2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Just the other day, we caught the 2015 Cayenne having a Marilynn Monroe moment, as a gust of wind blew the cover off of its front end. That was the first really good look that we got at the front end of the Cayenne , but now we get a nice sneak peek at the Turbo model’s front end, as our spy shooters caught it out and about.

With the exception of the whistle from the engine, the only other ways to tell this is a Turbo model and not the standard Cayenne are the rims, the extensions on the bumpers and the fog lights up front.

just like the standard Cayenne that we caught recently, the Turbo model’s front end is in full view, but the back end still has its lights hidden by covers. These covers, which are the shape of the taillights on the current Cayenne, hide slimmer taillights that are similar to those we’ve seen on the Macan , Panamera and 911 .

Under its hood, we expect the Cayenne Turbo to feature the same 520 horsepower, 4.8-liter V-8 as the Panamera Turbo.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

Spy Shots

March 17, 2014 - Porsche Cayenne Turbo reveals its front fascia

Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Up front, we can see that the differences between the standard Cayenne and the Turbo model are very slight, and they include longer fog lights, and a more aggressive lower lip on the front and rear apron. I suspect the differences will be far more obvious by time Porsche rolls the 2015 Cayenne lineup into showrooms.

Drivetrain

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

We suspect that the 2015 Cayenne Turbo and Turbo S will feature the same 4.8-liter, V-8 engine as the Panamera Turbo and Turbo S. This would put the two models at 520 and 570 horsepower, respectively. That’s a nice 20-horsepower bump to each model.

Competitors

2014 BMW X5 m

BMW X5 M

BMW has yet to officially unveil the revised X5 M, but we all know it is coming soon. Under its hood, we anticipate a 500-horsepower, twin-turbo V-8 that will rival the Cayenne Turbo nicely. We’re not too sure when to expect it, but possibly at the Paris Auto Show this year.

2014 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

Mercedes ML63 AMG

With 518 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque rolling from its 5.5-liter, turbocharged V-8, the ML63 AMG is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. The only downside to it is that its looks are a little "blah" if you ask me, but it is due for a refresh in the coming years.

History

Porsche Cayenne S

Through all of the whining and boo-hooing of the Porsche faithful, the German sports car builder moved forward with the Cayenne SUV in 2003. The Cayenne debuted with a base, 4.5-liter V-8 with 340 horsepower and had an optional, turbocharged 4.5-liter with 450 horses. The following year a 3.2-liter engine with 247 horsepower debuted as the Cayenne’s entry-level powerplant.

Porsche Cayenne GTS

In 2008 , Porsche revamped the Cayenne with a facelift and a bunch of new variants. The base Cayenne got a new, 290-horsepower V-6, the new Cayenne S got a 4.8-liter V-8 with 385, the new GTS model got a 405-horsepower V-8 and the Turbo model got a 500-horsepower V-8.

Porsche Cayenne

In 2011, the second-gen Cayenne debuted 400 pounds lighter, and with a new nose to go with revised D-pillars. In 2011, the base Cayenne had a 3.6-liter V-6 with 300 horsepower, the S model had 400 horsepower from a 4.8-liter V-8, the S Hybrid model churned out 380 horses and the Turbo model continued with 500 horses.


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