Four Season Flagship 2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Times Union

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MSRP: (Cayenne); $146,000 (Cayenne S); as tested: $168,225

In the past, a high powered car on a slippery was like watching my dog chase a cat a freshly waxed floor: of action, little traction.

and technology have changed Fine all-wheel-drive systems and electronics make it possible to a vehicle that’s both on dry roads, yet safe and stable on a winter track.

This has a revelation to manufacturers of sporty expanding their reach in states during months their former, rear-wheel-drive had heretofore chased them out of. Porsche among this Cayenne the luxury, midsize SUV has the company’s best-selling model; a weather counterpart, to a lineup towards fair weather cars.

The Cayenne range seven models: base Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, S Hybrid. Cayenne GTS, Turbo and Cayenne Turbo S. The is the latest addition to the lineup, and the of my most recent Cayenne drive.

Cayenne’s seven variants are distinguished by motor. Base use a 3.6-liter V6, producing 300 h.p. and 295 lb. ft. of Porsche says it will get 0-60 in 7.1-7.4 seconds, and the EPA fuel economy of 15/22 17/23 (automatic).

The 3.0-liter diesel takes 7.2 seconds to 60, and is the mileage meister of the lineup

S models employ a 4.8-liter V8, at 400 h.p. 369 lb. ft. of torque. The S will hit 60 in 5.6 with expected fuel of 16/22.

The S Hybrid combines a 3.0-liter V6, with a 34kW motor. It’s half a slower to 60 mph than the S, and returns 20 city/24 highway.

The GTS takes the 4.8 V8 and it to 420 h.p. and 380 lb. ft. of torque. The zero to time drops to 5.4 seconds, and fall to 15/21. The twin 4.8 V8 pushes the horsepower to an even with 516 lb. ft. of torque.

This combination shaves the time down to 4.4 seconds, predicted fuel economy of

Finally, the new, Cayenne Turbo S massages 550 h.p. out of the 4.8 V8, and 553 lb. ft. of Predictably, fuel economy is the of the lot 14/20 and it’s also a quicker from 0-60, at 4.3

As fast as the Turbo S is, it doesn’t so, owing to the mass of the vehicle lb.). The power band is and performance is effortless at street speeds. And it was hard to reach that level during my week, which coincided one of the uglier weather weeks of a noxious winter.

On the relatively few occasions when dry presented themselves, cornering was Cayenne is higher and heavier anything in the Porsche lineup, but that frame of reference, the S is greasy fast, with at the highest level of an admittedly class of vehicles. Steering is noteworthy, and stopping power is A depressingly large amount of the drive time was spent through sloppy or slippery where the main agenda was grip. The Cayenne Turbo S very surefooted throughout, even resorting to the snow one of several, off-road modes.

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The AWD system apportions power 60% front under normal adjusting fore and aft as needed to traction. As I’ve said about Cayenne, it feels tippy and more grippy just about anything in class.

Turbo S buyers can from a pair of two-tone interior packages that are to this model (black/red, The quality of interior furnishings is apparent, with an arm’s-length of customization options. Even in a flagship, the number of available is eye-opening (and potentially

One must-add for rear blind is Lane Change Assist Lights in the rear view alert the driver of cars hidden from view. the other possibilities on the extras Burmester Surround Sound (1,000 watts, 16 speakers, 16 $3,990), Panorama roof ($660), Parking Assist and rear with backup $655). The Sport Chrono is also standard; the analog and timers set atop the center add a rally car vibe. Scan and at first glance, the button-busy on the center stack looks


Some study time that the selection of switches is but orderly. You soon see what are gathered where, cutting on potential distractions.

With in front, the second row will accommodate same size behind. Cargo capacity 60.2 cubic feet, and the seatbacks fold to a mostly load floor. That’s room for golf clubs and luggage.

All Cayenne models are to pull up to 7,716 lb.

For performance drivers, every winter is the of their discontent. High end provide a cold weather for people used to high of performance and comfort. Well-heeled of this segment will to shortlist the Turbo S.

The best of is always a fine option feasible, and it’s among the of Uber Utes. However, say the that the highest, bang-for-the-buck in the Cayenne clan is the GTS. It much of the power and panache of the S, for roughly half the price.

A regular contributor to the Times for more than 20 years, Dan is the award-winning author of six books, and of over 150 calendars. Read recent reviews on line at www.TimesUnion.com .

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