Porsche New Models: Extending the Heritage of Excellence
Porsche’s highly anticipated plans for the 2015 installment of the Qatar Motor Show have revealed a new era of standard-setting for the brand with four regional premieres set to be unveiled. After a landmark 2014, Porsche’s showcase at the Doha event is a strong symbol of the brand’s intentions as it powers into 2015.
Set to lead the field at a regional exhibition for the first time are not one, but two of the most powerful new Porsche Cayenne models. Boasting outstanding credentials for high-performance athleticism, the Cayenne GTS and Cayenne Turbo S are standout extensions of Porsche’s commitment to developing everyday sports cars. Showcasing the depth of that promise, Qatar National Convention Centre will also be the first to host the Middle Eastern debut of the latest incarnation of a historic bloodline, the Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS. The car embodies the meaning of power, dynamism and exquisite style. A very special fourth regional premiere is also set to thrill audiences in the form of the Panamera Exclusive Series. Based on the Panamera Turbo S Executive the new model delivers a level of luxury and unique craftsmanship that is unrivaled in the automotive sector.
The Qatar Motor Show will also allow the motoring industry and enthusiasts from across the Middle East the opportunity to examine three more of Porsche’s latest benchmarks. Embodying the spirit of Porsche, the 911 Turbo S Coupe is a car with 40 years of distinction and evolution which has continued to reach new highs and represents the first strand of Porsche DNA from which all models stem. True to this, the uniquely powerful third generation Porsche Cayman S will display its heightened dynamics and exceptional agility along with the Macan, the leading sports car in the compact SUV segment.
Speaking ahead of the Qatar Motor Show Christer Ekberg, Managing Director of Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE, said:
Throughout 2014 we enjoyed many celebrations with regards to our expanding product line up and the extension of our racing heritage on some of the finest circuits around the world, including the Middle East. Now we look to a new year of fresh challenges and opportunities to develop our range of world class sports cars suitable for everyday use.’
‘We’re looking forward to welcoming motoring enthusiasts to our stand this year where we will host an unrivaled depth of exceptional products. The new Cayenne has evolved to the highest level of performance but through the Turbo S and GTS we see our expectations exceeded once more. The same can be said for the 911 Targa 4 GTS. A car 50 years in the making, it is a living legend which remains at the very forefront of automotive excellence. Through these models, and of course the new Panamera Exclusive Series, we aim to give everyone the opportunity to savour the Porsche experience, understand our ground breaking technology and touch our striking designs.’
Porsche’s latest pioneering achievements are set to be showcased in Qatar through the standout Cayenne models, the Turbo S and GTS. The Cayenne Turbo S is the series’ top model representing exclusiveness and superlative performance. With 570 hp and a chassis that is equipped with all of the systems available in the model series as standard, the Turbo S sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and combines extraordinary comfort with extreme sportiness. It recorded a sub-eight minute lap time of the Nürburgring and now holds a new record for SUVs.
Boasting outstanding lateral dynamics, the Porsche Cayenne GTS delivers 440 hp for a 0 to 100 kmh time of 5.1 seconds when equipped with the Sport Chrono package. 0.6 seconds faster than its predecessor, the GTS asserts a high-performance engine and chassis, robust engine sound and extends the sporty heritage of the Porsche GTS bloodline which dates back to 1964.
With 2015 marking the 50th anniversary of the 911 Targa, Porsche has for the first time combined the undeniable performance of its GTS model line with the classic Targa concept. The end result is the new 911 Targa 4 GTS – one of the most dynamic cars in in the German sports car manufacturer’s range. The car features a powerful 430 hp engine, which takes the car from 0 to 100 kmh in 4.3 seconds thanks to the standard Sport Chrono package, PASM chassis and the wider 20-inch wheels. From any viewing perspective the Targa can be identified as a GTS model with the specially designed front end, smoked headlights and silky gloss black wheels with central locks.
Completing the superstar headline group and set to turn heads at the Qatar Motor Show is the exquisite Panamera Exclusive Series. Tailored to a new level of individuality this special Panamera model redefines luxury performance. The base model of the Panamera Turbo S Executive with a 570 hp engine accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in an incredible 3.8 seconds. Inside and out the model is reimagined through incomparable craftsmanship and styling featuring countless exclusive options including a high-quality leather interior and bespoke metallic black and chestnut paint blend.
All four of Porsche’s regional premieres for the Qatar Motor Show will be on display in hall 5, stand N, Qatar National Convention Centre, from 6 – 10 February 2015.