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This new Cayenne Turbo, like every Porsche, was developed according to the
Porsche Intelligent Performance philosophy - more power on less fuel, increased
efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
It's hard to believe that Porsche
introduced the original Cayenne to the world in late 2001 at the Paris Auto Show
and began selling its new SUV in the United States in March 2003. Since then
Porsche has sold more than 280,000 Cayennes worldwide, with about 88,000 sold in
the United States through March 2010 (nearly 58,000 were V8 models).
the heels of this success comes the 2011 Cayenne, truly an all-new model that
- An entirely new exterior design that appears sleeker and smaller when in
fact it is larger than the previous model, but is still instantly
recognizable as a Porsche Cayenne;
- An all-new, spacious interior that raises the luxury bar and puts this
passenger compartment on par with the award-winning interior found in the
Panamera Gran Turismo;
- More rear cargo room and interior space for the rear passengers thanks
to a longer wheelbase and rear seats that adjust fore and aft with seat-back
- Significant weight savings as Porsche engineers shaved roughly 400 lbs
overall (145 lbs alone with a lighter yet still robust body structure) when
compared with the previous Cayenne models;
- A new active all-wheel drive system that can be paired with Porsche's
new Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) Plus option to provide agile on-road
driving dynamics, yet it's still extremely capable when the pavement ends;
- New high-end audio systems from Bose and Burmester and new safety
systems like the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Lane Change Assistant
(LCA), and Adaptive Cruise Control.
The range-topping Cayenne Turbo with its 500-horsepower, twin-turbocharged,
4.8-liter V8 is 23 percent more fuel efficient than its predecessor.
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