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Porsche are to celebrate the success of the Cayenne model series by honouring it with a very special money making special edition. Named after the 7200km intercontinental rally which the Cayenne won in 2007, the Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia Special Edition offers a number of enhancements to entice those unsuspecting punters in. In a move that is generally unheard of these days, this is an SUV that can actually survive off-road.

The Cayenne S Transsyberia Special Edition takes the 4.8-liter V8 unit that develops 405bhp and 500Nm of torque from the range topping GTS allowing the model to drop its base 0-100km/h time down by 0.5 seconds to 6.1 seconds. It is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox or alternatively consumers can optionally grab the six-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission with a 4.1:1 drive ratio giving the model an even higher level of performance.

The special edition features air suspension coupled with PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) which continuously adjusts the damper forces, add this to the incorporated PTM (Porsche Traction Management) system that passes the torque to the wheels with a 62% bias favouring the rear end and we have a model supremely enhanced for off road effectiveness

Four exterior color concepts will be available: Black/Orange, Crystal Silver Metallic/Orange for those wanting that extra bit of attention and Black/Meteor Grey Metallic and Meteor Grey Metallic/Crystal Silver Metallic for the more conservative consumers. A set of four lights sitting nicely on the roof pays homage to the Transsyberia victory and can be installed at no extra cost.

Pricing will start at €77,558 for the German market with deliveries to commence in January next year.

Gallery: Porsche Announce Cayenne S Transsyberia Special Edition for 2009 Model Year

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