With 670 horsepower and 900Nm of torque courtesy of a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 combined with an electric motor, the new range-topping Cayenne models are the latest examples of Porsche using plug-in hybrid technology to enhance performance.
Both new models will arrive as part of the 2020 model year. A third new model also made its debut: the 2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe.
All three models bear distinctive Acid Green coloring around their badges, and on their brake calipers. The Sport Chrono Package, which includes a mode switch featuring the Sport Response button, is also standard on all three vehicles.
In the case of the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, the same active roof spoiler found on the Cayenne Turbo is able to make aerodynamic adjustments with five different positions depending on a variety of factors including speed and drive mode.
The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe and Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe also share the same design as other Cayenne Coupe derivative models. A roofline that is 20mm lower and an increase in rear track width of 18mm create a more muscular appearance and stance.
For all Cayenne Coupe models, Porsche combined a fixed spoiler above the rear window with a new adaptive rear spoiler below it.
The new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe models accelerate from 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds, toward an electronically limited top track speed of 183mph.
A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine making 541 hp combined with a 134hp electric motor generate a total system output of 670hp and 900Nm.
The electric motor sits between the gasoline engine and the eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission, allowing the respective power sources to propel the vehicle in combination or independently, depending on the selected drive mode.
As the top models, these two vehicles come with improved standard equipment as compared to the Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne Turbo Coupe. Of particular significance, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+) and Sport Chrono Package are all included from the factory as standard.
In addition to the new top models, Porsche also announced the Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe. Combining the same 3.0-liter single-turbo V6 and electric motor as the standard Cayenne E-Hybrid, total system output is 455hp and 700Nm of torque. Thanks to the standard Sport Chrono Package, the 0-60 mph sprint happens in 4.7 seconds. Top track speed for this model is 157 mph.
Eight-way Sport Seats offer significant side and thigh bolstering, further emphasizing the sporty intent of the Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe. A fixed glass panoramic roof, and 20-inch Cayenne Design wheels also represent upgrades in standard equipment over the Cayenne E-Hybrid.