How many interesting stories history hides! Here, for example, the first generation Porsche Cayenne crossover was launched about 20 years ago. The car was being created for a long time, the first developments began at the end of the 1990s, for the Porsche company it was a completely new niche. But at the same time, the Porsche Cayenne crossover provided an opportunity to experiment. Make a convertible? Why not?!
This is how the project of the Porsche Cayenne car with an open roof appeared. The latter, by the way, was taken from the Porsche 911 Targa model, and namely a short soft roof and its folding mechanism. In addition, the general outlines of the car were changed: the rear doors were removed and the length of the front ones increased (+20 cm), the angle of inclination of the windshield frame was increased, and massiveness was added to the rear part (where the soft roof was supposed to hide).
There was no certainty about the final design of the car, as indicated by the two different versions of the rear of the car: the search for a successful design continued all the time! At the same time, the front panel in the interior of the car remained unchanged. Although here too there were enough questions: how will the passengers be accommodated in the back, will there be enough space for them?
The search for answers to the question went far – up to the construction of a real prototype of the Porsche Cayenne Convertible in the form of a PFM (short for Package Function Model), the photos of which you saw above. And now, looking back over time, tell me frankly: would it be a new sales hit or a joke?