With the Cayenne, Porsche marked a new turning point in its history. Used to the small sporting coupé until that moment, the German firm decided to produce a SUV 4x4, very fashionable in this time among the car manufacturer of middle and top-range like BMW. Based on the platform of its cousin VW Touareg, the Porsche Cayenne was presented in 2002 in its first version. Five motorizations were then available, a V6 and four V8 ! The sporting SUV of Porsche was rapidly proposed in sporting versions, at first "S" of 385hp, Turbo of 500hp, Turbo S of 550hp and GTS in 2008, equipped with a V8 4.8l of 405hp. A Diesel version 3.0l V6 of 240hp completed the range in 2009 and displeased to the purists. Restyled in 2007 and then in 2010, the Cayenne managed to have as much success as the range of the sporting coupé and considerably contributed to the excellent financial health of the firm of Stuttgart.