If you know, you know. There is something of a cult following for Porsche Cayenne Turbos right now. Despite being over $100,000 new, they’re now selling for less than a used Tacoma in many cases, yet provide blistering performance, amazing capability, and sumptuous interior luxury. Nevertheless, they’re not commonplace on our forum, with just one previous overland-ready example, a $16,000 2006 Turbo. Depreciation like this is commonplace in the world of luxury motors, and there are many reasons for this, but expensive repairs are one of them. Sure, these premium 4WDs are a remarkable value at first glance, but with so many aging electrical components, be sure you can afford the upkeep/repairs. That being said, today’s low mileage (87,000-miles) Cayenne Turbo, with center and rear lockers, had a starting price of $106,975 in 2011 yet is offered today at just $30,000 OBO (that’s half the price of this 2011 Lexus LX570). Hence, if you’re in the market for a premium rig, you could purchase this Cayenne, make extensive upgrades and address known issues, and still be in it for less than the aforementioned Lexus but have something really special. Further still, if you think the Porsche is just a pretty face, then think again, as demonstrated by the field tests from 955 Safari, Eurowise Inc, and Harrison Schoen.
From the Seller:
“Nothing beats crawling through rocks down a 4×4 trail in ventilated seats while a Porsche twin turbo V8 exhaust sings in the background. This has hard-to-find features with the airbag suspension accompanying center and rear lockers. With a 0-60 that rivals most sports cars and world-renowned off-road ability, what’s not to love?”
2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
The Cayenne Turbo is fitted with a V8 twin-turbocharged that produces 500 horsepower, 516 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 17 mpg. A powerful motor provides exhilarating acceleration with a 0 to 60 sprint of just 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 172 mph. Supercar-esque performance figures are matched with excellent all-terrain capability thanks to 4WD, multi-terrain select system, Downhill Descent, PASM air suspension and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, locking center and rear differentials, and more. Inside, the Cayenne provides sumptuous luxury with driver comforts that include:
- Heated and ventilated leather seats
- Infotainment system with navigation
- Adaptive cruise control
- Climate control
- Rear-view camera
- Rear swing spare tire carrier with table
This 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo JKU is listed for $30,000 OBO and is currently located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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