Porsche is expanding the successful Cayenne range with the Porsche Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3, which will be limited to just one thousand numbered units worldwide. This new Porsche Cayenne model features styling cues that underline the V8-powered, high-performance personality of this Porsche and it will be available to special customer orders from May 2009.
The clear imprint of the Porsche Design Studio, based in Zell am See, Austria, which is one of the world leaders in industrial and product design, on this new Porsche Cayenne model can be seen in the choice of the paintwork colour, Lava Grey Metallic, chosen to emphasise the sporting stance of the car. This is underlined further by design stripes along the side and on the bonnet and 21-inch diameter SportPlus alloy wheels that are also colour co-ordinated to match the special exterior colour.
The elegant exterior appearance of the Porsche Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 is rounded off by bi-xenon headlights and dark privacy glazing to the rear of the B-pillar, and the 'Cayenne GTS' model designation in black with a red'S' at the rear. An extended roof spoiler with a double wing profile is available as a no-cost option.
Inside the Cayenne Porsche Design Edition 3, the exclusive treatment continues with black leather upholstery throughout, with red contrasting seams on the instrument panel and doors. A three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, in turn, raises the car's unique sporting character even higher.
Electrically adjustable sports seats with a comfort memory package and side support bolsters offer the driver and front passenger optimum seating comfort. The front headrests proudly display an embossed Porsche logo and the centre seat sections front and rear are finished in alcantara. The same material gives parts of the centre console and door trims and the complete roof lining a discreet but sophisticated touch, while carbon trim provides a subtle reference to motor sport. Finally, the 'Porsche Design Edition 3' model designation stands out clearly on the rev counter, the front door sill kick plates and on a plate in the glove compartment with the serial number of the vehicle embossed on the surface.
The unique experience in sound so typical of a Porsche comes, firstly, at the touch of a button from the sports exhaust system featured as standard and also from the Bose 5.1 Surround Sound System with no less than 14 loudspeakers and overall output of 410 W.
The purposeful exhaust note hints at the outstanding performance of this special Porsche Cayenne, with a 405bhp 4.8-litre V8 and six-speed Tiptronic S transmission featured as standard. On the road, this means acceleration from 0-62mph in just 6.5 seconds, and a top speed of 156 mph.
The Porsche Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 is available to from Porsche Centres in the UK and Ireland from £64,753. Fitted to every Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 is a Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), a sophisticated vehicle security package approved to Thatcham Category 5 standard, and customers will also be able to explore the potential of their new car by participating in a complimentary course at the new Porsche Driving Experience Centre, Silverstone.Published 25 March 2009