When Porsche first showed their Cayenne sport utility vehicle in the early 2000s, it was met with a mixed reception from the likes of automotive enthusiasts. For a brand so closely aligned with sports and racing cars to build a truck was unheard of at the time- but as soon as they got behind the wheel, opinions began to change fast. In an instant, the Cayenne became a sales success and one of the most popular cars in the Porsche lineup. Lauded for its blend of performance and practicality, the Cayenne became the benchmark that all other performance SUVs are measured against. Now in its third generation which debuted in 2017, the current Cayenne is the most powerful and luxurious example to date.
The third generation Cayenne features updated styling, intended to more closely mimic that of Porsche’s hallmark 911 sports car. Built on the VW Group’s MLB Platform, the Cayenne shares its DNA with other performance SUVs such as the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga- but each has characteristics and driving dynamics all their own. Available in six different trim levels, with multiple turbocharged engine choices, and a long list of optional extras the Cayenne allows owners to tailor their car to their exact needs and wants.
This 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo was sold new at Stevens Creek Porsche in Santa Clara, CA in August of 2019 and at this time shows 30,222 miles. Finished in beautiful Moonlight Blue Metallic, this Cayenne has been optioned with over $33,000 in desirable factory options. With the selection of the Turbo trim, the car was equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 which produces 541 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. This engine, when paired with an 8-speed ZF automatic allows the Cayenne to run from 0-60 mph in a scant 3.9 seconds and on to a top speed of over 175 mph. In an effort to make this car one that could do more than just go fast in a straight line, the original owner specified a pricy set of carbon ceramic brakes, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus as well as rear-wheel steering which assists with both low-speed maneuverability and high-speed stability. Also, to add a bit more excitement to the drive, a sport exhaust system with black tailpipes was optioned with a center console button to open the valves when you are looking for more noise.
The interior of this Cayenne is outfitted in black leather and optional carbon fiber trim is present throughout the car. Additionally, a whole host of other comfort and convenience boxes have been ticked on the order form to make this Cayenne an exceptionally nice place to spend your time. Features such as Adaptive Cruise Control have been selected along with the uncommon Night Vision Assist package which gives advanced warnings of animals or pedestrians beyond your headlights and when paired with PLDS+ makes the car a pleasure to drive at night. The Premium Package Plus equipped the car with 4-Zone climate control, seat ventilation, lane change assist, and keyless entry/drive and the addition of soft close doors gives this Cayenne true luxury car status.
With its full ownership history in the Bay Area, this Cayenne has been nicely maintained at both the dealership and an independent Porsche shop with frequent servicing shown on the clean CarFax. The sale includes the books and manuals, along with the original window sticker. This Cayenne is the perfect car for somebody who wants a car to do just about everything- whether it's a trip to the lumber yard or a drive on your favorite back road, this Cayenne Turbo will happily accompany you there.