Porsche wins first stage in the forests of Russia
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.