The Porsche Cayenne’s Remarkable Journey to Success

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After almost two decades since first venturing into the SUV segment, the Porsche Cayenne has reached the one million mark. The venture has catalyzed Porsche’s road to success and tapping into new markets. 
 
First announced in 1998, the planned “sporty and all-terrain utility vehicle” became one of the key driving forces that helped pull the company out of a crisis. Porsche took a large risk with considerable investments for vehicle production. But the risk proved to be worth it, as the Cayenne was ready in time for the plant’s 2002 opening ceremony. 
 
 
 
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A Dive Into the Porsche Heritage Design Edition

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Thanks to Laura Kukuk, the 27-year old engineer has created history with the innovative Porche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition. 
 
To better understand the complexities of the 911 Targa 4S, it helps to first reference an early Targa model from 1971 with black/black Pepita seats and a 2.2-liter engine. This early model flexes a classic Fuchs rim, the world’s very first forged aluminum wheel. On the other hand, the 911 Targa 4S expresses a modern interpretation, catalyzing the design firmly into the 21st century. 
 
 
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Porsche Taycan Makes Guinness World Record History

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It’s no small feat to enter the Guinness World Records, but the Porsche Taycan did just that, recording the longest drift with an electric vehicle.

Dennis Retera, a Porsche instructor, effortlessly lapped the 200 meter-long drift circle 210 times- with the front wheels not once facing the same direction as the curve.
 
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“Unseen” Series: Porsche’s Legendary Concept Cars

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Porsche’s “Unseen” series is inspired by the development center’s secret archives. These inspirations have manifested themselves into spin-offs including Porsche Boxster Bergspyder (2014), Porsche 911 Vision Safari (2012), Porsche Le Mans Living Legend (2016), and Porsche Macan Vision Safari (2013).


 
 
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20 Remarkable Years of GT Carrera

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What was presented as a simple concept car 20 years ago now boasts the V8 engine on the first carbon-fiber standard-production Porsche Carrera GT.

Defining a new status quo for sports cars, the Carrera GT concept car redefined the limits and expectations of the time. While it was nothing more than an audacious vision in 2020, the sports car encompasses the ideal balance between both a sports car and a racing car, with 612 hp and road registration.

 
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The Potential of Forward-Looking Thermal Management

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To charge at maximum power, batteries must be at the optimum temperature. Porsche Engineering’s forward-looking thermal management recognizes the importance of providing the right battery temperature and is carefully designing energy storage devices that are in the best possible temperature range at the charging station. 
 
 
 
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Newest Edition to Porsche 718 Models: Porsche Dual-Clutch Transmission

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Both the Cayman and Boxster 718 GTS 4.0 variants, as well as the range-topping 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder models are now available with an automatic transmission. With the Porsche dual-clutch transmission, there are absolutely no interruptions in acceleration while changing gears. What this ultimately does is greatly increase the comfort of the gear shifts along with improving the acceleration values.
 
 
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The Power of AI: Maximized Battery Indications

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Porsche Engineering has created a new and effective AI-based method for providing even more precise forecasting of the remaining range — essentially providing a continuous health check on batteries.
 
Currently, lithium-ion batteries are the preferred energy storage technology for electric vehicles. This is due to their high power density and energy. Unfortunately, their properties inevitably change throughout the course of a vehicle’s life. That’s why for drivers of electric vehicles, it is imperative to have access to information on the current state of the battery.
 
 
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From Motorsports to Series Production: Porsche Technical Innovations

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Porsche has seen highly innovative technical advances from motorsports to series production. Take the Porsche 99X Electric, for example. Propelled by the Formula E, this electric mover propels the race car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds. 


Martin Fuchtner, Senior Manager High-Voltage Drive Development, explains how Porsche’s mission is to win races, while “also pursuing a smooth transition to series production.”


 

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