2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe

2020 Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe Photos
"What do you drive?" If you want the answer to that to be quick and easy, forget about this thing. Never mind that this specific car's name is basically a sentence, officially the "2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe with Lightweight Sport Package in Black," but you have to be prepared to explain what all of that means. You should also want to explain it, because this isn't just a Cayenne and if you say "a Porsche," it seems fair that people are still going to be picturing a 911. However, since this is a Cayenne Coupe, it at least looks far more like a 911 and therefore a Porsche than any Cayenne that's come before. Whereas the silver Cayenne Turbo we tested last year might as well have been wearing an invisibility cloak, this not-quite-Coupe of many names and resplendent in Lava Orange caught every eye. Yes, the color carries a lot of weight, but even in white, this won't be confused with anything other than a Porsche. This is how the Cayenne should've always looked. The slime green accents (officially "acid green") in the badging and the enormous brakes are special to the two E-Hybrid models: the standard, more eco-minded version and the Turbo S range-topper that's basically a super group of powertrains. From that standard E-Hybrid, it receives the 100-kilowatt electric motor and 14.1-kWh battery pack. From the Cayenne Turbo, it packs a twin-turbo V8 good for 541 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. Their forces combined, the resulting Turbo S E-Hybrid powertrain produces a certifiably nutty 670 hp and 663 pound-feet. When using launch control, it'll hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. When not using launch control, it'll still hit you in the sternum like a mallet as all that instantaneous torque from the turbochargers and electric motor grab at the pavement through all four sticky summer tires. Your passenger will be thankful for the giant grab handles on either side of their legs; possibly for a good heart as well. Launching the Turbo S is awfully similar to any number of electric cars in this way, but then it also comes with a lustfully bawdy Sport Exhaust system that rumbles and wails and barks. It's glorious, even if more so from the outside, yet is also a bittersweet reminder that not everything will be better when all cars are electric.   There's also far more to the Turbo S performance credentials than just a 0-60 time. It comes standard with an active air suspension, the Dynamic Chassis Control active roll stabilization powered by the car's 48-volt electrical system, and Porsche's "4-D Chassis Control" that pulls data from myriad vehicle sensors to let everything do their respective magic. This particular car also came equipped with optional rear-wheel steering. The result is absolutely bonkers. Through a medium-sized hairpin that typically causes tires to squeal as cars wash out in understeer, the Cayenne Coupe stayed flat, stuck like glue and whipped itself around before powering away, its …
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"What do you drive?" If you want the answer to that to be quick and easy, forget about this thing. Never mind that this specific car's name is basically a sentence, officially the "2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe with Lightweight Sport Package in Black," but you have to be prepared to explain what all of that means. You should also want to explain it, because this isn't just a Cayenne and if you say "a Porsche," it seems fair that people are still going to be picturing a 911. However, since this is a Cayenne Coupe, it at least looks far more like a 911 and therefore a Porsche than any Cayenne that's come before. Whereas the silver Cayenne Turbo we tested last year might as well have been wearing an invisibility cloak, this not-quite-Coupe of many names and resplendent in Lava Orange caught every eye. Yes, the color carries a lot of weight, but even in white, this won't be confused with anything other than a Porsche. This is how the Cayenne should've always looked. The slime green accents (officially "acid green") in the badging and the enormous brakes are special to the two E-Hybrid models: the standard, more eco-minded version and the Turbo S range-topper that's basically a super group of powertrains. From that standard E-Hybrid, it receives the 100-kilowatt electric motor and 14.1-kWh battery pack. From the Cayenne Turbo, it packs a twin-turbo V8 good for 541 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. Their forces combined, the resulting Turbo S E-Hybrid powertrain produces a certifiably nutty 670 hp and 663 pound-feet. When using launch control, it'll hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. When not using launch control, it'll still hit you in the sternum like a mallet as all that instantaneous torque from the turbochargers and electric motor grab at the pavement through all four sticky summer tires. Your passenger will be thankful for the giant grab handles on either side of their legs; possibly for a good heart as well. Launching the Turbo S is awfully similar to any number of electric cars in this way, but then it also comes with a lustfully bawdy Sport Exhaust system that rumbles and wails and barks. It's glorious, even if more so from the outside, yet is also a bittersweet reminder that not everything will be better when all cars are electric.   There's also far more to the Turbo S performance credentials than just a 0-60 time. It comes standard with an active air suspension, the Dynamic Chassis Control active roll stabilization powered by the car's 48-volt electrical system, and Porsche's "4-D Chassis Control" that pulls data from myriad vehicle sensors to let everything do their respective magic. This particular car also came equipped with optional rear-wheel steering. The result is absolutely bonkers. Through a medium-sized hairpin that typically causes tires to squeal as cars wash out in understeer, the Cayenne Coupe stayed flat, stuck like glue and whipped itself around before powering away, its …
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$86,400 - $164,400 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine V-6
MPG City / Hwy
Seating 4 Passengers
Transmission 8-spd w/OD
Power 335 @ 5300 rpm
Drivetrain all wheel
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