If you have ever wanted a Cayenne that looks less like an SUV and more like a 911, then good news, Porsche has delivered just what you are looking for in the 2020 Cayenne Coupe.
The latest variant to the Cayenne range sports a silhouette that mirrors its fellow German SUV-coupes like the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, though with that being said, the Coupe is more than a Cayenne with its rear caved-in.
According to Porsche the Coupe’s windscreen has a steeper rake, its A-pillars are thinner, roofline lowered by 20mm, and the rear doors, fenders, and track has been widened by 18mm.
The most notable exterior addition to the Coupe only appears at speeds above 90km/h where the integrated adaptive rear spoiler rises and extends out from the rear boot lid – mimicking the active rear aero seen on the back of 911 Carreras.
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Inside, the Coupe comes with two individual rear seats that are mounted 30mm lower than the Cayenne’s three abreast rear bench seating to compensate for the lowered rear roofline. Overhead, all Coupe models will come fitted with a panoramic glass roof as standard.
For SUV-coupe buyers of a sportier disposition, Porsche offers the Coupe with three ‘lightweight sports packages’ that feature combinations of weight-saving options such as a contoured carbon fibre roof and lighter 22-inch wheels, and paired with a selection of Sport Design options such as checked pattern fabric seat centres and carbon and Alcantara trim accents.
At launch Porsche is only offering the Cayenne Coupe in two flavours, the standard Cayenne Coupe and Cayenne Coupe Turbo. The Cayenne Coupe comes with the same 250kW/450Nm 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 as the standard Cayenne, as does the Cayenne Coupe Turbo packs the 404kW/770Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from the Cayenne Turbo.
Porsche quotes a 0-100km/h time of six seconds flat for the Cayenne Coupe, 5.9sec when specified with the optional ‘lightweight sports package’, with the Cayenne Coupe Turbo able to do the sprint in 3.9sec.
According to Porsche Australia the Cayenne Coupe range is expected to arrive in Australian dealership from early 2020 with prices starting at $128,400 for the Cayenne Coupe and $254,000 for the Cayenne Coupe Turbo – a $12,500 and $15,000 premium over its standard Cayenne SUV relation respectively.