Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Review

Posted on 27. Dec, 2006 by in Auto News

About a decade or so ago, I went to BMW in Munich HQ Pick up a machinery K100RS. I came with a hard shell case, intending to transfer the contents of the motorcycle saddle bags. When a press flack asked about the case, I joked that I go to bungee it to the back of the bike. When we. From lunch, German engineers had my suitcase at the target Beemer attached complete "Flying Brick" with homemade aerodynamic additions They had an elegant way to find a completely ridiculous task. Porsche Cayenne Turbo S? Same deal.

C'mon, why build a £ 5500 truck accelerate like a sports car, can climb, ford streams, mud plugs, and climb steep slopes and offer upscale MILF lined leather suburb tractor? Yes, yes, Porker of piglets is a hit. The Cayenne has enough money in the German automaker plans dumped Corporate Cash family to finance to reconquer VW and therefore the world. But even if you set aside the SUV corrosive to the Porsche brand, you have to ask whether this whole thing Cayenne nothing but pig lipstick application.

The answer depends on two issues. First, would you drive a $ 112k SUV Off-Road? When you are ready, willing and able to throw, Porsche mad bad beast into streams and mud, over rocks and sand, through forests and wadis to your precious paint dent and scratch your fantastic fenders, then I have no beef with this truck. Tripled the Cayenne Turbo S can digit a gravel road as easy as a Honda Fit can squeeze into a municipal parking lot. It may increase to solve its front and rear stabilizers and overcome a medium sized boulder. Even without the extended Offroad Technology Package, the Cayenne Turbo S rocks. Literally.

Secondly, when I tell you that can blow up a German car from zero to 60 in 4.8 seconds and top at 168 mph, is that almost everything you need to hear? The Ford Mustang GT500 proves there are many wealthy Pistonheads for cornering ability plays second fiddle to the thundering timpani massive straight thrust. If you're a well-heeled truck-loving fools who lives for stomping, neck-snapping yee-haws, the Cayenne Turbo S is good, like go to hell. And while the Turbo S will not taste corners more than a K100RS with a suitcase strapped to his ass, it is to fall without the slightest chance of his own kind of doubt away from the road you should defy stupid enough to carry even a small portion of his considerable speed in a tight corner.

If you had not guessed, none of these talents is enough. Endear the Cayenne Turbo S on your humble reviewer If I go off-road, I'd like a relatively simple and inexpensive machine that I stow Thrash and without payment of cash shell. When I want to blur my vision of acceleration squeeshed eyeballs, I have a small, lightweight, low-slung machine like a Boxster S. And if I may want a fast SUV corner, I want out of an animal that I beams a B in seamless, mindless luxury. This is not the Cayenne Turbo does.

Mind you, the Turbo S 'cabin so far. Of a torture chamber than Waihua Spa in Maui Ritz There Saville Row tailor, not with the fit and finish of the truck could fragrant Alcantara roof lining and leather-covered dashboard. The toys are all present and accounted, save a rear-seat DVD system, but with a BOSE blaster completely drown in the position of your passengers screaming (as they learn that is not a 747, the only behemoth that can fly). On the way down, the Cayenne Turbo S 'switchgear is a bit small, cheap and not so cheerful, a mirror image of the two parts I cut costs and Bauhaus chic.

But the real problem is the model of the engine – gearbox combination. As you might expect from a 2.5-ton truck with a turbo V8, turbo lag becomes a problem. Even at 530 foot pounds of torque feet, it is quite possible to catch the Cayenne Turbo S 'six-speed slushbox off-guard and sink. Much of the blame lies with the ECU fight bonkers speed, personal driving habits and the need to eke out more than ten real world mpg (as it always starts in second gear) into harmony. Sometimes they take two courses, sometimes one, sometimes not. Bottom line: wafters is not mandatory.

The Turbo S meets or exceeds all other luxury SUV in terms of off-road capability and on the road