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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-24-2007, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Forester vs. Cayenne vs. X6

I would love to see a race between a turbocharged XT and the other performance SUV's...anybody know if that's been done slash where a video of that could be?

Or at least a comparison of all the performance SUV's.

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On the highway the Cayenne S is extremely fast. I caravanned with one years back when I had my Jetta GLX which could hit 240km easily. The Cayenne from 100 up would run away from me every time.

On paper the XT is quicker to 60 than a Cayenne, on the highway I bet the Cayenne takes the win. Aerodynamics are certainly better .
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XT > Cayenne S 0-60mph
XT < Cayenne S over 60mph

there's a video on YouTube showing the 04/05 XT being faster 0-60. and i saw an article somewhere sayin that the Sports XT is 2nd to the Cayenne S Turbo.

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XT > Cayenne S 0-60mph
XT < Cayenne S over 60mph

there's a video on YouTube showing the 04/05 XT being faster 0-60. and i saw an article somewhere sayin that the Sports XT is 2nd to the Cayenne S Turbo.

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Unless somethign has changed the XT is the quickest "SUV" 0-60.

One street over from me a guy has a Lamborghini Gallardo. One of these days we're going to find out who's quicker
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Perhaps on the highway, but what about around turns etc. I'd like to see a proper topgear piece on this
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Keep in mind the Cayenne is still a Porsche after all. Its supposed to have excellent handling. The XT has ok handling and the OEM tires suck.
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everywhere on YouTube (including 5th gear), they mention how the Cayenne really is an anywhere vehicle and it really outperforms.

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Unless somethign has changed the XT is the quickest "SUV" 0-60.

One street over from me a guy has a Lamborghini Gallardo. One of these days we're going to find out who's quicker
The SRT-8 grand cherokee is quicker to 60. 0-60 in around 4.8 (about the same as an STI) and it has tons more topend. it goes SRT8>FXT>Cayenne Turbo.
The cayenne is better in many aspects however, 6/4pot brakes, much better interior etc.

04xt/4eat, 16g, STI bits and bobs
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Played with a Cayenne S driven by the owner of a Porsche dealer and his wife. That thing can move its mass around quite quickly, and corners pretty darn well too. I know this from firsthand experience, trust me. I can't disclose the speeds, as it would break some rules, and I'd wind up in the dumpster over it...but we weren't quite at the speed limit.

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