How much would you pay for a 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid? If you said at least $67,700, then head on down to your local Porsche dealer this fall and someone will be there happy to take your money. That's the price Porsche announced this week during the New York Auto Show as the new, second-generation Cayenne – and the hybrid model – made their North American debuts. The hybrid SUV, Porsche's first, was unveiled during the Geneva Motor Show about a month ago.
Guilty pleasure admission time. We love the Porsche Cayenne.Yes, yes, it's an affront to the brand, a visual catastrophe and has as much to do with a sports car as does a cantaloupe. We get all that. Now, may we explain why we love the Cayenne? Because we've taken one (or three) off road. Whoa. Here's a car that can run an autocross neck-and-neck with a Subaru WRX, yet then wander off and embarrass Jeeps with the twist of a knob. It's perplexingly fantastic. How could we not love it?