What is it?
The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo, and a proper piece of work it is, too. Now in its 12th year of production and fourth model incarnation, the Cayenne has become Porsche's most lucrative vehicle by far in the decade-and-a-bit that it's been on sale.
The Turbo has long stood proudly at the top of the family tree, which is why Porsche tends not to skimp on anything whenever a new version appears.
This latest model is no exception. It has more power, more torque and more performance than ever before, plus a touch less weight to carry. Its twin-turbo V8 engine and eight-speed automatic gearbox are more efficient than ever and the car is therefore faster but more economical than any previous Turbo.
In most eyes it also looks better than ever, thanks to a raft of styling updates front and rear. These include new LED lights at the back, a more sloping roofline and a shallower but more potent looking grille at the front. Together these make the new Turbo look wider and more purposeful, says Porsche, even though at 2185kg it's actually a fraction less heavy than the previous model.
The suspension has been extensively modified to deliver yet more control on and off road, and at high and low speed thanks to software alterations and the fitment of new four-piece bushes front and rear.
Air suspension is standard and can be raised or lowered to aid off road flexibility, claims Porsche. More realistically, however, this enables a Turbo driver to lower the ride height of their leviathan by around half a metre to make loading the shopping that much easier.
Inside, the new Cayenne Turbo's mix of quality, technology, logistics and architecture is hard to fault. Same goes for its packaging, the rear seats having been redesigned to afford more comfort and a better view forwards, the boot being as good as it gets in terms of size and shape within this class.