2011 Porsche Cayenne Spied in the Mountains

 2011 Porsche Cayenne Spied in the Mountains
2011 Porsche Cayenne spy photo

The new Porsche Panamera has inspired the interior of the upcoming 2011 Cayenne. These new spy pictures of the Porsche SUV driving up some mountains do not show a great deal of interior as previously spied, apart from the sporty Recaro race seats, but a previous spy video gave us a good look at the vehicle in action. This time our spies were not able to get close enough to the car to take more interior shots even though the doors were open.

The exterior was more camera-friendly in this instance. The shape of the rear lights for instance, shows more detail. Porsche seems to have stuck to its evolution styling philosophy and has kept the Cayenne largely as it currently is. But the look is now sleeker and appears more aerodynamic.

Engines for the 2011 Cayenne are not yet known. However, the Panamera provides some clues as to powerplants that could be shared between the two vehicles. One such motor is the 4.8-litre V8 that makes 400hp (294kW). Another is the Volkswagen Group's V6 TDI (good for emissions ratings) with 550Nm of torque. Porsche is also going into hybrids, so both Panamera and Cayenne II are primed for that powertrain. Power will be sourced from the 3.0-litre supercharged Audi engine while the electric motor will be run by a 38kW battery.


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it looks like a beetle...
Jun 8, 2009 12:42 pm
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I wish they would make a BMW X1 or Audi Q3 equivalent... an SUV based on the 1995 Paris-Dakar winning Porsche 959 offroad :)
Jun 6, 2009 9:50 pm
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it is almost as big, but without the clumsy looks of the current generation/ more dynamic. a good move as they want it to be the best performance SUV on earth.
Jun 3, 2009 2:04 pm
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Either those guys are giants or the car definitely got smaller...which I am glad because parking lots and side streets are really tight in Seoul. It seems like it's in between the Q5 and the current model in terms of size no??
Jun 3, 2009 6:01 am
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Doesn't really change my opinion: The Touareg looks way better than both it's Porsche and Audi separated-at-birth twins. :-)
Jun 3, 2009 1:46 am
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lookin sexy, still think the idea of a Porsche suv is pointless... but it looks cool.
Jun 3, 2009 1:02 am
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I don't think a huge front overhang especially makes a car look sporty. Looks like nothing to worry about
Jun 2, 2009 7:21 pm
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That is a huge front overhang, but I can't say that is a bad thing. It gives this car a sportier appeal.
Jun 2, 2009 7:04 pm
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Give me a brake, if they made a Porsche SUV, they might as well change the 911 design in a geometric Lambo design, the money hunger is big in those people.
Jun 2, 2009 5:16 pm
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you're right , those damn capitalist bastards !
Jun 2, 2009 5:49 pm
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You do know there has been a Porsche Cayenne for five years or so, yes? It could be argued that it alone has got Porsche to the point where it's been on the verge of taking VW over. This looks quite a bit smaller and leaner. Much sportier and in the vein of the X6 than the Q7 on which I am guessing it's based.
Jun 2, 2009 9:12 pm
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on picture 6, hood looks like a front of a VW beetle
Jun 2, 2009 4:06 pm
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I think the Beetle looking hood is just camo. Like - raised plastic over the actual hood to disquise detailing.
Jun 2, 2009 5:14 pm
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Yea. I am thinking it is bit smaller. Or is really good camouflage.
Jun 2, 2009 3:50 pm
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Looks a bit smaller, am I right?
Jun 2, 2009 3:24 pm
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Not as clumsy as the old one. Looking forward to seeing the finished car..
Jun 2, 2009 3:24 pm
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Looking good!
Jun 2, 2009 3:21 pm
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