2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is a 550 hp, 177 mph people hauler

Porsche has gone official with one of the hottest SUVs on the market in the form of the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The SUV has a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 heart that makes 550 hp and 567 lb-ft of torque. Porsche says that it is quicker and faster than the previous generation Cayenne Turbo S.

Performance numbers are 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package and a top speed of 177 mph. Porsche promises that the 2019 model has significantly enhanced standard equipment compared to the previous Cayenne Turbo. Other features include three chamber air suspension, staggered tire sizes, and Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) tech for improved dynamics.

The 2019 Cayenne Turbo can also be fitted with rear-axle steering and electronic roll stabilization. Turbo models get an exclusive front end and LED main headlights of the Porsche Dynamic Light System. Turbo buyers get double-row front light modules, something V6 buyers don't get.

The wheel arches are widened and the SUV rolls on special 21-inch wheels. The turbo also gets specific twin tailpipes to set it apart from the six-cylinder versions. Inside the Cayenne Turbo gets center mounted grab handles, a 12.3-inch screen in the dash, and an analog tech with a pair of 7-inch screens on each side.

Those screens can show virtually all vehicle functions and are part of the Porsche Advanced cockpit. Standard audio system is a 710w Bose Surround Sound System. Also standard are 18-way sport seats with integrated headrests and heating functions. The Cayenne Turbo will land at dealerships this fall starting at $124,600.