On the short special stage of the Transsyberia Rally’s first leg Carles Selma (Spain) and Jörn Pugmeister (Germany) achieved the fastest time with their Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia. For the ca. 33 kilometre time trials near Petuschki between Moscow and Vladimir they took 34:15.90 minutes. Posting the second fastest time on muddy forest paths were Armin Schwarz and Oliver Hilger from Germany, finishing 20 seconds behind the fastest.
Twenty-five of the 35 participants in total to contest the 7,100 kilometre rally from Moscow to the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar, are Cayenne S Transsyberia built as a limited edition series. Today the convoy took off from the Red Square and drove through Moscow towards the east with a police escort.
The 385 hp V8 engine with direct gas injection not only makes the Cayenne S Transsyberia one of most competitive off-roaders to take part in the challenging event. The multi-component underbody guard, the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control adapted for extreme off-road conditions and the coarsely studded all-terrain tyres ensure that the excellent off-road characteristics of the Cayenne were further enhanced.