An SUV may have once been unthinkable for the iconic sports-car specialist, however it has been crucial to the brand's survival – and financial stability to continue making high-performance cars.
The landmark vehicle (above) – a GTS variant in Carmine Red – was built on Volkswagen Group’s production line in Bratislava, Slovakia, before being delivered to a German customer.
The Cayenne was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2002 and, despite mixed initial reception, is today recognised as the turning point in the then-financially-troubled manufacturer's pilgrimage to profitability.
Now in its third generation, the Cayenne is the second best-selling Porsche model in Australia, with only the smaller Macan SUV proving more popular.
Locally, the Cayenne is priced from $121,300 plus on-road costs, with the range-topping 4.0-litre Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe starting at $297,900 plus on-road costs.
Porsche's iconic 911 sports car – which first went into production in 1963 – took three times as long to reach the same historic milestone, with the one-millionth model delivered in late 2017.