In 2006, Porsche added the Turbo S trim level to its Cayenne lineup, which brought the sport SUV’s already impressive output up to 520 horsepower. The 2007 model year was a one-year break for the Cayenne and when it returned in 2008, the Turbo S was not offered, but it did return again for the 2009 and 2010 model years. It looks like Porsche is going to try again, as it just announced that the Turbo S will make its triumphant return in the 2013 model year.
Much like the 911 Turbo S , the Cayenne Turbo S will share most of its styling and DNA with the step-down Turbo model. The biggest changes between the Turbo and Turbo S models will be some basic creature comfort additions, handling and braking changes, and most importantly, more power!
With the world of performance SUVs starting to get slightly crowded, how well can the top-line Cayenne Turbo S do in this quickly flooding marketplace? Does it really have enough additions over the Turbo model to constitute a price hike and how much is the price hike?
These questions and many more will be answered in our full review.
Updated 10/18/2012: Porsche has unveiled a very cool trailer video for their latest Cayenne Turbo S featuring the SUV in action on the track. Watch Gordon Robertson, Chief Driving Instructor testing the car on the track at its birthplace in Leipzig.
Updated 01/22/2013: Porsche USA has finally announced prices for the top version Cayenne Turbo S. Hit the jump for a full pricing and options list.
Click past the jump to read the review of the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.