Porsche has taken the wraps off its new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, positioning it as the most powerful variant in the third-generation Cayenne range. The company has revealed the most powerful versions of the latest Cayenne and Cayenne Coupé, and they're both plug-in hybrids - the Turbo S E-Hybrid, to be exact. In essence, it's most of the same stuff that you'll find on the long-roof Cayenne, just with less cargo space and more style. The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and its Coupe sibling put Porsche's V8-fueled hybrid system on the top step, while the new Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe puts the raked-roof spin on the existing standard Cayenne E-Hybrid.
The hybrid range now also includes the new Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé (using the turbocharged 3,0-litre V6 engine as a base), which offers total system outputs of 340 kW and 700 N.m, plus an all-electric range of up to 43 km. But naught to 100 comes up in 3.8 seconds with a top speed that is limited to 294 kmph.
The Turbo S E-Hybrid is available in the standard Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe body styles.
Given the Coupe E-Hybrid shares its battery pack with its Turbo S E-Hybrid stablemates, we expect the model to possess an all-electric driving range of around 20 miles before switching over to its gasoline-electric Hybrid Auto drive mode. This model will set you back $87,750, including the mandatory $1,350 destination charge. Output is sent through the ceiling, putting down a meaty 670 hp and 663 lb. -ft. This enables the Cayenne - which now weighs just a sliver under two and a half tonnes (2,535 kg for the Coupé) - to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and onward to 200 km/h in 13.2 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 295 km/h.
As the name suggests, the SUVs inherit their powertrains from the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, in this case a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 that develops 550 PS and 770 Nm of torque. Porsche's carbon-ceramic brakes are standard, as is adaptive dampers and torque vectoring. Auxiliary air-conditioning, controlled through the PCM and the Porsche Connect app, is also offered, along with options such as 22-inch alloy wheels and rear-wheel steering.
Inside, 18-way Adaptive Sports Seats are standard, while the rear gets two bucket seats.
If all this is a little too rich for your blood, there's also a 2020 Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe being announced today, too.
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