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January 12, 2015 12:00 ET

911 Targa 4 GTS and Cayenne Turbo S: Two World Premieres Start the New Year

Porsche at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

DETROIT, MICHIGAN--(Marketwired - Jan. 12, 2015) -

Editors Note: Four photos for this release will be available on the CP picture wire via Marketwired.

The 911 Targa 4 GTS and Cayenne Turbo S are celebrating their world premieres at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Both now sit atop the respective 911 Targa and Cayenne model lineup.

The Targa has been an established member of the 911 lineup since it made its debut back in 1965. To mark its 50th anniversary, Porsche is offering this very popular model in the more powerful and dynamic GTS version for the first time. The latest Targa concept delivers all-wheel drive driving enjoyment with open-air fun from its fully automated top.

Despite its significantly extended features, the weight-to-power ratio with the 430-hp engine was improved from 3.9 kg to just 3.6 kg per horsepower compared to the S model. This lets the Targa 4 GTS reach a top speed of over 300 km/h with a PDK transmission, and the stopwatch records 4.3 seconds for the sprint from zero to 100 km/h. Although the engine produces an additional 30 hp, its combined fuel consumption remains the same as for the 911 Targa 4S.

The latest Targa can be identified at first glance as a GTS model: The front view is defined by the sport design of the car's front end with an opening for the auxiliary centre radiator and the black inner structure of the bi-xenon headlights that also feature the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). In a side view, characteristic GTS attributes are the silky gloss black 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheels with centre locks, the sport design door mirrors and "GTS" signatures on the doors. The "targa" logo on the silver rollover protection bar is also painted in the matte black. At the rear, glossy black trim adorns the air inlet screen, model logo, and chrome tailpipes.

GTS DNA also defines the interior of the 911 Targa 4 GTS. Integrated at the center of the instrument panel is the stopwatch of the Sport Chrono package. The dashboard trim elements come in brushed aluminium with a black anodised finish. In the front, the four-way adjustable Sport Plus seats - with their black GTS logo embroidered on the head restraints - provide additional lateral support and long-distance cruising comfort for driver and passenger. Black Alcantara is found on all seat centres, door handles, door and centre armrests, SportDesign steering wheel rim, gearshift knob, as well as roof liner.

Porsche is also introducing the new Cayenne Turbo S - the top model of the sporty SUV model series. Its re-engineered 4.8-liter V8 biturbo engine now develops 570 hp and 590 ft lb of torque. The chassis is tuned to unite maximum driving dynamics and outstanding ride comfort by packing a wide range of control systems, making the Cayenne Turbo S a genuine top athlete without compromise. It can turn a lap of the North Loop of the Nürburgring in 7:59.74 minutes. The Cayenne Turbo S sets a new record for SUVs and also proves that every Porsche is a genuine sports car - even in this vehicle segment.

The more spontaneous response of the biturbo engine is a benefit of the integral turbochargers, which are now housed directly in the exhaust manifolds. The engine offers 20 hp more power and 37 ft lb more torque than before yielding a zero to 100 km/h acceleration in 4.1 seconds - which is 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model. Its top speed is now 284 km/h.

The Cayenne Turbo S offers standard Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) with 420 mm front brake discs and, for the first time, ten-piston calipers. The rear brakes have 370 mm discs and four-piston calipers. The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active roll stabilization system proactively reduces body roll when driving through curves. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) increases dynamic handling and stability by making specific brake interventions at the right or left rear wheel to redistribute the power flow to the wheels. The Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive system primarily drives the rear wheels while offering fully variable power distribution to the front wheels when traction is needed.

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. Interior styling in a black/creme color combination is making its debut in the Cayenne Turbo S. Creating exterior visual accents are the air inlet surround at the front of the vehicle and the undersides of the door mirrors painted in high-gloss black, and the roof spoiler and wheel arch moldings in exterior color. A sport exhaust system is available as an option in combination with a switchable sound symposer, which optimally transmits the V8 sound experience into the interior.

These new models will arrive in Canada later this Spring with manufacturer suggested retail pricies starting at $151,500 for the 911 Targa 4 GTS, and $178,100 for the Cayenne Turbo S excluding destination charges and local fees and levies.

Note: Photos of the new 911 Targa 4 GTS and Cayenne Turbo S models are available to accredited journalists in the Porsche Press Database at http://presse.porsche.de.

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