(2006) Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition – Ultimate Guide
Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition was designed specifically for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The V-8 powered Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition is a sharp new addition to the Porsche Cayenne lineup of sporting SUVs
Introduced only for 2006 (as a pre-GTS concept), the Cayenne S Titanium Edition was a 1 year exclusive, limited production SUV featuring a lightweight steel body, featuring an aluminium hood (lighter than the one equipped on the Cayenne S), titanium-painted accented body parts, side lower rocker body panels, Sport-Quad Tip Exhaust chrome tailpipes, 19″ titanium painted alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, two-tone interior upholstery, Porsche PCM 2.0 w/ trip computer navigation, MP3 audio and Bose cabin surround sound.
Under the hood, improvements included sport-tuned suspension, an aerodynamic body package, low-range transfer case, locking differential and a 6-speed automatic Tiptronic transmission. The Cayenne S Titanium Edition is powered by the same 4.5L V8 engine that powered the Cayenne S – still producing 340 hp (254 kW; 345 PS) and 310 lb·ft (420 N·m) of torque. Acceleration is even quicker than the regular Cayenne S from 0–60 mph at sub 6.2 seconds and the top speed is 150+ mph.
Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition was designed specifically for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The V-8 powered Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition is a sharp new addition to the Porsche Cayenne lineup of sporting SUVs, and features titanium-colored trim, exclusive exterior and interior finishes, and the Cayenne’s most popular options as standard equipment. The Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition provides this additional content at a price point approximately 10 percent lower than a comparably equipped Cayenne S. The newest Porsche SUV draws it moniker from the “Titanium Metallic” trim which is exclusive to the model. The exterior trim pieces which receive a finish in this subtle metallic hue include the roof spoiler, the frame and lower portion of the side mirrors, the front air inlets, window frames including the B- and C-pillars, door handles (with a body-color inlay), door-sill trim and the Cayenne S logo.
The Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition is available in four distinct exterior colors, including two which are exclusive to the new model: “Pure Red” is a vibrant and overtly sporting shade, and “Iceland Silver Metallic” is a classic light silver tinged with cool blue. The Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition is also be available in “Black” and “Marine Blue Metallic.” Along with the door handle inlays, each Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition features body-colored rocker-panel extensions, helping frame the standard 19-inch wheels coated in a Titanium Metallic finish. Also standard are fourpipe- look chrome exhaust tips, and 20-inch SportTechno wheels with a titanium-color finish are optional.
The interior receives equal attention, as the cabin of each Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition features an exclusive two-tone design. The two color combinations are “Black/Sand Beige” and “Black/Steel Grey,” with the dark finish covering the center sections of the seats and headrests, the floormats, the upper dashboard and door trim panels, the steering wheel rim and steering column, the front of the center console and the luggage compartment cover. In keeping with the model’s metallic theme, the instrument cluster dials have a metal-look finish, and the stainless-steel door-entry guards are embossed with the “Cayenne S titanium” logo.
Contributing to its stylish-value theme, the Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition provides as standard equipment the most popular options fitted to vehicles in the North American market. These include Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamically controlled cornering lights, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with DVD/GPS based navigation, and an electric tilting/sliding glass moonroof.
Like the Cayenne S, the Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition is propelled by a 340-horsepower, 4.5-liter V-8. Mated to the standard six-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission, the Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition can sprint from a standstill to 60 mph (96 km/h) in only 6.8 seconds. The Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition can reach 99 mph (160 km/h) in just 16.8 seconds, and has a top track speed of 150 mph (242 km/h).
Like all of Porsche’s vehicles, the Cayenne possesses amazingly athletic capabilities, and thanks to the standard all-wheel-drive and Porsche Traction Management, these capabilities are not limited to paved roads. While many SUVs have an inherent tendency towards nose-heavy handling characteristics, Porsche engineers direct the majority of the V-8 engine’s torque (62 percent) to the rear wheels. This provides all Cayenne models with handling dynamics more in line with Porsche’s rear-drive sports cars, setting it apart in the SUV marketplace. These traits are so sought after by enthusiast drivers that the Cayenne has become the best selling of all Porsche models.
The Porsche Cayenne S Titanium Edition went on sale in the U.S. and Canada in July 2006. Pricing for the new model in the U.S. and Canada is $64,900 (USD) and $89,800 (CAD) respectively.