Porsche SUVs: Not Just Fast Cars

Porsche SUVs: Not Just Fast Cars

For a company whose mystique is established on its iconic sports cars and racing track records, Porsche’s high-selling SUVs satisfy every driver in the family. In fact, almost 70 percent of all Porsches that left the showroom floors throughout the world last year were SUVs. Is this a disconnect between Porsche’s image and the realities of its product mix? Porsche is aware of their perception, and many of their cars are not the traditional sports cars enthusiasts presume. If you test drive competitors’ SUVs and then drive the Cayenne and Macan, you’ll see that Porsche is the sports car of the SUV market. That is their goal: to capitalize on the potential of the SUV market while delivering a sports-car experience. That is how Porsche is protecting their sports-car image they have been building for almost 70 years. Cayenne SUV The Cayenne is at home on- or off-road so you can explore any new territory. When it comes to dynamic driving, the Cayenne is practicality with a range of standard equipment as well as capable of remarkable performance for practically any discipline. The 2016 Porsche Cayenne is easygoing and sporty, and its extensive lineup of features includes a plug-in hybrid, diesel-powered model, and a turbocharged V8 version. It may be the best-in-class crossover on the market. Though enthusiasts were skeptical when Porsche released the Cayenne luxury mid-size SUV, it soon became one of the German automaker’s most profitable and best-selling models. The Cayenne, now in its second generation, offers the family-friendly size, comfort, and handling in a lightweight package with enhanced fuel efficiency and power that made the original...
Porsche 911 Generations

Porsche 911 Generations

The heart of the Porsche brand for nearly 70 years has been the 911. The genuine continuity of the Porsche 911 is a long-standing tradition that few other automobile brands in the world can claim. Since the International Automotive Show in September 1963 where it debuted as the Type 901, it has been inspiring car enthusiasts worldwide. 911 Classic Features throughout the years included: The 911 was first unveiled in Frankfurt at the 1963 IAA Motor Show as the 901. Renamed for the market launch as the 911 in 1964, its 6-cylinder, air-cooled, boxer engine produced top speeds of 131 mph with an impressive 130 hp. Drivers could take the experience a bit slower starting in 1965 by selecting the four-cylinder Porsche 912. The 911 made its debut in late 1966 as the Targa, with a standard stainless steel roll bar, making it the first safety-equipped Cabriolet. The semi-automatic four-speed transmission 911 joined the lineup in 1967. Porsche was the first German automobile manufacturer to meet the strict U.S. exhaust emission control regulations with the 911T and the E and S variants. 1969 and 1971. The more powerful Porsche 911 evolved with the displacement to 2.2-liters in 1969 and then in 1971 to 2.4-liters. G-Series: The Second Generation Changes over its life included: 1977. Intercooler-equipped 911 Turbo 3.3 1982. The 911 Cabriolet for fresh-air enthusiasts 1983. The 911 Carrera with a 3.2 liter 231-hp engine 1989. The 911 Carrera Speedster, evocative of the legendary 356 of the 50’s 964: Classic Modern In 1988, after 15 years of production, the 911 platform was radically redesigned with the debut of the...