first got a chance to experience the Cayenne during
one of those rare Southern California winter storms.
Navigating the slippery streets with potholes and the
flooded freeways had never been as fun or felt as safe
as at the wheel of one of these pure-bred street-legal
racing machines. Certainly a lot of the technology is
issued from the manufacturers' racing prototypes, namely
the Porsche 959 designed for the gruesome Paris-Dakar
all aspects of the vehicular code you are still quite
sure to arrive first. To boot, you would have traveled
in first class, as this model combines true sport, luxury
and, of course, utility.
Can you imagine having a 911 Carrera as a garage mate?
You'd have the dream garage to go with the dream house.
As a matter of fact, the Cayenne solves the evergreen
problem of the sports car enthusiast wanting to go away
for the weekend and taking a couple of suitcases, golf
clubs and a picnic basket. Have you tried that in your
the car and the technology embedded in it were designed
for off-road use, we have no doubt that such tests would
be passed with flying colors. In the city, the car handles
perfectly and is not too big to be cumbersome in narrow
streets or crammed parking lots. On the highway, it's
a true pleasure and you just want to keep on going.
We never found ourselves in lack of power. Combining
the engine structure with the Tiptronic S transmission
operable from the steering wheel, you get a wide range
of instant power selection, whether it's time to downshift
or ease off.
technological innovations that keep the car on track
under any driving conditions are the Porsche Stability
Management (PSM) and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM),
which work in synch to prevent slipping, sliding or
uneven distribution of power or application of the brakes.
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hard to find anything wrong with this car. We'd hope
that over time it will remain reliable and yes, it is
quite expensive: It is one of these cars that you get
when money is no object.
Read a review of the Porsche
Cayenne S Hybrid Tiptronic
four-year/50,000 miles warranty, ten-year limited anti-corrosion
warranty, Porsche Roadside Assistance.