Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid is the most powerful ever

With over 700 hp of hybrid power on tap, the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid slots in firmly at the top of the range. It also offers a consolation prize for the EU markets that missed out on the ICE-only Cayenne Turbo GT.

The recently facelifted Porsche Cayenne gets a new hybrid top-of-the-range variant: the Turbo E-Hybrid. It’s the successor to the previous-generation Turbo S E-Hybrid, and even though it loses the ‘S’, it gains power: 544 kW (739 hp), to be exact. That makes it the most powerful Porsche Cayenne ever.

The bodywork of the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid resembles that of the non-hybrid Turbo model, with large cooling vents and black accents /Porsche

Same EV components as E-Hybrid

The Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid actually uses the same electric drivetrain components as the ‘regular’ E-Hybrid: a 130 kW (176 hp) electric motor, powered by a 25.9 kWh battery, offering 70-73 km of fully-electric range. However, the V6 of the E-Hybrid has been replaced by a 4-liter twin-turbo V8, which offers its own 441 kW (599 hp).

Floor the accelerator pedal and the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid shoots from 0-100 km/hour in just 3,7 seconds, with a top speed of 295 km/hour. But even with its powerful V8, the large battery pack keeps the on-paper CO2 emissions down to just 39-45 g/km. Recharging takes just 2,5 hours at an 11 kW charging point.

A GT Package is also available for the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid Coupé, adding the elements of the Turbo GT, which is no longer available in Europe /Porsche

GT Package replaces Turbo GT

For European customers who missed out on the facelifted Cayenne Turbo GT Coupé, which is no longer available due to emissions reasons, Porsche offers the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid Coupé with a GT Package.

That includes a lowered and more sporty suspension, carbon ceramic brakes, performance tires, rear-axle steering, specific black and carbon bodywork accents, a carbon roof, and the titanium exhaust system from the Turbo GT. It’s a little bit faster, too, with a 0-100 km/hour time of 3,6 seconds and a top speed of 305 km/hour.

From just under 190 000 euros

All of this power doesn’t come cheap, however. In Belgium, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid starts at €187 877,83. The Coupé version costs €191 721,84, while the Turbo E-Hybrid Coupé with GT Pack is available for €221 955,37. The new top-of-the-range model is already available to order, deliveries are scheduled to begin at the end of November 2023.

Porsche also teases a third hybrid model to come in 2023, after the Cayenne E-Hybrid and Turbo E-Hybrid. Perhaps a hybrid Porsche 911 is finally coming?


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