2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS Revealed in Festive Red for the Holidays

2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS

The 2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS has been officially unveiled and it is a vision in red, just in time for the holidays. With a base model Porsche Cayenne and the turbo GTS sibling, it is shaping up to be a good year for the model.

The 2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS at a glance:

  • This model is packing somewhat heavy artillery in the form of a 3.6-liter V6 with 443 pound-feet of torque and 440 horses in the stable.
  • Performance figures are as follows: It nails the 0-60 mile per hour jump in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of approximately 163 miles per hour.
  • Available Sport Chrono package.
  • Standard equipment includes sport exhaust, flared wheel arches, lowered suspension, special air intakes for that turbo.

The base 2015 Porsche Cayenne will have a 3.6-liter V6 as well, churning forth only 300 horses and crawling to the 60 MPH marker in a relaxed 7.7 seconds. With such a huge difference in performance figures with the same engine, it certainly seems that the turbo GTS is worth the extra money. Especially since adding the Sport Chrono package to the base model only improves time by a second. read more

Porsche Panamera Executive Series Steps Up Business Travel?

Porsche Panamera Executive

On the heels of reports that even the Porsche CEO feels that the Panamera could be improved–a new special edition is being released. The Porsche Panamera Executive Series shall cater to the busy business types out there in need of all the bells and whistles and a bit of extra space. Just 100 units of the Executive Series Panamera will be produced, making it a little more exclusive than its predecessors. For those interested in enjoying a different chauffeured luxury car with each trip, renting a car is still the route to take and less stressful than owning. Will the Porsche Panamera Executive Series be as popular as the standard version? Just 100 units will be made in the first and possibly only production run. read more

Porsche To Be First Company To Use Sistine Chapel For Event

Porsche event

For the first time ever, a luxury automaker has been given the Pope’s blessing to utilize the illustrious Sistine Chapel for an event. It would seem that the Pope is a Porsche fan, as he has granted the company use of the chapel to host a set of 20-person corporate events. This could be the most talked-about Porsche event in history.

Hilarious photo by blogger hereisjorgebergoglio! I could not have done better myself Jorge. 

Because this is the first time the Sistine Chapel has been ‘rented out’, so to speak, it has drawn worldwide attention to Porsche and the Pope. As we might expect, details are relatively sparse on the matter. Here is what little is known thus far: read more

Porsche CEO Admits the Panamera Doesn’t Look Great

Porsche Panamera

It is no secret that many dislike the looks of the Porsche Panamera. In a humorous turn, Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller has finally declared that the Panamera could look better. Finish belly laughing before moving on, it just feels good.

It is all in the aesthetics: Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller declares that the Panamera could look better. The world doubles over in a fit of amusement. 

Even die-hard Porsche fans hate the Panamera and it seems that they are not alone! The Porsche Panamera is an attempt at a super sedan, and it simply looks a bit off. The problem is certainly not in the power arena–it travels from not to 60 miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds with a top speed of about 190 MPH. The issues are with its appearance, which is awkward. When pressed, Mueller shared that there were some problems with the first generation of the Porsche Panamera. He stated that improvements could have been made with both the exterior and interior design elements for the project. read more

Porsche Cayenne Headlights Go Out in Russia

Porsche Cayenne headlights

The viral videos of the sometimes-rough life in Russia are sadly entertaining, but this new scam involving Porsche Cayenne headlights may be the most frustrating for drivers! Apparently, because the headlights in the Porsche Cayenne can be removed from the outside and easily–lazy thieves in Russia have been watching for a Cayenne, waiting for the driver to park and leave the vehicle, then simply removing the lights. But then it gets worse.

The Porsche Cayenne headlight thieves do not simply take their haul and sell it for money. They are much lazier than that! The thieves leave a note on the vehicle with instructions on where to wire the money for them, and then leave the lights nearby for the driver to pick up once they have been paid. This system of depositing ransoms into virtual currencies is quite popular in Russia. This sounds like a scam directly out of the series “Trailer Park Boys”…I am kind of surprised. read more

Porsche Cayenne Coupe Could Expand Brand Options

Porsche Cayenne coupe

Porsche is gearing up for the future with a new spin on its popular Cayenne model. The next-gen Porsche Cayenne coupe will cater to those craving something between a small luxury SUV and a chubby little coupe. The appearance is certainly different from any predecessor, and it should appear sometime between 2016 and 2018. The Porsche Cayenne coupe…will it be a success or something of an experiment?

There will still be a standard Porsche Cayenne SUV available alongside the new coupe offering. Due to the immense interest shown in the Cayenne in general and healthy sales, the brand is experimenting with providing more versions.  In its most raw form, the Cayenne coupe is a five-door lift-back with all the sportiness and prestige the Porsche badge can offer. But what is the point if it isn’t much larger than a sedan or much smaller than the SUV? I think it has to do with targeting very specific buyers with very particular preferences. read more

Porsche 718 Gets Green Light for 2016 Launch

Porsche 718

The next-generation of the entry-level Porsche roadster has been given the green light for a 2016 production run. The Porsche 718 will join the luxury fleet with a possible different name but enough fine-tuning and good looks to captivate buyers and renters alike.

What exactly will the 718 look like or even be called?

The Porsche 718 will be a diminutive yet powerful roadster based a bit on the Porsche 550 convertible from the 1950s and the 914 racers from the 1960s. A Boxster platform is expected but with some serious gearshifts and modifications. New lightweight materials will be used to lower curb weight and increase speed for the new lady. read more

1969 Porsche 917 From the Movie Le Mans Hitting Gooding Pebble Beach Auction

1969 Porsche 917

Fans of the Porsche 917 have the opportunity to purchase the jazzy little number below at the Gooding Pebble Beach Auction this August. Not only is it a 1969 Porsche 917, it was featured in the film Le Mans and wears that unmistakable powder blue and orange Gulf livery. Will there be a bidding war for this slice of Porsche history?

Porsche 917 from the film Le Mans to hit the auction block at Gooding Pebble Beach this August. She looks fantastic in that iconic Gulf livery.

This is a 1969 Porsche 917K, chassis number 917-024. In the film Le Mans, the Porsche starred alongside the likes of Steve McQueen and a slew of other really fast cars. In fact, the model’s special role in the film was no accident–it was specifically designed to take on the real 24 Hours of Le Mans and had some success over the years. It is now widely recognized as one of the most famous cars of Le Mans racing history and called the Gulf 917 Porsche. read more

Porsche Martini Racing Cars Revealed: Iconic Pair in Black or White

Porsche Martini Racing Cars

The Porsche Martini Racing cars commemorate the brand’s return to Le Mans. The special edition Porsche 991 S is available in either black or white, each with that brilliant ice blue and red Martini racing livery stripe front and center. Does anyone else feel that this edition would also look sick in a charcoal gray with the stripes?

Porsche to create a run of 80 special edition 991 S Martini Racing cars. Both color options are smoking hot.

It is no surprise that there will only be 80 examples of the Porsche 991 S Martini Racing car created worldwide, likely to order. The car in its most basic form is a Porsche 991 Carrera S with some special features added for impact. Some of the items added include an Aerokit Cup front apron and rear spoiler and those badass racing stripes. As with many special edition ladies, the majority of the indicators lurk inside the car. Opening the doors, viewers are greeted with illuminated stainless steel sills reading “911 Carrera S—Martini Racing Edition’ in red. There is also a nifty badge paying homage to the rich racing history and a Sport Design steering wheel taking center stage of the cockpit. The remainder is lined with sexy black leather and pulsates to a Bose quality sound system. read more

Not Parched? Porsche Flat Four Engines Swap Thirst for Thrust

Porsche flat four engines

With all of the new hybrids, electric powertrains and more eco-friendly fare lining the stages of auto shows over the past years–it comes as little surprise that Porsche is downsizing in some areas. Word is that Porsche flat four engines may dip as low as 1.6-liters in all their turbocharged glory. That is right, the sixes are going down.

What will downsizing mean for Porsche in the power department? 

The new Porsche turbocharged flat fours will be emerging to engage over the next few years. There is much speculation, and there should be a handful engine options to choose from. Offering a tier of 3 or so engine options is always a good call in order to satiate buyers from all areas. Typically a brand will offer a standard power option, a slightly increased version, and top it off with a special fire-breathing beast with a matching price tag. read more