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Porsche Cayenne: Delivering an Exceptional Sports Performance


We as humans are very enthusiastic in achieving our goals. Hardly do we achieve one goal, that we have the next one waiting. Neither can we just stop for a moment, nor do we want to because we enjoy the acceleration from a dead start and creating moments of exhilaration in our daily lives. What does this have to do with any car? Nothing. But it has everything to do when you’re crafting a sports car, for neither can you build a sports car without enthusiasm nor can you drive one. It’s here that Porsche Cayenne comes into the foray, a car that is crafted with enthusiasm for the entire family – and yet for you alone. Let’s find out more about the Cayenne in this post-

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Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

The Cayenne incorporates an active all-wheel drive system, along with automatic brake differential (ABD), antislip regulation (ASR), and a multi-plate clutch that’s electronically variable. The electronically controlled multi-plate clutch optimizes the force distribution between the front axle and permanently driven rear axle, especially while cornering. During cornering, the necessary engine torque levels are distributed to the front wheels, providing excellent lateral stability.

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Variable Off-road Capability

Accentuating the off-road capabilities of the Cayenne, there are up to three driving modes to choose from, all interchangeable via the main off-road control option available on the center console. In the Off-road Mode 1, all relevant systems such as ABS, align their maps to provide optimum traction, and also raise the air suspension to increase the approach angle, the departure angle, and the wading depth. Off-road Mode 2 ensures even better traction on uneven drive surfaces by completely locking the multi-plate clutch. Lastly, in the Off-road Mode 3, the all-wheel drive system integrates with the electronically controlled rear differential, and could be fully locked in.

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Air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

The air suspension incorporated in the Cayenne together with the PASM ensures a constant vehicle position with its self-leveling and ride-height control. PASM is an electronic system for damping control, which adjusts the damping force on each wheel, actively and continuously. You could select any one of the three drive modes via the button on the center console - Comfort, SPORTS or SPORTS PLUS. The Cayenne incorporates multiple sensors to record each body movement while accelerating, forced braking and assertive cornering on uneven roads. Based on these evaluations, the control unit then modifies the damping force on each wheel as per the selected mode.

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Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

PTV Plus system enhances the driving dynamics and stability in the Cayenne, by providing variable torque distribution. An electronically controlled rear differential lock works in conjunction with the PTV Plus, delivering the varying torque distribution to the rear wheels. Several factors such as the steering angle, steering speed, yaw rate, accelerator pedal position, and vehicle speed govern the functioning of this system. Additionally, optimization of steering response and precision is achieved by selective application of brake pressure to either of the rear wheels.

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Bottom Line

The Cayenne is an ambitious sports car, and Porsche has left no stone unturned to make the riding experience, an exhilarating one. This car comes with a hefty price tag, incorporating heaps of innovative features, and this might be disconcerting for some people who’re trying to purchase a brand new Cayenne. To such buyers, there’s an option of salvage car auctions, which offer Porsche’s car models, including Cayenne, at an extremely competent bidding price. All you need to do is to complete all the prechecks of the car with the help of a professional and start bidding.

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