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Porsche 718 Spyder

Since the early 1960s, Porsche continued to expand the successful concept of the legendary 550 Spyder and its successor models. The design language of the 718 RS 60 Spyder was influenced by its function. And exactly this design language can be seen now in the new 718 Spyder.

Its clearly defined shape with the typical Porsche sweep tells the headwind what it has to do: create optimum tyre contact pressure. The highly distinctive front spoiler lip with an additional spoiler in front of the wheel arches reduces the aerodynamic lift on the front axle. The central air intake in the front apron also optimises the aerodynamics and channels the air stream up through the air outlet in front of the front lid.

Even the underside of the front spoiler lip has been aerodynamically optimised. Air curtains in the front apron minimise the air turbulence created on the wheels and therefore minimise drag by releasing the inflowing air precisely in front of the wheels from the wheel arches.

The large air intakes with air intake grilles ensure a high cooling capacity. Thanks to the new honeycomb structure of the grilles, these are even more aerodynamically efficient than in previous models.The typical 718 lines on the doors direct air to the side air intakes. These supply the midmounted engine with fresh air, ensuring that it is efficiently ventilated – if it gets hot.

The design is additionally rounded off by the 20-inch alloys set deeply in the wheel housing that give the performance of the new 718 Spyder a greater contact area with the road, thanks to the sports tyres.

The rear end of the new 718 shows how perfect irrationality can be. The distinctive rear spoiler between the tinted taillights emphasises the performance-oriented design. At speeds in excess of 120km/h it automatically extends – and reduces lift for more driving stability. The dynamic slope of the rear end is made up of the diffuser and the new, concise sports exhaust system. Its two black sports tailpipes are separated further and create the unfiltered sound that, every now and then, silences reason.

The Sports seats Plus with raised side bolster offer secure hold, even during dynamic cornering manoeuvres. A small exception to the prevailing purism: the headrests are embroidered with the ‘Spyder’ logo. The seat centres in Alcantara® evoke motorsport emotions every time you take your seat. Alcantara® is also used on the door pulls, armrests, steering wheel and gear lever. It offers optimal grip and enhances the sporty appeal of the 718 Spyder. The puristic door pull loops also enhance the impression. The predominant colour: black. The only exceptions: the needles on the round instruments are white. The decorative trims on the dashboard and centre console have a paint finish in the exterior colour.

The 718 Spyder has a six-cylinder 4.0-liter engine with 420 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Accelerates from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 187 mph.

Porsche Cayenne

The Cayenne is putting into action by bringing team spirit to the world of the sports car, and sportiness into our daily lives. With five doors open for any adventure. With a new dynamic design and efficient turbocharged engines. With exceptional digital connections that bring the whole world into the cockpit. With versatility, quality. This is the way the Cayenne makes the Porsche experience even more fascinating and diverse.

For the Cayenne, there are Porsche distinguishing features. The heavily emphasized front fenders; the long, sloping hood with power domes; and the characteristic three-piece air intakes, which have become even larger and more dominant. The front fascia is new and powerfully styled—even when stationary, it alludes to concentrated performance with standard LED headlights and optional LED Matrix Design with Porsche Dynamic Lighting System Plus (PDLS+).

Laterally, the sharpened lines of the roof fall šflatter to the rear right through to the roof spoiler, just like the newly styled doors. And, ordered for the first time on the Cayenne, up to 22-inch wheels with
staggered tires in sizes up to 315 mm at the rear axle. These details enhance the Cayenne and its overall sporty impression.

Today’s Cayenne is more broad-shouldered compared to the previous generation—more muscular, more athletic, more dynamic. The Cayenne Turbo is even a touch more angular and masculine. The new Turbo has features that highlight the sporty character of the car. For example, the exclusive steering wheel design, the Adaptive Sport Seats with memory package, and— for the first time —integrated front headrests with a recessed embossed “Turbo” logo.

The Cayenne offers three types of engines:
Cayenne S : The 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that delivers a mighty 434 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque between 1,800-5,500 rpm.
Cayenne Turbo : The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that delivers 541 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque between 1,960-4,500 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes just 3.7 seconds.
E-Hybrid : The 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine. For low fuel consumption combined with maximum performance: the combustion engine with 335 hp develops its maximum torque of 332 lb-ft between 1,340-5,300 rpm. The electric motor with 134 hp gives additional thrust. The total system power is 455 hp and the maximum system torque is 516 lb-ft. The Cayenne E-Hybrid accelerates from 0 to 60 in a mere 4.7 seconds, with a top track speed of 157 mph.