RE: 'Coupe' Cayenne shows off new rear wing

RE: 'Coupe' Cayenne shows off new rear wing

Thursday 6th September

'Coupe' Cayenne shows off new rear wing

Slightly sleeker version of Porsche's SUV will get a retractable spoiler to go with its new tailgate



If you've ever looked at a Porsche Cayenne and thought, 'well, yes, fine - but I'd like it more with a retractable spoiler', then your luck is in. Because as the latest spy pics show, that's exactly what's coming aboard the new 'coupe' version of the brand's big-selling SUV.

Of course when Porsche says 'coupe' it means a five-door model with a tapered (and slightly less practical) rear end. It is the faster rake and restyled tailgate that make room for a peek-a-boo wing, which was recently displayed in all its dubious glory while testing at you know where.


Unlike the Panamera's much cooler two-piece affair, the Cayenne's spoiler looks to pop-up in the conventional way, and apparently shares its air-fettling duties with the slightly smaller roof spoiler above. If you're thinking that's a lot of spoiler for one SUV, then yes, it is - but Porsche will likely be reminding us next year that this is very much a performance variant of an already massively quick car, intended to do battle with the equivalent BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.

As such, it's almost certain to get the heftier 440hp and 550hp variants of its maker's 2.9-litre V6 and 4.0-litre V8, but not the (forthcoming) diesel lump. Aside from the slightly more 'sporting' profile, you can expect the rest of the model to resemble the conventional Cayenne - saving the price tag, which will doubtless feature a hefty premium.





[Images courtesy of S.Baldauf/SB-Medien]

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sidesauce

Original Poster:

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151 months

Thursday 6th September
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And so the hunchbacked trend continues... Hmmm.

fernando the frog

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1 month

Thursday 6th September
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don't like the new direction porsche design is taking, rear of new 911 looks pretty bad too

PhilboSE

1,531 posts

159 months

Thursday 6th September
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That doesn't look great.

J4CKO

25,073 posts

133 months

Thursday 6th September
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Doesnt weighing two and a bit tonnes produce enough downforce ?

cybersimon

184 posts

102 months

Thursday 6th September
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Not sure if serious. silly
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Charlie Michael

2,705 posts

117 months

Thursday 6th September
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Checks Calendar to see if April 1st....Nope, September 6th, hmmm scratchchin

Paddy78

102 posts

79 months

Thursday 6th September
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I like most things Porsche do, but this just looks like something the marketing department have come up with. There is no need whatsoever...

GT03ROB

6,472 posts

154 months

Thursday 6th September
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Paddy78 said:
I like most things Porsche do, but this just looks like something the marketing department have come up with. There is no need whatsoever...
...but it will sell like hot cakes....

sleepera6

4,267 posts

30 months

Thursday 6th September
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vomitvomitvomit

treeroy

386 posts

18 months

Thursday 6th September
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Why is Porsche so determined to make all their cars look awful?

Audemars

373 posts

31 months

Thursday 6th September
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Why are Porsche not bankrupt?

All of their cars are ugly have have been for the last 50+ yrs.

They are not only ugly but extremely repulsive especially the non GT 911s, boxsters and caymans.

I don't care if you buyers think they have some sort of prestige to their badge. The cars look cheap and boring like all range rovers.

Edited by Audemars on Thursday 6th September 12:30

Charlie_1

29 posts

25 months

Thursday 6th September
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Audemars said:
Why are Porsche not bankrupt?

All of their cars are ugly have have been for the last 50+ yrs.

They are not only ugly but extremely repulsive especially the non GT 911s, boxsters and caymans.

I don't care if you buyers think they have some sort of prestige to their badge. The cars look cheap and boring like all range rovers.

Edited by Audemars on Thursday 6th September 12:30
Beauty is subjective and a personal thing but from my perspective you need to visit specsavers , mind you you I am annoyed with myself that I have replied to an idiot

FN2TypeR

5,592 posts

26 months

Thursday 6th September
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sleepera6 said:
vomitvomitvomit
Yep, it's awful.

They'll sell like hotcakes.

TooMany2cvs

27,976 posts

59 months

Thursday 6th September
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Audemars said:
Why are Porsche not bankrupt?
Because...
Audemars said:
buyers think they have some sort of prestige to their badge.

Helicopter123

3,653 posts

89 months

Thursday 6th September
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Lot's of hate but surely this will sell well, as will all of the other 'coupe' like SUVs.

The X6/Q8 has demonstrated the market exists so you can hardly blame Porsche for joining in.

Nanook

32,364 posts

120 months

Thursday 6th September
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J4CKO said:
Doesnt weighing two and a bit tonnes produce enough downforce ?
Downforce is technically seperate from mass, think about all that mass being accelerated laterally as you try and steer the car. Downforce gives extra grip at the expense of drag, mass doesn't come into it.

J4CKO

25,073 posts

133 months

Thursday 6th September
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Nanook said:
J4CKO said:
Doesnt weighing two and a bit tonnes produce enough downforce ?
Downforce is technically seperate from mass, think about all that mass being accelerated laterally as you try and steer the car. Downforce gives extra grip at the expense of drag, mass doesn't come into it.
Yeah, I get that, was being a bit obtuse, but does a two tonne SUV actually derive any benefit from having that spoiler, does it need downforce adding or is it purely cosmetic ?


hondansx

3,190 posts

158 months

Thursday 6th September
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J4CKO said:
Yeah, I get that, was being a bit obtuse, but does a two tonne SUV actually derive any benefit from having that spoiler, does it need downforce adding or is it purely cosmetic ?
I would actually love to read something about the aerodynamics given the Cayenne 'Coupe' has a bit of an odd shape when compared to conventional sports cars with wings. Does a big 4x4 really suffer from lift at the rear that anyone would be fussed about?

I think this looks pretty awful, but agree it will undoubtedly sell. They really are building an SUV for every man these days.

Nanook

32,364 posts

120 months

Thursday 6th September
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J4CKO said:
Yeah, I get that, was being a bit obtuse, but does a two tonne SUV actually derive any benefit from having that spoiler, does it need downforce adding or is it purely cosmetic ?
I'd assume it's doing a job, but I don't know for sure.

Brainpox

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84 months

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rofl