Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Is the Porsche cayenne the best SUV ever made? It just may be! As loyal Porsche owner since the mid 199o's I never thought that I would come to the day I would move to driving a Porsche SUV (I mean who thought there would ever be such a thing)? But since 2002 when the Porsche Cayenne was introduced I have held off even test driving it at my local Porsche dealer...until last Saturday. It was a beautiful day out, and my wife was feeling under the weather, which meant that my driving companion was out of commission for the afternoon. I went out to get some cold medicine to help her allergies, and the next thing I knew I was pulling into the Porsche dealership (I couldn't resist). I had seen the latest Cayenne commercials on TV and I needed to see what all of the hype was about.
I was driving a Cayenne S model. Inside it was beautiful, a sporty feel with the classic Porsche luxury amenities. I immediately felt at home in this new Porsche SUV. As we began the test drive I noticed the unbelievable pick-up this luxury sport utility possessed. I was surprised at how well it handled compared to the other SUVs I had previously experienced (mainly various Ford Explorer and Toyota SUV models). Like the sports cars they are so famous for this SUV truly felt sporty. With 385 horsepower, a V-8 engine, and a 0-60 time in only 6.4 seconds I knew that this would be the next car I would be buying myself. The sticker price was $69,300. If you want to experience an amazing luxury SUV that drives like a Porsche sports car, then don't wait for so long like I did.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
The Porsche Boxster is a staple of the Porsche line of sports cars. The Porsche Boxster was the first car designed by raymond Barth designed from the beggining as a roadster vehichle. Previously all Porsche sports cars were based on hardtop coupes. The Boxster was intorduced in 1996 and became available commercially in 1997. This first generation Boxster was the 986, and featured a 2.5 litre flat six cylinder engine. The first generation Boxster was designed as a more affordable version of a Porsche car, but that maintained the luxury allure associated with the Porsche brand. The name of the Porchse Boxster comes from combining the words "boxer" (due to its shape), and "roadster."
In 2010 the new Boxster will appear with a brand new design. Since all previous generations of the car were essentially the same with only minor chnages, the new 2010 Boxster will see significant changes to the body. The 2010 is said to draw from the design of the current car, but will feature a larger engine and more horsepower.
The Porsche Boxster Features:
- 2.7 litre six-cylinder engine
- 245 horsepower
- 201 pound-feet of torque
- Manual or automatic transmission
- Great handling