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Launch of the new Porsche 911 GT3 in Malaysia

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the authorised importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia officially launched the new 911 GT3 on 15 August 2014 at Sepang International Circuit.

Launch of the new Porsche 911 GT3 in Malaysia

The fifth generation 911 GT3 was unveiled by Arnt Bayer, Chief Executive Officer of Sime Darby Auto Performance and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia race drivers Earl Bamber and Alif Hamdan in conjunction with the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Round 8 and 9. 

The 911 GT3 is a roadworthy race car developed to offer powerful sporty driving dynamism and an even more refined and emotional everyday driving experience. It features a completely redesigned drive system and chassis that has been systematically developed for even better performance, precision and transverse dynamics. Additionally for the first time, Porsche is using active rear-wheel steering. Depending on the speed, the system steers in the opposite or the same direction as the front wheels, resulting in improved agility and stability. 

Arnt Bayer said, “Motorsports has always been in the DNA of Porsche and every Porsche has a race car at its heart. Since 1963, the 911 has been the icon of the Porsche brand and it represents all that Porsche stands for, exhilarating high-performance driving brought to life in roadworthy cars for everyday enjoyment. The new 911 GT3 delivers those very qualities at an even higher level than before, making it possible for owners to enjoy the race car driving experience everyday on the city roads.”

Launch of the new Porsche 911 GT3 in Malaysia

The Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK), which originates from Porsche racing also, makes a comeback on the racetrack. The new 911 GT3 has the fastest and most powerful PDK that Porsche uses for a production vehicle. The PDK was specially developed with characteristics that are directly based on a sequential gearbox from motor racing, thereby providing further performance and dynamics advantages to the driver. 

Base price for the new 911 GT3 starts from RM 1,230,000.00.

New Porsche 911 Turbo S Launched in Malaysia

Sime Darby Auto Performance, the authorised importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia, officially launched the new generation 911 Turbo S on 12 November 2013 at a preview event held at Porsche Centre Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.

Launch of the new 911 Turbo S in Malaysia

Celebrating the 50 Years of 911, Porsche presents the top car of the 911 series, in terms of technology and dynamic performance. The first 911 Turbo prototype debuted at the Frankfurt International Auto Show (IAA) in 1974. 40 years later, the Porsche 911 Turbo S is redefining the limits of what is feasible in a sports car for everyday use.

Chief Executive Officer of SDAP, Arnt Bayer said, “When the first 911 Turbo was showcased in IAA in 1974, the sight of the silver Porsche drew attention from far and wide. On its tailgate, there was a protruding spoiler with air slots and framed by a thick rubber lip. The Porsche 911 Turbo not only attained the peak of cars as the fastest street sports car at that time, it also triggered a genuine turbo boom.”

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The unique selling point of the 911 Turbo S has been the extreme spread of its capabilities that range between dynamic performance and efficiency, between exclusivity and everyday practicality. Advanced development of existing systems and the introduction of new active systems are extending this range in such a way that the 911 models have now cranked their top values up a notch in all individual disciplines. 

The new Porsche 911 Turbo models are the world’s first sports car to feature adaptive aerodynamics. Based on a unique combination of a front spoiler that can be extended in multiple stages and a rear slotted wing that is adjustable in height and attach angle. The new 911 Turbo S on the other hand, adapts its aerodynamics shape to the current situation and to the driver’s wishes at the press of the button with Porsche Adaptive Aerodynamics (PAA). This improves driving stability at all speeds with greater day-to-day usability. 

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New all-wheel drive, active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights and up to 560 hp flat six-cylinder engine with bi-turbo charging underscore the role of the new generation 911 Turbo S 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 Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active anti-roll system, which is being offered for the first time in 911 Turbo S, 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. 

Base price for the new 911 Turbo S in Malaysia will be announced at a later date.

2013 Porsche 911 Turbo More Dynamics & Improved Fuel Consumption

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.

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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.

Photo Gallery: 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (991-series) Launched in Malaysia

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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

New Porsche Cayenne GTS Debuts in Malaysia

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.

 

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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