Porsche 911 Targa (2004)


Porsche 911 Targa

The 2004 model year marks a milestone for the Porsche 911 Carrera. It was at the 1963 Frankfurt Automobile Salon that Porsche unveiled its first six-cylinder model, the so-called 901 that went into production as the 1964 Porsche 911 Carrera.

'The essence of Porsche'

The Porsche 911 Carrera was the successor to the original Porsche sports car, the 356, and by the 1965 model year it had made its way from Europe to North America. Since then, the 911 has become Porsche's foundation vehicle and the benchmark among all sports cars.

Coupe, Cabriolet and Targa body styles

For 2004, the Porsche 911 Carrera again is produced in Coupe, Cabriolet and Targa body styles.

Each of these Porsche 911 Carrera versions - one with a hardtop, one with a convertible top and one with a sliding glass roof that provides an open-air driving experience - is powered by Porsche's 3.6-liter, horizontally opposed, 315-horsepower (SAE) six-cylinder "boxer" engine.

Special and more powerful 40th Anniversary model

To celebrate the 911's fourth decade, Porsche will build 1,963 special 40th Anniversary models that is based on the current rear-wheel drive Porsche 911 Carrera but offers a more powerful engine, enhanced handling features, and unique interior and exterior styling.

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (2004)


Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Not since the days of the legendary Porsche 930 has Porsche offered a turbocharged cabriolet... until now. For the 2004 model year, the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet takes its place beside the awesome Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe in the company's model lineup.

From 1987 to 1989, the Porsche 930, as the first Turbo was code-named within the company, set milestones in the history of open-air sports cars. That original Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet had a 3.3-liter horizontally opposed "boxer" six-cylinder engine with only two valves per cylinder, yet it produced 300 horsepower and could sprint from a standing start to 62 mph (100 km/h ) in only 5.2 seconds on its way to a top track-test speed of 161 mph (259 km/h).

For 2004, the new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet draws its power from the same 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged engine as the Porsche Turbo Coupe, so it delivers 415 horsepower (SAE) and 415 lb.-ft. of torque.

Calm, not chaos

The 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe and Cabriolet are designed for long-distance comfort as well as high performance, with equipment such as a Bose digital audio system, leather seating and available features like the Porsche Communication Management system with navigation and a 5.8-inch color monitor.

Cabriolet top goes up or down in 20 seconds

The 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet comes with a fully automatic three-piece top that opens in a Z-configuration and folds down into a compartment behind the rear seat. Unlike most cabriolet tops that expose the inside of the roof lining when the top is retracted, Porsche's Z-configuration keeps the inside of the roof protected at all times, takes up less space when the top is stowed, and provides better protection for the heated rear glass window when the top is down.

Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe (2004)


Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

Not since the days of the legendary Porsche 930 has Porsche offered a turbocharged cabriolet... until now. For the 2004 model year, the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet takes its place beside the awesome Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe in the company's model lineup.

From 1987 to 1989, the Porsche 930, as the first Turbo was code-named within the company, set milestones in the history of open-air sports cars. That original Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet had a 3.3-liter horizontally opposed "boxer" six-cylinder engine with only two valves per cylinder, yet it produced 300 horsepower and could sprint from a standing start to 62 mph (100 km/h ) in only 5.2 seconds on its way to a top track-test speed of 161 mph (259 km/h).

For 2004, the new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet draws its power from the same 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged engine as the Porsche Turbo Coupe, so it delivers 415 horsepower (SAE) and 415 lb.-ft. of torque.

Calm, not chaos

The 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe and Cabriolet are designed for long-distance comfort as well as high performance, with equipment such as a Bose digital audio system, leather seating and available features like the Porsche Communication Management system with navigation and a 5.8-inch color monitor.

Cabriolet top goes up or down in 20 seconds

The 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet comes with a fully automatic three-piece top that opens in a Z-configuration and folds down into a compartment behind the rear seat. Unlike most cabriolet tops that expose the inside of the roof lining when the top is retracted, Porsche's Z-configuration keeps the inside of the roof protected at all times, takes up less space when the top is stowed, and provides better protection for the heated rear glass window when the top is down.

Porsche Boxster (2004)


Porsche Boxster

The 2.7-litre power unit featured in the "basic" Porsche Boxster develops maximum output of 168 kW (228 bhp) at 6300 rpm. Maximum torque of 260 Newtonmetres or 192 lb-ft comes at 4700 rpm, allowing the Boxster to cover the sprint from 0 - 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds, that is 0.2 seconds faster than the former model. Top speed is 253 km/h or 157 mph. And like the Porsche Boxster S, the "normal" Boxster also offers a 2 per cent improvement in fuel economy thanks to VarioCam technology.

New VarioCam for extra power and enhanced fuel economy

The increase in engine output as well as the reduction in both fuel consumption and exhaust emissions result primarily from the new VarioCam control system offering infinite adjustment of the camshafts up to an angle of 40°, reducing charge cycle losses accordingly to an even lower level than before. This means that valve timing on the intake camshafts is varied infinitely according to individual requirements by a vane cell adjuster fitted directly on the sprocket driving the camshafts.

A further highlight featured as standard: side airbags with full head protection also in a convertible

All Porsche sports cars come as standard with the POSIP (Porsche Side Impact Protection) side airbag system. Through their specific geometry, the side airbags efficiently protect the occupant's head and upper body even with the roof open and the side windows retracted.

Porsche Boxster S (2004)


Porsche Boxster S

An "S" badge on a Porsche signifies a truly special model, not merely an upgraded trim or option package, and the 2004 Porsche Boxster S is indeed a truly special vehicle.

High performance engine

The 2004 Porsche Boxster S is powered by a 3.2-liter engine that generates a stunning 258 horsepower (SAE) at 6,200 rpm and 229 lb.-ft. of torque, with 85 percent of that torque available as early as 2,000 rpm. Equipped with its standard six-speed manual transmission, the Porsche Boxster S accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 5.7 seconds.

To handle the engine's power, the Porsche Boxster S is equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission, with the five-speed Tiptronic S automatic as an option. With the manual transmission, the Porsche Boxster S will reach 165 mph (264 km/h) on the test track. With the Tiptronic S, it can accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.4 seconds and achieve a top track speed of 160 mph (258 km/h).

The Porsche Boxster S is also fuel efficient, with city/highway figures of 18/26 mpg (12.8/8.2 l/100km) with the manual gearbox and 17/26 mpg (13.6/8.2 l/100km) with the Tiptronic S.

To cool its powerful engine, the Porsche Boxster S has a third front air duct that feeds a front-mounted radiator. The Porsche Boxster S engine exhales through twin exhaust pipes.

Precisely tuned suspension setup

The Porsche Boxster S rides on an optimized sport suspension. Compared to the standard Boxster, the Boxster S suspension features higher-rate springs and shock damping, longer rear lower control arms that increase toe-in stiffness, larger wheel bearings that increase camber stiffness to provide high-speed cornering stability, and standard, lightweight 17-inch wheels with 205/50 Z-rated tires in front and 225/40 Z-rated tires in the back.

Porsche Carrera GT (2004)


Porsche Carrera GT

Through its design language alone, the Porsche Carrera GT expresses its truly outstanding performance as an uncompromising, no-nonsense supersports. But contrary to prototypes conceived only for racing, the design of the Carrera GT, despite the re-interpretation of existing features and the use of design elements never seen before, shows a convincing resemblance in design to Porsche's production cars, even providing a certain reminiscence of Porsche's legendary racing cars. The typical Porsche face with the front lid swept back like an arrow and the elevated wheel arches, for example, take up the design of Porsche's legendary sports cars.

The mid-engine concept, finally, is clearly accentuated by the forward-moving cockpit and the long gap between the door and the rear axle.

Lightweight Technology Throughout

Porsche's philosophy to concentrate on the essential comes out particularly in the Carrera GT through the use of consistent lightweight technology in every respect. Measuring 4.61 metres or 181.5" in length, 1.92 metres or 75.6" in width, 1.16 metres or 45.7" in height, and with wheelbase of 2.73 metres or 107.5", the Porsche Carrera GT weighs in at an ideal unladen weight of 1380 kilos or 3043 lb.

Magnificent Power and Muscle

The ten-cylinder power unit behind the cockpit of the Porsche Carrera GT is based on a 5.5-litre normal aspiration engine which, as a thoroughbred racing machine, might also have been raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Increasing engine capacity for the Carrera GT to 5.7 litres, Porsche's engineers have now achieved maximum output of 450 kW (612 bhp) at 8000 rpm and maximum torque of 590 Newton metres (435 lb-ft) at 5750 rpm. Top speed is 330 km/h or 205 mph. And despite its racing character, this ten-cylinder is fully suited for everyday motoring also at low engine speeds.

Porsche Cayenne (2004)


Porsche Cayenne

After bringing new levels of dynamic performance to the sport utility vehicle market, Porsche expands the scope of its appeal with the 2004 Porsche Cayenne, the first model in the company's history powered by a V6 engine. The newest Porsche Cayenne takes its place in the Porsche SUV lineup alongside the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo models.

Standard equipment includes the new V6 engine, a six-speed Tiptronic S transmission and such Porsche technologies as Porsche Stability Management and Porsche Traction Management, plus much more, including leather seating surfaces for five people and side-curtain airbags.

Base prices are $42,900 in the United States and $60,850 in Canadian dollars.

The Porsche Cayenne option list includes the Porsche Communication Management system that features a navigation system and Porsche's new Advanced Offroad Technology Package, which also becomes available on the Porsche Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo models.

A true SUV, but also a true Porsche

Like the Porsche Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo models, the 2004 Porsche Cayenne has the architecture of an SUV, but the same soul that is part of every Porsche. Thus Porsche Traction Management can claw its way up a rocky trail, but also provides sure-footed traction and control for high-speed lane changes.

Porsche Cayenne S (2004)


Porsche Cayenne S

The V8 power unit featured in the Porsche Cayenne S develops superior torque and pulling force even from low engine speeds. Maximum torque of 420 Newton-metres or 310 lb-ft is maintained consistently between 2500 and 5500 rpm. The extremely short and compact normal-aspiration V8 power unit with the two rows of cylinders facing one another at an angle of 90o develops maximum output of 250 kW (340 bhp) at 6000 rpm from total displacement of 4.5 litres.

This impressive Porsche engine incorporates 32 valves driven by two camshafts on each row of cylinders. When required to show its full performance, the Cayenne S with manual transmission fitted as standard accelerates from 0 - 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, acceleration to 100 km/h with Porsche's extra-comfortable Tiptronic S, which now allows activation and deactivation of the low-ratio gearbox at low speeds, taking 7.2 seconds. Top speed is 242 km/h or 150 mph.

Innovative four-wheel drive: Porsche Traction Management

Porsche Traction Management (PTM) featured as standard on all models in the range is crucial to the Cayenne's performance in every respect. In its basic mode, this outstanding system of four-wheel drive distributes 62 per cent of the engine power to the rear and 38 per cent to the front wheels. Depending on the situation, up to 100 per cent of engine power and torque may be fed to the front or rear, as required.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo (2004)


Porsche Cayenne Turbo

The Porsche Cayene Turbo combines truly outstanding performance with dynamic power and an equally muscular response throughout the entire speed range. In terms of practical facts and figures, this translates into sprinting qualities which rank truly supreme in the SUV market: Porsche Cayenne Turbo accelerates from 0 - 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds and boests a top speed of 266 km/h or 165 mph.

The V8 power unit displacing 4.5 litres, incorporating two exhaust gas turbochargers and intercooler technology, generates maximum output of 331 kW or 450 bhp at 6000 rpm. Maximum torque, in turn, is 620 Newton-metres or 459 lb-ft all the way from 2250 to 4750 rpm. At the same time the engine offers excellent offroad qualities and runs smoothly and consistently even at extreme angles, efficient engine cooling allowing a maximum trailer load of 3.5 tonnes (braked).

Six-speed Tiptronic S

Six-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission featured as standard is a special development for this model, smoothly handling the immense torque and power of the turbocharged engine.

Applying Porsche's usual philosophy, gears can be shifted manually via paddles on the steering wheel or changed simply by briefly moving the selector lever, an extended range of options serving in particular to provide a safe and smooth gearshift under offroad driving conditions.

Sophisticated chassis technology with air suspension

Porsche has developed a chassis concept ensuring outstanding agility both in sports motoring and under tough offroad conditions. This superiority is based on a new axle concept, with an extra-large double-track control arm axle resting on a subframe at the front. The rear axle, in turn, is an elaborate multi-arm configuration also benefiting from long spring travel for even the toughest offroad driving conditions.

Porsche 911 Carrera (2005)


Porsche 911 Carrera

The all-new Porsche 911 launches with a pair of coupes that package innovative technology, more powerful engines, enhanced aerodynamics and new interiors beneath a familiar and legendary silhouette.

The introduction of the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera and the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S also marks the first time since 1977 that Porsche powers the 911 with a pair of engines. The 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera is propelled by a 3.6-liter flat six-cylinder engine with 325 (SAE) horsepower and 273 poundfeet of torque (370 Newton meters) while the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S draws on a 3.8-liter flat six that provides 355 (SAE) horsepower and 295 pound-feet (400 Nm) of torque.

S designates special Porsche models

An "S" designation has a very special meaning at Porsche, signifying a unique model, not a mere trim upgrade or option package.

The first Porsche to wear an "S" badge was the 1952 356 equipped with the 1.5-liter "Super" engine. Perhaps the most famous "S" model in the company's history was the 911 S launched in 1967, though modern Porsche enthusiasts might tell you their favorite is the 911 Carrera 4S. In recent years, Porsche has offered higher-performance models of the Boxster roadster and Cayenne sport utility vehicle designated as the Boxster S and Cayenne S.