2021 PORSCHE TAYCAN TURBO S

The German car makers are all very serious about the need to lower the emissions of greenhouse gases, so are working hard on reducing them by designing electric vehicles. As a high-performance marque Porsche is one of the leaders in the field. Hence the introduction of the all-electric Taycan high-performance sedan – yes sedan, this is a four-door family car, not a two-door coupe. Porsche tells us the name Taycan is composed of two terms of Turkic origin and can be roughly translated as “soul of a spirited young horse.”… Read more

PORSCHE 718 CAYMAN GT4 RS

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is the new flagship model in the 718 family. It’s an uncompromising driver’s car with lightweight construction, sophisticated aerodynamics and sporting soundtrack. On the Nurburgring Nordschleife it outperformed its sibling, the 718 Cayman GT4, by more than 23 seconds. That’s a huge difference. The naturally-aspirated flat-six engine, familiar from the 911 GT3 Cup racing car and the 911 GT3 series production model revs as high as 9,000 rpm. Compared to the 718 Cayman GT4, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS has an extra 59 kW… Read more

PORSCHE TAYCAN GTS

Porsche has presented a new version of its GTS electric sports car at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. GTS stands for Gran Turismo Sport. Since the Porsche 904 Carrera GTS of 1963, these three letters have held special significance for Porsche fans. “The Taycan model range has grown steadily since its world premiere in 2019. Up to five variant options offer something for everyone,” said Kevin Giek, Vice President Model Line Taycan. “I am particularly pleased that we now also have a Taycan with the legendary GTS moniker. It… Read more

PORSCHE PANAMERA PLATINUM EDITION

Porsche is offering an exclusive version of the Panamera: the Platinum Edition. Combining discreet Satin Gloss Platinum design features with an extended list of standard equipment over and above the regular models, it is a refined special edition of the Panamera, Panamera 4 and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid models. It features Platinum-painted 21-inch Exclusive Design Sport wheels, Black sports tailpipes, side window trims in High-Gloss Black and Exclusive Design tail lights. Note that 20-inch Panamera Style wheels in Platinum are available as an option. For the hybrid model, the on-board AC… Read more

PORSCHE 356

Dr Ferdinand Porsche’s first mass-produced car was the VW Beetle, and he used many of the design principles which made this car famous for the first production Porsche. At the end of World War II, Dr Porsche was imprisoned by the French for nearly two years but, despite being in poor health and over 70 years of age, he survived the ordeal and rejoined his family in Stuttgart. During his gaol term his son Ferry restarted the family business and built a prototype that would become the 356. The Porsche… Read more

PORSCHE 924

In the early 1970s Volkswagen planned to introduce a sports coupe to lift its image in some markets, particularly the USA. The car was to use as many VW parts as possible including a current engine to minimise retooling costs. The VW management approached Porsche to design the vehicle for them and the project soon got under way but as it approached finality the VW people suddenly dropped the whole project and it went into limbo. Fast forward a couple of years and there was suddenly a fuel crisis on… Read more

2021 PORSCHE PANAMERA GTS

Most people tend to think of Porsches as two-door sportscars with styling overtones of the original 911 models from way back in 1963. The ones with the engine behind the back wheels that could cause inexperienced drivers to lose control. But the legendary German company has also branched out into the four-door sports sedan and station wagon field (and Cayenne SUVs, but that’s another story). The Porsche Panamera range recently received an upgrade – which gave us the opportunity to enjoy one of our all-time favourite four-door sedans. Our test… Read more

REVISED PORSCHE MACAN ON ITS WAY

Porsche is launching a revised Macan SUV with increased performance, a sharper design and a new operating concept. All three available versions come with significantly more power than their predecessors. The Macan GTS’s 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo engine now delivers 324 kW, an increase of 44 kW and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds with the now standard Sport Chrono package. Its top speed is 272 km/h. The Macan S is now also equipped with a 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo engine that produces 20 kW more power than before,… Read more

PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO GT

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT is coming to Australia. It’s powered by an uprated 471 kW / 640 horsepower 4.0-litre biturbo V8. It now does the zero to 100 km/h dash is reduced to 3.3 seconds (0.6 s faster). Top speed is now 300 km/h (an increase of 14 km/h). The importer tells us it’s proud to be bringing it here with all available chassis systems fitted as standard, including performance tyres developed specially for this model. Porsche test driver Lars Kern lapped the 20.832 km Nurburgring Nordschleife with the Cayenne… Read more

PORSCHE ANNOUNCES “911 GT3 70 YEARS AUSTRALIA EDITION”

Porsche has unveiled a limited-edition model exclusive to the Australian market, to celebrate 70 years of Porsche in Australia. The Porsche 911 GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition will be available with either manual or PDK transmissions, with deliveries to commence from the end of 2021. The edition is based on the new 911 GT3 with Touring Package (type 992). It is the first time that Porsche has based a market-specific edition on a 911 GT product. Also, the first time a special edition has been created by Porsche for… Read more