Cayenne Coupe Turbo! With SUV Coupes, the question is always “Why does this exist?”. A similar question that was posed on the birth of an SUV made by the world’s prime sports car maker Porsche, “Why does this exist?”. A question still asked today by many, but today I want to make the Case for why I think this Porsche SUV Coupe, is more Porsche in spirit than the estate version, and thus why the SUV Coupe makes more sense for Porsche’s brand than any other out there! To understand where this has come from, we must first look back in the way only RBR can, with a look at the origins of the Cayenne. We will start in 1992 when Porsche was in the verge of financial ruin, with only expensive 2 door sports cars to offer, and then the entry of radical new CEO Wendelin Wiedeking. He was quoted as saying that Porsche must remain independent and have enough money for future developments: his most ambitious plan was to introduce the Porsche SUV. And today we look at the 3rd gen in Coupé from. The car is based on the shared MLB platform shared with Audi, Bentley and the Urus we recently tested, but as we’ve seen with Macan vs the Q5, that sharing element means nothing to Porsche! We explore all the changes of the new gen such as the new Tiptronic S 8 speed box, and the usual options of #Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control etc. But more crucially new additions such as rear wheel steer! Promoting Porsche CEO Oliver Blume to comment “Never before has it borrowed so much from the 911.” This Turbo is a pure peteolhead car, powered by the 4.0 V8 Producing 540 BHP, 770 NM and a conservative 3.9 0-69! As there is no new Cayenne diesel, we also look briefly at the E-Hybrid and even the Turbo S E Hybrid with 680BHP and 900NM of torque! But should it exist when the estate is already here? We take a look at the design and even transform a 992 into an suv! Then push the car on the RBR test track!
|Chaîne||Remove Before Race|
|Titre de l'épisode||Why does the Porsche Cayenne Coupe Exist?! And why it’s just BETTER!|
|Date added||21 décembre 2020|
|Original date||28 septembre 2019|