Porsche’s Spicier Cayenne
Choose from three engine flavors: the base, 335-horsepower V-6; the twin-turbocharged 434-hp V-6 Cayenne S; and the 541-hp V-8. Our favorite: the quick S, which rockets you to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and doesn’t burden the coupe with the extra 300 pounds of the V-8’s weight. You get a crossover that drives more athletically.
Testing the Cayenne Coupe S in the foothills of the Austrian Alps, we were wowed by its exceedingly sharp handling. Credit Porsche’s standard air suspension and optional electronic stabilizing bars that prevented the body from rolling off its axis as we bombed through bends.
For an added touch of class, consider ordering yours dressed up with the black-and-white hound’s-tooth interior, harking back to a cloth Porsche offered during the 1970s. From $76,550; porsche.com/usa
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