It’s January again! A time for new beginnings, new resolutions, a new you. Could it also be time for the car of your dreams?? As the drizzly winter weather drags on, why not cheer yourself up with the unequalled driving pleasure of a new Porsche.
Here are five undeniably good reasons to join the Porsche family in 2021 or upgrade to something a little different if you're lucky enough to be a Porsche owner already.
1. It’s time to scratch that Porsche itch
There are endless reasons why so many people dream of driving a Porsche, but unrivalled power and awesome performance must be at the top of most wish lists.
Porsche’s deserved reputation here is hard-earned. To ensure every Porsche meets the highest standards, each new model is tested in real time, with real loads, under a huge range of conditions, on every possible surface. Porsche’s engineers expect each new model to pass even more tests and be even better than its predecessors.
2020 saw the new 718 GTS 4.0 models added to the 718 line-up. The Cayman and Boxster GTS 4.0 revert to the 6-cylinder engine for what some argue to be a more pure driving experience than the unique four-cylinder engine in the new Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman. However, fewer cylinders means a smaller engine. And a smaller engine takes up less space, allowing Porsche to add turbocharging to the 718’s already impeccable credentials. The result? 25 more horsepower than the 6-cylinder engines they initally replaced.
The Porsche 718 range is the least expensive in a stunning line-up, which makes them a fantastic introduction to the Porsche experience.
2. Practical doesn’t have to be boring
Is family life demanding you get practical? Is your sense of adventure making you long for a big boot and a bike rack? If even the thought of parting with your beloved two-seater brings a tear to your eye, fear not.
The Cayenne E-Hybrid is one of the fastest plug-in hybrid SUVs money can buy and, at the top of the range, the awesome Cayenne Turbo V8 is so fast it could have had supercar status only a few years ago. Last year a new body shape was added to the Cayenne Range; the Cayenne Coupé. With an undeniably Porsche silhouette, this Cayenne has become the most sporty and dynamic looking of the Cayenne range.
The beautiful lines of the Cayenne’s smaller sibling, the new Porsche Macan, are inspired by the Porsche 911, with highly responsive handling, this compact SUV perfectly blends agile, sporty driving with stunning design and everyday practicality.
3. Move up in the Porsche world
If you think there’s no such thing as a saloon that can carry rear passengers comfortably and give you an exhilarating drive, you haven’t been introduced to the new Porsche Panamera range.
The Panamera shifts like a sports car but has a luxurious interior with plenty of space for four people and their luggage. Some say it’s the family and executive-friendly Porsche 911. The Sport Turismo line of the Panamera has the most room with the estate-style boot and a 4+1 seating arrangement to ensure there is room for everyone.
If you think the additional room might hinder the speed of the Panamera, think again. Starting from the 330hp 3.0-litre petrol, the engines gets progressively quicker until you reach the range-topping Turbo S Executive E-Hybrid, which rockets from 0-62mph in a staggering 3.4 seconds.
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4. Stay one step ahead with cutting-edge innovation
Things move fast at Porsche. In so many ways. If your Porsche is a few years old, or you’re yet to join the Porsche fold, you may not be up to speed on Porsche’s class leading innovation.
For example, the very latest Porsche 911 is more powerful, more comfortable and safer than ever before, thanks to Porsche Wet Mode advanced assistance system, Exclusive to the 911, it can automatically detect significant wet road conditions and respond by increasing driving stability for confident handling.
Then there’s the newest arrival, the four-door Taycan, Porsche’s first foray into pure-electric motoring. Not just an outstanding electric car, it’s an outstanding and lightning fast sports car. Every model in the range can cover 0-62 mph in under 4 seconds. The Turbo S can do the same in a jaw-dropping 2.6 seconds.
Equally impressive is the Taycan’s range of up to 310 miles on a full charge and the four-minute recharge that can deliver up to 62 miles (according to NEDC). This is electric driving as never before.
5. Realise your dream Porsche
You can create the car you’ve always imagined using the Porsche Car Configurator. The Porsche that perfectly caters to you, your life and your driving style.
First you choose the model you want, then you can specify everything from the body design and wheels, engine and transmission, drivetrain and chassis, to the paintwork, lighting, materials and finishes.
If you’d like help to decide, the configurator also gives you Porsche’s recommendations for your chosen vehicle. Don’t forget, a new car means no MOT for three years.
Every new Porsche also comes with a three-year New Car Guarantee against all manufacturing defects with unlimited mileage, giving you comprehensive bumper-to-bumper cover worldwide. You also get three years' free of Porsche Assistance covering you in the event of breakdown anywhere in Europe.