Video review: Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Video review: Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Video review: Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Could this latest Cayenne be the ultimate high-performance SUV?

Would you pay £100,000 for an SUV? Bentley’s Bentayga has proved that price is no barrier to buyers if the product is good enough – and now here is the latest Porsche Cayenne Turbo attempting to reconfirm that principle at a whisker under £100,000.

Built on a shortened version of the Bentayga/Audi Q7 platform, and priced smack in between those two, the third-generation Cayenne Turbo has 542bhp and a sportier driving ethos. Well, as sporting as anything weighing nearly 2.2 tonnes can be, anyway.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Price: £99,291
Engine: 4.0-litre, V8, twin-turbocharged petrol
Power: 542bhp
Torque: 567lb ft
Gearbox: 8-spd automatic
Kerbweight: 2175kg
Top speed: 177mph
0-62mph: 4.1sec
Fuel economy: 24.1mpg
CO2 rating: 267g/km

It’s packed with advanced tech designed to keep all that power under control and to deliver an enhanced driving experience. According to our video of the Porsche spearing through the Scottish Borders, it all works: the speed is truly impressive, irrespective of whether it’s on straights or bends. Grip is bonkers for a car of this size, or any size really.

But the Cayenne Turbo does have a guilty secret. Check out the video to discover what it is.

Dacia Duster review - cheap and cheerful SUV motoring

We’ve got a Dacia dealer near me and, while I’ve never seen it, I reckon the franchise owner must have a Rolls-Royce tucked away.Given

SsangYong Rexton long-term test month 3 - a big, breezy bargain

Time to say see ya SsangYong as our long-term Rexton leaves us.After the months of hardship it’s endured at the hands of our family of

Ford S-Max ST-Line review

Ford’s S-Max has been around for a good while now, offering a slightly smaller, less cumbersome looking seven-seat option for people

Kia Picanto review - the little car making big strides

After taking delivery of this latest test car I parked it up beside our ancient little runaround and marvelled at how much they had in common.They