• Sep 27, 2010
Merdad Porsche Cayenne 902 Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Porsche Cayenne has never really received the kind of warm embrace from Porsche purists that the suits at Stuttgart would prefer. Never mind the fact that the Cayenne sells in droves, thereby allowing the company to continue to build physics-melting sports cars, the SUV is as far from the lightweight, low-slung creations that made the company famous as you can get, and that just rubs some folk the wrong way. Well, stand back Porsche fans. It looks like Merdad is out to right those wrongs.

The tuning company is planning to unveil a lowered, two-door version of the Cayenne at London's MPH show in November. Along with shedding its rear doors, the SUV will pack anywhere between 550 and 750 horsepower, depending on the level of tuning, and should be able to dart to 60 mph in around 4.4 seconds in its most powerful guise.

That all sounds pretty tasty to us, especially since we have a Cayenne-sized soft spot in our hearts for two-door SUVs. Even so, we'll have to wait until we see some real-live photos of the creation to make up our minds as to whether or not this is an improvement on the German SUV's recipe.

[Source: Carscoop]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      "between 550 and 750 horse"

      does that mean they're developing a porsche 2011 indy engine?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Uh what? So horsepower signifies an engine being developed for racing?

        Well if you knew anything about IndyCar, the only engine powering the cars is a 3.5L Honda V8 developed only for IndyCar and not meant for production cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Merdad sounds like someone with an african/carribean accent saying "murdered". I wonder if it's a coincidence..
        • 4 Years Ago
        actually, "merda" is italian for...well, crap.
        so yeah, we're all having big laughs over this down here.
      • 4 Years Ago

      Now, next step.

      Take Panamera, and similarly shorten it, if not moreso. Carve the roof properly into a 928 like fastback. Keep the active-aero deployable spoiler on a sleeker hatchback.

      And take the front end of the Cayenne like this, and cut off the bit below the three big intakes, and graft it onto the front end of the Panamera. Headlights, hood, and the upper 3/4ths of the fenders and front fascia. Set the front as low and aggressive as possible, with the Cayenne's sleek and angry face, instead of the more boring Panamera's front end.

      There you have it. A new 928.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There is NOTHING beautiful with the Cayenne. Cayenne needs an extreme car make-over.
        • 4 Years Ago
        With the help of a car compactor, yes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        1st gen, I would agree with you.

        2nd gen IS the extreme makeover, and looks so much better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As far as sporty SUVs go I quite like that; well proportioned, good colour matching and still relatively understated (when compared with rececnt Gemballa monstrosities).
      • 4 Years Ago
      And I thought the X6M was obnoxious...
        • 4 Years Ago
        The X6M is obnoxious - you are correct. This, however, is pretty cool. Think of it as a very large hothatch.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Stupid, idiotic, prentensious, awkward needless Porsche, which means it would sell of course.
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