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Porsche unveils refreshed 2008 Cayenne

Business Materials 5 December 2006 15:42 (UTC +04:00)
Porsche unveils refreshed 2008 Cayenne

(autoinsidernews) - After teasing us with the extremely dark image a few weeks ago, Porsche has finally revealed the restyled 2008 Cayenne. As we have seen from spy photos, most of the design changes for the Cayenne are focused on the vehicle's front end.

The changes to the 2008 Cayenne include new headlights, a more aggressive front fascia, and larger air intakes on all models. All models get horizontal slats on the air intakes. The Cayenne and Cayenne S sport vertical turn signal indicators on the outside edge of the side air intakes, while on the Cayenne Turbo the lights are horizontal mimicing the new 911 Turbo. The Turbo model also sports power streaks on the sides of the hood. Out back, the 2008 Cayenne gets a slightly restyled bumper, featuring exhaust tips passing thru the bumper fascia, and new taillamps, reports Trend.

While the refreshed styling is a welcome change, even more news comes from under the hood. The 2008 Cayenne models will be powered by three new and more powerful, direct gasoline injection engines. The Cayenne drops the old 3.2L V6 for the 3.6L V6 developing 290-hp, which also seen in the 2007 Touareg. The Cayenne S gets a larger 4.8L V8, replacing the 4.5L V8, which delivers 380-hp. At the high end of the range, the new Cayenne Turbo receives a power boost to 500-hp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque, and can sprint to 62 mph in just 5.1 seconds.

The new Cayenne will be in Porsche showrooms from February 24, 2007.

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