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Moving to the "P" Camp
26Nov2018 - Completing My Moving-Over to the P Camp
Date: Mon Nov 26 16:45:47 MST 2018, [ 15 photos ]
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After having owned and driven many of BMW's lineup--from 3series, 5series, 8series, to 2 generations of X5s, we now have fully moved over to the "P" camp. We were going for a 3rd BMW X5 but with the experiences we had with all our BMWs, we decided not to. Instead, we  now have paired our iconic Porsche 911 Turbo with its fairly capable-of-everything big-sibling -- a Cayenne Turbo with a matching character that possess split-personality. Porsche engineers seem to have figured out how to make this SUV act as one of their sports cars! This even has the acclaimed 21-channel 1,455Watt Burmester Audio System that replaced its already capable Bose sytem. You've gotta hear it!

I am not the gullible type that drools to the beat of car maker's themes or shallow catch-phrases or biased marketing hypes but I do take the real feedbacks and reviews seriously from the user base themselves, after all, they're the ones that already have used it. Likewise those from 3rd party writeups and reviews. Often they're the ones that make the truth. So when I say "once you've driven one, you've driven (the) one!". It is what it is - from comfort, to detail, to workmanship (haha, no cheap plastics here, or the made-to-look-like materials that after awhile may look like it was made from "you-know-where"), the technology, to performance, it acts what it says, no more, no less.

Here's some unbiased write ups from different sources...

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 After having owned and driven many of BMW's lineup--from 3series, 5series, 8series, to 2 generations of X5s, we now have fully moved over to the "P" camp. We were going for a 3rd BMW X5 but with the experiences we had with all our BMWs, we decided not to. Instead, we now have paired our iconic Porsche 911 Turbo with its fairly capable-of-everything big-sibling -- a Cayenne Turbo with a matching character that possess split-personality. Porsche engineers seem to have figured out how to make this SUV act as one of their sports cars! This even has the acclaimed 21-channel 1,455Watt Burmester Audio System that replaced its already capable Bose sytem. You've gotta hear it!

I am not the gullible type that drools to the beat of car maker's themes or shallow catch-phrases or biased marketing hypes but I do take the real feedbacks and reviews seriously from the user base themselves, after all, they're the ones that already have used it. Likewise those from 3rd party writeups and reviews. Often they're the ones that make the truth. So when I say "once you've driven one, you've driven (the) one!". It is what it is - from comfort, to detail, to workmanship (haha, no cheap plastics here, or the made-to-look-like materials that after awhile may look like it was made from "you-know-where"), the technology, to performance, it acts what it says, no more, no less.

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According to TopSpeed.com:

"Even with the new bodywork, Porsche has managed to cut off 400 pounds of excess weight, helping to increase the performance quotient.

Most SUVs get nervous even being around a track, but this is where the Cayenne Turbo can shine. Even high performance variants from BMW and Mercedes tend to weigh so much that when maneuvering around a road course they exhibit heavy body roll through corners and heated brakes can become an issue on long runs. The Porsche engineers seem to have figured out how to make this SUV act as one of their sports cars. The use of adaptive air suspension in its most aggressive setting allows this big SUV to scoot around a course with little issue at all. Optional ceramic brakes help to reign in the 500 ponies that want to gallop endlessly ahead and remain cool at the same time. Overall the Cayenne Turbo will turn your BMW X5M or ML63 AMG into the laughing stock of fast SUV owners everywhere if you ever challenge it on a track."

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According to ARchive.Boston.com

"Nothing competes with a Cayenne Turbo. Other fast SUVs like the BMW X5 M accelerate and handle with similar brutality, but they still feel like SUVs. The Cayenne doesn't, yet it can tow the equivalent of two 911 Turbos. "

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According to NYTimes.com

"The Cayenne Turbo plays the Range Rover's game off-road better than the Range Rover plays the Cayenne's game on-road.

The new Cayenne is only concerned with being a Porsche, and it's a much better vehicle for it."

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According to TruckTrend.com

"The Porsche has more of an addictive split-personality. Restrain all impetus to feed its hungry V-8 and it'll purr like a kitten. Push it ever so slightly and it quickly reveals its Nurburgring training. When you do go fast, you're not inexplicably beaten up -- the leather-filled Porsche wants you to end your fantastic voyage in one piece with a smile on your face. The Cayenne Turbo does many things - towing, cargo carrying, canyon carving, circuit slaying - with an extraordinary skill set, whereas the other SUVs simply shine in certain areas."

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According to Driving.ca

"With a suspension that can be adjusted depending on what type of driving you are doing -comfort, normal or sport -as well as a manually adjustable drive height and the ability to lock the centre and rear differentials, the Cayenne Turbo can handle just about any type of driving.

The Cayenne Turbo delivers style, design and performance like no other SUV."

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The air suspension lets you adjust the height of the vehicle, from cargo-loading level to extreme clearance, or when you're "off-roading"

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According to Excellence-mag.com

"The air-ride suspension is a versatile system because of the variable spring and damper rates and electronically adjustable ride height, which can be adapted to your driving style with the press of a button. Fear not another steep driveway or your favorite twisty road or waking the baby: The air-springs can fill up to gain ground clearance, deflate to lower the car and its center of gravity – which helps ingress and egress almost as well as the vehicle's handling and the ride can be softened to isolate the interior from the majority of outside noise, vibration, and harshness."

 

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One of the nicest options in this Turbo beast is this $6,800 outrageous option: a 21-speaker 1,455Watt Burmester high-end audiophile-grade 3D surround sound system. Music to one's ears!

A Burmester system is the premium stereo option in most Porsches, but only the Panamera and the Cayenne offer the 3D surround sound setup, as these vehicles have enough space for the requisite 21 speakers.

Burmester is a privately owned and Berlin-based manufacturer of audiophile-grade home audio equipment, producing high-tech stereos ranging from around $20,000 to well over $250,000.

ref: http://nuvomagazine.com/transport/new-porsche-3d-surround-sound-system

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