Behind closed doors
But what’s behind the four closed doors? it’s a tuned ride, we’ll surely find seats finished in the color of Mars. Well, no. The interior is an all-black one. The attention to details is staggering, but before you get to see the colored dials, which are childish in a good way and allow you to see all the cut-outs for the various errors that could appear on the dash, the first thing you notice is the unusual smell of the leather.
We’re accustomed to all kinds of “new car smell” types, but the one of the black quilted and perforated leather used by Kahn is definitely different to anything else we've ever experienced. As for the leather itself, this feels smooth and the quilted pattern, together with the contrasting stitching really make the cabin stand out, but it’s not better than what Porsche has to offer in terms of quality. You also get a “carbon” finish for the leather that complements that standard one.
In fact, the beauty of having an interior makeover is all in the details, and in this car they were mixed rather nicely, with the result being greater than the sum of its parts.
For example, putting perforated leather instead of normal one on the instruments cover has no practical reason, but it looks so refined! The machined aluminum used for the pedals, as well as the stainless steel found on the door entry sill make the interior sophisticated in a new-age kind of way.
This is why, if we wanted to dip our Cayenne’s interior in some tuning sauce coming from Kahn, we’d go for little details such as the aforementioned ones. As for the main areas, Kahn's leather is not superior to Porsche's one, but it does bring one important asset: it allows you to gift the car with your personality.