When Porsche introduced its Cayenne sport utility to Western Canadian media, conditions didn't allow the opportunity to take it off-road. The weather wasn't a problem when a well equipped Cayenne S became available for a weeklong test, though, so my dutiful cameraman Shawn Pisio offered to ride shotgun.
|During a weeklong test with the Porsche Cayenne S, the opportunity arose to take it off-road. (Photo: Shawn Pisio, Canadian Auto Press)|
|The ample ground clearance, short overhangs and height adjustable air suspension kept the Cayenne safe while off-roading. (Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press)|
The former is ruddy useless off the beaten track, unless pointing the SUV in the general direction of a main thoroughfare is needed. The latter, mind you, is especially handy when the road gets vehemently nasty.