More details about the 2010 Porsche Cayenne
With the entire 911 lineup receiving a facelift this year it was only a matter of time before we began to see a few new Cayennes to go under the knife. This spy photo shows that Porsche is hard at work testing out the next generation of the automaker’s sole sport utility vehicle that is set to debut sometime next year.
The exterior of the redesigned Cayenne will be strongly inspired by the new 911. It will feature a much more curvaceous and fluid exterior complete with signature Carrera hips and a tapered 911 shaped bonnet. The interior of the new Cayenne will offer a much higher sense of perceived quality, just as the German automaker is attempting with the Panamera four door sports sedan.
The changes to the new Cayenne are more than skin deep. The trucks will receive gasoline direct-injection V8 engines borrowed from the Panamera. The naturally aspirated version will put out 395 HP and a speculated 0 to 60 MPH time of around 5.0 seconds, while the turbocharged V8 will make 493 HP and be good for a quicker 0 to 60 MPH time of around 4.3 seconds. The top of the line Turbo S model will once again offer 550 HP while an electrified version will also be sold using a full parallel gas/electric hybrid system.