This incredible journey proves the Porsche Cayenne’s mettle yet again.
It’s been more than 20 years since the introduction of the Porsche Cayenne, but considering the manufacturer’s 75-year history, the concept remains somewhat novel. At the time of its introduction, it was a radical and controversial vehicle, an SUV surrounded by a lineup of some of the world’s most cherished sports cars. However, it proved a massive success, and one of the cornerstones of Porsche’s brand today.
While many Cayennes are used as family haulers that boast a luxurious and sporty edge, the SUV is also a highly capable vehicle with impressive adventuring ability, and on YouTube, VINWiki proved that with an incredible 6,000-mile expedition.
The idea was born from Ed Bolian’s ownership of a Cayenne, originally bought for a “cheap off-roader challenge,” which quickly became one of his favorite cars for its usefulness and charm. After selling that car, Bolian got together with SWAE, a research and design studio in Montana to build four 958-generation Porsche Cayenne Turbos with special liveries.
Two went to the Southwest, while two went up to the Arctic for a 6,000-mile round trip. The trip involved challenging terrain, breathtaking landscapes, difficult weather conditions, and a chance to see the Northern Lights. The trip served as a reminder of the joy and importance of exploration and experiencing the world, and despite being from a manufacturer of luxury performance cars for the tarmac, the Porsche Cayenne is an excellent car to adventure with.