Although the Turbo S E-Hybrid has the same 14.1-kwh battery pack and 2.4-hour charge time-and the same 134-horsepower electric motor-as the Cayenne E-Hybrid we recently drove, the Turbo S substitutes in the Cayenne Turbo's 541-hp, twin-turbo V-8.
Pairing an old-fashioned internal combustion engine with an electric motor, the new model becomes the most powerful the carmaker is offering under this name. This setup enables the two motors to work together or independently.
Controlled by means of an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission, the SUV can reach 100 kph from a standstill in 3.8 seconds and achieves a top speed of 295 kph (183 mph).
Standard equipment abounds on the Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe, given its position atop the Cayenne Coupe lineup.
For the U.S. market, the models will come nicely equipped with the Sport Chrono Package and ceramic composite brakes. The two Turbo S E-Hybrid models also feature ceramic composite brakes, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, Torque Vectoring+, 18-way Adaptive Sport Seats, 21-inch AeroDesign wheels, body-color wheel arch extensions, and the upgraded 7.2-kW onboard charger.
An assortment of options will be available including a Lightweight Sport Package.
The Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe gets eight-way seats, a fixed panoramic roof, and 20-inch Cayenne Design wheels. Inside, there's an Alcantara-wrapped heated sport steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and two-tone Houndstooth seat centers. Packing a peak 670 horsepower from its gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, the Turbo S E-Hybrid combines the 541-horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 of the Cayenne Turbo with the 134-hp electric motor of the Cayenne E-Hybrid. This uses a less powerful 3.0 litre turbo V6, now fitted with a particulate filter; nevertheless, it still develops a total system output of 462 PS and 700 Nm, allowing it to go from zero to 100 km/h in five seconds flat and hit a top speed of 253 km/h. The price is just as high as the output, with the Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe starting at $165,750 including destination. The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and its Coupe sibling put Porsche's V8-fueled hybrid system on the top step, while the new Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe puts the raked-roof spin on the existing standard Cayenne E-Hybrid.