|Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo|
|BODY STYLE||Coupe SUV|
|HORSEPOWER / TORQUE||550hp / 567 Pound-Feet|
|0 TO 100KM/H||3.7s|
|GEARBOX||8 SPEED S Tronic|
Not many automakers know coupes as well as Porsche—the brand made famous by the iconic 911—so it’s surprising we’ve had to wait this long for a coupe version of its popular Cayenne SUV. This SUV is currently available at the Porsche Centre Doha, Al Boraq Automobiles, the exclusive dealer of Porsche in Qatar.
Where the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe ok too cartoonish, the Cayenne Coupe is striking. It’s a restrained alternative to its brutish Bavarian siblings and borrows most of its cues from the already handsome standard Cayenne. Squint hard enough and you’ll notice the updates to the front fascia, particularly on the lower portion of the bumper.
But even with the similarities, around 30 percent of the Cayenne Coupe’s components are brand new. The hood, front fenders, front door skins, and lights are the only carryovers from the standard model. The Coupe is 1.2 inches longer and 0.7 inches wider than the standard Cayenne, and it’s generously styled rear haunch is reminiscent of the Macan and Panamera. There’s an abundance of “shelving,” or angles in the sheet metal that extend out in order to accentuate the vehicle’s curvature. But even with serious sloping and a drop in cabin space, the design changes don’t make the cabin feel cramped.
the Lightweight Sport package adds lightweight 22-inch “GT” alloy wheels (which shed 4.4 pounds over to the standard setup), a carbon-fiber roof replaces the standard glass one, and three – that’s right, three – spoilers are located out back depending on how you spec it. A pronounced two-piece wing sits atop the upper portion of the bodywork with the Lightweight Sport package, as does a second, more subtle carbon-fiber lip spoiler just above the badging. And at 56 miles per hour, an electronically actuated third spoiler extends out five inches from under the rear windshield, as if to say, “look at me I’m a sports car.” For all of its subtleties elsewhere, we love the Cayenne Coupe’s triple spoiler treatment and its ridiculous rear end.
But those additional wings and extra carbon-fiber pieces serve a purpose outside of design. The Cayenne Coupe with the Lightweight Sport package (as the name suggests) loses up to 48 pounds with things like the carbon-fiber roof option ticked. And that weight loss pays off on the road.
Porsche lowered the rear seats by more than an inch, yielding a healthy amount of headroom for your six-foot-tall author. The backseat feels especially airy with the standard panoramic glass roof, and even more comfortable with the optional Houndstooth two-tone cloth and leather seats, and sport buckets over of the standard rear bench (as part of the Lightweight Sport package, and $11,570 option). Upfront, the same highly configurable 12.3-inch central touchscreen and dual 7.0-inch instrument cluster displays carry over as part of the latest Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system.
The Cayenne Turbo Coupe is easily the most entertaining of the three trims (Cayenne Coupe, S, and Turbo). Even at more than 5,000 pounds, the 550-hp Cayenne is an incredibly capable, driving more like a bloated 911 than a crossover (and I mean that in a good way).
The twin-turbocharged V8 yields a sports car-Esque 60 mph sprint of 3.7 seconds and a top track speed of 284 km/h. Like the base model and S trim, the Turbo comes with the same eight-speed automatic gearbox. Why no PDK? Because towing. The trio can move up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped and the PDK would simply be too sensitive. But its tugging abilities come second only to its strength in corners.
The Cayenne Turbo Coupe’s rigid suspension and well-weighted, speed-sensitive power steering yield insanely good cornering abilities. Toss it into a turn and it feels stable and able to carry plenty of speed. Thank the standard Cayenne’s suspension components, which carry over here, including Porsche dynamic chassis control and rear-axle steering as part of the Performance Package, and torque vectoring plus. Also, credit the carbon-ceramic brakes for their impressive and consistent stopping abilities.
AS THE BUILDER OF LEGENDARY SPORTS CARS LIKE THE 911, AND WITH DECADES OF SUCCESS IN RACING, PERFORMANCE IS WHAT SETS PORSCHE APART FROM OTHER BRANDS. IT MAY SPEND MOST OF ITS TIME HAULING GROCERIES AND IDLING CONTENTLY IN THE STARBUCK’S DRIVE-THRU, BUT TO BE A TRUE PORSCHE, THE MACAN NEEDED TO HAVE THE RIGHT MOVES.
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Source: Press Release