We’ve already seen the Cain testing the facelifted Porsche in the range-topping Turbo SE-Hybrid trim, and now our spies have taken updated 4×4 images of both the SUV and the Coupe before its release later this year. These pre-production cars look more closely at Keen’s styling tweaks, in a thinner camouflage than ever before.
On the front of both the SUV and the Coupe are large, redesigned headlights that incorporate Porsche’s quad-LED running light signature, as well as a slightly reprofile front grille with a thin single strip indicator. The bonnet is also tweaked, with a pair of narrow streaks along its length, and the lower front bumper appears to have acquired a set of air vents at its outer edge.
As our previous spy shots revealed, the Turbo SE-Hybrid model will take a deeper, more terrifying front grille layout and a huge 10-piston brake caliper painted in acid green. These recent images also reveal a new multi-spoke alloy wheel design that will come as part of the facelift.
On the back, Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe will get redesigned LED tail-lights and a new diffuser, replacing the number plate under the standard SUV tailgate. The only other change is a tweaked lip spoiler for coupe models.
However, there are more significant changes inside. Photographs of the interior reveal a modified center console, simplified with a single row of toggle switches and a large volume dial. A pair of USB Type-C sockets can also be seen under these controls.
The current car’s larger, pistol-like gear selector has been replaced with the shorter, Stubby item found in the recent 911. The steering wheel of this test vehicle was also borrowed from a Porsche sports car.
Like the current model, Facelifted will use Cain Porsche’s PCM 6.0 infotainment setup, which is controlled via a 12.3-inch touchscreen. The system features integrated satellite navigation, ‘natural’ voice control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Under the skin, the facelifted Cain will use the same mechanics as the farewell car, albeit with a few modifications. Porsche’s engineers can restore suspension settings to improve ride and handling, and existing engines can be updated to provide improved performance and efficiency.
As the most powerful SUV in Porsche’s line-up, the facelifted Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid will use a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine and produce 671bhp and 770Nm of torque with an electric motor. The modified car will probably borrow an upgraded version of this powertrain that is fitted with the latest Panamara Turbo SE-Hybrid, which increases to 690bhp.
We expect Cain to be released early next year with a revised Cain Coupe.
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