Just before the facelift in 2007, Porsche released the Cayenne Turbo S. The main change for this model is it came with an exclusive paint choice: Marine Blue Metallic. It has a power increase to 528hp.

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 S 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.

How to spot

  • Turbo S decals around the car


Capacity: 4511cc

Compression ratio: 9.5:1

Maximum Power: 521bhp @ 5500rpm

Maximum Torque: 720Nm @ 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)

Length: 4786mm

Width: 1928mm

Weight: >2355kg


Did you know?

The Turbo does 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds, and the Turbo S achieves it in 5.2 seconds. The fastest SUV in the world at the time.