To define the Astonishing Porsche Cayenne are many, but what makes it special is it is sporty as you’d expect a Porsche to be also it is a surprisingly capable off-roader. When the Cayenne was announced for general production all the Porsche enthusiasts went in awe, but this was the only lifeline to Porsche’s financial ruin.
As the SUV market was already highly competitive with monster ML55 AMG and class-leading Range Rover, most pondered why the tout of fine sports cars was doing. The Cayenne needed not only to be better than the mighty BMW X5 but also as good as true off-roaders like Toyota Land Cruiser.
10. It’s a SUV from “Porsche”
As Porsche is well known for making high-performance, quality vehicles that stay at least in every car enthusiast’s garage. So, having only the Porsche badge is enough but for those whose 911 can’t even fit their growing family.
9. Variety of Choices
If someone wants to buy a Cayenne, this will always fit in their budget as it ranges from a variety of powertrains, fuel sources and trim levels. From the all ugly first-generation look to the latest, tech-laden offering, the Porsche Cayenne has always served its buyers to get their desired model.
8. This keeps on Getting Better
It has evolved in a graciously beautiful way, the Cayenne has continued to improve throughout its entire three generations. From getting lighter, faster, and more fuel-efficient to more luxurious than ever. With similar likes to exotic supercars, the fastest, most muscular Turbo models have an output of over 250hp as standard defining a new category of super-SUVs.
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7. First-Generation Models are Cheap
The first-generation Cayenne didn’t live up to the hype because of its looks and some issues popped up with diesel versions, like cylinder linings degrading due to using high sulfur fuel. As of now, all these issues has been sorted through recalls or repairs, this Porsche is a great bargain buy.
Equipped with naturally aspirated V8 and V6 versions commonly available as low as $5000 offering great excellent road manners, and off-road ability.
6. Plenty of Engines to Choose
The engine choices vary from a naturally aspirated 247 hp 3.2L V6 from first-generation to a monstrous 631 hp in the current Turbo GT. Giving buyers flexibility for the sweet spot. As some Porsche’s share base technology with Volkswagen units, the Cayenne stays unique from its German cousins by being in a higher state of tune and running different software.
5. The Colossus Turbo S
Each gen of the Cayenne had a Turbo S badged model, pumping out 542 hp from a twin-turbocharged 4.8L V8 as standard making it launch from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds. The second-gen upgraded standard by offering 562 hp and 0-60 in 4.1 seconds. And the most recent Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid improves on this by 3.8 seconds.
4. Pocket-Friendly Diesel Trim
The 3.0L diesel V6 (not sold in the U.S.) allowed buyers to decrease their fill-ups range by an average of 30 mpg. Also, the U.S. got the diesel option for the model year 2013. As discontinued for the third generation, the diesel engine offered a peak performance from Cayenne S of 385 hp from its V8 combined with 848 Nm of torque.
3. Ultimate Joyriding Machine
The Porsche Cayenne can answer all the motoring problems on it. Want to race? It will do that. Want to go off-roading? It’ll do that too. Want to experience luxury cruising? Yes, no problem. This makes the Cayenne an ultimate joyriding machine getting all the bases covered.
2. Good Off-Roader
The Cayenne comes equipped to tackle all terrain destroying the thinking of it is a luxury high-performance SUV. It would never fail to crest the first snow-covered hill it gets to, or drown whilst wading through a swiftly running brook.
A selection of off-road modes, a low range, and clever electronics ensure that the Cayenne just keeps on going.
1. Excellent On-Road Performance
The main goal of this beast was to be good on-road as well as it is off-road, as this is a Porsche after all and anything lower than super handling can cause Porsche trouble. Which is why the Cayenne sticks to the asphalt aggressively. The Cayenne keeps the driver entertained whilst smoking performance sedans and several smaller two-seat sports cars on and off track.
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