Auto show season is officially underway. Starting in Frankfurt a few weeks ago, it will head next to Tokyo before making stops in Los Angeles, Detroit, Geneva, and New York in April. Porsche has always been very active at the major auto shows where it likes to unveil the new models that are about to hit its showrooms. This year in Frankfurt, Porsche unveiled a brand new model as well as a new version of one of its most iconic vehicle lineups.
The big news with Porsche at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show was the unveiling of the all-new Porsche Cayenne, the automaker’s flagship SUV. Although the unveiling of a new Cayenne would have already been plenty, Porsche also introduced a new version of the 911 GT3, the Touring Package model. Let’s take a closer look at each.
The all-new Porsche Cayenne Porsche has been tweaking and updating the Cayenne for years now, and the midsize luxury SUV has thus remained popular with buyers who need space and versatility, but who also want sports car-like performance and handling. That said, the new Cayenne unveiled in Frankfurt is completely redesigned and features new engines with more power and better efficiency, and even more technology as well.
The star of the show was definitely the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and its 550-horsepower twin-turbo V8 that will propel it to 100 km/h in about 4.0 seconds. The entry-level Cayenne will get a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that delivers 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque while the Cayenne S features a 2.9-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder that delivers 440 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.
Depending on the version, buyers can get features like Porsche Active Suspension Management that can be tuned to provide optimal performance in any environment, from the track to a sand pit, and active rear steering for even more cornering prowess and agility. The new Cayenne is also lighter than the outgoing model by about 65 kilos despite the fact that its length and width have grown slightly.
The Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package
Porsche is a master at tweaking its cars just enough to reach basically every type of consumer. The perfect example of this is the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package also unveiled in Frankfurt. The Touring Package basically bridges the gap between the GT3 and the already-iconic 911R. It removes the massive rear wing of the GT3 in favor of a retractable unit, but keeps the GT3’s 4.0-liter flat-six engine that develops 500 horsepower.
In other words, the 911 GT3 Touring Package is a GT3 that doesn’t look like a GT3 making it the ultimate sleeper 911.
To learn more about new Porsche vehicles, contact us today at Porsche Center Calgary!


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by Sales Team on February 8, 2017

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Porsche unveils 550-horsepower Cayenne Turbo S

by Sales Team on January 23, 2013

2013, Detroit, North American International Auto Show

Like Dark Helmet’s spaceship in the movie Spaceballs, the Porsche Cayenne model-line is capable of achieving a variety of different “speeds”. The 400-horsepower Cayenne S can adequately be described as the “light speed” Cayenne, while the 500-horsepower Cayenne Turbo is surely the “ridiculous speed” model of the lineup. Despite a 0-100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 278 km/h, some consumers simply aren’t content with achieving “ridiculous speed” and want to cross the threshold to “ludicrous speed.”

For those consumers, Porsche now offers the 550-horsepower Cayenne Turbo S. Capable of reaching 100 km/h in a breathtaking 4.5 seconds on the way to a top speed of 283 km/h, the Cayenne Turbo S is fast enough to make your environment turn plaid.

Starting at $166,600, the Turbo S distinguishes itself from lesser Turbo models with gloss black painted front air intakes and rear-view mirrors, as well as standard 21-inch wheels.

In order to prepare owners for the Cayenne Turbo S’ additional performance, Porsche has also made Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and the company’s Sport Chrono package standard equipment. PDCC and PTV Plus help better control the Cayenne Turbo S through twisty roads by using active anti-roll bars to fight body roll and using the car’s braking system to better steer it through turns. Meanwhile, the Sports Chrono Package integrates a timer into the dash so that drivers can better measure their lap times.

Yes, a 500-horsepower SUV may be ridiculous, and a 550-horsepower SUV may be ludicrous, but there’s no company other than Porsche that can make such a ludicrous product seem so reasonable. Come to South Centre Porsche today to learn more about the ludicrous Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and the rest of the Cayenne model line.

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