The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe provides useful information to the evolution of SUVs. The provocative 2003 Cayenne noticed Porsche reimagine itself, however, that creativeness was nonetheless sure by the period’s natural, truckish conception of an SUV.
Flush with that Cayenne’s international success, Porsche realized it had no must apologize. So the second-gen Cayenne prioritized rising “crossover” beliefs of carlike design and on-highway efficiency. For 2020, this offshoot of the third-technology Cayenne belatedly follows the pattern set by the hit BMW X6:
The Cayenne Coupe would reasonably not be an SUV in any respect if it weren’t for patrons’ non-negotiable calls for a long stance, a liftgate, and all-wheel drive. The Coupe’s
sweeping roofline, broadened rear fenders and motorized rear spoiler attempt their damndest to echo the 911 sports activities automobile. However, like BMW’s “SAV’s” and Mercedes’ crossover “coupes,” the Cayenne Coupe is successfully a sizzling hatchback, albeit in Frankenstein kind with platform sneakers, horrifying measurement and power, and costs that solely a biotech creator might afford.
On the Cayenne Coupe media drive in Austria, this Porsche elaborated the Stuttgart technique that makes an SUV swift to 60 mph in as little as 3.7 seconds, cowl 1 / 4-mile in 12.3 seconds, and obtain a 177-mph high velocity.
These bracing numbers, achieved with childlike ease by way of automated launch management, describe the Turbo and its twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-eight with 541 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque. That mannequin races as shortly to 911 heights of financial largesse, ranging from $131,350 and reaching not less than $166,400 for the choice-wealthy model we drove.