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Porsche Cayenne Coupe
The Top Gear car review:Porsche Cayenne Coupe
Running costs and reliability
Speccing a Cayenne Coupe looks complex enough to give anyone a headache. Chief is working out whether you want four or five seats; the latter can’t be twinned with that Lightweight Sport Package (and hence the carbon roof), but if you’re thinking of occasionally carrying an extra person then carting around the 22kg that kit saves will hardly be a concern.
Over and above a standard Cayenne, the Coupe gets front and rear parking cameras, Sport Chrono (and its adjustable driving modes) and adaptive suspension as standard, helping justify its additional cost.
But Porsche is otherwise as stingy as usual with the options. Ceramic brakes, four-wheel steering, torque vectoring and a sports exhaust are all optional, even on the top-spec Turbo. It’ll enlarge your bill by nearly ten grand if you want them all.
Four-wheel steering is a modest £1,448 and will likely have the most tangibly positive effect in real-world driving (likewise adding it to a standard Cayenne will replicate much of the Coupe’s supposed additional sharpness), but you’d be wise to beef up brakes if you plan on actually hustling your Cayenne along regularly, too, even if the ceramics are a major outlay. As much as six grand depending on engine variant.
When it comes to picking between those, then it’s probably not worth paying too much due to economy. While the smaller, lighter V6s claim to top 30mpg, it’ll be a struggle unless you spend most of your time on motorways. A bit of town or country trekking will cut that by a fifth pretty briskly. Instead, why not revel in the excess of the SUV coupe mentality and simply get the most gratuitously fast one you can. If boring practicalities were on your priority list you’d be in a normal Cayenne. Or a Skoda Kodiaq.