- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
The results for the most successful cars of 2011 so far are in. Automotive data and marketing solutions company Polk has calculated the results from the first six months of 2011 new vehicle registrations and have come up with the top picks for non-premium and premium models.
So far, Porsche moved 71,381 vehicles from January to July. But SUVs and sedans were the bulk of it—overall sales in Europe dropped a significant 38.3%, and the sports car market caught onto the 911’s impending replacement: 1,666 examples of the Porsche icon were sold, for a drop of 35.1%. The Boxster and Cayman dropped 22.9% during that same year, with almost the same amount as the 911 sold (1,221 cars). If sales trends continue like this, Porsche will soon break into the Class 6 medium-duty truck business.
TechArt has revealed their tuning kit for the new-generation Porsche Cayenne Diesel, increasing horsepower output from 240-hp to 280-hp. The power increase comes courtesy from their Techtronic power kit line, (part number TA 058/D1) which is essentially an intelligent engine management system that puts power boost at the push of a button. In addition to the Techtronic power kit, TechArt offers a sport exhuast system for the Cayenne Diesel.
Russian tuner TopCar has really made a name for themselves with some fantastic Porsche styling packages, and this Cayenne might be the best one we’ve seen yet. Even better is the fact that there are some stunning photos and scenery to go along with the Cayenne, that is featured in a unique shade of Amethyst Metallic, a color Porsche offers on some of their models.
At any given ALMS race, you’re guaranteed to see a field of Porsches on the track at any given minute. These are mostly 997 variants, but now there’s the possibility of catching a glimpse of Porsche’s Panamera and Cayenne at any ALMS race. Ideally, we hope not to see these on the track, given that they’re support vehicles, but it’s nice to see Porsche’s lineup being properly represented at one of the world’s most prestigious race series.
While Italian sports cars get a bad rap for being fickle, nobody has ever accused the Porsche 911 of having major reliability issues, and J.D. Power, publisher of the legendary reliability rankings, seems to confirm that, having named the 911 the most reliable sports car and Porsche as the top German manufacturer.
Finally, here’s the Mansory that we all know and love. Aggressive styling, loads of carbon fiber and a statement-making piece of machinery. Porsche’s 2011 redesigned Cayenne is Mansory’s newest subject and we are more than happy to grant it our seal of approval. Every aspect of the 2011 Porsche Cayenne has been overhauled by Mansory, converting the Cayenne Turbo to a real street machine, pumping out 690-hp (compared to 500-hp stock).
Canadians get a raw deal when it comes to cars. Even though their dollar is worth a little bit more than the greenback (and is projected to rise in the near future) cars still cost about 30 percent more on average. Due to the discrepancy, it’s common for Canadians looking for luxury vehicles to buy their cars in the United States, and import them back to Canada, where savings can be in the thousands, despite importation fees and taxes.
With Porsche‘s new Cayenne already garnering plenty of attention from the consumer market, the aftermarket has now begun churning out tuning packages for Germany’s popular sport SUV. Hamann did a fantastic job with their packages for the previous generation Porsche Cayenne, so it’s no surprise that its new rendition is one of our favorites.
Porsche‘s supervisory board has given the go-ahead for a new “efficient and sporty model” to be dubbed “Cajun”.
Referencing the Cayenne (seen above), the official Porsche news release dubbed the Cajun as an “entry-level” model, similar to the Boxster in terms of positioning, and stressed that the vehicle will be light weight and agile. No further details were given, but we’re glad to see the industry’s worst-kept secret become official.
Hit the jump for the official news release.
A report in trade publication Automotive News suggests that Porsche is planning a hybrid variant of every model in its lineup. Porsche’s Cayenne Hybrid is the first Cayenne sold to the public, while the 911 GT3.R has successfully campaigned in high level sports car racing in Europe.
Porsche employees are now banned from going on Facebook for fear of corporate espionage. A Bloomberg report states that Porsche brass are worried that foreign intelligence services are intercepting messages sent via Facebook. Sites such as Ebay were also banned at company computers.