Equipped with a 4.11:1 final drive, air suspension, Porsche Active Suspension Management and permanent all-wheel drive as standard, the 2009 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia has all you need to tackle the frozen tundra. Actually, all the real tough stuff — the off-road package, variable and lockable rear differential, rock rails, skid plates, reinforced engine-bay guards, fuel tank and rear axle protection —are optional extras. But, for the $70,800 price, you do get a natty set of stickers, some cool deer-spottin’ lights and a steering wheel with a white stripe on the top so you know which way is up while performing a 30-point turn to get out of a parking space at Whole Foods.
Scheduled to go on sale in the first half of next year, think of the Transsyberia as a woefully out-of-touch end-of-production special for the current Cayenne, due to be replaced by a new 2010 Porsche Cayenne later that year. [Motor Authority]