Porsche Design Customizes 2009 Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Design has already tricked out the Cayman S and Boxster S, but for its third special edition Porsche, it’s focused on an SUV: the Cayenne.

The Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 is, mechanically speaking, a normal Cayenne GTS. The Austrian design firm merely tweaked the crossover’s appearance both inside and out. On the outside, designers painted the Cayenne GTS in a special “Lava Grey” metallic paint, and added a series of black stripes on both the hood and along the sides of the truck. Black 21-inch ‘Sport Plus’ aluminum wheels are unique to the Porsche Design edition, as is the roof spoiler (a no-cost option). Inside, power sport seats are standard fare for both the driver and passenger. They’re mostly trimmed in leather, although their inserts are made of Alcantara. So too are the door panels, the center console, and the headliner. Carbon-fiber trim accents supposedly give a “sporty” touch, and a plate within the glovebox indicates this is a limited-edition model. As was the case with previous Porsche Design models, the Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 comes with some accessories from Porsche Design’s catalog. Buyers receive a special-edition chronograph watch, and a four-piece luggage set is fitted in the cargo area. If this package appeals to you, you’ll need to act fast. Porsche plans on building 1000 examples of the Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3, and only 100 are destined for the U.S. Pricing is expected to begin at a substantial $89,900 – approximately $15,300 over a base Cayenne GTS.

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