2020 The Porsche Cayenne Coupe today fell with a steeply raked rear window and a name that doesn't mean what Porsche says it means. But no matter! Turn it all down ̵
As I rolled through the new Cayenne press photos, I came across a shot of its seats and stopped. Want to look at the patterned center efforts!
But it's not just a pattern. It's called Pepita, and it's a throwback to the original pattern that was used in 1964, according to a Porsche release. Modern 911's that have used it are the One Millionth Porsche 911 and Porsche 911 R.
And no, apparently it is not called houndstooth, it is called pepita, which is its own thing. Probably a houndstooth pattern looks like a collection of small wind turbines, while pepita is more routed, according to Hagerty.
The end notes that
Recaro, founded in 1963 by the Reutter family, produced the first Pepita pattern for customers in December of the same year. The first Porsches to use Pepita designs were late 356C models. They were followed by Porsche 901/911 and Porsche 912.
The last use of Pepita covers by Recaro is documented for the first generation of Recaro Idealsitz in 1970-71. Pepita was not only available in black and white, but also in brown-beige, blue-green and red beige.
Porsche again offered Pepita seats as an opportunity for its 911 heritage model (celebrating 50 years) in 2013. These seats were not produced by Recaro.
(Confusingly, in another edition, the Porsche calls the pattern "the so-called" Pepita "houndstooth pattern. I don't know either.)
Anyway, Pepita seats can be found on the new Cayenne Coupe and Cayenne Turbo Coupe as part Of its three new lightweight sports packages, if it were me, I would totally want extra for the seats, one because they are classic as hell and two because the seats without them just look unfinished.
Anyway, this has been your style advice for the day.