Porsche has unveiled its most powerful iteration yet of the Cayenne large SUV, with the 2024 Turbo E-Hybrid. It’s even more powerful than the predecessor, which produced a combined 500kW whack.
For the 2024 model, Porsche has squeezed an extra 44kW from the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 hybrid system. Now, the V8 produces 441kW alone, paired with a 130kW electric motor. The combined outputs are an immense 544kW and 950Nm.
This is the sort of power we usually see from upper-end supercars. In the Cayenne, the package propels the SUV from 0-100km/h in a claimed 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 295km/h, making it one of the quickest and fastest petrol-powered production SUVs in the world.
A larger battery has been included with the refresh, now at 25.9kWh. It offers 11kW AC charging and can provide an electric driving range. Porsche hasn’t mentioned the new range but says it does offer “greater electric range and shorter charging times” than before.
As standard, the new flagship model comes with adaptive air suspension with a new two-chamber, two-valve technology to optimise adjustment possibilities. The new system also provides a wider spectrum between the Comfort and Sport Plus modes as activated by the driver.
In Australia, the 2024 Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid will come with 22-inch alloy wheels in a ‘911 Turbo Design’ spoke pattern, along with a panoramic glass roof, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, surround-view parking cameras, head-up display, four-zone climate control, and soft-close doors as standard.
The new variant also features all of the revised styling and design features that we saw with the reveal of the 2024 model earlier this year, including a new dash design with twin touch-screen possibilities, a relocated gear selector, and a fully digital instrument cluster.
Porsche Australia says the new variant is on sale now priced from $288,400 for the wagon, and from $297,200 for the Coupe. Local arrival is set for later this year.