Cayenne Turbo

Can A Porsche Cayenne Beat A Tesla Model X In A Tug Of War?

There has been a big battle heating up between the Porsche fanatics and the Tesla fanatics lately, largely fueled by the Taycan, but how do other Tesla/Porsche matchups fare? The folks over at TFL Car decided to do a little tug of war between the Model X and the Cayenne Turbo on icy surfaces. The main goal here was just to have fun, but maybe do some unreliable science experiments in the process. Obviously there are way too many variables here to say definitively one is better than the other, but why not try?

So, as they state in the video, the Cayenne is wearing nicer tires for working in snow and ice, which is a huge advantage, while the Tesla weighs a few hundred pounds more than the chunky Porsche, and has a more immediate supply of torque thanks to its electric motors. So hook them up and see who wins! Well, the first round is a pretty obvious tie with maybe the slightest of advantages going to the Porsche. The second try, with the Cayenne moved to off-road mode to activate its locking differentials, however, is another story.

Then, in comes a Ford F250 with a significant weight advantage to show up both of these mall haulers. When you’re running a tug of war, you really don’t want your tires to break traction, so weight and good tires allow cars with lots of torque to put it down to the ground. If you’re ever in a situation you need to win a tug of war, try to maximize your traction and you’ll definitely come out winning.

Did this video actually teach us anything? Well, not really. If the Tesla had been fitted with more aggressive tires it might have fared better. If the battle had happened on dry pavement, any number of scenarios could have occurred. But it was 10 minutes of good times with cars, and that’s what matters.


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An Honest Take on the New Cayenne Turbo

Covered in a mysterious shade of purple, this 2019 Cayenne Turbo is quite a looker. Broad hips, a tasteful (and cabin-controlled) rear spoiler, and some muscular bodywork give the SUV a truly athletic appearance. Though modern tires and gearboxes make many sportier SUVs of today capable of handling an undulating backroad with grace, not many look as capable as the new Cayenne Turbo.

Massive, ten-piston brake calipers up front, finished in a complementary shade of white, further contribute to that athletic image. The choice of white is a not-so-subtle boast; these new anchors are designed to give off minimal brake dust, hence the revealing color. Rear-wheel steering and optional bolstered sport seats help with the aforementioned agility that something with 541 horsepower ought to have.

Maybe the attention to performance kept some of the engineers from noticing some of the flaws in the infotainment system—namely its interface and several minor features. This is the same system found in the Panamera and new 992 911, so expect many of the same small issues in all future Porsche models. As this car will be used to haul the kids to and from practice, go on trips to the slopes, and arrive at the soirée in comfort, these play a serious role in the overall appeal of the car. Call me crazy, but a car with this level of cachet and technological sophistication ought to look a little futuristic.

For these two YouTubers, the newest Cayenne Turbo’s interior isn’t « analog » enough.

Anyone who’s willing to shell out the additional money over the standard Cayenne is interested in the way this SUV accelerates. At the rate of a supercar from a decade ago, with modern gearbox and lag-free turbochargers, haul the Cayenne Turbo to 60 in just 3.7 seconds. In comparison to the 700-horsepower Jeep Trackhawk, these two describe the engine as being just as exploitable, if not more so.

The only shortcoming one could make of the engine—if only going by this footage—might be the exhaust note, since whatever microphones they used in this video sound a bit like mechanical flatulence. The 4-liter turbo doesn’t sound particularly good in anything, but hopefully this is just an exacerbation of this particular mic and doesn’t sound quite this bad in person.


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Porsche essais hiver 2018-2019: Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Dans le cadre des essais hivers 2018-2019, nous avons pris le volant du tout dernier Porsche Cayenne Turbo sur les routes de Meribel et pour une fois, son test a été réalisé en plusieurs fois. c’est parti… Le Porsche Cayenne Turbo, c’est le haut de gamme sportif pour le moment du modèle débutant avec le …


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Doug DeMuro Dishes on the New Cayenne Turbo

When the Cayenne debuted in 2003, Porsche was mired in controversy. The 996 defied Porsche convention, abandoning air cooling and gaining both radiators and amorphous headlights. Hot on the tails of sharpening up the 911’s lighting in 2002, Porsche launched in to yet another controversy. In 2003, Porsche released an SUV. Though sharing a platform with the Volkswagen Touareg, the original Cayenne was very decidedly a Porsche. Each successive generation has been fast, luxurious, and handled in a way that defied their immense girth. With a new model freshly arriving to the US, it is only fitting that Doug DeMuro lends his trademark enthusiasm to its quirks and features.

Despite criticism from the press, which it garnered mostly from simply existing, the Cayenne became a runaway sales success. In 2018, the Cayenne outsold the 911 and the 718 combined. Over more than a decade and a half of production the model has steadily evolved, gaining class-leading technology, and even spawning hybrid derivatives back in 2010.

The $160k Cayenne Turbo Doug is demonstrating is about as well-equipped of a Cayenne as you are likely to see in real life. Equipped with the Sport Chrono package, Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes, and Burmester audio, this Cayenne features a whopping $35k in optional equipment. As I found using Porsche’s configurator, however, it’s not difficult to add nearly $70k in options to a Cayenne Turbo. You could likely go even higher, should you disregard my desire for all the optional trim to color-coordinate.

At nearly 24 minutes, this overview is one of Doug’s longest, barring genuine exotics or his occasional forays into the genuinely bizarre. Given that the instrument panel displays contain more technology than my entire daily driver, that’s not at all surprising.

What are your thoughts on the new Cayenne Turbo? Let us know in the comments below.


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Le Mercedes-AMG G63 affronte un Porsche Cayenne et un Range Rover

Sur route et en dehors !


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