Engineers focused on improving the suspension set-up of the previous model, and added a number of reinforced parts including a newly-formed sump-guard, new front and rear panels, custom BFGoodrich all-terrain tires and a recalibrated air suspension system.
The Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia still retains its sturdy roll-cage, twin bucket seats and six-point harnesses for driver and co-driver. The standard 4.8L normally-aspirated engine with direct fuel injection delivers 385hp (283 kW) and is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox with a shorter final drive ratio than the regular Cayenne S. The SUV also features a weight-reduced sports exhaust system.
Like all other models in the Cayenne range, the Cayenne S Transsyberia features Porsche’s permanent AWD system, which feeds 62% of the engine’s torque to the rear wheels and 38% to the front. If slip is detected, the multiple-plate clutch, operated by an electric motor and controlled electronically, varies the distribution of power as a function of driving conditions and can send up to 100% of the engine’s power to either axle.
This year’s event will take place on the 11th of July and will once again travel from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.