Until now, Porsche has only built a handful of Transsyberia-spec Cayennes, and almost all of these were used exclusively for the rally. The company has now announced that it will launch a special edition 2010 Cayenne S Transsyberia in both North America and Europe, which will go on sale in the first half of next year.
The new model features the same 405hp (302kW) naturally-aspirated 4.8L V8 engine as the Cayenne GTS, but gets a Tiptronic S six-speed automatic transmission with a 4.11:1 final drive ratio as standard. All Cayenne S Transsyberias are also equipped with air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). A permanent all-wheel drive system divides the torque between the front and rear, with a 62% rear-bias.
The SUVs will be available exclusively in four different color combinations: black, silver metallic, black with meteor grey accents, and meteor grey with silver accents. Other features include 18in alloys, ‘Cayenne S Transsyberia’ side strips and optional offroad roof lights.
An optional off-road package that features a variable and lockable rear differential, rock rails with integrated skid plates, a reinforced engine-bay guard, and enhanced protection for the fuel tank and rear axle will also be available. Prices will start at $70,800.