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Want something to brag about down at track day?
Tired of the familiar Coupe options found in the BMW X6, the Audi Q8 or the Mercedes GLE Coupe’s? Enter stage right another German Coupe in the form of the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe.
Stealing the thunder from the regular Cayenne, the brand new Cayenne Coupe is available in two 3.0 litre petrol versions, a 335bhp V6 turbo which delivers 62mph in 6.0 seconds and a top speed of 150mph, and the 4.0-litre 545bhp twin-turbo V8, 62mph in a lightning 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 177mph. Whichever way you cut it, this Cayenne is quick!
Two serious petrol engines
Factory figures for the V6 2995 cm3 model include a power rating of 340PS, all-wheel drive through a silky 8 speed Tiptronic S box, a 90-litre fuel tank with consumption given at 22 – 24 mpg, CO2 emissions of 215 – 212 g/km, a length of 4931mm and width of 1983 mm. In gear acceleration from 50mph to 75mph takes only 4.2 seconds with the Sports Chrono Package (a figure that we consider to be even more important than 0 – 62 mph, for normal driving and overtaking conditions.)
For the Turbo V8 3996 cm3 version of the Cayenne, the spec changes are: petrol consumption of 20-21 mpg, CO2 emission of 261- 258 g/km and a staggering in gear acceleration from 50 mph to 75 mph of 2.7 seconds from the same engine that goes into the Lamborghini Urus, the Bentley Bentayga and the Continental GT, some serious name dropping there for the turbo model!
Lightweight Sport Options
As well as all the usual Porsche finish options, Lightweight Sport options are available allowing you to tailor the Cayenne Coupe even more to your own liking and boosting bragging rights at the track day with your mates.
There are actually three versions of the optional lightweight sports package. All three include a contoured carbon roof, the SportDesign exterior package with carbon diffuser trim, 22-inch GT Design wheels and a sports exhaust system for the Cayenne Turbo Coupé. The interior package awaits: four Sports seats in black leather with seat centres in classic sports checked fabric. The roof lining and steering wheel are trimmed in Alcantara.
As an alternative, the Black lightweight sports package with the rear apron, wheel arch mouldings, side skirts, door sidebars, front apron, air intake grilles, airblades painted in satin black and 22-inch GT Design wheels painted in satin black makes quite a statement.
The lightweight sports package goes all carbon with air blades and exterior mirror upper trims in carbon while the air intake grilles and mirror lower trims and base have a black high-gloss finish.
The new Cayenne Coupe comes with a panoramic glass roof as standard but if you are weird about weight, then you can save 20 kgs. Opt to have it removed and you can have a carbon fibre roof instead.
The Cayenne Coupe: Music to your ears
If you are looking for high-fidelity features, then you have found the right Coupe, as sound system options include:
The BOSE Surround Sound System, which features 14 amplifier channels and a total output of 710 watts. 14 loudspeakers including a separate subwoofer ensure a balanced, faithfully reproduced acoustic pattern. BOSE SoundTrue enhancement technology delivers even better audio quality and dynamics for compressed file formats such as MP3. The AudioPilot Noise Compensation Technology compensates for static noise.
Alternatively, the Burmester 3D High-End Surround Sound System has a total output of 1,455 watts, 21 individually controlled loudspeakers including an active subwoofer with 400-watt class D digital amplifier, two-way centre system and a total diaphragm surface area of more than 2,500cm2. The new 3D sound experience is also impressive, created by the loudspeakers integrated into the A-pillars and by the use of a special Auro-3D algorithm. The elegantly galvanised trims and ‘Burmester’ logos on selected loudspeakers highlight the exclusivity of the Coupé. Some won’t be able to tell the difference between the two systems in all honesty, but for those with a practised ear or who like it loud, then the Burmester is sublime.
Innovation and cutting-edge features
Next up, we turn our attention to the Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control.
To improve comfort and maintain concentration, the adaptive cruise control automatically maintains your distance from the vehicle in front. In conjunction with Porsche InnoDrive, the system is enhanced with additional, innovative functions. The system predictively optimises your speed, recognises speed limits and road gradients along your route – and optimally adapts the gear change strategy in line with this.
A further component is Active Lane Keeping. It combines adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping functionality on major inter-urban roads and motorways – even in congested conditions. Speed, lightweight components and now safety all blending together to make the Porsche Cayenne Coupe something quite special.
The new, full-colour Head-Up Display is also now available to provide support, if required so you have all the relevant driving information in your direct line of vision, without being distracted.
Eighty-four LEDs can be adjusted to the current traffic situation, by switching or dimming. This has the advantage that vehicles in front of you or on the opposite side of the road are no longer dazzled, while the areas in between and next to them are still fully illuminated allowing you to fully concentrate on the road ahead but not at the expense of your fellow drivers.
Another lighting innovation is the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) which includes electronic cornering lights and an intersection light based on navigation data. As you approach an intersection or junction, the beam of light becomes shorter, more intensely illuminating the left and right-hand side of the road instead… clever stuff!
For most vehicles, a rear spoiler is just for show, but in the case of modern SUV like Coupes, a good rear spoiler makes all the difference to road grip and handling. With the Porsche Cayenne Coupe, you get both a static rear spoiler and an active tailgate spoiler that activates above 56 mph, extending by 135mm to create extra downforce and a less fidgety ride.
The standard Porsche Coupe is priced from £62,129, the Turbo at £104,729 and we expect to have nearly new versions of the Porsche Cayenne around the back end of 2019.
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