Right from the start, the Cayenne had to deliver typical Porsche performance not just on the road, but off it as well. The sports car manufacturer provided the ultimate proof of its SUV's ability to take the punishment of rough terrain between 2006 and 2008 in the Transsyberia Rally, a grueling long-distance competition.
Porsche considered alternative body shapes to the classic five-door SUV for the Cayenne early on. Shortly after the launch of the first-generation model in December 2002, three additional variants came in for consideration: a coupé, a version stretched by 20 centimeters and with an additional row of seats, and a convertible.
The 911 GT3 RS, the new top of the 911 line in terms of performance will celebrate its world premiere on August 17th. The development of the high-performance sports car was inspired by the successful 911 RSR and 911 GT3 R racing cars.
The three letters, which stand for Gran Turismo Sport, first entered the annals of Porsche history in 1964, when a 904 Carrera GTS won the legendary Targa Florio. The inspiration for the GTS models of the present day, on the other hand, came not from a racing car but from a luxury SUV: the Porsche Cayenne.