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Porsche unveils the new Cayenne Turbo S

The following is a guest post by Ryan Konko. Ryan Konko is an expert in the automotive industry and currently holds the position of Senior Motoring Editor at www.MotoringExposure.com. MotoringExposure is an automotive website that is dedicated to providing the latest tuning car news, sexy cars, and high-end motoring lifestyle.

 

When Porsche entered the SUV game with its first-generation Cayenne model, it upset quite a few enthusiasts around the world. How could a sports car company produce an SUV? Blasphemy! While that debate still rages on to this day among Porsche purists, there’s no question that the Cayenne has some serious performance – especially the Turbo S model.

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Now in its third generation, the Porsche Cayenne has enjoyed a great deal of sales success. The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is looking to build upon that success but this time with a bit more snarl than your average German SUV.

 

Underneath the hood of the new Cayenne Turbo S sits a 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, similar to those found in the Cayenne Turbo and Panamera Turbo models. But this engine is a bit different in the fact that Porsche was able to squeeze out an additional 50 horsepower and 37 lb-ft. of torque thanks to some of that German engineering magic. This pushes the total output of the Turbo S to 550 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 553 lb-ft. of torque from 2,250 to 4,500 RPM. All of those ponies are sent through an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission to all four wheels and shoots the SUV to 60 mph in a mere 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 175 mph as Porsche Traction Management works to prevent the tires from losing grip.

 

So what good is all that power without that Porsche sports car chassis? Well, the new Cayenne Turbo S is no pig when it comes to the turns thanks to the host of standard electronic aids and already sharp suspension setup. The SUV’s air suspension automatically adjusts to different driving styles thanks to Porsche Active Suspension Management and keeps things glued to the road with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and its rear differential lock. A standard Porsche Dyanmic Chassis Control helps utilize active roll bars to stabilize the suspension through turns and eliminate a great deal of body roll that plagues most SUVs and crossovers.

 

Bringing this hulking powerhouse to a halt is a set of gigantic 15.4-inch front and 14.1-inch rear brake discs clenched by unrelenting calipers. But if owners want even more stopping power, they can check the box next to the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes for lightweight and fade free braking performance.

 

The exterior of the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S also has a bit of a harder edge than its siblings. New gloss black front air inlets help to redirect cool air to the two snails feeding boost pressure to the engine and the large set of front brakes. A new set of Porsche Dynamic Lighting System Bi-Xenon headlights give drivers better nighttime visibility thanks to its adjustable light range and feature matching gloss black housing. The standard 21-inch Turbo II wheels as featured on other Porsche models come standard, but COR Wheels can change that with a set of their own Porsche Cayenne wheels. The final touch is the “Turbo S” badge on the rear lift gate to differentiate the SUV from the rest of the lineup.

The interior features custom-tailored luxury that complements the turbocharged performance of the SUV. Owners will have two standard choices of leather color combinations with contrasting stitching along with alcantara accents throughout the cabin. Embroidered floor mats, illuminated stainless steel door entry sills, a unique dashboard plaque, and carbon fiber trim set help to make the cabin an exciting yet comfortable place to be.

Porsche hasn’t officially announced the MSRP of its new Cayenne Turbo S model, but it has said that deliveries will start in January of 2013. We’re guessing that it will cost a bit more than the Cayenne Turbo’s $108,750 price, think $120,000.

(Source: Porsche)

 

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Terry Seibert, Director of the Forged Wheels Division at APP [Interview]

Recently, COR Wheels was able to sit down with Terry Seibert, Director of the Forged Wheels Division at Aluminum Precision Products. Based in Santa Ana, California, Aluminum Precision Products is one of the premier international forging suppliers, and provides COR Wheels with the most advanced forgings in the industry.

What are some of APP’s core values?
Our mission statement is that “Aluminum Precision Products is committed to steady, long term improvement of all our products and processes through defect prevention rather than detection.” Our goal is to be the world class quality supplier of choice in the forging industry.

How long has APP been in business?
We were established in 1965.

What are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen or experienced in the forging industry during the past ten years?
More exotic light weight alloys are being developed and tested. Multi-piece or segmented precision die designs are also becoming more prevalent. APP is one of the premiere forge houses in this part of the industry.

Where do you see the future of the forging industry in ten years?
Expansion of forgings used in aerospace will continue to increase. Plus, the automobile industry will grow exponentially as cars are mandated for higher and higher CAFÉ numbers; vehicles will need to be light weight in all areas large and small such as suspensions, pistons, con-rods, engine components, structural components, and of course, wheels. We have a very positive outlook for considerable growth in the future.

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What are some future plans for APP?
APP will continue as outlined in our mission statement, as well as expand in currently supplied aerospace, automotive, military/defense, medical, scuba, and commercial industries by expansion of sales and further acquisitions of cohesive like-manufacturing facilities.

What differentiates your forgings from others?
Our expertise garnered from engineering design, the calculation of grain flow appropriate to the part to be forged, and use of appropriate tonnage from one of 58 forge presses for a specific forged part. With our in-house die shop capabilities, we also ensure the customer is getting the best forgings.

What automakers use your forgings as Original Equipment (OE)?
Automakers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz AMG, Pagani, Ducati, Artega, Koenigsegg, Alfa Romeo, and Audi use our forgings as Original Equipment.

Where are your forgings developed?
All engineering design, forge die production, forging processes, and spinning are performed in Santa Ana, California USA.

Differentiate Rotary VS Conventional Forgings?
APP is now, and always has been, a proponent of conventional forgings versus rotary forging for a general reason; that being the fact that APP does not forge only “round” parts. Our process includes precision forging of a variety of shapes and complicated designs. Specifically, APP believes the correct grain flow and direction of the grain flow for strength is obtained via conventional hydraulic forging versus pushing metal in a circular motion to obtain a round shape.

Cast Wheels VS Forged Wheels, What’s the difference?

The terms “forged” and “cast” are often used to describe a set of wheels to indicate the process used to manufacture the wheel. In the wheel industry forging and casting are the two predominant types of processes used to manufacture wheels.

During the casting process molten aluminum is either poured or drawn using a vacuum into a mold, where it is formed into the desired wheel shape and allowed to cool. Once the wheel has cooled minor modifications such as drilling and trimming are made, allowing for quick and inexpensive production. While a cast wheel may be easier and less expensive to manufacture, the process of allowing the molten aluminum to solidify leads to porosity, which are essentially inconsistencies in the material structure that unaccounted for can lead to cracking, oxidation, pitting in the finishing, and a reduction in the wheel’s structural integrity. To counteract this deficiency, manufacturers are forced to design with larger tolerances which lead to heavier wheels in order to achieve the desired structural integrity.

In contrast to casting, a forged wheel begins as a solid piece of metal referred to as a “billet”. This billet is then subjected to heat and intense pressure, which compresses the material to form a raw forging. These raw forgings are “forged” into different profiles to allow for the creation of different wheel designs.

The raw forgings are then lathe turned and milled in-house using our CNC machines to form the final shape and application of the desired wheel.

Due to the immense pressure that the billet undergoes during the forging process, the metal is less porous compared to cast wheels and has an interlocking and aligned grain structure. Although this can only be viewed under a microscope, this structure results in improved strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion and oxidation. Due to the more consistent forging, the same structural integrity can be achieved using less material in a forged wheel versus a similarly designed cast wheel, this lighter weight translates into improved overall vehicle performance. Forged wheels are often made into traditional one-piece monobloc wheels, or due to their inherent strength to weight, they can be made into two- and three-piece variations to give manufactures enormous flexibility in creating custom offsets and widths that would not normally be available in a monobloc construction.

Although the forging process may be more time consuming and costly than cast wheels, they offer significant benefits to the consumer. COR and Axiom wheels are designed and machined in-house, which means we have extensive control over the manufacturing process ensuring the highest level of quality and craftsmanship. In general, our forged wheels offer a 10 to 15 percent reduction in weight compared to factory cast wheels with some examples achieving a 35 percent reduction in weight.*

So, if you’re looking to upgrade your set of factory cast wheels, our forged wheels will not only improve the look of your vehicle, but contribute to an increased level of performance by reducing unsprung weight, while providing unmatched strength, durability, and, of course, individual style.

* Please note the exact weight reduction will be dependent on the factory wheel style and the wheel being used for the upgrade.

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