The 2021 Porsche Cayenne is ready for the mid-cycle update. The biggest change in the upcoming model will be the new Coupe version. The SUV has a lot of options to offer, but the upcoming version is another step in competing with other performance models. Still, we could say that the German carmaker is ahead of all rivals thanks to various technologies and innovations. Well, how many performance models are there with luxury equipment and hybrid engine?
The new model will also get the refresh, besides the arrival of the 2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupe. It will be fun to choose which model suits you best (if you have a pocket deep enough). First of all, you will have to choose between standard and coupe look. Both styles offer the same versions: Standard, E-Hybrid, S, Turbo, and Turbo S E-Hybrid. The new version, according to rumors, is the GT model. We’ll see if it comes true, or the Porsche is upgrading existing drivetrains.
2021 Porsche Cayenne Spy Photos
Test mules are showing the new version of the 2021 Porsche Cayenne is coming out. Some say it is the GT model because of its exhaust tips. While all the models are using the wide spacing between two pipes, we see the prototype with these closer to the center. It is familiar to the GT line of the company’s vehicle. That is why fans believe the new Cayenne could get this version.
Further rumors say the drivetrain for the 2021 Porsche Cayenne GT Coupe will be a 4.0-liter engine. However, engineers will tune it similar to the configuration we find under the bonnet of Lamborghini Urus, but with more power. The new Cayenne will be ready to burst 650 hp, which is 110 hp more than the best current output.
Both styles, standard, and coupe, will offer the same trim levels and most of the options. Well, the coupe has a more aggressive look and less space at the back, cutting down the third row of seats. The offer starts with the Apple CarPlay, 12-inch infotainment screen, navigation, and automatic wipers. When you pick the Cayenne S, besides the mechanical upgrades, buyers will also get larger wheels and a panoramic sunroof.
The 2021 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid comes with a battery under the seats. However, it doesn’t affect the overall space. But, this package also brings special accessories to make this SUV unique. A fresh cluster will enhance the interior, while the driving system also gets a boost by Sport Chrono Package and Porsche Active Suspension Management. Turbo version adds 21-inch wheels, air suspension, and LED headlights. The Bose system gets four more speakers compared to the base model (14 total), while all seats are heated.
If you think it is not possible to get better, look at the 2021 Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, with Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, torque vectoring, and carbon-ceramic brakes. Well, we will see if the new GT can beat this.
2021 Porsche Cayenne Specs
One of the reasons why the 2021 Porsche Cayenne is so versatile and reliable is its wide offer of engines. The standard model comes with a 3.0-liter V6 engine. A turbocharged unit is delivering 335 horsepower and 322 lb-ft of torque. Cayenne S is adding 100 horsepower, but the energy comes from a 2.9-liter V6 and a twin-turbo system. Also, the S version is producing 405 lb-ft.
As you can predict, the E-Hybrid is getting energy from a combination of a petrol engine boosted by the electric motor. The combo manages to burst 455 horsepower and 515 pound-feet of twisting power. Turbo model steps up with 540 hp and 570 lb-ft from a V8 unit. This is a 4.0-liter displacement that maximizes power thanks to a twin-turbo setup. The fuel economy is poor, but you can’t expect more than 17 mpg combined for such an amount of power.
The most potent setup in the lineup is a 4.0-l V8 enhanced by twin-turbochargers and an electric battery for 670 hp. The company is not announcing fuel economy, but the torque reaches 665 lb-ft. The new GT is not going to beat this output. A 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine will be good for 650 horsepower according to rumors.
2021 Porsche Cayenne Release Date and Prices
With so many options, the price of the 2021 Porsche Cayenne will vary from $70,000 to $170,000. The base unit is Cayenne. The S model and E-Hybrid will be a $15k upgrades, and the Turbo version enters the six-digit price realm. It will cost around $130,000 before upgrades, which is still about $40k less than the E-Hybrid Turbo S.
The release date depends on the development of the new unit. The 2021 Porsche Cayenne GT should be ready soon, according to spy photos. But, it is still early to expect big news from the German carmaker. The last quarter of 2020 will unveil everything about the Cayenne lineup for next season.