SOFTWARE UPDATES FOR PORSCHE TAYCAN

Worldwide, more than 75,000 examples of the Taycan have been delivered since Porsche introduced its first all-electric sports car at the end of 2019. Since its Australian launch in 2021, 838 Taycan have been delivered (as of June 2022 – source: VFACTS). Regardless of vehicle age, motor, and body, the software of all model variants can be updated to the status of the 2023 model year. The update will be implemented on a market-specific basis. Depending on when their vehicle was delivered, customers will benefit from, among other things, an… Read more

PORSCHE 911 SPORT CLASSIC FROM HERITAGE DESIGN STRATEGY

The new Porsche 911 Sport Classic is the second of four collector’s items Porsche has presented from its Heritage Design strategy. Only 1250 examples of the limited-edition model by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur will revive the style of the 1960s and early 1970s. Like its predecessor, the 997-based 911 Sport Classic presented in 2009, the appearance of this model is inspired by the original 911 (1964 – 1973) and the 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7. The 911 Sport Classic can be ordered now, with prices starting from $599,100. Australian deliveries are… Read more

VOLKSWAGEN-PORSCHE 914

When introduced in 1969 the mid-engined Volkswagen-Porsche 914 showed that the traditional British roadsters from MG and Triumph had rested on their laurels for too long and were now hopelessly outmoded. Breaking into the American market had long been the key to success for any sportscar with sales success in the USA virtually guaranteeing a profitable production run. By the end of the 1960s Porsche and Jensen both planned to add cars to that list and both would do so in conjunction with another well-known name. Volkswagen and Porsche have… Read more

PORSCHE MACAN T COMING TO AUSTRALIA

Porsche Macan T is the first four-door sportscar that will bear the special designation, which was previously reserved for the 911 and 718 models. The letter T stands for ‘Touring’ and identifies models that offer authentic driving experience thanks to precise tuning, exclusive equipment and efficient engines. The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine has an output of 195kW and 400Nm and drives through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and the Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive system. Porsche Macan T accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and reaches a top… Read more

PORSCHE PLATINUM EDITION OFFERED ON CAYENNE MODELS

Porsche is launching a new Platinum Edition of selected Cayenne models. This special- edition of the SUV is characterised by exclusive coordinated design elements in a satin Platinum paint finish as well as by additional standard equipment. The result is a particularly stylish appearance. Platinum Editions are available for the Cayenne with a system output of 250 kW, Cayenne E-Hybrid with a system output of 340 kW and Cayenne S with a system output of 324 kW, as well as the corresponding CoupĂ© variants. The refined and exclusive appearance of… Read more

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