Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid Pulls Up with 729 HP, 700 lb-ft of TorqueAugust 30, 2023
The Porsche Cayenne already offers a rewarding mix of performance, luxury and utility. And alongside recent updates, the Cayenne is receiving a serious power boost in the form of a new plug-in hybrid variant.
As the headline has already spoiled, the Turbo E-Hybrid is arriving with 729 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque on tap, making it the most powerful production Cayenne yet. This power is derived from a revised twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 combined with an electric motor, giving it plenty more punch than necessary for your 9-5 commute (not a complaint; just an observation).
The electric motor is powered by a 25.9 kWh battery pack, mounted underneath the trunk area and supported by an 11 kW on-board charger. This apparently adds up to greater all-electric range– how many miles is yet to be confirmed, but Porsche did clarify some of the fun numbers. The Turbo E-Hybrid is expected to hit 60 in 3.5 seconds, traveling down the track towards a top speed of 183 mph. Keeping things level is an adaptive air suspension, constructed with new two-chamber, two-valve technology, allowing for independent variations to both compression and rebound. On pavement, that should translate into a suspension that feels cozy on the commutes and focused in the corners. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus is also standard, joined by optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and rear-axle steering.
The Turbo E-Hybrid can be had in either a more traditional SUV or a coupe-utility body, though each configuration is spearheaded by a Turbo-specific front fascia sporting larger air intakes and air blades. In back, expect to find two brush aluminum tailpipes; and behind the wheels, red brake calipers to signify that it is, indeed, quite fast.
The interior is about as posh as we anticipated, adorned with a Race-Tex headliner and various aluminum trim pieces across the dash and doors. The GT Sport steering wheel is standard, heated and complete with the drive mode switch, joined by the 18-way adjustable Sport seats; however, 14-way Comfort seats can be optioned. Expect all the third-gen selling points, too, like the digital instrument panel and infotainment system.
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid starts at $148,550 with delivery, with the coupe starting a smidge higher at $153,050. They’re both up for order now, expected to arrive at your local Porsche dealership(s) during the second quarter of 2024. This is the second of three hybrid Cayennes that Porsche is set to introduce this year– stay tuned for the third and final one.