Detroit Motor Show: Porsche 911 & Cayenne Turbo S {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

24 Mar 2015

Along with last year’s celebration of 50 years of the 911, Porsche has celebrated 50 years of the Targa model by unveiling the new Targa GTS model at the Detroit Motor Show. Based on the Targa 4S, the GTS follows the same route as the Carrera GTS models, adding the best option choices from the range to make the perfect all-rounder. Given that the Targa is seen as the best all-round variant of the 911 (combining roof-off thrills with coupe practicality and security), this could the best all-round 911 variant of all!

The Targa GTS gets the Powerkit engine as standard, which means 430 bhp and 324 lb/ft of torque, going to all four wheels via the standard seven-speed manual gearbox or the optional seven speed PDK dual clutch system. With a kerb weight of 1560 kg, Porsche claims the new 911 Targa 4 GTS can sprint from 0-62 mph in 4.3sec and hit a top speed of 188 mph. The Targa GTS gets extra kit much like the coupe too, including active suspension, torque vectoring, Sport Chrono and centre-lock 20-inch alloy wheels.

The 911 Targa GTS is on sale now and costs £104,385.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

Porsche has unveiled its fastest and most powerful SUV ever at the Detroit Motor Show – the Cayenne Turbo S. There may be newer rivals like the Range Rover Sport SVR and new BMW X5, but Porsche wasn’t about to let anyone take the Cayenne’s crown as THE performance SUV.

Featuring a tweaked version of the standard Turbo’s 4.8 litre V8, the Turbo S has a staggering 562 bhp and 589 lb/ft of torque, sent through the standard 8-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels via an electronically controlled multi-plate. It may still be relatively weighty at 2235 kg, but all that power means the Cayenne Turbo S can embarrass plenty of sportscars from within Porsche’s own lineup, let alone other brands. 0-62 mph takes a scant 4.1 seconds on the way to the 176 mph top speed. To put that into perspective, only the 911 GT3 and Turbo get to 62 mph quicker.

Standard equipment includes Dynamic Chassis Control, Torque Vectoring and what Porsche describes as faster-acting traction management, which continuously varies the amount of power being delivered to the front wheels for added traction. The Turbo S also gets 21-inch alloy wheels as standard and LED headlights are also standard fitment.

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is on sale now and costs £118,455.