Yes you heard it right, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo is now available as a plug-in hybrid. As well as the extremely powerful four-litre V8 engine, you now also get an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. The maximum system torque of 900 Nm is available from just above idle. The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé both accelerate from a standing start to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 183 mph (where it is safe and legal to do so). This incredible performance is matched by a high level of efficiency: both models can drive for up to 19 miles with zero local emissions.
Like all Porsche plug-in hybrids, the new top-of-the-range model in the Cayenne family is also one of the sportiest vehicles in the range. In the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid models, the electric motor is located between the V8 engine and the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. The two motors are interconnected via a separating clutch inside the hybrid module, referred to as the Electric Clutch Actuator. In E-Power driving mode, the electric motor can, on its own, propel the vehicle up to a maximum speed of 83 mph. It can also be used in the other modes for an additional power boost. These modes can be selected via the standard Sport Chrono Package (Hybrid Auto, Sport and Sport Plus). Porsche has taken this boost strategy from the 918 Spyder.
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