The world wasn’t ready for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT. When the numbers came out, everyone wondered if they were actually possible. So it has 631 horsepower and 626 lb-ft of torque. We’ve seen those numbers a bunch of times out of big SUVs and trucks. That isn’t the impressive part. The silly part is that this 4979-pound SUV does 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds and can lay a quarter mile run of 11.1 seconds. Not only straight line speed, but it also recorded a 7:38.9 Nordschleife lap time. That is faster than the 997 Porsche 911 GT3. What is going on here?
Remember the old saying, “The fastest car is always a rental”? While that might be true in a lot of cases, there are cars that are faster: the “Corporate Executive” vehicle. Why? These cars operate with the same philosophy as the rental cars, but are actually fast to begin with, and not Chrysler 200s from the airport rental parking lot with stale donuts under the seats. They are treated with the same disregard for ownership as the rentals, although usually luxury cars with way more power than Ted the CFO at the oil and gas company actually needs. Case in point? This 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS up for sale in Texas with over 205,000 miles on it. Yes. One owner and 205,000 miles in 10 years. Over 20,000 miles a year on this GTS, which isn’t exactly a beacon of cheap running cars or reliability. I hope the write-off was worth it on this one.
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One of the more forgotten “special edition” Porsches of the last ten years, and maybe for good reason, is the Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3. I know, the name rolls right off your tongue! What is the Porsche Design Edition 3? It was Porsche Exclusive Lava Grey Metallic paint with matching wheels, blacked-out bi-xenon headlights, some carbon trim, and some red stitching. That’s it. If you want all of that, it ran you $15,000 more than the contemporary Cayenne GTS. All in all, $90,000. Not cheap. Production was limited to 1,000 units, with rumored 100 or so coming to the US. I can’t remember the last time I saw one of these for sale so naturally I jumped in on taking a deeper look, but given the condition and price tag on this one, I’d probably pass.