Monday, September 8, 2008

Super Subtle Cayenne Transsyberia

So, I've been off-roading quite a few times in CO, yet I have yet to see a Cayenne on the trail. But that doesn't stop Porsche from making available its super-competent off-road machine available to mere mortals. For $70k.

Now, minus the 12 o'clock marker on the wheel, this thing is pretty awesome. Except...For how bloody in-your-grill it is. Along with the other p-car special design editions. And the bold "porsche" in white on the wind blockers I have seen on new 997 cabrios. If you want over-badged branding buy a Ferrari. Porsche, please go back to your restrained badging. We don't need more modern-day "Martini" decal editions.

"ATLANTA --- September 8, 2008 --- Winning Porsches come in many shapes, and nowhere is the competitive Porsche Motorsport DNA more evident than in the latest version of the thriving Cayenne range – the new race-inspired 2010 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia... The Cayenne S Transsyberia is based on the Cayennes that won one of the most grueling endurance races in the world. The rally marathon, which is held every spring, is a two-week race that traverses Russia, Siberia and Mongolia and covers over 4,400 miles. It is called, simply, the Transsyberia Rally, and slightly modified Porsche Cayenne S models have won this brutally demanding event three times in a row... The standard front and rear stainless steel skid plates emphasize the off-road character of the Cayenne S Transsyberia... The standard multifunction steering wheel is also covered in Alcantara and has a “twelve – o’clock” mark at the top of the wheel, as do all of the race-ready Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberias, in the same contrasting color as the exterior."

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