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Porsche unveils 550-horsepower Cayenne Turbo S

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Like Dark Helmet’s spaceship in the movie Spaceballs, the Porsche Cayenne model-line is capable of achieving a variety of different “speeds”. The 400-horsepower Cayenne S can adequately be described as the “light speed” Cayenne, while the 500-horsepower Cayenne Turbo is surely the “ridiculous speed” model of the lineup. Despite a 0-100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 278 km/h, some consumers simply aren’t content with achieving “ridiculous speed” and want to cross the threshold to “ludicrous speed.”

For those consumers, Porsche now offers the 550-horsepower Cayenne Turbo S. Capable of reaching 100 km/h in a breathtaking 4.5 seconds on the way to a top speed of 283 km/h, the Cayenne Turbo S is fast enough to make your environment turn plaid.

Starting at $166,600, the Turbo S distinguishes itself from lesser Turbo models with gloss black painted front air intakes and rear-view mirrors, as well as standard 21-inch wheels.

In order to prepare owners for the Cayenne Turbo S’ additional performance, Porsche has also made Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and the company’s Sport Chrono package standard equipment. PDCC and PTV Plus help better control the Cayenne Turbo S through twisty roads by using active anti-roll bars to fight body roll and using the car’s braking system to better steer it through turns. Meanwhile, the Sports Chrono Package integrates a timer into the dash so that drivers can better measure their lap times.

Yes, a 500-horsepower SUV may be ridiculous, and a 550-horsepower SUV may be ludicrous, but there’s no company other than Porsche that can make such a ludicrous product seem so reasonable. Come to South Centre Porsche today to learn more about the ludicrous Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and the rest of the Cayenne model line.

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Porsche Boxster S is Autoweek’s Best of the Best Car

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The Porsche Boxster S continues to assert itself as the premiere sports car of 2013 as Autoweek awarded the mid-engine sport car the magazine’s Best of the Best/Car honor.

After narrowing the Best of the Best/Car contenders to five all-new 2013 models, Porsche was the only brand awarded two spots on the publication’s list of finalists – the winning Boxster S and the recently redesigned 911. Other contenders included the all-new Subaru BRZ, Dodge Dart and Cadillac ATS.

Ultimately, like other publications, the Boxster S’s beauty and balance earned it the top award. As Autoweek explains, a number of factors helped the Boxster S win the coveted Best of the Best/Car award, “including the ultra-flexible engine, stable rock-solid chassis and an inherent eagerness—a crispness no other car in the field could quite match.”

Armed with a 311 horsepower 3.4-liter flat-six engine, the Boxster S is both larger and more stylish than its predecessor. To see the award winner visit South Centre Porsche, and to read what else Autoweek had to say about the 2013 Boxster S visit autoweek.com.

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