About 50 years ago, the Porsche 911 made its debut at the Frankfurt International Auto Show (IAA). And just ten years later, the first 911 Turbo prototype was at the IAA. 40 years after the introduction of the first 911 Turbo, Porsche is now presenting the new generation 911 Turbo and Turbo S. New all-wheel drive, active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights and the up to 560 hp flat six-cylinder engine with bi-turbo charging underscore the role of the new generation 911 Turbo as a circuit racing car, everyday car and technology platform.
Playing an equally crucial role are the entirely new chassis in lightweight design with a 100 mm longer wheelbase and larger 20-inch wheels. The PDCC active anti-roll system, which is being offered for the first time in 911 Turbo models, increases dynamic performance even more. This system is standard equipment in the 911 Turbo S, as is the Sport Chrono Package Plus with dynamic engine mounts and PCCB ceramic brakes; all of these features are also available as options in the 911 Turbo. The results: The new 911 Turbo S shortens the lap time for the North Loop of the Nürburgring to well under 7:30 minutes – naturally with standard production tyres. The standard sound symposer intensifies the driving experience. The car transmits induction sounds of the turbo engine to the passenger compartment via a speaker diaphragm.
The new top of the range Porsche 911 model is scheduled to arrive in Malaysian market in Q4 2013.
Without us aware on first day of March 2013 (technically “uninvited”), the official importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia – Sime Darby Auto Performance launched the new 911 Carrera 4S on March 1st, 2013 at Sepang International Circuit. As the latest variant of the 911, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S features enhanced driving dynamics, agility and stability, making it an ideal sports car for maintaining control in severe terrain and weather conditions.
Arnt Bayer, Chief Executive Officer of SDAP said at the launch, “We are pleased to present the new 911 Carrera 4 models to you today. With its sleek contours, visual panache and modern silhouette that is unmistakeably Porsche, the new 911 Carrera 4S still continues to set new standards for handling performance and driving pleasure. In true Porsche style, it exudes confidence and a good measure of composed self-assurance, a calm but undeniable power and authority.”
The new 911 Carrera 4S which is offered in Malaysia market is available with the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) as standard. The 911 Carrera 4S has a 3.8-litre rear-mounted boxer engine that produces 400 hp (294 kW) that enables acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 299 km/h, with a suitable equipment configuration.
The wheel arches of the rear axle for the new Carrera 4/4S are more flared than Carrera 2/2S, each extending an additional 22 mm to the sides, while the rear wheels are each 10 millimetres wider. This increases the track width of the 911 Carrera 4S by 36 mm. The impressive view at the rear is underscored by the exclusive taillight panel with parking light and rear light functionality. The light panel runs directly beneath the spoiler edge, and it visually combines the two rear lights. For one, this emphasises the powerful termination of the vehicle, while also giving the all-wheel drive models a unique and clearly differentiated night design.
The new all-wheel drive 911 cars are equipped with the latest generation of Porsche Traction Management (PTM). It is based on the system of the 911 Turbo, Type 997 and was especially optimised in its control strategy with a special focus on improving efficiency and fuel economy. The system recognises a fuel-efficient style of driving based on the driving situation and reduces the transfer of drive torque to the front axle.
PTM combines typical Porsche driving fun of a rear engine and rear-wheel drive with even greater driving stability, traction and agile handling. In every driving situation, PTM accomplishes this by directing the optimal share of engine torque to the front wheels via a multiplate clutch. This distribution can be seen by the driver on the display instrument panel, only available in the 911 Carrera 4 models. With a maximum switching time of 100 milli-seconds, PTM is quicker than the engine’s reaction to load change and faster than the driver can perceive. In practical terms, this means a high level of agility on narrow country roads, excellent traction even on slippery surfaces and top-notch driving safety even during extreme driving manoeuvres in the high speed range. These properties make Porsche Traction Management one of the highest performance and yet lightest all-wheel drive systems on the market.
The base price of the new 911 Carrera 4S starts from RM 970,000 in Peninsular Malaysia, which includes 4-year factory warranty and a 4-year complimentary service maintenance package. The price stated includes all applicable duties and excludes registration fee, road tax and insurance.
The new Porsche Cayman is having its world premiere at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The third generation of the Cayman has been completely new developed. The car is now lower, longer, wider, lighter and faster! The new Cayman is up to 30 kg lighter, depending on the specific model and equipment, and it consumes up to 15% less fuel per 100 km than the previous model.
The new generation of the 2-seat mid-engine sports car is debuting in two variants: the Cayman and the Cayman S. The base model is powered by a 2.7-litre flat six-cylinder engine with 275 hp (202 kW). It accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, depending on the equipment, and reaches a top speed of 266 km/h. Its NEDC fuel consumption lies between 7.7 l/100 km and 8.2 l/100 km, depending on the selected transmission.
The 3.4-litre engine of the Cayman S produces 325 hp (239 kW); the best possible acceleration from 0-100 km/h is 4.7 seconds with appropriate features. The Cayman S can reach a top speed of 283 km/h, and its NEDC fuel consumption value lies between 8.0 l/100 km and 8.8 l/100 km, depending on the selected transmission.
Both variants of the new Cayman are equipped with standard 6-speed manual transmission or 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK).
Porsche is also upgrading the Cayman with new optional features. For example, the sport coupé is now available with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) for the first time, which controls the distance to the car ahead in traffic and vehicle speed similar to the Volvo cars. More options like a specially developed Burmester sound system, keyless Entry & Drive system are also available.
The new Cayman is more distinctive than ever. Its proportions are new, and yet it is clearly a Porsche sport coupé; an extended wheelbase with shorter overhangs and 18- and 19-inch diameter wheels with larger rolling circumference are identifying visual characteristics of the car’s more enhanced driving performance. Its styling is marked by precise lines and razor-sharp sculpted edges. They emphasise the car’s low, extended silhouette with the windscreen shifted forward and the roof line that reaches far back. Especially expressive and characteristic are the dynamic recesses in the doors, which guide induction air into the distinctive air scoops on the rear side panels and then directly to the engine. This offers the most prominent visualisation of the concept of a mid-engine car.
From the front end, the new Cayman is marked by its dominant cooling air inlets, which increase in size towards the sides of the car. Just as unique to the new generation of the sport coupé are the large, low rear lid made of aluminium and the rear section with its wrap-around edges. Mounted directly to the rear lid is the thin blade of the rear spoiler, which – in contrast to that of the Boxster – is higher and deploys at a steeper angle. The overall appearance of the Cayman is more independent than before, and it is well-differentiated from the previous model.
Lastly, the new Cayman generation is scheduled to be available in Malaysia in Q2 2013.
Sime Darby Auto Performance officially launched the new Porsche Cayenne GTS on 19th October 2012 at Porsche Centre Bukit Bintang. The new Cayenne GTS is a new addition to the Cayenne model range. Norm for all Porsche’s GTS range, the Cayenne GTS featuring space, comfort and clear layout with the driving fun, dynamics and agility of a sports car.
The new Porsche Cayenne GTS combines higher engine output, more dynamic power development and a firmer chassis setup with a lowered body.
During the launch of the Cayenne GTS in Kuala Lumpur, Arnt Bayer, Chief Executive Officer of Sime Darby Auto Performance said, “The Porsche Cayenne is among the bestsellers in the Porsche’s product range. With the new Cayenne GTS, this makes up a total of 6 variants that are currently available in Malaysia for this second generation luxury SUV which combines sportiness and efficiency, each in their own way.”
The new Porsche Cayenne GTS comes with an upgraded 420hp (309kW) V8 engine from the Cayenne S powerplant. The engine is mated with an 8-speed Tiptronic S with integrated auto start/stop function. An especially dynamically tuned engine and transmission design reinforces the emphatically sporty characteristics, enabling short bursts of speed at any time. The Cayenne GTS sprints from 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds, reaching 160 km/h in 13.3 seconds. The top speed is 261 km/h and the NEDC fuel consumption 10.7 litres per 100 kilometres.
The specially tuned chassis ensures thrilling driving dynamics. Equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), the new SUV’s body is lowered by 24 mm relative to the Cayenne S. As a result, the new Cayenne GTS is closer to the road and moves with the sports car’s trademark composure and agility.
The looks of the Cayenne GTS openly proclaims its pronounced sportiness with eye-catching features such as the front-end borrowed from the Cayenne Turbo, frames and trims in high-gloss black, prominent side skirts and wider wheel arches as well as a distinctive roof spoiler with twin-wing profile. The prevailing ambiance of the interior is sporty elegance, featuring a leather interior with Alcantara elements as standard. Front sport seats with eight adjustment options are also featured as standard in the new Cayenne GTS.
The base price of the new Cayenne GTS starts from RM 800,000 in Peninsular Malaysia which includes a 4-year factory warranty and a 4-year complimentary service and maintenance package. The above prices include all applicable duties and exclude registration fee, road tax and insurance.
Photo Gallery: New Porsche Cayenne GTS Launch in Malaysia
Porsche is launching the Cayenne S Diesel. The 4.2-litre V8 engine with biturbo charging produces 382 hp and a maximum torque of 850Nm. This drives the new Cayenne S Diesel to top values in both dynamic performance and efficiency. The new Porsche Cayenne S Diesel completes the sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.7 seconds, and its top speed is 252 km/h. In the process, it utilises energy in an exemplary way: Its NEDC fuel consumption is just 8.3 litres/100 km and emitting 218 g/km of CO2. One factor contributing to this excellent value is the auto start/stop function; the new model is the world’s only SUV with a diesel V8 to offer this functionality.
The Cayenne S Diesel offers a driving experience that is typical of a Porsche and yet is altogether new. It is emotional like a sports car in its dynamic performance and sound. The smooth running properties and resonant sound of the eight-cylinder engine attain a level comparable to that of previous Porsche V8 engines. The Cayenne S Diesel gets its very special character from PTM active all-wheel drive. This system produces the driving qualities of a rear-wheel drive vehicle – together with all of its benefits in handling and precision. In a sporty, dynamic style of driving, front-wheel drive actions precisely adapted to the driving situation intervene to improve stability and traction. The optional Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) makes this excellent dynamic performance even sportier.
The Cayenne S Diesel with its superior engine power is also the ideal vehicle when towing and manoeuvring boat or horse trailers. The Cayenne S Diesel still has sufficient power reserves even when working at its maximum towing capacity of 3.5 metric tonnes. The new vehicle also takes on the role of a long-distance champion: based on its NEDC fuel consumption the Cayenne S Diesel – equipped with an optional 100-litre fuel tank – can be driven a distance of about 1,200 km without having to stop to refuel.
On its exterior, this new diesel model is an uncompromising Cayenne S as well, and it displays the typical visual features of the V8 versions. The brake system, for example, has been sized to handle the car’s power output, and it is identified by its silver brake callipers. The black fins at the front end emphasise the open air inlets. As on the Cayenne Diesel, the “diesel” badges at the front ends of the wings call attention to the operating mode of the V8 engine. The model badge at the rear identifies it as a Cayenne S.
The Cayenne S Diesel will be launch on the market in Germany in January 2013.