Two wildly different Porsche Cayenne-related news items came forth recently. The German sportscar builder has now sent 2,000,000 Cayenne SUV’s through production. That’s 600,000 Cayenne’s on American roads. Your guess of how many of those 600,000 are in SoCal is likely low.
A base Cayenne is Porsche USA’s cheapest model at “just” $43,400. The most expensive version is double that. Base MSRP’s on Cayennes in the UK are about £3,000 higher than the £33,375 basic Boxster. The Cayenne starts around $55,200 in Canada but $100K is easy to come by. Bottom-of-the-rung Cayennes are the only Porsche’s in Australia to start with an list price under $100K.
On the negative side of the ledger, the world’s best (and hottest) bodyguard story has come to an end. Anna Loginova, a model who gained attention in campaigns for BMW and Chanel, was making about to make a routine trip in her Cayenne in Moscow when a thief appropriated the vehicle by pushing her aside. Anna attempted to regain control of the situation but was dragged at speed by the thief and her own Porsche for several metres. Logovina was dead before the ambulance even arrived. The Cayenne was found abandoned later.
It was rumoured that Anna Loginova, the head of her all-woman security firm, was the bodyguard for Russian boxer Kostya Tszyu, although she denied it. The 29-year old told the story of the previous car-jacking attempted on her in terrific fashion: “By reflex, I used a jujitsu technique. I twisted his arm and hit him on the face with my elbow. The guy obviously was not expecting such a reaction.”