When you see a Porsche on the road, you know it is a Porsche. Not just from the badge, but the shape, style and movement of the car are all giveaways. This boils down to the Porsche DNA on every car they make. From a Cayman to a Panamera, you will spot the same distinctive markings of Porsche design on all the models including the newest Porsche; the all-electric Taycan.
Some of the unmistakable features include the flat hood, pronounced front and rear fenders and the dynamic tapering of the lines leading to the front of the car. From the side profile, the unique fly line of a 911 can be found throughout the model range as the basis for a Porsche sports car. And finally, the pronounced and muscular shoulders can be found on the whole range, from the 911 to the Cayenne SUV.
So what else do the 911 and the Cayenne have in common, other than their DNA?
At first glance, the 911 and the Cayenne might seem like vastly different cars from the Porsche marque, but a Cayenne can be referred to as a big 911. Both the Cayenne V6 petrol and the 911 Carrera 2 have 3.0 litre engines with a maximum torque of 450 Nm, however the 911 has the edge for speed as its engine is twin turbo-charged and produces 385 PS, while the Cayenne sits at 340 PS.
The power units on both the Cayenne and 911 feature direct fuel injection, water-cooling with thermal management and VarioCam Plus which improves responsiveness on cold mornings and helps to minimize fuel consumption and emissions. Both the 911 and the Cayenne also have two stainless steel exhaust tailpipes which produce the emotive sound of a sports car.
Style and substance
Both the 911 and Cayenne are built using intelligent lightweight composites of aluminium and steel. Other similarities on the outside of the cars are the front air intakes, "PORSCHE" lettering integrated into the taillight strip and the model designation on the rear trim in silver. When you open the door to either model, you will be greeted with stainless steel door sill guards complete with model designation.
Despite the difference in height between the two cars, both come with 19-inch wheels as standard. The only difference on the 911 is that the front wheels are 19-inch and the rear are 20-inch; this is to deliver enhanced levels of grip at the rear which you might need if you are on a race track!
For safety, the Porsche models both include Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM), LED headlights, Porsche Vehicle Tracking System Plus and Porsche Stability Management (PSM). PSM is an incredibly intuitive technology that monitors driving direction to stabilise the Porsche if it starts to head off course. If this were to happen, both the 911 and the Cayenne would use their aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers to correct the direction.
Other technology features that both these models include are ParkAssist, cruise control with speed limiter and keyless engine start. These systems are just as useful for everyday driving as they are for longer trips away, which you can do just as easily in the 911 as you can in the Cayenne. The split-folding rear seat are also a nod to using both of these cars as a potential daily driver as they allow for more storage in the cabin area.
There are so many features these two models share that are solely focused on comfort and driving pleasure. Automatic climate control, electrically adjustable and heated wing mirrors, and a multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles for extra engagement with the road when driving. To ensure you have all the creature comforts that you need, they also have clothes hooks, cup holders, two USB charging and connectivity ports and a digital radio. To stay connected when you are driving your Porsche, both the Cayenne and the 911 have Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and Connect Plus which includes Apple® CarPlay as standard.
Porsche 911 Interior
Porsche Cayenne Interior
There are many things these Porsche models have in common, but ultimately the thrill of driving a Porsche is prevalent in both cars. Through the Porsche DNA, style, design and technology, whether you are driving a 2-door sports car or a 5 seater SUV, you still experience the exhilarating feeling of driving a Porsche.
If you would like to know more about the Cayenne or 911, please contact us to book a test drive and discover the similarities and differences for yourself.