550-hp 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S price starts at $146,000

The Porsche Cayenne range is getting another member added to its model family today with the addition of the Cayenne Turbo S – a 550-hp SUV that “surpasses the driving performance of many sports cars, while preserving the off-road capability, ride comfort and towing ability typical of the Cayenne.”

Power comes from the same 4.8 liter 8-cylinder turbo engine in the Cayenne Turbo – but it has now been upgraded with an addition 50-hp and torque has been increased to 553 lb-ft. This allows the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S to go from 0 to 60 mph 4.3 seconds (Cayenne Turbo does it in 4.4 seconds) with a top speed of 175 mph (Cayenne Turbo top speed comes in 172 mph).

The Cayenne Turbo S is comes with all the Porsche dynamic performance techs including Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), and Power Steering Plus, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is also equipped with the Sport Chrono package as standard.

Pricing for the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S starts at $146,000 (not including a $975 destination charge). Sales start spring of 2013. In comparison the Porsche Cayenne Turbo starts at $108,750 – meaning you’re paying and additional $37,250 for 50 more horsepower and bunch of options coming as standard.

– By: Omar Rana