For 2008, the Porsche Cayenne features a more aggressive front grille and a new series of V6 and V8 engines, in addition to an optional electronic suspension system. The Cayenne is offered in three trims – the Base Tiptronic, the S and the Turbo. The Base features a 290 horsepower 3.6-liter V6, with the S getting a 385 horsepower 4.8-liter V8 and the Turbo rounding out the series with a whopping 500 horsepower 4.8-liter turbo gas V8 featuring 516 lbs.-ft of torque and a 6-speed overdrive-enabled transmission. Luxury amenities and safety features abound.Read more Read less
Porsche's sport utility gets a revised appearance and some enhanced technical features for 2008. The Cayenne has a more aggressive outward appearance for 2008, with a front air dam, widened bumpers, and new headlight style in front, plus broader, more defined wheel arches. Direct injection is fitted to all three engines, increasing real-world fuel economy and increasing performance, and a newly available Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) helps improve handling while also increasing ride comfort. All Cayenne models get a button-engaged Sport mode that changes engine response. There's also a new rollover sensor linked to the curtain air bag system and seatbelt pretensioners. Dynamic Curve Lights are newly available across the line and standard on the Turbo, and Porsche Stability Management now includes trailer stability control and an off-road anti-lock mode. Standard features and options have been thoroughly revised; a power liftgate is now standard, and 21-inch wheels are newly available.
Seating comfort; ample cargo space; extraordinary acceleration (S and Turbo); nimble handling relative to other SUVs.
The 2008 Porsche Cayenne appeals to people who want a nimble, fast vehicle with a driving experience that's almost like that of Porsche's sports cars, combined with the ability to tow a trailer or take on rough terrain.