After lumbering on for over a year with ‘just’ 493bhp, Porsche has finally seen fit to add the letter ‘S’ to the Cayenne Turbo’s name, bringing with it an extra 49bhp. That places it just 5bhp short of BMW’s X5 M, but it’s likely to be considerably more expensive.
The inaugural Cayenne GTS from 2008 was far more than the sum of its parts. Although just 20 bhp more powerful than the regular Cayenne S, it was arguably the most fun-to-drive SUV on sale at the time.
BMW have released a promotional video of the X5 M providing official confirmation of the next models to be launched by M GmbH.
We’ve already seen spy-pictures of a pre-production X6 M and German magazine AutoBild were invited last week to drive the X6 M at the Nurburgring, so production isn’t far away.