In 2024, Porsche introduces the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid, representing the highest point of Cayenne performance, with options available in both standard and Coupe body styles. This exceptional vehicle showcases a hybrid powertrain that marries a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine with an electric motor, resulting in an authoritative 729 horsepower and an outstanding 700 lb-ft of torque, surpassing the previous Turbo S E-Hybrid by a significant margin.
It’s worth noting that the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid outperforms the 2024 Cayenne Turbo GT, which relies solely on the same twin-turbo V-8 engine without electric support. While the Turbo E-Hybrid’s 0-60 mph acceleration is slightly slower at 3.5 seconds compared to the non-hybrid Turbo GT’s 3.1 seconds, these distinctions may not be readily apparent in everyday driving scenarios.
While the Turbo E-Hybrid falls short of the Turbo GT’s top speed, clocking in at 183 mph versus the GT’s 189 mph, these differences in performance might not matter much during regular driving.
Under the hood, the Turbo E-Hybrid shares a 25.9-kwh battery pack with the V-6 E-Hybrid model, a significant upgrade from prior-generation Cayenne plug-in hybrids. Though specific electric range figures per EPA standards are undisclosed, Porsche claims a rapid full recharge in just 2.5 hours thanks to the 11-kw AC onboard charger.
When it comes to ride and handling, the Turbo E-Hybrid features a standard air suspension system with two-valve hardware, allowing precise tuning of compression and rebound. This setup enhances the driving experience, supported by features like Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, torque vectoring, and rear-axle steering.
Aesthetically, the Turbo E-Hybrid stands out with its distinctive styling elements, including a Turbo-specific front fascia, body-colored lower rear fascia and wheel arches, brushed aluminum dual exhaust outlets, and striking red brake calipers.
Inside, the cabin is adorned with aluminum accents on the dashboard and doors, and it offers a heated GT Sport steering wheel with a drive-mode switch. For seating, customers can choose between leather-upholstered 18-way power adjustable sport seats or a comfort-oriented alternative with 14-way adjustability.
The Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid is technologically sophisticated, featuring a suite of tech amenities such as a 12.7-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen interface, and a 15-watt air-conditioned wireless charging pad. Matrix LED headlights come standard for exceptional road illumination.
For those looking to own the epitome of Cayenne performance, the pricing begins at $148,550 for the standard body style and $153,050 for the Coupe version, which includes the $1,650 destination charge. Enthusiasts can already make reservations, and the initial deliveries are anticipated in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2024.