Tests & Records

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Set a Kind Of Record In Sweden

The Gotland Ring race track in Sweden has become a place for a speed test of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid SUV.

A German TV presenter and concurrently a racing driver Tim Schrick was behind the wheel.

The large SUV could lap the Ring in record 3 min 51 sec, given the fact the road was being constructed and half-paved. The vehicle rode 2.6 miles on gravel (the whole road surface is 4.6 miles).

All the action was recorder on a four-minute fun-to-watch video. Tim Schrick has shown from inside how the Cayenne made a mighty effort to keep on track.

To tell the truth, that experience initiators had no intention to set a lap time. They are not serious about this ‘record’. It was interesting for them to try.

The vehicle impressed, even on the tires (Pirelli P Zero ones) which worn out in the testing.

The Gotland Ring is a “world’s first sustainable race and test circuit.” For today, the 1.9-mile northern section is paved and in use, the 2.6-mile southern section is still unpaved. In 2021, the entire road is planned to be ready.

The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid will go on sale the USA in the first quarter of next year. The SUV’s plug-in hybrid powertrain comprises a twin-turbo V8 and a 134-hp electric motor.

The total output is 670 hp and 633 lb-ft (858 Nm) of torque. An 8-speed automatic gearbox transmits power.

The model accelerates from 0 to 60 mph(97 km/h) in 3.6 seconds. The electronically limited top speed is 183 mph (295 km/h), the towing capacity is up to 6600 pounds ( 2993.7 kg).

Source: Car and Driver

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