The Cayenne Turbo offered stunning performance for a big off-roader, with its 450bhp V8 powering the heavy car to 62mph in just 5.6 seconds, and on to a top speed of 165mph.
The engine was essentially the same 4.5-litre V8 used in the Cayenne S but with a lower compression ratio to cope with the effect the twin turbochargers.
Interestingly, the Turbo was offered only with a six-speed Tiptronic S transmission, that gave the choice of fully automatic changes, or manual shifts via either steering wheel mounted paddles or the selector lever.
The air suspension controlled the vehicle’s height so it sat closer to the ground at high speed to give increased stability. In off-road mode, on the other hand, the ground clearance could increase to up to 555mm to negotiate rough terrain.
The Turbo had a well-appointed interior, with full leather all round, an electrically adjustable and heated steering wheel, electrically adjustable seats, Bose sound system, sat-nav and much more.
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Maximum Power: 450bhp @ 6000rpm
Maximum Torque: 620Nm @ 2250-4750rpm
Brakes: Front: 350mm discs; rear: 330mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS
Suspension: Front: Double track control arm with subframe, spring struts and conical stump springs and dampers Rear: Multi-arm with subframe, spring struts with coil springs and dampers Height variable air suspension all round
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 18×8.0J with 255/55R18 tyres. Rear: 18×8.0J with 255/55R18 tyres (19- and 20-inch rims optional)
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Top speed: 165mph 0-62mph: 5.6 seconds