Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Hybrid : Perfection has a name

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It s not a phone number.

It s the Horse power of the New Cayenne Turbo  Hybrid. The duration to spell and name this monster is longer to claim 100km/h.The new lion king.

What s your choice Break or coupe ? Perfection or Perfection ?

If you’re looking for further confirmation from Zuffenhausen that Porsche’s current hybrid efforts represent more than just compulsory regulatory vamping, consider this statement from Christian Trautmann, manager of the complete SUV vehicle product line: “From here on, we hope to make the highest performing, top model of a given Porsche product lineup a hybrid.” That means the ridiculous 550-hp 2019 Cayenne Turbo is now the little brother.

Employing the same powertrain strategy as in the Panamera turbo S hybrid, the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid sidesteps the V8 turbocharged  used in the Audi RS6 and Lamborghini Urus.

BUT BUT. The 4.0-liter V-8’s output is enhanced by the addition of a 134-hp electric motor that is sandwiched between the engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission. The Turbo S E-hybrid can travel at speeds of up to 75 kph in EV mode, operate solely on the gasoline engine, or, and this is kind of the point, employ both setups as a hybrid.  A 14.1-kWh lithium-ion battery of similar specification as the non-Turbo E-Hybrid, along with a 7.2-kW onboard charger, can complete a full recharge in about two and half hours when connected to a 400-volt service with a 16-amp circuit, or six hours when connected to a 230-volt, 10-amp source.

To be cristal clear…the Turbo S E-Hybrid SUV and Coupe models are the quickest and fastest Cayenne models yet, but that statement does not prepare you for the immediacy of their accelerative force. Having the electric motor’s 295 lb-ft of torque available right off idle is a beautiful thing, and when coupled with the shove of the gasoline engine it makes for a surreal and addictive experience. The big ute launches in an almost dignified manner, and Porsche is eager to point out that the electric boost strategy it employs is derived from the mapping used in the 918 Spyder hypercar. Despite the performance breeding, the hybrid system works almost imperceptibly in more relaxed situations, fusing the propulsion sources into a single wave of thrust.

Porsche, which has a habit of understating performance claims, is calling for a zero-to-100-kph time of 3.6 seconds. Based on our seat time, however, we’re confident that we’ll be able shave a tenth or three from Porsche’s claim. The Panamera’s version of this hybrid powertrain, for reference, launched the sedan to 60 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds. Top speed is governed at 293 kph, and we can confirm that the first 130 mph of those collect quickly and about as serenely as possible. The optional sport exhaust is raucous enough to let everyone nearby know you’re coming.


A Heavyweight Balancing Act

We don’t yet know just how severe of a weight penalty the hybrid system’s componentry will inflict on the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid. A large part of the credit goes to the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system that continuously adjusts the dampers and the stiffness of the three-chamber air-spring suspension. Three user-selectable modes—Normal, Sport, and Sport Plus—are available, and the air springs offer five ride heights that vary ground clearance between 6.3 and 9.6 inches.

Despite its considerable mass, the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid’s turn-in response remains sharp, although the steering feels a tad synthetic. There’s nice on-center feel, and the big ute will track straight for days. Braking feel, unfortunately, is one dynamic where the hybrid system is painfully obvious. The pedal remains reasonably firm, and the outright stopping power is impressive, but things get wonky as speeds decrease and the need to finely modulate the pedal increases. Concerned that it was a byproduct of the standard carbon-ceramic brakes, Porsche confirmed that the sensation is in fact the aggressive regeneration tune, and that the handoff from analog to regenerative braking can be a little sensitive at times.

As you’d expect for a product line’s halo model, the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid leaves few options on the table. Turbo S E-Hybrid specific features include 21-inch wheels, body-color wheel arch extensions, and polarizing Acid Green paint for the brake calipers. The usual Cayenne options, including the Sport Chrono package, also are included in its €163,150 base price, but you’ll still need to pony up extra to get the aforementioned performance exhaust and rear-wheel steering. Look for both the standard and coupe versions of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid to hit dealerships in early 2020.

Perfection has 2 versions : break or coupe.

Be ready

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