Porsche has long since proven that their controversial move to sell an SUV in the early ‘00s has further aided their racing efforts as well as R&D for the 911. Now with various manufacturers following their footsteps, the Cayenne has to further diversify its specifications apart from a standard base model and the more upscale Turbo. For the 2020 year model, Porsche cashes in on their SUV by offering a mid-spec model: Meet the Cayenne S Coupe.
It serves as the middle child to the entry-level model and the top-of-the-line Turbo Cayenne Coupes which were revealed last March.
Bumping up from the base model’s 335 PS, the 2020 Cayenne S Coupe gets 433 PS and 549 Nm of torque out of its 2.9 liter twin-turbo V6. That makes it slot right in between the base Cayenne Coupe and the Turbo model which pushes 540 PS. The Cayenne S Coupe comes straight from the factory with the Sport Chrono Package, eight-way sport seats, a panoramic fixed glass roof, and 20-inch wheels. Buyers can also select between a two-seat layout in the rear or a bench seat that adds a third seatbelt.
Much like the standard Cayenne Coupe, the S Coupe can also be specced with the Lightweight Sport Package which includes a Sport Design body kit to the exterior, matte black air intakes and airblades, as well as carbon fiber parts for the roof and rear diffuser. Inside there's a heated steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara, houndstooth center sections for the seats, carbon fiber cabin trim, and an Alcantara headliner.
The Cayenne S Coupe will go on sale sometime fall 2019, with prices starting at $89,850