“THINK OF THIS as the 918 for the family,” the man from Porsche said. That’s quite a statement. You can’t just casually compare something to the Porsche 918 Spyder, a £1 million plug-in hybrid supercar, without expectations launching through the roof and proceeding towards the outer reaches of space.
But with the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid (not the catchiest name going), Porsche clearly has some confidence. It continues a clear shift towards the green for the German marque, following various Panamera and Cayenne plugin hybrids over the years and arriving at the same time as the all-electric Taycan (see p21).
The new range-topper, then, is available in the regular Cayenne body as well as the new Cayenne Coupé we’re driving here. It uses the same setup as the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid – a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre petrol V8 engine up front and an electric motor at the rear – for a total output of 671bhp and 664lb ft of torque.
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