Porsche Cayenne Turbo S revealed

* Faster SUV hits 175mph * 20k hike over Cayenne Turbo * On sale in January...

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S revealed

Porsche has revealed the new Cayenne Turbo S, the most potent version yet of the company's large SUV.

The Cayenne Turbo S gets an uprated version of the Cayenne Turbo's twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It has an extra 50bhp, at 543bhp, and 37lb ft more torque at 553lb ft.

The performance gains over the already-rapid Cayenne Turbo look modest on paper; 0-62mph takes 4.5 seconds (0.2 seconds less than in the Cayenne Turbo), while the top speed is 175mph instead of 173mph.

Less modest is the price increase; the Cayenne Turbo S will cost from 107,460, a cool 20,000 more than a regular Cayenne Turbo.

For that you'll get 21-inch '911 Turbo II' alloys, high-gloss black highlights on the headlight housings and mirrors, and a revised cabin with new interior 'bi-colour' leather upholstery.

Performance gains over the Turbo look modest the price increase is less so

The Turbo S's chassis also includes all of Porsche's latest control systems, including air suspension with PASM active dampers, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (designed to limit body roll in corners), and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, which adds an electronically controlled rear differential lock to improve agility.

The Cayenne Turbo S goes on sale in January.

Buyers will get a new 'bi-colour' leather upholstery

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By John McIlroy