Stuttgart - The definition of coupe has been twisted more than just a little in recent years, and now Porsche is joining in the fun with its Cayenne Coupe - which is the German sports car maker’s answer to the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe.
This sportier variant of the Cayenne has a more hunkered down stance, including a shallower windscreen and A-pillars, as well as that obligatory ‘coupe inspired’ sloping roofline at the back end. In fact the rear section has been completely redesigned, and also includes an adaptive rear spoiler that extends by 13.5cm at speeds above 90km/h.
A large panoramic glass roof is also standard, but buyers can instead opt for a lightweight carbon fibre roof.
Two engine variants will be available at launch, namely the familiar 3-litre V6 turbopetrol base engine that produces 250kW and 450Nm, and the 4-litre twin-turbo V8 turbopetrol, with 404kW and 770Nm, which is fitted to the model that’s badged ‘Turbo’ even though it clearly isn’t the only turbocharged vehicle in the range.
The standard V6 Cayenne Coupe will sprint from 0-100km/h in 6 seconds flat, according to Porsche, while the V8 Turbo version will get you there in just 3.9 seconds.