Porsche has bitten the SUV-Coupe trend and released this hellhound onto the world—the Cayenne Turbo Coupe. While BMW’s X4 Coupe and Mercedes’ GLC Coupe base models are fairly humdrum offerings in this weird consumer driven segment, the Cayenne Turbo Coupe tries to spice up the Cayenne range by adding a bit of “Porsche-ness” to the mix.
The Cayenne Turbo Coupe is a high performance range-topper, going up against the X4 M Coupe and GLC63 Coupe with a twin turbo 4.0 V8 that pumps out 542 HP and 568 lb-ft torque. The basic Cayenne Coupe gets a 3.0 six-cylinder with 335 HP and 332 lb-ft torque. There’s an automatic rear spoiler, PASM active suspension, and lightweight packages that aim to sharpen up response and driving feel.
It’s certainly better looking than the cars that created the segment and are considered benchmarks, however. It almost looks normal next to the bloated, melt-y looks of the GLC Coupe or X4.