In terms of crossovers, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo is relatively sporty in its own right. But it is also smooth looking gentleman’s car.
The 541-horsepower (403-kilowatt) crossover can sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in a blistering 3.7 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package, and on to a top speed of 177 miles per hour (284 kilometers per hour).
To give the Cayenne a bit more sex appeal, (according to Motor1.com), and to catch up with competitors from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, more importantly, Porsche introduces the Cayenne Coupe.
Like the GLE Coupe and X6, the Cayenne Coupe takes the typical crossover recipe and adds a dramatically sloped roofline. But unlike others before it, the Cayenne Coupe is unusually attractive.
The new angles give way to a shallower front windshield and narrower A-pillar, which add to its dramatic look up front. The roof edge itself is lower by 0.8 inches (20 millimeters), and new rear doors and updated fenders accentuate the Cayenne Coupe’s angles by extending the width 0.7 inches (18 millimeters).
Each Cayenne Coupe features a massive, standard 23 square-foot (2.16 square-meter) panoramic fixed-glass roof, however, a contoured carbon top is optional. An adaptive roof spoiler (available on the standard Cayenne) is also available.
Two engine options are available at launch: a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder and a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. The former engine produces 335 horsepower (250 kilowatts) and 331 pound-feet (450 Newton-meters) of torque. A sprint to 60 mph takes 6.0 seconds with this engine.
The Cayenne Coupe Turbo’s more-powerful V8 belts out a sizeable 541 hp (404 kW) and 567 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque. With that engine, it takes the crossover coupe just 3.9 seconds to reach 60 mph. Also it gives it a top speed of 177 mph (286 kmh).