Porsche has announced the newest variant in its Cayenne line-up, the Cayenne ‘Coupe’. The Cayenne model range is currently in its third-generation.
With the Coupe in place, the Cayenne is transformed into a more dynamically designed compact Crossover with new technical details. The Coupe Cayenne has sharper lines, a new rear section with an adaptive spoiler, rear individual seats and two kinds of panoramic roofs (glass or carbon fiber).
At a glance, you’d notice a steeply sloping roof line from front to rear which gives the Coupe its dynamic and sporty look. This effect is supported by a roof spoiler, which accentuates the distinctive Coupé silhouette. The front windscreen and A-pillar are shallower than in the Cayenne, courtesy of a roof edge that has been lowered by around 20 millimeters. Redesigned rear doors and fenders broaden the shoulders of this vehicle by 18 mm, contributing to its overall muscular impression. The rear number plate is integrated into the bumper, making the vehicle seem closer to the ground.
The Cayenne Coupe has an adaptive rear spoiler for active aerodynamics. The spoiler is part of Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA and is integrated into this model’s silhouette. It extends by 135 mm at speeds of 90 km/h and up, increasing the contact pressure on the rear axle, while PAA simultaneously enhances efficiency. Then there’s the glass panoramic roof or optional carbon roof; the carbon version gives a sports car impression. The carbon roof is available in one of the three lightweight sports packages. These packages also include the Sport Design features and new, weight-reduced 22-inch GT Design wheels, seat centres in classic checked fabric, and carbon and Alcantara accents in the interior. For the Cayenne Turbo Coupé, the package also includes a sports exhaust system.
For interior comfort, the car has eight-way sports seats with headrests at the front and a rear bench with individual seats. Comfort seats from the Cayenne are available at no extras. With the new rear seat configuration, passengers sit 30 mm lower than in the Cayenne, meaning there is plenty of headroom despite the vehicle’s sporty lowered silhouette. The boot capacity is 625 liters and expandable to 1,540 liters (Cayenne Turbo Coupé: 600 to 1,510 liters).
The standard Cayenne Coupe takes a 3.0l 6-cylinder turbo to pump 250 kW (340 PS) and maximum torque of 450 Nm. With Sport Chrono Package fitted in series-production vehicles achieves the standard sprint from 0-100 km/h in 6.0 seconds, with this figure dropping to 5.9 seconds with the optional lightweight sports packages. The vehicle’s top speed is 243 km/h. The top-of-the-range Cayenne Turbo Coupé goes to the starting line with a four-liter V8 engine with twin-turbo charging, 404 kW (550 PS), and maximum torque of 770 Nm. The Cayenne Turbo Coupé accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, and has a top speed of 286 km/h.
The sporty Crossover from Porsche is ready for distribution in selected countries in Europe.