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Porsche Owners Manual
Porsche Automobil Holding SE, usually shortened to Porsche SE, a Societas Europaea or European Public Company, is a German automotive manufacturer of luxury high performance automobiles, which is majority-owned by the Volkswagwen group. Porsche SE is headquartered in Zuffenhausen, a city district of Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg.
The Porsche 911 is a 2-door sports coupe made by Porsche. It has a distinctive design, rear engined and with independent rear suspension, an evolution of the swing axle on the Porsche 356. The engine was also air-cooled until the introduction of the Type 996 in 1998. Since its introduction in autumn 1963, it has undergone continuous development Throughout its lifetime, the Porsche 911 has been modified by private teams and by the factory itself for racing, rallying and other forms of automotive competition. It is among the most successful competition cars ever. In the mid 1970s, normally aspirated Porsche 911 Carrera RSRs won major world championship sports car races such as Targa Florio, Daytona, Sebring and Nürburgring, even against prototypes. The Porsche 911-derived 935 turbo also won the coveted 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979. In the 1999 international poll for the award of Car of the Century, the Porsche 911 came fifth. It is the only one in the top five that has remained continuously in production, and was until 1998 the most successful surviving application of the air (now water) cooled opposed rear engine layout pioneered by its original ancestor, the Volkswagen Beetle. It is one of the oldest sports coupe nameplates still in production. There are multiple models available for the current Porsche 911. The most common are the Porsche Carrera and Porsche Carrera S, which are further broken down into regular coupe, convertible Cabriolet and the Targa 4 with its giant glass sunroof. There are also the high-performance offerings that will slowly be updated and re-introduced as the model year progresses, including the sublime Porsche GT3, the track-ready Porsche GT3 RS, the ferocious Porsche Turbo and the ultimate Porsche GT2. Each has its own docket of standard equipment, but all Porsche 911s have a lengthy optional features list that can elevate the price quickly.
The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engined roadster built by Porsche. The Boxster is Porsche's first road vehicle since the 550 Spyder that was originally designed as a roadster. The first-generation Porsche Boxster (the 986) was introduced in late 1996 as a 1997 model; it was powered by a 2.5 litre flat six-cylinder engine. In 2000, the new Porsche Boxster S variant was introduced with a larger 3.2 litre motor, and the base model received a more powerful 2.7 litre engine. In 2003, styling and engine output was upgraded on both variants. In 2005, Porsche unveiled the new generation of Boxsters: the type 987. The Porsche 987 is more powerful than its predecessor and featured styling inspired by the Porsche Carrera GT. Engine output increased in 2007, when both Boxster models received the engines from their corresponding Porsche Cayman variants. In 2009, the Boxster models received several new cosmetic and mechanical upgrades, further increasing engine output and performance. Production of the Porsche 986 began at the former Porsche 928 facility in Stuttgart, Germany in 1996. The Boxster was Porsche's biggest volume seller from its introduction in model year 1997 until the company introduced the Cayenne sport utility vehicle in model year 2003. The Boxster's name is a portmanteau of the word "boxer", referring to the vehicle's horizontally-opposed or "boxer" engine, and the word "roadster", referring to the vehicle's two seat capacity and convertible top. The Porsche Boxster is available in the base version or as the more powerful Porsche Boxster S. The base model has a horizontally opposed 2.9-liter six-cylinder engine. Mounted amidships, it's rated at 255 hp and 214 pound-feet of torque. The Porsche Boxster S has a 3.4-liter version that produces 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.
The Porsche Cayenne (Type number 957) is a five seat mid-size luxury sport utility vehicle manufactured by the German manufacturer Porsche since 2002, with North American sales beginning in 2003. Its platform was developed by Porsche and is shared with the Volkswagen Touareg and the Audi Q7. It is the first V8-engined vehicle built by Porsche since 1995, when the Porsche 928 was discontinued. Since 2008, all engines have featured direct injection technology. No-one likes a sanctimonious lefty, but if someone gobs on the windscreen of your Cayenne Turbo S you can rightly reason you had it coming. It goes without saying that the Cayenne is the lap of luxury. For an SUV with such a turn of speed and relative composure in the corners it's amazing how well it rides. The second-generation Cayenne was unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show in March following an online reveal on February 25, 2010.
Porsche Cayman Car Owners Manual
The Porsche Cayman is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive 2-seat sports car produced by Porsche AG of Germany. First launched in the 2006 model year, the Cayman is a coupé derived from Porsche's second generation Boxster convertible. Like the Boxster, most Caymans are assembled in Finland. Cayman's production will be outsourced to Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik of Graz, Austria. The Cayman is one of the best driver's cars in the world, and if you can afford it, it's at its best as the S, with a larger, more powerful engine that makes the car much better, but without costing too much more. Thanks to the Porsche personalisation programme, you can specify a Cayman almost entirely to your wishes and which will be hand-built by the company's own craftsmen. And, after the opening of the Driving Experience Centre at Silverstone, anyone who buys a new Cayman is eligible for a course at the centre as part of the buying package.
The Porsche Panamera (type number 970) is a luxury four-door car. It is front-engined with rear-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive versions also available. The engine is Porsche's own: the 4.8-liter V-8 minus a cylinder from each bank and it has nothing to do with the Volkswagen-designed 3.6-liter VR6 found in the Porsche Cayenne and a number of other VW Group models.
The Panamera is marketed as a better alternative to the executive cars such as the BMW 7 Series, the Audi A8, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Panamera competes more directly with cars such as the Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and Aston Martin Rapide.
The influence of the firm’s Chinese customers is clearly not to be underestimated. It is the reason why Porsche has gone to the expense of introducing a lengthened variant, and probably why it has tinkered with the formerly firm ride quality.
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