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2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:255/55 R18
Driveline:All Wheel Drive
Type:Twin-Turbo V8
Displacement cu in (cc):293 (4806)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:500(368) / 6000
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:516(700) / 2250-4500
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Length × Width × Height in:188.8 × 75.9 × 66.9
Weight lb (kg):5191 (2357)
Acceleration 0-60 mph s:4.9
Top Speed mph (km/h):171 (275)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):12/19 (n.a.)
Base Price: 2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo - $93,700

Aggressive Styling Supported by 500 Horsepower

With a striking new face that features a dramatic new headlight design and with a wide and muscular body accented by broad wheel arches, the 2008 Porsche Cayenne's newly sculpted shape
provides vivid visual testimony to the vehicle's enhanced technical features.

The 2008 model year marks the launch of the second generation of the Porsche SUV, and the new Cayennes back up their aggressive new design with larger and more powerful - but also more fuel-efficient engines.

As you would expect from Porsche, the new Cayenne Turbo not only looks more powerful, it is, with the engine offering 500 horsepower and new dynamic technologies that allow the Porsche of SUVs to perform more like a more nimble vehicle, yet still be capable of towing a trailer or challenging unpaved terrain and inclement weather.

The 2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo features a twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 that pumps out an astounding 500 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Flowing through a six-speed Tiptronic S transmission, that power feeds all four wheels and propels the five-passenger sports machine from a standing start to 60 miles per hour in just 4.9 seconds. Top speed on the test track has been recorded at 171 mph. And yet, the Cayenne Turbo qualifies as an LEVII (low-emission vehicle) and in preliminary fuel economy testing the Cayenne Turbo showed the benefits of the direct fuel injection technology with an improvement up to 11 percent in highway driving.

Direct fuel injection is only one of the new technologies featured on the 2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo. For example, for the first time the Cayenne V8 engines also are equipped with Porsche VarioCam Plus variable valve control.

The second generation SUVs can be equipped with Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) that includes active anti-roll bars that almost completely offset body roll in turns, improving handling, comfort and safety on road while also providing enhanced traction off pavement.

New as well are Dynamic Curve Lights (standard on the Cayenne Turbo and optional on the other models) to enhance the driver's view at night on a curving roads.

Standard equipment on all versions of the 2008 Cayenne includes Porsche Stability Management (PSM), now with new functions such as pre-loading of the braking system when needed, new Trailer Stability Control and off-road ABS.

For the first time, the Cayennes come with a rollover sensor able in an emergency to trigger both the belt latch tensioners and curtain airbags, thus helping to reduce the risk of injury for all occupants in a rollover. In conjunction with the Cayenne's six standard airbags, this system gives Porsche's sport utility a benchmark occupant safety and protection system.

Other new features include a standard and push-button Sports mode for all Cayenne engines, a standard power rear lift gate, the availability of 21-inch wheels, a rail-mounted cargo management system and XM satellite radio.

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