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Porsche Rolls Out Not One, But Four New Models

Third-generation Cayenne sport-ute sees the spotlight too.

by on Nov.30, 2017

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume introduces four new Porsches at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show.

The influence of the California market has on the management of Porsche AG was clearly on display during the press days leading into the Los Angeles Auto Show as the German sports car maker unveiled not one but four new sports cars and the new Porsche Cayenne in the U.S. for the first time.

Oliver Blume, Porsche’s chief executive officer, noted that if California was an independent country, it would be Porsche’s fifth-largest market and Porsche has always paid attention to the preferences of enthusiasts in California who have been instrumental in shaping the Porsche product line throughout the company’s life.

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“Our cars are built in Southern Germany but they always seem to look better here in Southern California,” Blume said.  (more…)

Porsche Macan to Debut in LA

Downsized SUV to become Porsche’s 5th model line.

by on Nov.08, 2013

The Macan is expected to become the best-selling model in the Porsche family.

The Porsche Macan will make its long-awaited world debut at the upcoming L.A. Auto Show, one of many global and North American product introductions the maker has scheduled for the annual event.

Set to become Porsche’s fifth product line, the Macan will target the compact crossover niche, one of the fastest-growing segments in both the U.S. and global automotive markets.

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Named for an Indonesian tiger, the Macan is a downsized counterpart to the long-popular Porsche Cayenne and is based on the same platform as the Audi Q5.  Porsche has promised it will “combine all sports car characteristics with the benefits of an SUV.”


First Look: 2014 Porsche Cayman

More muscle, better mileage.

by on Nov.29, 2012

Lighter, longer and wider - as well as more powerful and fuel-efficient - the 2013 Porsche Cayman.

Porsche intends to extend its winning strike as it launches an all-new update of its smallest sports coupe, the Cayman, which made its first public appearance during a well-attended debut at the LA Auto Show.

Like the similarly sized Boxster roadster, the 2013 Porsche Cayman is lighter and sleeker, with a longer wheelbase and wider track designed to enhance both its visual appearance and its road manners.  Porsche engineers also have pulled off the seemingly impossible, as they did with several other recent models, not only boosting performance but squeezing out significantly better mileage.

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“The new version is lighter, more powerful and more fuel-efficient than ever,” said Matthias Mueller, CEO of the Stuttgart-based maker – which effectively became part of the growing Volkswagen AG empire this year.

The 2013 Porsche Cayman S can launch from 0 to 100 kmh (62 mph) in barely 4.7 seconds.


Porsche Unveils its “Purest Panamera”

Maker announced new “Experience Center” for California fans.

by on Nov.17, 2011

Porsche bills the 430 hp GTS as its "purest" Panamera.

For those who’ve wondered what the limits are for Porsche’s quirky Panamera, the maker is pushing closer with the L.A. Auto Show unveiling of the new Panamera GTS.  Short for Gran Turismo Sport, it puts the emphasis on the “wow” factor, adding 30 more horsepower and 15 pound-feet to the already impressive numbers made by the S version of Porsche’s 4-door sports car.

“No other four-seater is more track-capable,” declared Porsche Board Member Wolfgang Hatz during an L.A. Auto Show news conference that also saw the official launch of the seventh-generation Porsche 911.  (Click Here for our review of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera.)

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Though the new Panamera GTS gets such performance niceties as an air suspension system with adaptive damping and increased braking performance it also gives up the Launch Control system found on the more mainstream – if one can use such a term – Panamera S.

Notably reflecting shifting consumer demand and the evolution of the semi-automatic technology Porsche will only offer the Panamera GTS with its lightning-fast 7-speed PDK double-clutch transmission. (more…)