Did You See the Story About the that New Porsche Thingy?
Our Summary of Brand News
There’s so much ‘stuff’ going on out there, it’s remarkably difficult and time consuming to remain well informed without being inundated with junk. Much of what’s written or discussed on news pages these days, seems more focused on placing adverts, rather than actually being informative. Even really good stories on serious news outlets are surrounded by the big cleavage click bait!
We’ve waded through the junk to bring you the most recent meaningful highlights of the latest Porsche brand news:
Porsche Suspects “Engine Manipulation”
Remember diesel gate? – VW made a few tweaks to make sure a non-emission compliant diesel engine could pass emission standards. Well, now there is a suspicion that something similar may have happened at Porsche, this time to gasoline engines produced between 2008 and 2011.
Engines in the production range may well include those for the 911 and the Panamera.
2021 Cayenne GTS Coupe – Not!
The 2021 Cayenne GTS Coupe, isn’t. It’s a 4 door SUV with a cut off back – there’s no coupe about it. Naming a 4-door car a coupe, is right up there with calling an all-electric car a turbo!
Something is not right in the Porsche nomenclature department.
As for the car, it looks and goes pretty well, but that more cutoff back may not achieve your SUV goals – although it does look pretty.
Stick Shift and Third Pedal vs PDK Carrera S
The original spec for the 2020 992 Carrera S only included a PDK transmission. Most of the reviews of the car have used the PDK transmission during the test drives. There were concerns no manual version would be available, but sure enough, Porsche has now delivered the 7-speed manual version. So, if you want to have a third pedal and juggle the gears yourself, it was hard to get a feel for what the car was like from the PDK reviews.
Finally, the PCA drove the manual version of the 992 Carrera S to make a comparison with the PDK version and liked what they found out.
Pretty 911 Killer
The first version of the Cayman GT4 was an awesome car. The latest version, based on the 718 chassis, goes above and beyond. Aggressive looking curvy body with plenty of power and impressive handling. In this review, the writer was prepared to donate a Kidney to park one in his own driveway!
Doesn’t sound too shabby to us, although we don’t believe Porsche is requiring the donation of body parts to own one!
The Best Car Porsche Makes?
Yes, that’s the opinion of the folks at Top Gear, who reviewed the new 718 Cayman GTS and quickly came to the conclusion that this is the best car in the Porsche range.
With the GTS, Porsche goes for a normally aspirated flat 6 engine as opposed to the normal 4-cylinder turbo found in the other 718 models. People used to say “you buy a Cayman, when you can’t afford a 911.” Apparently, the new GTS version leaves you very happy you didn’t buy a 911!