The Porsche Cayenne Coupé is a lot more than just a regular Cayenne with a different design. Like everything Porsche does, it serves a distinct purpose and it hasn’t been created for the sole purpose of diversifying the lineup. When Porsche engineers build a vehicle, they build it for a reason and more importantly, they imagine a specific type of consumer that may be interested.
They understand this person, what he or she wants out of their vehicle, and why the vehicle they are building can answer their needs. More than a Cayenne with a different design, the Cayenne Coupé is for someone that doesn’t want a Cayenne, only a Coupé. It’s also why the Cayenne Coupé has found its way into numerous garages across North America next to… A Cayenne. Yes, many buyers have recognized the unique driving experience offered by each type of Cayenne and have seen enough of a difference to justify buying one of each.
The Perfect Compromise Without Compromise
Porsche proved time and time again that it could build more than just sports cars and two-door roadsters. It proved that performance, handling, agility, and driving pleasure could be found in a four-door sedan, or a sport utility vehicle, or more recently an electric vehicle. The key was building it first and foremost to be dynamic and composed and infusing it with the right technology to enhance the experience, not take anything away.
The Porsche Cayenne Coupé is essentially the evolution of the Panamera and Cayenne, blending the attributes of both into a seamless and unique design that gets noticed on the road. Lower to the ground and shorter than the Cayenne, it still provides a higher driving position appreciated by many owners. It feels smaller than an SUV and drives more like a performance sedan than a utility vehicle, but it also features 625 litres of useful cargo space.
Under the hood, it comes with every engine offered on the Cayenne. That means it starts with a 3.0-litre V6 turbo that delivers 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque which gets you to 100 km/h in under six seconds. You can also opt for the Cayenne S packing a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 or V8-powered GTS and Turbo versions. If you are looking for electrified powertrains, opt for either the E-Hybrid or the Turbo S E-Hybrid.
Buying the Porsche Cayenne Coupé means getting a different vehicle, one that stands out from the pack on the road and that comes standard with a bit more driving excitement and enjoyment. It’s a different way of experiencing Porsche, but it feels organic to the brand’s DNA at the same time.
Date Posted: July 29, 2020