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Porsche launches new front, rear and mid-engine models

A HIGHLIGHT in its own right, the new 911 Cabriolet is one of three new sports cars Porsche intends to launch at the 89th Geneva Motor Show. “With each new generation of the 911, we face the challenge of enhancing our iconic car carefully and yet consistently to meet the needs of the future,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. Alongside the rear-engine 911 Cabriolet, Porsche also unveils the mid-engine 718 T, a 300 hp (220 kW) driving machine available in the Boxster and Cayman variants. The Macan S, with a new V6 turbocharged front engine, completes the debuting trio as a bestseller in the brand’s model range.

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China leads Porsche sales in 2018

A STRONG year for the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer: Porsche AG delivered 256,255 vehicles worldwide in 2018 – more than ever before. This represents a growth of four per cent compared to the existing record figures of the preceding year. Of the model series, the Panamera recorded the strongest percentage growth with a 38 per cent increase to 38,443 deliveries. The 911 also recorded a double-digit rise: despite the release of a new generation of 911, the number of sports cars delivered increased by ten per cent to 35,573 vehicles.

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New Porsche 911 blend of power, speed, beauty

ENTERING the eighth generation, the new Porsche 911 celebrated its world premiere on the eve of this year’s Los  Angeles. Auto Show in the United States of America, with the reveal of the 911 Carrera S and 48 Coupé models. The new Carrera S and48 models will be arriving Porsche showroom in the middle of next year. The brand’s icon continues to set the standard when it comes to exclusive comfort and sportiness. Unmistakably committed to the Porsche design DNA with a more muscular look and an interior featuring a 10.9-inch touchscreen monitor, the new 911 is timeless and modern. Intelligent control and chassis elements as well as innovative assistance systems enhance the masterfully uncompromising dynamism that the classic rear-engine sports car is famed for.

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New GTS models: Two athletes join the Porsche Panamera family

PORSCHE has added two sporty models to its luxury saloon series – the Panamera GTS and the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo. With a powerful performance from the four-litre V8 biturbo engine (460 hp/338 kW), extra dynamic chassis systems including three-chamber air suspension, and their own unique design elements and equipment, the Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo harness a one-of-a-kind performance set.

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Porsche builds first fully electric sports car, Taycan

The future of mobility is another step closer: Series production of the first purely electric Porsche is set to begin next year. In preparation, the vehicle has now been given its official name: The “Mission E” concept study, the name currently used to describe Porsche’s complete electric offering, will be known as the Taycan. The name can be roughly translated as “lively young horse”, referencing the imagery at the heart of the Porsche crest, which has featured a leaping steed since 1952. “Our new electric sports car is strong and dependable; it’s a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomises freedom”, explains Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. The oriental name also signifies the launch of the first electric sports car with the soul of a Porsche. Porsche announced the name for its first purely electric series as part of the “70 years of sports cars” ceremony.

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Porsche begins 2018 with most successful first quarter ever

It’s been a successful start to the year: In the first quarter of 2018, Porsche AG delivered around 63,500 vehicles worldwide, equivalent to an increase of six per cent compared with the previous year. This represents the most successful first quarter in the sports car manufacturer’s history. The USA, Europe and the company’s home market in Germany were the main drivers of growth, as well as the Panamera and 911 model lines. The US market recorded the largest overall growth, with deliveries increasing by 10 per cent to around 14,000 vehicles. In terms of the specific models, the Panamera introduced in 2017 achieved the largest percentage growth with an increase of around 200 per cent. The development of the hybrid segment has been especially positive: In Europe, more than 60 per cent of the Panamera models handed over to customers during the first quarter were hybrid versions. 

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Porsche ends 2017 with most remarkable model line-up

Representing a year of major milestones for Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE, 2017 saw the kick-off of an unprecedented product offensive, with the announcement of several new Porsche sports cars, resulting in an ever-growing choice for customers across the region. The last 12 months saw the arrival of the new generation Panamera, including the fastest model in the series, the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. The brand’s iconic 911 range saw new additions in the form of the 911 GTS range, 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series and 911 GT3. 

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