Porsche starts 2015 with two world premieres

By CARSIFU | 14 January 2015

DETROIT: The Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS and Cayenne Turbo S are celebrating their world premieres at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

For the first time, the 911 Targa 4 GTS combines the successful GTS idea with the classic targa concept.

The new 911 Targa 4 GTS marks the 50th anniversary of the 911 Targa, with Porsche offering this very popular model in the more powerful and dynamic GTS version for the first time.

Porsche AG chairman Matthias Muller with the 911 Targa 4 GTS, at the Detroit auto show 2015.
Porsche AG chairman Matthias Muller with the 911 Targa 4 GTS, at the Detroit auto show 2015.

The 911 Targa 4 GTS has all-wheel drive and a rollover protection bar; it also delivers open-air fun with a targa top that stows fully automatically.

Contributing to a boost in dynamic performance are the 430 hp GTS engine together with the standard Sport Chrono package, PASM chassis, 20-inch wheels and a sport exhaust system.

This lets the Targa 4 GTS reach a top speed of over 300km/h with a PDK transmission, and the stopwatch records 4.3 seconds for the sprint from zero to 100 km/h.

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Meanwhile, the new Cayenne Turbo S is primarily distinguished by its new engine charging concept with turbochargers integrated in the exhaust manifolds.

This increases the power of the Cayenne Turbo S to 570hp, which is 20hp more than the previous model.

The car's maximum torque was increased by 50Nm to 800Nm.

It can turn a lap of the North Loop of the Nurburgring in 7:59.74 minutes.

The Cayenne sets a new record for SUVs here, and it also proves that every Porsche is a genuine sports car – even in this vehicle segment.

The Cayenne Turbo S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds – which is 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model.

Its top speed is now 284 km/h.

Cayenne Turbo S

Its standard Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) include 420 mm front brake discs and, for the first time, ten-piston calipers.

The active roll stabilization system, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) proactively reduces side tilt when driving through curves early on.

Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) increases dynamic handling and stability by making specific brake interventions at the right or left rear wheel – this noticeably improves steering into curves and steering precision.

The active hang-on all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM) permanently drives the rear wheels while offering fully variable power distribution to the front wheels.

Standard features of the Cayenne Turbo S reflect the top level of this model.

They include 21-inch wheels in distinctive 911 Turbo design with black painted edges, LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus), full-leather interior with Porsche logo embossed on all head restraints as well as interior carbon accents.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.