The four-door, all-wheel-drive Porsche Cayenne Turbo SUV was powered by a turbocharged 4.5-liter V8 that produced 450 horsepower. It was linked to a six-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission, which was standard. The Tiptronic was equipped with a gate that enabled the driver to shift manually, depending on driving conditions.
Standard features for the Cayenne Turbo included power windows, 12-way adjustable power front seats, a multifunction steering wheel with audio controls, Porsche's Park Assist system, heated windshield wiper nozzles, a multifunction trip computer, a central locking system with remote, heat insulating laminated glass, a 14-speaker Bose stereo system, 18-inch Cayenne Turbo wheels, an air suspension system, Bi-Xenon headlights, an anti-theft system, and a Porsche Communications Management system with DVD navigation and an MP3-compatible CD radio.
Options included a four-zone air conditioning system, a CD changer, a sport tailpipe, a SportDesign Kit, and an Offroad Design Package.
Drivers praised the Cayenne Turbo's acceleration, tight handling, roominess, and comfortable seating... (more about the 2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo)
However, the Cayenne Turbo's six-speed automatic was a bit controversial, especially with reviewers, who noted that it tended to accelerate the vehicle even when the foot was held constant on the gas pedal. The six-speed also could be a bit jumpy on downshifts, reviewers noted.