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Potent pair of Porsche models unveiled

16.01.2015

PORSCHE has announced the launch of two performance models, one in the iconic 911 range and the other in the successful Cayenne SUV range.

911 Targa 4 GTS

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 911 Targa, Porsche is offering this very popular model in the more powerful and dynamic GTS version for the first time. The Targa concept of the 911 Targa 4 GTS delivers safe driving enjoyment with all-wheel drive and a rollover protection bar; it also delivers open-air fun with a Targa top that stows fully automatically.

Contributing to a boost in dynamic performance is the 316 kW GTS engine together with the standard Sport Chrono package, PASM chassis, 20-inch wheels and a sport exhaust system.

Despite its significantly extended features, the weight-to-power ratio was improved from 3.9 kg to just 3.6 kg per horsepower compared to the S model. This lets the Targa 4 GTS reach a top speed of over 300 km/h with a PDK transmission, and the stopwatch records 4.3 seconds for the sprint from zero to 100 km/h. Although the engine produces an additional 22 kW, its combined fuel consumption - which ranges from 9.2 to 10.0 litres/100 km, depending on the type of transmission - is exactly the same as for the 911 Targa 4 S.

The latest Targa can be made out at first glance as a GTS model with all-wheel drive, because - compared to the two-wheel drive 911 Carrera models - the rear wheel arches are flared an additional 22mm , and the rear tires are 10mm wider. In a side view the model has gloss black 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheels with central locks, the sport design door mirrors and "GTS" signatures on the doors. The "Targa" logo on the silver rollover protection bar is also painted in silky gloss black. Black accents at the rear are the glossy trim on the air inlet screen, the model logo and the chrome tailpipes.

Cayenne Turbo S

The new flagship within the Cayenne range features a 4.8-liter V8 biturbo engine with 419kW/800Nm on tap. That makes this SUV good for a laptime of 7:59.74 minutes around the Nürburgring.

The more spontaneous response of the biturbo engine is primarily a benefit of the integral turbochargers, which are now housed directly in the exhaust manifolds. This new approach also improves combustion. The high-performance engine offers 15kW more power and 50 Nm more torque than the previous engine. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds - which is 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model. Its top speed is now 284 km/h

Its standard Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) include 420 mm front brake discs and, for the first time, ten-piston calipers. The rear brakes have 370 mm discs and four-piston calipers. The active roll stabilization system, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) proactively reduces side tilt when driving through curves early on. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) increases dynamic handling and stability by making specific brake interventions at the right or left rear wheel - this noticeably improves steering into curves and steering precision.

Standard features on this model include 21-inch wheels in 911 Turbo design with black painted edges, LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus), full-leather interior with Porsche logo embossed on all head restraints as well as interior carbon accents. Interior styling in a black/creme colour combination is making its debut in the Cayenne Turbo S.

Article written by Autodealer
16.01.2015
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