Porsche unveiled the latest version of the Cayenne at an event in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. The brand’s successful SUV model, of which more than 760,000 units have been sold since 2002, is a completely new development. The vehicle now combines even more of the typical Porsche performance with everyday practicality and despite its extended range of standard equipment, the Cayenne is up to 55 kilograms lighter thanks to its intelligent lightweight construction.
“We have completely redeveloped our successful model. It has been visibly and tangibly improved and perfected in all respects. The Cayenne has also been digitalised and networked throughout to give it a forward-thinking design”, says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board at Porsche AG.
Porsche has also enhanced the look of the Cayenne significantly: “Our primary objective was to accentuate the character of the vehicle. More Porsche, more Cayenne. The new Cayenne is more precise, elegant, athletic and expressive”, says Michael Mauer, Director of Style at Porsche AG, who unveiled the style of the new Cayenne alongside Peter Varga (Director Exterior Design) and Ivo van Hulten (Director Interior Design).
The third generation of the SUV features powerful turbo engines, a new eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox and new chassis systems, as well as an innovative Porsche Advanced Cockpit display and control concept which all take sport and comfort to the next level.
The Cayenne with a six-cylinder turbo engine and displacement of three liters, delivers 340 hp (250 kW), 40 hp (29 kW) more than the previous model, as well as developing 450 Nm of torque. This all results in a zero to 100 km/h time of 6.2 seconds (5.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package) and a top speed of 245 km/h. Based heavily on the iconic 911 sports car, the SUV now features mixed tires and rear-axle steering for the first time.
On-road capabilities of the model are also further improved by active all-wheel drive as standard, Porsche 4D Chassis Control, three-chamber air suspension, the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) electronic roll stabilisation system and the newly developed, high-performance Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB).
As part of launch celebrations, the Porsche Museum is exploring the historical influences on the development of the Cayenne in its special exhibition “New tracks. Every destination. Always Porsche.” The exhibition, which also showcases the new model, is open until February 25, 2018.