The SUV was based on the same platform as the X5, but featured a more coupe-like roofline that hindered cabin space in exchange for a sportier look. The X6 was such a success that Mercedes copied the idea with the GLE Coupe. Autocar reports that Porsche could be working on an SUV coupe based on the Cayenne to compete against BMW and Mercedes.
But the expectation was it would be a pricey bit of kit, especially as it offered 600bhp and stunning looks. And it’s a Porsche. But actually, it looks like that’s not necessarily the case.
Porsche recently tested an all-electric Porsche Boxster prototype, but the prototype had lower track times because of its extra weight. Porsche has also looked at an electrified 911, but the the process of trying to fit the battery between the wheels could end up raising the height of the driver and body. There is the option of putting the battery in the 911 where the rear seats are, but then that means the electric 911 would become a two-seater.
When it was revealed as a concept, the Porsche Mission E debuted with an all-wheel-drive electric powertrain producing 590 horsepower, and achieve a 310-mile range on a single charge. Not bad for an EV that Porsche claims will reach 62 mph in 3.5 seconds and lap the Nurburgring in under eight minutes.