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Author: ROBIN ROBERTS Britain’s newest and one of the largest Porsche Centres in Britain has opened in Portsmouth. The two-storey Porsche Centre offers a 26 car showroom with an innovative roof-top parking area, an eight ramp workshop and an MOT bay to service customers along the south coast. A focal point of the distinctive showroom is a spiral [...]
Story: RALPH MORTON The Volkswagen Group grows. And how. Nestling under the wing, now, of the giant VW Group is the sports car maker Porsche. At one stage Porsche was the predator and VW looked vulnerable but now the tables have been fully turned and Porsche has been integrated into the VW Group as of 01 August 2012 [...]
Updated Porsche Boxster in Porsche Centres now
MORE power, more economical, and all with a great new soundtrack - that's the new Porsche Boxster. Story: Robin Roberts
Blog: Ralph Morton If you want half a minute of aural heaven, then take a listen to this! It's the soundtrack to the new Porsche Boxster, which features an updated flat-six engine that provides more power and greater economy than before. In the Boxster S model (cost from £45,384) the 3.4-litre engine produces 315 hp - which means 0-62mph in just 4.8 secs. [...]
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Author: Robin Roberts Someone forgot to tell Porsche that big 4x4s were never meant to be fun to drive. So they have gone ahead and done what they do best and created the new Cayenne GTS. It builds on the Cayenne model’s reputation as the most sporting SUV, offering a more powerful engine, increased dynamic power development [...]
Porsche Cayman S Porsche Cayman S 3.4 Coupe What is it? The Cayman bridges the gap between the Boxster and the 911, but in some respects, it betters both its stablemates. What's hot? 3.4-litre engine has been detuned for extra low-down torqueHatchback rear end makes it surprisingly practicalComfortable interior is very well madeOptions include a dash-mounted lap timerMuch stiffer and [...]
Porsche is rejuvenating its range with an all-new diesel engine for the big Cayenne 4x4.
And a new Porsche 911 GT3, launched at the Geneva motor show, due autumn.
"We will also have our first four-door model, the Panamera, coming later in the year. But I think one of the most significant models is the Cayenne diesel, which we have just launched," commented Andy Goss, managing director, Porsche.
"The luxury 4x4 market is dominated by diesels. And we haven't had one until now. The early signs are very encouraging. We have had 460 bookings for 24-hour test drives in the Cayenne diesel. And that's well ahead of the 250 we were expecting."
Goss said that Porsche dealers in the UK had been reporting increased showroom activity since January. "The business environment seems to have stabilised. And I expect to see an upturn in business in the spring."
The Porsche Cayenne diesel features a 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine. Power is 240bhp; fuel consumption 30.4mpg; CO2 emissions are 244g/km. The Porsche Cayenne diesel is priced fromL40,250.
The Porsche 911 GT3 goes on sale in the autumn. It features an engine uprated from 3.6- to 3.8-litres. It now produces 435bhp – 20bhp more than the outgoing model.
SUCCESSFUL entrepreneurs have a new Porsche 911 to choose from.
The next generation Porsche 911 Turbo goes on sale in November. This follows a public unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Germany, in September.
The latest Porsche 911 Turbo promises greater fuel economy – up to 24.8mpg – combined with blistering pace: 0-62mph in a warp-factor 3.4 seconds.
However, most entrepreneurs will be more interested in the 911 Turbo’s new 3.8-litre power unit, delivering 500hp.
The 911 Turbo’s new engine features direct fuel injection and twin turbochargers with variable turbine geometry.
There’s the option of a seven-speed PDK double-clutch gearbox; and, for the first time, F1-style paddle-shift technology for the steering wheel. The right paddle shifts up; the left paddle is for shifting down.
In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo, both the paddle-shift steering wheel and the PDK steering wheel with its shift buttons feature integrated displays for Launch Control and the Sport/SportPlus mode.
The next generation Porsche 911 Turbo goes on sale from November 21 2009. It is available as both a Coup
HYBRIDS were a big part of this year's Geneva Motor Show. Sports car maker Porsche displayed this stunning 918 Spyder concept model with 94mpg economy potential and emissions of just 70g/km.
Yet the Porsche 918 Spyder can accelerate to 62mph (100km/h) in under 3.2 seconds before going on to a top speed in excess of 198mph.
The Porsche 918 does this with plug-in hybrid power with electric motors on both the front and rear axles, as well as a 500bhp V8 petrol engine.
But the Porsche 918 Spyder was not the only Porsche with hyrid power: there was the new Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid SUV with parallel full-hybrid drive, and the 911 GT3 R Hybrid racing car with electric drive on the front axle.
However, Porsche was not alone. Ferrari demonstrated the 599 HY-KERS hybrid sports car, utilising F1 technology to bring fuel and emission saving technology to its cars.
Both Porsche and Ferrari with hybrid sports car