Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid: Australian price, power, speed

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid: Australian price, power, speed

Porsche has a new performance hero but it isn’t the car you’d expect.

The German maker has revealed details of its new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, the brand’s latest flagship SUV.

Priced from $288,000 (before on-road costs) for the standard body and $292,700 as a more svelte coupe style SUV the Cayenne brings 911 beating performance by combining a beefy 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine (404kW/770Nm) with an electric motor (100kW/400Nm) for total outputs of 500kW and 900Nm.

These outputs put the E-Hybrid in rarefied air alongside supercars such as the Ferrari 812 Superfast and Lamborghini Aventador S. And it is just behind the extreme Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (522kW/868Nm).

With the help of an eight-speed transmission delivering power to all four wheels the E-Hybrid can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.8 seconds on the way to a top speed of 295km/h. Impressive figures for a car that weighs about 2.5 tonnes.

Porsche claims the vehicle can drive up to 40km on electric power only, with speed limited to a maximum 135km/h.

The vehicle’s 14.1kWh battery takes six hours to charge via a standard home power outlet. But this can be reduced to 2.4 hours when using a higher-capacity 400-volt connection.

Porsche has loaded the E-Hybrid up with a full complement of connectivity tech including real-time satnav, voice control, Apple CarPlay and USB-C ports.

And as expected for the price there are a number of luxe features including a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, a rear pew with two individual seats and huge 22-inch alloy wheels.

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is available to order with the first deliveries expected in December.

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