Zuffenhausen-based Porsche has created a brand new identity in the market of hybrid cars with the Cayenne S Hybrid. The car swirls from 0 - 60 mph in 5.7 seconds while the top speed ascends at 150 mph. The maximum torque of the car is a rip-roaring 440 Nm. With gilded speed abilities like this, the personality of this hybrid shows that performance is the top priority of the car. The 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission with the auto start/stop function dominates the hybrid market because of the strong performance that it gives the car. Driving with an automatic transmission is fun in an average car - with the Cayenne S Hybrid, it goes to another level with how seamless it is to use between the 8 speeds.
The driveline of the hybrid is an important aspect in the fierce performance of the car. It is powered through Porsche Traction Management. The system will include permanent all wheel drive with a self-locking centre differential. It includes a traction-slip control and a limited-slip differential. Alongside the driveline, the 4.1 litre V8 engine stands out as the core that powers the performance of the hybrid. The engine is supercharged - just the icing needed to sweeten the deal for demanding motorists. The engine has a decoupler to engage and disengage it which makes it even more practical for motorists. Another fascinating feature of the engine is direct fuel injection. The fuel goes into the combustion chamber through electromagnetic injectors. The fuel funnels into the chambers which make combustion smooth. The direct fuel injection ability makes the engine more efficient.
Performance requires authority however authority can only be attained when a machine can function at the highest level. The hybrid assures this through the cooling system of the car. The engine of the Cayenne S Hybrid uses intelligent control to keep the engine cool. Friction is decreased because of the lower temperatures as well. Innovation is seen through the piston heads by using oil-spray jets which works with the central lubrication system. The V8 engine has wet-sump lubrication system which makes the engine glide.
Porsche has added a dash of style to the braking world with the introduction of its brakes. The Porsche Stability Management works in tandem with the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes. These brakes are made from carbon-fibre that is forged at 1,700° Celsius. The details of the Porsche brakes are rich and textured: the electric parking brake can be manually activated and it is also deactivated. The automatic hold function means that drivers can pull away without rolling back. The stylistic touches are seen through the silver callipers of the Cayenne S Hybrid. With wear sensors included, drivers can even tell when new brake pads are required.
For green-focused drivers, Porsche wants to ensure that this hybrid car meets the environmental and energy needs of its discerning set of drivers. The answer to this was the introduction of VarioCam Plus technology. VarioCam works by essentially making 'two' engines out of one. It adjusts valve timing and it receives its green credentials by improving fuel economy. It does this when the car is using low engine speeds, for example.
The driving personality of this hybrid comes alive when it is used off-road. Whether drivers come across steep terrain or impenetrable roads, the hybrid knows what to do thanks to Porsche Traction Management. Uneven surfaces are tackled in part to the rock-solid suspension system of the car. In conjunction with the Power steering Plus, the off-road ability of the hybrid is flawless.
The jet black body of the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid tells a story. This narrative is one of excellence and gloss. It culminates to inspire drivers about the magic of hybrid luxury motoring. 18 inch Cayenne S III wheels frame the exterior of the hybrid. The tyres of the car are strong; they work to decrease consumption of fuel and a tyre pressure monitoring system is in effect to keep the tyres in good condition. The imposing and aggressive exterior is up to the task of what drivers and Porsche enthusiasts want. The rear wheel arches shows off the flair of the hybrid while the LED headlights sparkle when they are in use.
The sporty exterior matches with the cabin of the hybrid which is draped in black leather upholstery. The influence of the Carrera GT is clear from the curves and lines of the interior. The sporty look of the steering wheel and dashboard is highlighted with the inclusion of a 4.8 inch colour display screen. This screen uses rich colour to show off navigation and energy management information that is exclusive to the hybrid. The interior also features door storage compartments which passengers can take advantage of. The electric windows highlight the cabin's technological sharpness.
The practicality of the hybrid is seen through the reversing camera of the car which can be used to help drivers with parking. The comfort seats of this Cayenne S have 8-way electric adjustment ability and 2-way head restraint. There are also child seats that have ISOFIX mounting points and breathable fabric that is kind to a child's skin. The Cayenne S Hybrid has a luggage volume of around 580 litres. When the seats in the back are folded, the space expands to 1,690 litres.
The elevation of the Cayenne S Hybrid
This exceptional car has changed the image of traditional hybrids. It has helped to position Porsche as the sports car maker that knows what the future of driving will look like. The performance, exterior and interior of the hybrid will ignite passion for hybrid driving which is growing in popularity among the sports car market.