Porsche Design is releasing a 3rd edition of it’s customized vehicle line. I didn’t even realize they had any previous editions until today. The first two were the Cayman S Porsche Design Edition 1 and the Boxster S Porsche Design Edition 2. The Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 joins the ranks later next month starting in Germany.
This special edition Cayenne will be limited to a production run of just 1,000 vehicles. It will feature a 4.8-liter V8 capable of producing 405 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. Not too shabby for non-turbo version of the vehicle.
The big draw is definitely not the performance though. It’s the exclusivity of the design and specifically the limited number of examples produced. In fact, each one will have a placard showing the vehicle’s number mounted on the glove box. The interior is pretty nice looking with a cool red stitching running along the dash.
It’s been no secret that aside from the Cayenne Turbo, I’m not really a fan of Porsche’s SUV. The Porsche Design edition though is pretty sexy. I could definitely get into owning one of these although I doubt I’d be willing to spend the extra cash to pay the premium these will command. The whole thing reminds me of the Eddie Bauer Ford Explorer and Expedition craze from a few years ago. Man, I loved those SUVs and really wanted one.
Something cool about this model is it comes with an assortment of Porsche Design accessories modeled especially for this vehicle. Included is a Porsche Design Type P’6612 Automatic Chronograph featuring a light titanium casing enhanced by a metal strap with DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating. Also included is a four-piece luggage set each adorned with the Porsche Design Edition 3 label.
All in all, this looks like a sweet Cayenne. I know the Porsche Design stuff is typically overpriced, but you gotta love the exclusivity and attention to detail on this vehicle.