With an eye-catching set of Acid Green brake calipers and e-hybrid badges on the fenders, Porsche wants to make sure that everyone knows your hybrid is a hybrid. Behind the wheel, though, youd be hard-pressed to find many differences between a standard Cayenne S and the E-Hybrid shown in this video. Thats the thing about Porsches PHEV lineup, though. The technology is so seamless that you hardly notice when the gasoline engine fires up, other than the extra sound coming from the engine compartment and exhaust tips. The Cayenne (and Panamera equally) works essentially as a full electric vehicle during normal driving, but will kick in with the added power of the supercharged V6 when you need it, or when your e-power is drained.
Sure, the full EV range is only 14 miles, but based on some commuter statistics, that covers about 68% of Americans commute at least one way, which would cut your fuel usage in half. While this doesnt have as much power as the recently announced Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, but with over 400 combined horsepower and over 400 combined lb-ft of torque, its still no slouch.
In his second video, George discusses some of the e-Hybrids driving characteristics with his lovely dog. It might sound crazy, but its actually adorable.
The lovely Mahogany Metallic paint on this Cayenne makes it stand out in a crowd, its one of our favorite Porsche browns ever. Were not positive that its a color that pairs so well with the Acid Green of the e-Hybrid accents, but we wouldnt kick it out of our garage. If you had a choice, black and white are usually the best colors for a Porsche e-Hybrid.