Canada's not minding in the least being lumped in with the US of A today — they're just happy they're getting a piece of this titanium-trimmed beauty — because it's only going to be available in North America. The titanium edition gets its name from the "titanium metallic trim" exclusive to the model. It's available in four exterior colors, "Pure Red", "iceland Silver Metallic", "Marine Blue Metallic" and — "Black." That's right — no fanciness on that one — just plain black. Like the Cayenne S, this edition gets the 340 hp, 4.5-liter V-8 with the six-speed tiptronic. And the best part is unlike most "special editions" you'll be getting all this — at a price 10% lower than a similarly equipped Cayenne S. Not a bad bargain if you ask us. The full press release and more pictures are available after the jump.
New Cayenne model—created especially for the North American market—to
offer exclusive colors, and comprehensive option package as standard equipment
Porsche today announced a new model for the Cayenne lineup designed
specifically for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The V-8 powered Cayenne S
Titanium Edition will be available beginning in mid-July. This sharp new
addition to the Porsche Cayenne lineup of sporting SUVs features
titanium-colored trim, exclusive exterior and interior finishes, and the
Cayenne's most popular options as standard equipment. The Cayenne S Titanium
Edition will provide this additional content at a price point approximately 10
percent lower than a comparably equipped Cayenne S.
The newest Porsche SUV draws it moniker from the "Titanium Metallic" trim
which is exclusive to the model. The exterior trim pieces which receive a
finish in this subtle metallic hue include the roof spoiler, the frame and
lower portion of the side mirrors, the front air inlets, window frames
including the B- and C-pillars, door handles (with a body-color inlay),
door-sill trim and the Cayenne S logo.
The Cayenne S Titanium Edition is available in four distinct exterior
colors, including two which are exclusive to the new model: "Pure Red" is a
vibrant and overtly sporting shade, and "Iceland Silver Metallic" is a classic
light silver tinged with cool blue. The Cayenne S Titanium Edition will also
be available in "Black" and "Marine Blue Metallic." Along with the door handle
inlays, each Cayenne S Titanium Edition features body-colored rocker-panel
extensions, helping frame the standard 19-inch wheels coated in a Titanium
Metallic finish. Also standard are four-pipe-look chrome exhaust tips, and
20-inch SportTechno wheels with a titanium-color finish are optional.
The interior receives equal attention, as the cabin of each Cayenne S
Titanium Edition features an exclusive two-tone design. The two color
combinations are "Black/Sand Beige" and "Black/Steel Grey," with the dark
finish covering the center sections of the seats and headrests, the floormats,
the upper dashboard and door trim panels, the steering wheel rim and steering
column, the front of the center console and the luggage compartment cover. In
keeping with the model's metallic theme, the instrument cluster dials have a
metal-look finish, and the stainless-steel door-entry guards are embossed with
the "Cayenne S titanium" logo.
Contributing to its stylish-value theme, the Cayenne S Titanium Edition
provides as standard equipment the most popular options fitted to vehicles in
the North American market. These include Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamically
controlled cornering lights, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with
DVD/GPS based navigation, and an electric tilting/sliding glass moonroof.
Like the Cayenne S, the Cayenne S Titanium Edition is propelled by a
340-horsepower, 4.5-liter V-8. Mated to the standard six-speed Tiptronic S
automatic transmission, the Cayenne S Titanium Edition can sprint from a
standstill to 60 mph (96 km/h) in only 6.8 seconds. The Cayenne S Titanium
Edition can reach 99 mph (160 km/h) in just 16.8 seconds, and has a top track
speed of 150 mph (242 km/h).
Like all of Porsche's vehicles, the Cayenne possesses amazingly athletic
capabilities, and thanks to the standard all-wheel-drive and Porsche Traction
Management, these capabilities are not limited to paved roads. While many SUVs
have an inherent tendency towards nose-heavy handling characteristics, Porsche
engineers direct the majority of the V-8 engine's torque (62 percent) to the
rear wheels. This provides all Cayenne models with handling dynamics more in
line with Porsche's rear-drive sports cars, setting it apart in the SUV
marketplace. These traits are so sought after by enthusiast drivers that the
Cayenne has become the best selling of all Porsche models.
The Porsche Cayenne Titanium Edition goes on sale in the U.S. and Canada
in mid-July. Pricing for the new model in Canada is $89,800 (CAD).
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, GA, and its
subsidiary, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., are the exclusive importers of Porsche
sports cars and Cayenne sport utility vehicles for the United States and
Canada. A wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG,
PCNA employs approximately 300 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts,
service, marketing and training for its 213 U.S. and Canadian dealers. They,
in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service.
Porsche Cayenne S: Titanium Edition! [German Car Blog]
Spy Photos: 2007 Porsche Cayenne [internal]