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2008 Porsche Cayenne TurboTwin turbos will launch you into tomorrow; that's good, because much of the cabin tech is yesterday's.
>> Yes, I'm wearing my equivalent of a dunce cap, sent to me by the folks at the Redwood Region of the Porsche Club of America. They saw my Boxer video where I called it a Porsche Boxer. Okay. So it's a Porsche, that's actually handy, because when I got in the 08 Cayenne turbo, that's actually a Porsche, what is that hands free phone system? ^M00:00:21 [ Music ] ^M00:00:25 The first thing you notice when you get in this Cayenne turbo, it smells really good. Well let's check the tech and not be bamboozled by the scent. First of all, our head unit here is base. You get navigation and what they call PCM, Porsche communication management. This whole high tech module which is your AV system, your navigation rig, phone technology if you order it. Let's take a look at the navigation first and foremost. You know the resolution on that is pretty good. I've seen better. Entering your destination is interesting. No other car works quite like this. You hit the navigation button and you select let's say a city you want to put in. And here you've got your alphabet across the top, you roll left and right from A to Z. So it's an interesting interface, definitely unique and I'd say it grows on you pretty quickly. There is no Bluetooth hands free option on this vehicle like the rest of the world is using. But there is a hands free module. The Porsche phone module is installed in the vehicle and it is the phone. It's a high powered, built in telephone transceiver, GSM only. And here's how it works. You get in your car and you insert your GSM chip, the SIM in this little sneaky tray right here. And then the vehicle takes over as your phone. With what Porsche says is an 8 watt transceiver. That's a killer phone system, but you have to really buy in to a big option and be putting a card in and out. I'm, I'm not sure what I think of that. I wasn't able to try it because our car is not equipped with it. Getting out of our parking lot here is going to be interesting because we do have park assist, park distance sensors. But I don't have the rear view camera. You get park assist standard when you buy this vehicle. But if you want park assist with rear view camera, that's about 1600 bucks more. So the camera is 1600 bucks. That's a lot of money. Okay, what's under the hood of our Cayenne turbo? 4 point 8 liter, V 8, twin turbo, inner cooled of course, 500 horsepower, 500 in 16 foot pounds. That's definitely convincing energy to move this 5200 pounds of totonic truck around. My issue though comes with the way the power is delivered. You're going to feel like a bobble head driving this thing around town with your head going back and forth and back and forth. I must be missing something. Well let's try and adjust it over here. We've got a Porsche dynamic chassis control technology here. This is an electromechanical suspension system that really tries to interpret if you've got body roll during heavy maneuvering and, and really level out the car. So it's kind of like intelligent sway bars. You see the buttons here. We have a normal button right there. Sport of course is going to be the most aggressive. And there's a comfort button up above that. So there's your range. Now next to that is your overall drive train mode which you can go to either sport or normal. Base for a Cayenne turbo, 08 model, is 93700, which includes a lot of stuff as I've shown you. What's not included is the SIM card based system with the external handset and display and keypad. That's about 1600 bucks. The last thing you want to put in your budget, is about 300 bucks a month for your chiropractor as this thing snaps your neck back and forth. ^M00:03:37 [ Music ]