The best Porsche for a UK summer road trip

Posted 6th August 2020

Porsche Road Trip

Whether you are planning a road trip close to home or further afield, can you think of a better way to travel in style than in a Porsche?

The Porsche range has filled out since 2001 when the SUV Cayenne joined the ranks of sports cars that can also carry your family comfortably. With the Macan, Cayenne, Panamera and now the Taycan, the number of four-door Porsches outnumber the two-door sports car models. There are practicalities of all the models when planning a road trip, so you just need to match the right Porsche to your trip.

The sports car road trip for two

The iconic Porsche to take a road trip in would of course be a 911. Many trips around the North Coast 500 in Scotland have been taken in the legendary 911 as you can get everything you need into this Porsche as long as you and your driving buddy know how to pack thriftily! Although you can still fit a lot of luggage in the boot space which is between 128 to 132 L.

The fast, flashy and sporty Porsche could also be one of the safest options for a UK road trip when you can’t count on the weather holding out. The newest model has Porsche Wet Mode included which ensures driving stability in wet weather conditions. With more sensitive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) and Porsche Stability Management (PSM) which both kick in when the automatic acoustic sensors detect a wet road, if you aren’t planning for sunshine, then this could be a must have feature.

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The 718 Boxster and Cayman also have safety and fun features to help ensure your road trip runs smoothly.

Bi-Xenon main headlights and Porsche Side Impact Protection (POSIP) are two of the fantastic Porsche safety features the 718 have as standard. These more compact Porsche models are a less expensive option than the 911, but that doesn’t mean you will have any less driving pleasure. The 718 T models were literally built for touring. The basic 718 Boxster and Cayman models can accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 4.7 seconds with Sport Chrono Package. So if a short trip away is on your agenda, the 718 range might just be the perfect Porsche.

The family car road trip - or for those who don’t pack light!

Maybe your next trip involves a few more bags and a bit more equipment than one of the Porsche two-doors could accommodate. So what are your options? For camping, glamping, a golfing weekend or a holiday with the family pet, the Porsche Macan or Cayenne would be more suited to your road trip. The Cayenne is the larger of the two models but both have 5 seats and a sizable boot space.

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One of the great things about the Macan and Cayenne, aside from the space they already have, is the range of Tequipment available. Porsche Tequipment offers a range of accessories such as tow bars, roof rails, bike racks, roof boxes, storage solutions and also stylistic and performance options for your Porsche. So you can tailor your Porsche exclusively to your needs and the requirements of your road trip!

The luxury road trip

If you plan your holidays and routes around style and comfort, the four-seater saloon style Porsches might be right up your street. The Panamera celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019, and the transformation over the 10 years has been outstanding. The Panamera 4 has some impressive features as standard for a road trip, including a 90-litre fuel tank, two-zone climate control, front and rear ParkAssist and Cruise Control. The aim of the Panamera models are to offer comfort and dynamic driving and can go from 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds.

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If it is speed alongside the comfortable drive you are looking for, you can’t get any better than the Porsche Taycan which can reach 62mph in just 4.0 seconds. The newest addition to the Porsche range is all electric, so will also save you fuel money on your road trip. You can use the Route Planner and Range Manager to effectively and efficiently plan your trip. Further assistance systems on the Taycan include Lane Keeping Assist including Traffic Sign Recognition, Cruise control including adaptive speed limiter and front and rear ParkAssist. So if you are ready to try the latest in Porsche driving technology, this could be the ideal road trip partner for you.

So if you haven’t booked your next trip with your Porsche yet, why don’t you get booking a room and send us some photos of where you end up. If the only thing missing from your dream road trip is your dream car, and you need a Porsche to complete the vision, then get in touch with us about our new and used Porsches that we have to offer.

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For more information, please contact your local Porsche Centre:

Porsche Centre Bristol -
01173 216 780

Porsche Centre Newport - 
02920 606 512

Porsche Centre Swindon - 
01793 398 525

Porsche Centre Tewkesbury - 
01684 880 104

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