Five Germany Premieres from Porsche
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany, is bringing five new models to the 17th Auto Mobil International motor show (AMI) in Leipzig: from April 14 to 22, 2007, the Porsche Cayenne, the 911 GT3 RS, the 911 Targa 4S, the Cayman and the RS Spyder sports prototype will all be celebrating their German trade fair premieres.
An appearance at AMI is a real home game for the Cayenne, since it is manufactured at the Porsche factory just a few kilometers down the road. The Cayenne (213 kW/290 bhp), Cayenne S (283 kW/385 bhp) and Cayenne Turbo (368 kW/500 bhp) model variants will be on display. All three variants now have gasoline direct injection and, despite their high engine outputs, use up to 15 percent less gasoline under normal driving conditions than their predecessors. CO2 emissions have been reduced by the same amount. Moreover, the new generation of engine in the Cayenne enables a blend of up to 25 percent ethanol. Since ethanol is a biofuel derived from renewable raw materials, this again helps to improve the Cayenne’s CO2 credentials.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS quickens the pulse of all sports fans. This purist variant of the GT3 serves as the basis model for the GT3 RSR racecar. Its extraordinarily high-revving engine draws 305 kW (415 bhp) from a 3.6-liter displacement. The 911 Targa 4S creates a very special, airy sense of space. Its glass roof opens up to half a meter wide in just seven seconds, regardless of driving speed. All-wheel drive and the 3.8-liter engine with an output of 261 kW (355 bhp) – as seen on the Carrera S – ensure a sporty drive.
Another first for German trade fairs is the Porsche Cayman. This two-seater sports coupé is powered by a 2.7-liter flat-six engine that produces 180 kW (245 bhp) and complements the more powerful Cayman S.
The RS Spyder sports prototype, which is to feature in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), will be a real treat for motorsport fans. The Porsche works drivers hope to defend their ALMS title in the P2 class with this carbon-fiber racer, which was heavily reengineered over the winter. The 3.4-liter V8 engine featured on the RS Spyder produces 370 kW (503 bhp).
For the first time, the Porsche factory in Leipzig is to be represented with its own counter on the exhibition site. Here visitors to the show can book factory tours and rides in, or drives of, a Porsche on the factory racetrack, or just find out more about Porsche in Leipzig as a whole. Two webcams, to be found at www.porsche.com, will provide live footage of the Porsche exhibition stand.
The Porsche exhibition stand will be located in Hall 5. On a surface measuring 836 square meters, the Stuttgart-based manufacturer will have its whole model selection on show, alongside the above-mentioned new arrivals. The 130,000 square meter motor show will be open every day from 9 till 6. Somewhere in the region of 290,000 visitors are expected in Leipzig.