.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        Is the 8-speed tiptronic really a ZF 8? This is what I read when trying to find info on Porsche's website:
        I assume this is correct: https://robbreport.com/motors/cars/2...yenne-2756149/

        At my disposal is each of the Cayenne variants, including base, S, and Turbo models. Power swells from the entry Cayenne’s 340 hp, to the S’s 440 hp, to the range-topping Turbo’s 550 hp. All models see improved output and performance compared to their predecessors, with the base getting the biggest bump (of 40 horses). Every Cayenne is mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and active all-wheel-drive system.