Porsche Cayenne Coupe: Lower, wider and more expensive

Porsche Cayenne Coupe two models

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe has been revealed along with pricing and all the juicy specifications we’ve been waiting for since it was confirmed.

While it shares its platform and engines with the regular Cayenne, the Coupe version gets all-new sheet metal from the B-pillar rearward. There’s also a deployable spoiler which activates at speed, and a rear bench shaped like two bucket seats.

You can also option a carbon-fiber roof if you want to lower the vehicle’s center of gravity.

Styling

The Cayenne Coupe’s roof-line is the thing that sets it apart from its SUV sibling.

“The significantly more steep roofline that falls away to the rear makes the Cayenne Coupé appear even more dynamic, and positions it as the sportiest-looking model in the segment,” said Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche.

The height has been reduced by just under an inch, while fenders which have been widened just over half-an-inch make it look a bit more squat and muscular.

The active spoiler, which deploys from the trailing edge of the rear windscreen, couples with a fixed roof spoiler to increase downforce at speeds of over 56 mph, extending over five inches to add more weight to the rear axle.

Up top, there’s a huge panoramic glass roof which covers most of the area, with an electric roller blind preventing sunburn. However, we all know glass is quite heavy, which isn’t exactly a good match for a sporting coupe.

So, Porsche is optioning the Cayenne Coupe with a carbon-fiber roof, which comes as part of a series of light-weight packs.

The packs give you 22-inch GT Design wheels, lots of carbon accents and Alcantara dotted throughout the cabin. If you go for the Turbo version, you also get a sports exhaust.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe interior

Interior

Inside, the back seat, which is sculpted to offer a more sports seat experience, can be replaced with a more comfortable bench seat (also for two people) for no extra cost.

And cleverly, Porsche has lowered the second row by an inch or so to create a bit more headroom to account for the sloping roofline.

The luggage space is very good as well – 22 cu. ft with the seats up (625 litres) and 54.4 cu. ft with the seats down (1,540 litres). The Turbo version loses a fraction on those amounts.

Under the hood

The engines are familiar territory, with two powerplants for the Cayenne Coupe.

There’s the familiar 3.0-liter turbocharged V6, which makes 340 hp and will get to 62 mph from rest in six seconds when the Sport Chrono package is optioned. Add the lightweight sports package and you can shave off 0.1 of a second.

Then there’s the real beast of the range, the Cayenne Turbo Coupe. This receives Porsche’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine making a very healthy 550 hp.

From 0-60mph, the spring takes just 3.7 seconds, and it will hit a top speed of 177 mph.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe side view

Porsche Cayenne Coupe Price

Porsche Cayenne Coupe – $75,300
Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe – $130,100

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