Now that the next generation Porsche 911 is up and ready - as illustrated in the first official images of the sports car - Porsche can focus more on the Cayenne’s baby brother: the Cajun. Caught by our spy photographers while cruising the Nurburgring, this Porsche Cajun mule doesn’t look much like the design of the real Cajun, but just the fact that it is testing at Porsche’s facility is proof enough that this is the real thing.
The Porsche Cajun will be sharing many of its components with the Audi Q5, including the platform and power sources, but Porsche will go the extra mile to tweak the chassis and engines to make it Porsche-ready. Audi’s full line of diesel and petrol units will be available , but the Cajun may also be offered with the Q5’s Hybrid drivetrain. This would mean a 2.0 TFSI delivering 210 horsepower which would then be combined with a 44 HP electric motor. This combination will help Porsche come closer to the average CO2 goal of 130 g/km that all car manufacturers need to reach starting in 2015.
The Porsche Cajun should be ready to go by 2013 as a four door model, but down the line, a sportier two-door may become available.