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Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid review: loads more power but a little less poise for range-topping SUV

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2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid

It’s difficult not to wonder “Why?” as I consider the 680PS output of the car I’ve just climbed into. Essentially, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is a Cayenne Turbo with a plug, the addition of some batteries and an electric motor seeing the power rise from a not inconsiderable 542bhp to a preposterous 670bhp – along with 663lb ft of torque added to the mix.

All that, of course, means that it’s quicker, allowing you to pin your bewildered passengers into their seats as the Turbo S E-Hybrid races to 62mph in only 3.8 seconds, on the way to a maximum speed in excess of 180mph. If you’re in a mere Turbo you’ll be an embarrassing 0.3 seconds slower – although you’ll break 190mph.  

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