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Porsche Cayenne GTS Design Edition 3

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Porsche will release a new iteration of its luxury Cayenne SUV in May in the shape of the Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3, which will be limited to just one thousand numbered units worldwide.

Porsche says the limited-edition Cayenne is designed to highlight the GTS Porsche Design Edition 3's sporting intent. Clad in a Lava Grey Metallic paintjob, the car also features design stripes along the side and on the bonnet and 21-inch diameter SportPlus alloy wheels.

Other details include bi-xenon headlights and dark privacy glazing to the rear of the B-pillar, and the ‘Cayenne GTS’ model designation in black with a red “S" at the rear. An extended roof spoiler with a double wing profile is available as a no-cost option.

The interior features black leather upholstery throughout, with red contrasting seams on the instrument panel and doors.

There's all the gadgetry and detailing that you'd expect from a Porsche SUV, with electrically-adjustable sports seats with a comfort memory package, Porsche logos, carbon trim and ‘Porsche Design Edition 3’ designation on the rev counter, the front door sill kick plates and on a plate in the glove compartment.

A sports exhaust system and Bose 5.1 Surround Sound System with 14 loudspeakers takes care of the soundtrack, most of which is provided by a 405bhp 4.8-litre V8 through a six-speed Tiptronic S transmission. The Cayenne sprints to 62mph in just 6.5 seconds, and on to a top speed of 156 mph.

A Porsche Design Chronograph and luggage set are also available.

The Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 is available to from Porsche Centres in the UK and Ireland from £64,753.