Porsche today announced a new model for the Cayenne lineup designed specifically for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The V-8 powered Cayenne S Titanium Edition will be available beginning in mid-July. This sharp new addition to the Porsche Cayenne lineup of sporting SUVs features titanium-colored trim, exclusive exterior and interior finishes, and theCayenne’s most popular options as standard equipment. The Cayenne S Titanium Edition will provide this additional content at a price point approximately 10 percent lower than a comparably equipped Cayenne S.
The newest Porsche SUV draws it moniker from the "Titanium Metallic" trim which is exclusive to the model. The exterior trim pieces which receive a finish in this subtle metallic hue include the roof spoiler, the frame and lower portion of the side mirrors, the front air inlets, window frames including the B- and C-pillars, door handles (with a body-color inlay), door-sill trim and the Cayenne S logo.
The Cayenne S Titanium Edition is available in four distinct exterior colors, including two which are exclusive to the new model: "Pure Red" is a vibrant and overtly sporting shade, and "Iceland Silver Metallic" is a classic light silver tinged with cool blue. The Cayenne S Titanium Edition will also be available in "Black" and "Marine Blue Metallic." Along with the door handle inlays, each Cayenne S Titanium Edition features body-colored rocker-panel extensions, helping frame the standard 19-inch wheels coated in a Titanium Metallic finish. Also standard are four-pipe-look chrome exhaust tips, and 20-inch SportTechno wheels with a titanium-color finish are optional.
The interior receives equal attention, as the cabin of each Cayenne S Titanium Edition features an exclusive two-tone design. The two color combinations are "Black/Sand Beige" and "Black/Steel Grey," with the dark finish covering the center sections of the seats and headrests, the floormats, the upper dashboard and door trim panels, the steering wheel rim and steering column, the front of the center console and the luggage compartment cover. In keeping with the model’s metallic theme, the instrument cluster dials have a metal-look finish, and the stainless-steel door-entry guards are embossed with the "Cayenne S titanium" logo.
Contributing to its stylish-value theme, the Cayenne S Titanium Edition provides as standard equipment the most popular options fitted to vehicles in the North American market. These include Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamically controlled cornering lights, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with DVD/GPS based navigation, and an electric tilting/sliding glass moonroof.
Like the Cayenne S, the Cayenne S Titanium Edition is propelled by a 340-horsepower, 4.5-liter V-8. Mated to the standard six-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission, the Cayenne S Titanium Edition can sprint from a standstill to 60 mph (96 km/h) in only 6.8 seconds. The Cayenne S Titanium Edition can reach 99 mph (160 km/h) in just 16.8 seconds, and has a top track speed of 150 mph (242 km/h).
Like all of Porsche’s vehicles, the Cayenne possesses amazingly athletic capabilities, and thanks to the standard all-wheel-drive and Porsche Traction Management, these capabilities are not limited to paved roads. While many SUVs have an inherent tendency towards nose-heavy handling characteristics, Porsche engineers direct the majority of the V-8 engine’s torque (62 percent) to the rear wheels. This provides all Cayenne models with handling dynamics more in line with Porsche’s rear-drive sports cars, setting it apart in the SUV marketplace. These traits are so sought after by enthusiast drivers that the Cayenne has become the best selling of all Porsche models.
The Porsche Cayenne Titanium Edition goes on sale in the U.S. and Canada in mid-July. Pricing for the new model in Canada is $89,800 (CAD).