Porsche has added a new bodystyle to its Panamera range - revealing the more spacious Sport Turismo. The new model is based on the sports saloon, yet is more versatile with an increased luggage compartment of up to 570 litres - thanks to a raised roof line and larger tailgate. The new model will be available with five engines borrowed from the sports saloon, offering up to 550 bhp. The new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is set for market launch in October.
Porsche has reveals its new 911 GT3 in Geneva. The German brand says the road car’s 500 horse power, 4-litre engine is virtually identical to the one in the 911 GT3 Cup race car and - with the six-speed sports manual gearbox - it sprints to 62mph in 3.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 198 mph. The new two-seater sits 25 mm lower than the 911 Carrera S while improved aerodynamics such as the large carbon fibre rear wing ensure it stays on the black stuff. The new Porsche 911 GT3 is on sale now priced at just under £112K in the road.
Paris saw the unveiling of some new super-sexy Grand Touring cars. Ferrari pulled the covers off its new GTC4Lusso T. Replacing its predecessor’s V12 engine with a turbo-charged 3.9-litre V8, the new model is aimed at buyers seeking a sportscar that is drivable on a daily basis, says Ferrari. Switching from four-wheel-drive to rear-wheel-drive has reduced weight, making it only a tenth of a second slower from 0-62mph than the V12. Porsche revealed the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid which was making its world debut at the Paris Show. The all-wheel drive super-coupé’s electric motor combines with a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine to deliver a total system torque of 700 Nm – enough for a 0-62mph time of 4.6 seconds, or a 31 mile range in pure electric mode. And finally, there was a show debut for the Mercedes AMG GT R. Joining the new Roadster model, the hard-top GT R - finished in a Nurburgring-inspired ‘Green Hell’ paintwork- is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 with 585bhp for a 0-62 time of 3.6 seconds, and a top speed of 198mph.
Porsche has revealed its second generation Panamera. The luxury four-door Gran Tourer has a more sporty appearance which includes a new, lower sloping roof line - inspired by the Porsche 911. On the inside, a tablet style interactive control replaces traditional hard keys while four individual sports seats are wrapped in fine leather. Introducing a new diesel engine to the range, there’s still room for a 550 bhp V8 petrol unit, which can propel the Panamera Turbo to 62 in 3.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 190 mph.
Porsche has given a world debut to its 2015 Boxster Spyder at the New York Auto Show. The new range-topping Boxster retains the independent character of the previous Spyder with the fabric roof still opened and closed by hand, and the 3.8-litre flat six mated only to a manual transmission. The lightest and most powerful Boxster yet takes around 4.5 seconds to sprint to 62 and has a top speed of 180 mph. The new Porsche Boxster Spyder will go on sale in July with prices starting at £60,459 OTR.
Porsche has added a high-performance GT4 model to its Cayman range. The first GT model to be based on the two-seater is powered by a 385 bhp 3.8-litre, flat-six engine derived from the 911 Carrera S - delivering a 0 to 62 time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph. It has been lowered by 30 mm and features an uprated braking system and a chassis enhanced with components borrowed from the 911 GT3. The new Cayman GT4 is on sale in the UK now, priced from £64,451 on the road.
Porsche has unveiled a high performance GTS version of the Boxster. Fitted with the Porsche Sport Chrono package and Active Suspension Management as standard, the GTS also features a new front spoiler, a re-styled lower apron and black 20-inch Carrera S alloys. An uprated 3.4-litre engine adds an extra 15bhp and, when teamed with Launch Control, this propels the 2-seater from 0-62 in 4.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 174 mph. Prices for the Boxster GTS start at £52,879 on the road.
The Porsche Macan is making its UK debut in a specially constructed window display at the exclusive Harrods department store in London's Knightsbridge. Porsche's first ever compact SUV is appearing alongside the new 911 Turbo S and the Panamera S E-Hybrid until the 5th February, treating passers-by to the only opportunity to view the car until it reaches UK showrooms in April. Available to order now, prices for the V6-engined Macan range from £43,300 to £59,300.