08. The 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Rides on an All-New Platform
The 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid’s beauty isn’t just skin-deep – the vehicle also rides on an re-engineered platform that has seen substantial attention paid to reducing weight in some areas and shoring up structural integrity in others. The end result is a Cayenne that is 15 percent more rigid than before, with much of the vehicle’s diet coming through the elimination of bulky door panels and inefficient interior components. The Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid’s battery is located in the floor behind the rear seat, sneaking into the compartment that typically holds the vehicle’s spare tire in order to avoid eating too much into usable cargo space.