Porsche has introduced another variant of the Cayenne Coupe – the Cayenne S Coupe – that slots in between the base and Turbo models, both of which were revealed back in March during the global debut of the coupe-esque SUV.

The new variant gets the same 2.9 litre twin-turbo V6 found in the normal-bodied Cayenne, as well as the Panamera. As such, there’s 440 PS and 550 Nm of torque available here, directed to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive system.

Being the middle child in the range, the performance figures are, as you’d expect, better than the base variant but lesser than the Turbo. The zero to 100 km/h sprint takes five seconds, but is slashed by point-one of a second when all three optional lightweight sports packages are specified. The top speed here is 263 km/h.

By comparison, the Cayenne Coupe with its 3.0 litre turbo V6 (340 PS and 450 Nm) takes six seconds to complete the famous sprint and will hit 243 km/h. Meanwhile, the Cayenne Turbo Coupe needs just 3.9 second to complete the same feat. Its 4.0 litre biturbo V8 with 550 PS and 770 Nm allows for a 286 km/h top speed.

Standard equipment for the Cayenne S Coupe includes the Sport Chrono Package, Power Steering Plus, front and rear Park Assist, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), eight-way powered sport seats, a panoramic fixed glass roof and 20-inch wheels.