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Porsche AG has historically been an exquisite example of what it looks like to adapt without compromising on the highlighting factors that define their vehicles.  The 911 is likely the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of how a vehicle can evolve so much, yet so little, and rationally so.  And while maybe the most evident, it is not the only vehicle made by Porsche that has changed throughout time, while having maintained the personality that consumers worldwide know and love.  

Just 2 years into the 21st century, Porsche made another adaptation to their lineup, and arguably the most extreme one yet.  Until 2002, Porsche had only ever released coupes to the market.  That was no longer the case when the manufacturer released the Cayenne, having changed the name of the game instantly.  The first Cayenne was brilliantly motivated, as the German manufacturer had come to the realization that the vast amount of 911 owners and owners of other, higher-end Porsche coupes, owned a high-end SUV additionally.  Porsche saw a demand in the market, and met the needs of tens of thousands accordingly.  And while the Porsche Cayenne is not exactly the 911, it is no less phenomenal, and like the 911, has evolved over the span of its production, without having changed beyond recognition. 

300 × 169When the Cayenne had first been released, it was a practical, 5-seater, SUV that came standard with a 6-cylinder engine, which produced 250 horsepower.  Even as a first generation model, however, the Cayenne came available additionally in the S and Turbo model.  Now, five generations into the Cayenne’s production, a new variant of the renowned SUV has made its way around.  In the first production year, 2020, the Porsche Cayenne came available in “coupe” form, known as the Cayenne Coupe.  The vehicle is as sporty as it is luxurious, and is utilitarian beyond measure.  The vehicle’s 2.9 litre Twin-Turbocharged 6 cylinder engine produces 434 horsepower, delivers 406 foot-pounds of torque, and meets the 60 miles-per-hour mark in a mere 4.7 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package.  Behind the rear seats is an available 22 cubic feet of space, and 54.3 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded down, which is a remarkable feat for the sport-oriented SUV, with a low physical profile.  Consumers are able to find even more extreme variants of the Cayenne Coupe, at which end of the spectrum lies the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe, which produces 670 horsepower, has a top speed of 183 miles-per-hour, and is capable of reaching 60 miles-per-hour from the halt in just 3.6 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package.  The Cayenne Coupe is nearing the entry into its second production year, and the future of the vehicle and the auto manufacturer at large is exciting.  The achievements that the Cayenne Coupe has already obtained are extraordinary, and the milestones that it is soon to surpass next are highly anticipated.

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