Since debuting back in 2002, Porsche’s inaugural SUV has come an incredibly long way, as each model year has brought a more refined, more luxurious, and more high-performance Cayenne. For the luxury SUV’s latest model year, however, the automaker hasn’t only raised the bar, but has also rolled out what’s the most powerful model variant to date — and by a substantial margin — with the 2024 Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid SUV and Coupe.
Replacing the existing Turbo variant, the new Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid features a revised twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine cranking out 591hp. This forced induction V8 has been fitted with a 130-kW (174hp) electric motor that allows it to generate a collective 729hp and 700ft-lbs of torque — a major step up from the 2023 model year Cayenne Turbo’s 541hp and 567ft-lbs. This results in a top speed of 183mph and a 0-60mph time of just 3.5 seconds. These figures actually make this new variant quicker than Porsche’s base model 911 — as well as one of the fastest SUV’s that money can currently buy.
Offered with an available performance-bolster GT Package, the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid isn’t just faster and more powerful, it’s also a better all-around vehicle. For 2024, the Turbo E-Hybrid-spec SUV gets Air suspension with two-chamber and two-valve technology, newly designed HD-Matrix Design LED headlights, a more powerful 15-watt air-conditioned induction-charging pad, a new digital instrument cluster that features a curved and free standing design, and Comfort Access, all now as standard amenities. What’s more, in addition to a new 11-kW onboard charger that allows for sub-2.5-hour charge times, the new model variant also boasts a battery pack with significantly higher voltage at 25.9kWh. This also means greater range — as well as quicker charging.
The second of three hybrid Cayenne variants the Stuttgart firm plans to debut this year, the 2024 Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid SUV and Coupe are available for order now with pricing starting at $146,900 and $151,400, respectively — with deliveries scheduled to begin in Q2 of next year.