The first in the history of Porsche SUV, named Cayenne (sort of fiery West Indian pepper), debuted in the early fall of 2002. The car was created jointly by Dr. Ing. h. with. F. Porsche AG and Volkswagen AG. Volkswagen engineers have designed a four-wheel drive transmission, and experts Porsche – suspension and assumed operation of fine-tuning the chassis.
Almost since the beginning of official sales of Cayenne was one of the best-selling brand, despite the rather high price. Production (more precisely, the final assembly, because the body is manufactured at the plant in Bratislava) pastors deployed at the new ultramodern factory Porsche in Leipzig. Design Cayenne made in a single key to sports models of the Porsche 911. Among the characteristic features of the model: drop-shaped headlights, integrated front bumper with large air intakes, enhanced 'muscular' wing and low profile tires on 17 – or 18-inch alloy wheels. All versions of the first years of release (Cayenne, Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo) differ nuances in design.
For example, the top version of Turbo higher than the other versions of the hood with additional podshtampovkami for turbochargers and dual central air intake. Overall dimensions: Cayenne and Cayenne S-4782x1928x1699, Cayenne Turbo -4786x1928x1699. Wheelbase mm: 2855. Ground clearance, mm: Base suspension -217; air suspension – from 157 to 273. The car is made in the best traditions of the Porsche. A lot of quality leather bound with stamping company logo, ancillary systems and electronic configuration. In the design of widely used aluminum and metallized plastic (pedals, center console, gear selector bezel, door handles), which gives the interior sports a charm.