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The third-generation Porsche Cayenne Turbo has been unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, following the earlier debut of its regular counterpart.

Under the bonnet, the new Cayenne Turbo is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 with two turbochargers nestled within the V. The twin-turbo V8 generates 404kW of power and 770Nm of torque, up 22kW and 20Nm on the previous model, which had a larger 4.8-litre twin-turbo V8.

All that fire and fury is channelled to ground via an all-wheel drive setup and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Porsche claims a 0-100km/h time of 4.1 seconds – or 3.9 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package. Top speed is said to be 286km/h.

The new Cayenne Turbo rides on active shock absorbers, and six-stage height-adjustable suspension. Under the Turbo’s wider, body-colour wheel arches are 21-inch alloy wheels shod with 285/40 tyres up front and 315/35 rubber at the rear.

Available features include torque vectoring, a 48V electrical system with active roll stabilisation, and optional rear-wheel steering.

On the inside, the Cayenne Turbo can be had with a 710W Bose surround sound system, a large touchscreen infotainment system, and sports seats with 18-way electric adjustment, heating and 911-style integrated headrests.

Australia

The Cayenne Turbo will enter local showrooms alongside Cayenne and Cayenne S from the middle of 2018. Local pricing and specifications will be announced closer to the local launch date.

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