Porsche’s 680-HP Turbo S Hybrid Drivetrain Will Make Its Way into the Cayenne SUV
Porsche has an exciting brand new drivetrain on its hands: the 680-hp twin-turbocharged V-8 hybrid setup coming from the impressive brand new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. So This particular would certainly be remiss to limit in which gasoline-electric goodness to only one design, right? Right. Speaking to the Australian publication Motoring at the Geneva auto show, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume confirmed in which the Cayenne SUV will soon receive a Turbo S E-Hybrid variant of its own.
This particular’s not surprising in which Porsche is usually looking to expand the Cayenne range even further into the stratosphere, past the existing 570-hp Cayenne Turbo S (pictured). We can assume in which the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid will share its 550-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 in addition to electric motor with the Panamera, along with its standard all-wheel drive in addition to eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission.
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This particular brand new design will help Porsche claim bragging rights inside über-SUV segment currently inhabited by the Tesla design X in addition to the Bentley Bentayga. If Porsche plays its cards right, This particular may be able to call This particular super-Cayenne the quickest in addition to fastest SUV; This particular’ll have to beat the Tesla’s 3.3-second sprint to 60 mph in addition to the Bentley’s claimed 187-mph top speed to do so. The battle should heat up soon, as Porsche is usually reportedly planning to show This particular ultimate Cayenne hybrid sometime in 2018.