Why Kamchatka? First, it is beautiful.Mikhail Kuleshov Expert
Yelizovo airport is thirty kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy — a sort of three-story barn in the open field. Out of tight Parking spots around the terminal huddle of the flock of different-sized right-hand drive SUV from Mitsubishi Pajero Pinin to the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. Almost all of them white. If we were not a thousand miles from the Japanese archipelago, but somewhere in the South of Russia.
To meet Kamchatka Porsche is not easy. On holding line crossovers Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe people naturally turned heads. And since similar concentrations of the Stuttgart technology this never happened, the event called Porsche Kamchatka Camp to the local press, and promptly bragged to all 314 thousand population.
Why Kamchatka? First, it is beautiful. More than 300 volcanoes, emitted into the atmosphere ash and blobs of molten rocks, countless geysers, nature reserves, as well as a couple of seas and one ocean. Second, there is a fantastic variety of roads, allowing to reveal all the strengths of the line Cayenne. However, we will draw out and weak. Let’s do this!
To talk about the dynamic abilities of the Cayenne’s boring as hell. I traveled on the S versions (V6, 340 HP) and Turbo (V8, 550 HP): the first one is very quick, the second one is fast with an unprintable epithet.To talk about the dynamic abilities of the Cayenne’s boring as hell. I traveled on the S versions (V6, 340 HP) and Turbo (V8, 550 HP): the first one is very quick, the second one is fast with an unprintable epithet.
Porsche Cayenne S (Coupe)
Length / width / height / base 4926 (4931) / 1983 / 1696 (1676) mmLuggage capacity 770-1780 l (625-1540 l)Engine petrol V6 24 valve, 2894 cm3; 324 kW / 440 HP at 5700-6600 rpm; 550 nm at 1800-5500 rpmacceleration 0-100 km/h in 5.0 sthe Maximum speed of 263 km/hFuel/fuel : AI‑98/75 lTransmission four-wheel drive; A8
Above the waist
The appearance kupeobrazny Cayenne was only a matter of time. It’s amazing that marketers and Porsche engineers have so long stood in the sidelines, watching the market success of the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coure. Given that is technically identical to the regular Cayenne Coupe, and 90% of the body metamorphosis occurred “above the waist”, running the model cost the company money moderate. The developers only filled up the front (slightly) and rear (significantly) stands, a couple of inches clipped the roof, and at the same time “invented” a new, shorter doors. Moreover, in contrast to the door the platform of the Audi Q8, these are left to the framework.
No doubt, the Cayenne Coupe still looks fantastic. However, there is at least one “but”. On a foggy day or with a rudimentary habit proportionally “Kai” is easy to accept for Macan, and its starting price below two million! Only after 90 km/h the older model absolute identificireba active rear spoiler on the tailgate, rising to 135 mm. Customers are expecting from machines something larger, some bright visual “chips” that penetrate straight into the brain.
Active spoiler comes in after a 90 km/h and hides back at a speed below 60 km/h. this detail will not confuse the Cayenne Coupe with Dipped. In any case, in the dynamics.Active spoiler comes in after a 90 km/h and hides back at a speed below 60 km/h. this detail will not confuse the Cayenne Coupe with Dipped. In any case, in the dynamics.
Sports seats with integrated headrests — the basic equipment compartment. Comfortable rely for a fee. In the case of conventional Cayenne all the way around.Sports seats with integrated headrests — the basic equipment compartment. Comfortable rely for a fee. In the case of conventional Cayenne all the way around.
The rear passengers of the coupe is absolutely not “too tight” compared to the regular Cayenne “sofa” lowered by 30 mm at the expense of longitudinal adjustment.The rear passengers of the coupe is absolutely not “too tight” compared to the regular Cayenne “sofa” lowered by 30 mm at the expense of longitudinal adjustment.
Inside the Cayenne Coupe is also almost indistinguishable from the familiar versions, but no problem with that. Materials — traditional brand the highest level, and the ergonomics are flawless. Do not irritate even the touch pad on the console. Let them from time to time they have to wipe with a microfiber, but it is certainly better than the hundreds of physical keys makan. Only inappropriate pseudanabaena trim above the glove compartment slightly discreditied interior, Recalling that today is one of the most important markets for Porsche China.
The desire to blame stutgartas in market orientation disappears as soon as moving into the second row despite the sloping roof, the extra space overhead is almost the same as in a conventional Cayenne. In order not to embarrass the tall Europeans, intergerity lowered the rear “sofa” by 30 mm, longitudinal adjustment bringing a sacrifice spaciousness. In the end kupeobrazny looks are not reminiscent of almost nothing. Except that the trunk has lost one hundred and fifty litres and offers “only” 625 litres “under the curtain”.
Weather in Kamchatka is damn fickle. After 15-20 minutes of these clouds may not remain and a trace.Weather in Kamchatka is damn fickle. After 15-20 minutes of these clouds may not remain and a trace.
Pundits and directions
If Kamchatka is presented to you with a romantic edge, the first impression may disappoint. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is a dark city with sockets shabby, tacky signs and conditional organization of the movement. And when dense and low clouds delayed the sky, hiding from the eyes of the beautiful hills, becomes even sad in a beautiful plaid cabin “compartment” of the Cayenne. Want to escape from this “Syktyvkar” and go storm some volcano.
Choose the nearest — Kozelsky. About the whole Peninsula will not say, but roads within a radius of hundreds of kilometers from the administrative center bearable. Yes, there are decent cracks and large amplitude waves, but for the safety of the wheels and suspension can not survive. Spot the irregularities of the cross-coupe in optional “the pneuma” smoothes without murmurs. Asphalt terrain it loves less, but given the General concentration of the chassis mount comfort you can pour eight points out of ten. The above applies to the normal Cayenne: podmazochnye the settings are the same.
Closer to the foot of the volcano asphalt road “turns into a pumpkin”, fighting off all hunting to the active drive. At the adequate speed Porsche still bearable absorbs all bumps, but the sharp rocks cause to fear for the regular 20‑inch wheels and low profile tyres. Well even in my possession for a relatively modest 440‑horsepower Coupe version of the Cayenne S! Modifications Turbo (550 HP) by default, based on “twenty-first” wheels, which for a fee you can add another inch. If you ever move down from asphalt, don’t.
Point to where you will be able to get on polnoprivodniki. without special training, is at an altitude of one thousand meters. It is exactly the middle of Kozelsk, whose top is at the level of “2189 m”. It should either go on foot (bad idea), from time to time stopping to shake out the Shoe volcanic ash, or to climb on the big foot. For a few days I met three abnormally lifevania Mitsubishi Pajero second generation, a couple of Prado, and even a UAZ Patriot. In August on the Kamchatka Peninsula is a traditional local Hill Climb called “the day of the volcano.”
Protector and paws
The emotions from meeting the wild brown bear is highly dependent on having the huntsman with a gun. Of course, even under threat rapprochement harm to animals no one gets enough warning shots into the air.The emotions from meeting the wild brown bear is highly dependent on having the huntsman with a gun. Of course, even under threat rapprochement harm to animals no one gets enough warning shots into the air.
Bear in Kamchatka — in bulk! The famous Valley of geysers, where in the early 1970s, took place the shooting of “Sannikov Land”, the story often summer residents like for a few weeks. Even if you’re not lucky to meet here a bear, you are almost guaranteed to see their tracks. Of course, to each group of visitors to the reserve charge of the huntsman.
No need to be clever to understand: lack of Porsche in this wonderful (any emphasis in this word is correct) region due to exorbitant for the majority of the price and the lack of qualified specialized service.
The Russian price on the Cayenne Coupe will launch with 5 877 000 rubles, the top version of the Turbo S E‑Hybrid Coupe with a few additional options crossing over 13 million. With such amount, you can purchase let tired, but much more suitable for Kamchatka the helicopter Mi‑8. However…
Russian market prospects Porsche Cayenne Coupe is still good. Let the basic version for a few hundred thousand rubles more expensive than the Audi Q8 and BMW X6 with the same engine (in the case of Audi, the motor is generally the same) and is comparable in price with the Mercedes GLE Coupe, wealthy audience will pay for the name and unprecedented for a large crossover level of feedback to the driver.
Porsche Cayenne applied on the laurels of one of the most versatile cars in the world in 2002. And the new cross-coupe, without reservation, ready to continue his work.
Photo of the author and the Porsche
The new Porsche Kozelsky volcano has reached the middle
Why Kamchatka? First, it is beautiful.
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Why Kamchatka? First, it is beautiful.
The new Porsche Kozelsky volcano has reached the middle