The World's Most Perfect Porsche Cayenne Is A Muddy, Rowdy Rally Beast

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This is no ordinary Porsche Cayenne S—it’s been kitted out with a mild lift, meatier tires, under-body armor, snorkels and a lot of other trick gear to race in Germany’s GORM Open Rally Raid. Has there ever been a more perfect Cayenne? I’m going to say no. It’s beautiful

The best thing is, this is what Cayennes are good at. It’s not just another soft-roader meant to pick up Parker and Madilyn from the Country Day School. Porsche even threw a handful of Cayennes into the 2007 Transsyberia Rally just because they could.

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The truck bends a control arm at the end of the video, but that’s fairly standard damage from this rough-and-tumble kind of driving.

I’m still in love with it. It makes loud, meaty V8 sounds and bounces down all the rough paths and tarmac sections in front of it. Please, get more Cayennes dirty.

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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ash78
Ash78, voting early and often

A lot of people don’t believe it, but in the earlier days of the crossover boom, cars like the Mercedes ML and Cayenne/Touareg actually did a good job at offroading. This was in part because the silly, silly Germans thought that we wanted all these SUVs to actually do SUV things. What were they thinking?! Really, all we wanted were Traverses and Highlanders. So this is awesome.