2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 20 May 2006 , 13:05:30 byEmil

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Porsche Cayenne Turbo

No longer is the excitement of driving a Porsche limited to two adults at a time, nor is it restricted to paved roads. Porsche?s sport utility vehicle, the Cayenne, expands the Porsche driving experience to families and friends, on-pavement or off.

Cayenne Turbo Tops the Lineup for 2005

The 2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo comes with a twin-turbocharged, 4.5-liter V8 engine that provides an astounding 450 horsepower (SAE) and 460 pound-feet of torque. As in all Cayennes and under normal driving conditions, 62 percent of that torque reaches the road surface through the rear wheels to provide the sort of driving dynamics Porsche drivers demand.

While many SUVs toddle down the road with the dynamics of a glorified but overweight all-wheel-drive minivan, Cayennes go, turn and stop like Porsches. But they also are confidently capable of operating far from paved surfaces. Porsche?s heritage in four-wheel-drive technology dates to the turn of the 20th Century and the Lohner-Porsche, and was highlighted in 1986 by the Porsche 959, the first sports car to win the grueling Paris-Dakar marathon rally.

For the Cayenne, Porsche has enhanced its heritage in four-wheel-drive with the latest in dynamic stability control technologies and has packaged them within the architecture of a strong, sturdy and safe SUV structure.

The Cayenne Turbo is available for $89,300 in the United States, and $125,650 in Canada. For the 2005 model year, the option list for all Cayennes expands to include satellite radio, a SportDesign Package, and an exterior package featuring black monochrome trim accents.

What?s new for 2005?

New for the 2005 Porsche Cayenne model year are its new six-speed manual transmission, a standard power latching rear tailgate, new body-colored front and rear aprons and side door sills, a Homelink garage door opener and such options as satellite radio, and SportDesign and Light Comfort option packages. Porsche is also expanding its Cayenne customization program to include additional 50 bhp for the Cayenne Turbo, an automatically extending rearview camera on all three Cayenne models, and new Panorama roof system that is approximately four times larger than the standard Cayenne tilt-and-slide sunroof.

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