By LAWRENCE TAN
Porsche’s design arm has chosen an SUV this time round to
continue the run of specially “decorated” Porsche Design cars. Like its Porsche
Cayman S Design Edition 1 and Boxster S Design Edition 2, the Cayenne GTS
Design Edition 3 sports the unmistakable three stripes on its doors and hood.
The stripes almost blend in with the Lava Grey Metallic
(dark grey) trim, with bi-xenon headlights with black surrounds, dark tinted
glass, and dark 21-inch Sport Plus wheels to complete the stealth look. The
interiors carry the theme further with black leather upholstery in red
stitching, and “Porsche Design Edition 3” badging galore.
Performance figures remain the same as its regular SUV
cousins, though this Design Edition comes with a Porsche Design chronograph and
a four-piece luggage set thrown in as part of the package. Only 1,000 of these
Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition will be available, starting at 79,100 euros in Europe. Next
up: a Porsche Panamera Design Edition 4 in a couple of years’ time?