Porsche celebrated the world premiere of the new Porsche Panamera at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. The most spectacular new product is the Panamera S E-Hybrid, the world's first plug-in hybrid in its class. The Porsche Panamera range now consists of ten models, including the two new luxurious Executive versions with an extended wheelbase. Also making its debut is the entirely new three-litre V6 engine with biturbo charging for the Panamera S and Panamera 4S. So, Porsche is extending its Gran Turismo model series - which was already unrivalled in its broad base of models. The new series offers even greater performance, efficiency, comfort and convenience. The advanced styling of the Panamera takes on the design language of Porsche sports cars that features highly precise lines and newly shaped body elements.
For Porsche, China is the second largest single market after the USA - and larger than its domestic market Germany. In 2012, the sports car producer delivered 31,205 vehicles to Chinese customers - a 28.2 per cent gain compared to 2011. China is the world's largest global market for the sporty Cayenne SUV and the Panamera sport sedan.
To meet the sustained demand of Chinese customers, Porsche is extending its dealer network. A new Porsche Centre is opened in China nearly every month. In sum, the company plans to extend its existing dealer network from over 50 Porsche Centres today to around 100 locations. Porsche is also building Asia's first Porsche Driving Experience Centre next to the Shanghai International Circuit motorsport race course. The 100,000 square meter site with its test track, slalom courses, off-road parcours and training classrooms is exclusively reserved for Porsche customers and fans. When it is completed in 2014, the Porsche Driving Experience Centre in Shanghai will be the third customer test centre in the world along with Leipzig and Silverstone in England.
Porsche Panamera Diesel
With its completely new 300-bhp engine and dynamic performance package, Porsche has made the Panamera Diesel even more attractive just in time for the 2013 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The vehicle has once again been kitted out with a six-cylinder V-engine with a displacement of three litres, and the power output has been increased by 50 bhp, equivalent to a considerable 20% increase in performance compared to the predecessor model. As a result, the acceleration time has been reduced by eight-tenths of a second, meaning that the new model goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds, while the top speed has increased to 259 km/h compared to the 244 km/h achieved by the previous model. In addition to the improved power output, dynamic performance has also been optimised: For instance, the Porsche Panamera Diesel now features the controlled rear-axle differential lock with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+) as standard for the first time - to date, this feature has been reserved for the petrol engine Gran Turismo models. The transmission and chassis have also been retuned. Around 8,500 Porsche Panamera Diesel vehicles have been delivered so far, and the model accounts for a share of around 15% of the complete Panamera model range.
The only aspect that still remains of the previous Panamera Diesel's V6 engine are the basic engine dimensions. The moving parts in particular, such as the crankshaft drive and pistons, have been completely re-designed and dimensioned with the aim of increasing the power output. Porsche has combined its new engine with a water-cooled turbocharger for the first time, too. The new turbine provides a greater air flow as well as a higher boost pressure of 3 bar (formerly 2.5 bar).
Porsche Panamera Turbo S
Porsche is placing its fastest, most powerful and most luxurious Panamera at the peak of its Gran Turismo series: With a power output of 570 bhp and a top speed of 310 km/h (192 mph) plus a particularly extensive and top-quality range of features, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S is guaranteed a special status in its market segment. For the first time ever, an Executive version of the Panamera Turbo S is also available with a wheelbase that has been extended by 15 centimetres (5.9 inches). As a result, the Panamera Turbo S Executive offers significantly more space and even more comfort, particularly at the rear. Thermal and noise-insulated windows, which include privacy glazing, the interior lighting package designed especially for the rear and a large centre console at the rear are just some of the extensive equipment options that belong to this series. The new top model in the Panamera model line will be celebrating its world premiere at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
The sporty, luxurious character of the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S is evident not only in its driving performance but also in the key distinguishing features of its appearance. The Palladium, metallic exterior colour, which is available solely for the new Panamera Turbo S, gives the top model an especially exclusive look and enhances the classy, elegant contours. An indication of the vehicle's outstanding driving dynamics is provided by the 20-inch 911 Turbo II wheels, which are not only larger but also significantly wider than the standard wheels belonging to other Gran Turismo models. The four-way rear spoiler, painted in the same colour as the exterior, is another unique feature.
Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
Porsche is extending the 911 Carrera model range with four GTS models. Several technical features heighten dynamic performance and driving pleasure, including a 430 horsepower engine, the Sport Chrono package, and the PASM active damper system which lowers the ride height by 10 mm.
Added performance as well as an extended range of standard features make the new models attractive in price as well. A number of options are included as standard, such as Bi-Xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and the sport exhaust system, which delivers unmistakable GTS sound. The GTS models are available as coupe or cabriolet versions, with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The 911 model series now offers a total of 19 sports cars ranging from 350 to 560 hp.
Power plant with 430 hp
The new sports cars set themselves apart from the other 911 Carrera models both technically and visually. The engine of the 911 Carrera GTS models is an advanced development of the 3.8 liter six-cylinder from the 911 Carrera S. An additional 30 hp power was gained by completely reworking the intake manifold. The variable resonance induction system that was specially developed was essential to boosting the engine's power and torque. In this system, the central intake manifold flap is supplemented by six additional resonance flaps, one in each individual cylinder runner. They are simultaneously opened or closed based on engine speed and throttle position. The result: resonance charging which results in better filling of the combustion chambers. This ensures that an optimal amount of fresh air reaches the combustion chambers in all driving situations, generating high torque at low revs and more power at high revs.
Porsche 911 Targa
Porsche is expanding the current generation of the 911 - the new Porsche 911 Targa now joins the coupé and convertible in the product line-up. Since its launch in 1965, the Targa has held a firmly established position within the Porsche 911 family, representing about 13 percent of all 911 cars ever sold. Porsche has produced more than 853,000 units of the 911 sports car icon since production started about 50 years ago. In the anniversary year of 2013 alone, more than 30,200 Porsche 911 cars were transferred to their proud owners.
The latest generation of this extravagant 911 variant now combines the classic Targa concept with highly advanced roof-activating convenience. Just like the legendary original Targa, the new model has the characteristic wide bar instead of the B pillars, a moving roof part above the front seats and a wrap-around rear window without C pillars. Unlike in the older classic models, the roof panel is now opened and closed at the press of a button. The fully automatic roof system stows the roof behind the rear seats in a spectacular way. The latest version of the 911 features the typical Porsche PTM all-wheel drive system that by design transfers proportionately more power to the rear wheels. This system guarantees maximum driving performance on a variety of road surfaces and in all weather conditions.
Porsche 911 Turbo Aerokit (2015)
Porsche 918 Spyder
The Porsche 918 Spyder embodies the essence of the Porsche idea, combining pedigree motor racing technology with excellent everyday suitability, and maximum performance with minimum consumption. The début of the 918 Spyder at the IAA 2013 marks the start of a new chapter in the future of the hybrid drive.
And the technology pioneers are not the only ones who are excited by this flagship project, as the 918 Spyder demonstrates the potential of the hybrid drive to a degree never seen before, achieving a parallel improvement in both fuel efficiency and performance without compromising on either. This is the idea that has made the Porsche 911 the most successful sportscar in the world for the past 50 years. In short, the 918 Spyder contains the genetic blueprint for the Porsche sportscar of the future.
The Porsche 918 Spyder has been greatly influenced by its affiliations with motorsport. A number of the developments to the Porsche race car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014 were used in the 918 Spyder - and vice versa. The structural concept, which is based on a rolling chassis (i.e. a chassis without bodywork), is standard for Porsche race cars. The design of the V8 engine is based on that of the Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) race car, the RS Spyder, and the supporting monocoque structures and unit carriers are made from carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). More importantly, however, the Porsche 918 Spyder is considerably more fuel efficient than any of its competitors. In fact, this plug-in hybrid combines the performance of a race car with an output of over 880 bhp with an estimated NEDC fuel consumption of just three litres per 100 km, which is lower than the majority of today's compact cars. Drivers can therefore enjoy maximum driving pleasure and minimum fuel consumption.
Porsche Boxster GTS
A duo of the strongest and fastest mid-engine sports cars by Porsche is making its way to the starting line: the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS are the new sporty benchmarks in their segment with power-boosted engines and an excellent PASM chassis.
Highlights of their individual and distinctive appearance include a unique front end with smoked bi-xenon headlights - with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) as standard -, a modified rear body apron, and exterior badges in silky gloss black which combine to make an understated but clear statement that these are the new top models. The name says it all: at Porsche, GTS stands for Gran Turismo Sport and has promised outstanding Porsche performance ever since the legendary 904 Carrera GTS dating back to 1963. With the launch of these new models, Porsche is emphasising its tradition of building authentic sports cars for both the race track and everyday use.
The Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS combine top-end dynamic performance with the typical Porsche spread of efficiency, undiminished ride comfort and exclusive features fitted as standard. For instance, the standard PASM and Sport Chrono package combine to let drivers switch between progressive sportiness and long touring comfort at the push of a button. The 235/35 front tyres and 265/35 rear tyres on 20-inch-wheels in Carrera S design are a perfect match for both driving modes. And the standard sports exhaust delivers further emotional appeal. Both two-seaters also come with sports seats Plus and leather interior as standard. Like in the other GTS models from Porsche, they are accentuated by Alcantara elements.
The success story of the Cayenne began in 2002 when it expanded the term "spread" to include several further dimensions. The Cayenne made the idea of a sports car in the SUV segment a reality.
Commute to work today and drive off-road or on the racetrack tomorrow - the Cayenne offers ambience, precision and driving pleasure on every terrain. And with five seats and extensive, high-quality equipment and features it has plenty of room for a whole lot of fun behind the wheel. With the typical Porsche design DNA.
Thanks to its balanced overall package the Porsche Cayenne has exceeded all sales expectations. More than 276,000 first generation vehicles rolled off the production line, and more than 303,000 units of the second generation Porsche Cayenne that was introduced in 2010 have already been sold. The Cayenne therefore makes an important contribution to profitable growth for Porsche and at the same time it contributes to ensuring that Porsche has a wide range of highly dynamic vehicles - from sports cars to saloons, SUVs and even motorsport vehicles.
The new Cayenne continues this path. Increased efficiency, even more precise handling, a sharper design and even more extensive standard equipment - these are its defining features. Five models are available right from the start: Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, and - as a world premiere - the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment. It offers outstanding fuel consumption and emission values in the premium SUV segment: 3.4 litres per 100 kilometres and 79 g/km CO2 are figures that speak for themselves, especially considering that it is a vehicle with all-wheel drive. Together with the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the 918 Spyder, Porsche is the only manufacturer worldwide to offer three plug-in hybrid models.
Porsche Cayenne GTS (2015)