Thirty-five years ago Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, architect of the classic design of the Porsche 911, launched the Porsche Design Studio. Among his first signature creations was the Chronograph 1, a special timepiece in a stylish black finish, a most striking design element of its day. Porsche commemorates this innovative design with the unveiling of its classic black Cayman S Porsche Design Edition 1 at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.
The quintessential craftsmanship of the Chronograph 1 is retold in every design element of the mid-engine 295-hp Cayman S Porsche Design Edition 1. The exterior is painted solid black with matte black design stripes. The interior is also inspired by the classy layout of the Chronograph 1 with black leather and Alcantara upholstery, sleek instrument dials and several black painted features. The Porsche crest embossed on the headrests and the elegant Limited Edition insignia on the glove compartment lid add impeccable refinement. But perhaps the vehicle’s most unusual standard accessory and a compelling tribute to Porsche Design’s multitude of design achievements is the elegant briefcase that comes with every vehicle, and contains a quartz chronograph, pocket knife, pair of sunglasses, writing pen and key ring, all created by Porsche Design.
Only 777 Cayman S Porsche Design Edition 1 models will be available to consumers worldwide. 250 of them are earmarked for the North American market and will come to Porsche dealerships in the U.S. and Canada in the first half of 2008, at a base price of $69,900 in the U.S., with the Canadian pricing to be announced later.
The Porsche Design Studio was launched by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche in 1972 to create and market a range of sophisticated accessories under the Porsche Design brand. It is recognized internationally as a leader in industrial design, luxury items and consumer goods.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga., and its subsidiary, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., are the exclusive importers of Porsche sports cars and Cayenne® sport utility vehicles for the United States and Canada. A wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, PCNA employs approximately 300 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 213 U.S. and Canadian dealers. They, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service.