2017 Frankfurt motor show Preview: 8 Cars That We All Should Look Out For
The doors to the 67th IAA International Motor Show will be open to the public from September 16th onward. As usual, you can expect some exciting new releases and alongside futuristic concept cars at the show.
What we are interested in is the facts how many cars from the Frankfurt Motor show are relevant for the Indian market. Thus we have picked 10 of the most exciting cars which will be displayed at the Auto show along with their details.
Click past the jump to know more about those cars which are relevant for our Indian market from the 67th IAA International Motor show.
5 Of The Fastest Luxury Sedans You Can Buy In India
It is not always that you cannot have fun with big luxurious cars well we have picked five luxurious sedans which can provide you with the equal amount of fun when you get behind the wheels of any of these sedans. These powerful cars with some serious horsepower under the hood can even make some sportscar face go red.
If you are one of those few men, who want to spend a lot of money on a single car which can serve the purpose of carrying your entire family in the lap of luxury while at the same time can also provide an equal amount of fun while you step on the accelerator. Then perhaps our list of cars might come in handy for you.
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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series
Porsche has renamed their "Porsche Exclusive", the in-house workshop which is responsible for all those special edition cars that are exclusively made for customers to "Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur" located at the headquarters in Zuffenhausen. To celebrate the renaming Porsche perhaps unveiled this limited edition Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series which has been restricted to just 500 units worldwide.
So what could be the main reason behind Porsche launching this limited edition 911 Turbo S? Is it only because of the renaming of the "Porsche Exclusive", in-house workshop or could it be something else. Whatever may be the reason we definitely get to see another exclusive and perhaps the most desirable 911 ever made. What is even more fascinating is also the fact that for the first time the customers can now also get their hands on a matching Chronograph watch which has been designed by Porsche design that matches with the limited edition Sports car.
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Porsche Cayenne S Diesel tows a 285-tonne Airbus A380 To Set New Guinness World Record : Video
The production spec Porsche Cayenne towed an Airbus A380 over a distance of 42 Meters at the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. This set a new Guinness World Record title for the heaviest aircraft ever pulled by a production car. Air France was equally responsible in making this feat a success by providing one of their engineering hangars and one of their A380 aircraft.
The Porsche Cayenne which measures 4.8 Metres in length was connected to the massive Airbus with the help of a special towing attachment which was able to set the standard Cayenne’s tow bar. The SUV was driven by Porsche GB technician Richard Payne. The standard production variant of Cayenne S Diesel is powered by a 4.2 Litre V8 unit which is capable of producing about 385 Hp of peak power and 850 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a Tiptronic S transmission which sends all the power to the four wheels. The Cayenne S is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in 5.4 seconds while it has a top speed of 252 Km/h.
To perform the stunt a 60,000 square metre hangar, which is large enough to house over 3000 examples of the Cayenne was designed specifically to accommodate this large 73 metres long aircraft. Off course the Contrast between the two huge machines was striking. There is no doubt that the Cayenne was taken to its very limit for this project. There is no doubt that the Porsche engineers are euphoric about what their cars have achieved.
Porsche 718 Cayman & Boxster Launched In India
Porsche today launched the new 718 Cayman and the 718 Boxster in the Indian market. The Boxster is priced at INR. 85.53 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) the Cayman is priced comparatively lower at INR. 81.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Porsche decided to rename the Boxster and Cayman and add the ‘718’ prefix when they decided to give a mid-cycle facelift last year.
Both these cars get some subtle updates to its exterior and interior while the biggest change can be found under the hood. Both the Boxster and the Cayman now is powered by a smaller 2.0 Liter four cylinder, turbo petrol engine which is capable of producing about 300 PS of peak power and 380Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a seven-speed automatic PDK gearbox. If we talk about performance then the official figures suggests that the cars can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 4.7sec when equipped with Porsche’s PDK automatic gearbox and Sport Chrono package and can touch a top speed of 275kph. For the International market, the Cayman is also offered with a 6-speed manual transmission as well.
7 Upcoming Cars Launching This February 2017 (Updated!)
We have witnessed two of the biggest launch of this year already in the month of January 2017 in the form of the Tata’s Flagship offering the Hexa and Maruti Suzuki Ignis Crossover. Now as we have stepped into the second month of the year we will witness plenty of new launches as well. The good thing is that in the month of February we will not only witness new car launches but also cars both for the mass market as well niche segment.
We have provided the complete list of cars that will be launching in the month of February 2017 here in India.
New Porsche Cayman 718 & Boxster Launching On February 15th
This is definitely good news for the sports car and especially for the Porsche lovers of the Country. Porsche will be launching the 718 Boxster and Cayman in India on February 15th 2017. The 718 pairs will also be the first sports car which will launched in India in 2017.
The biggest update that both the Porsche 718 Cayman & Boxster has received comes in the form of both these sports cars ditching the old flat six gasoline units and replacing them with the smaller, frugal yet powerful turbocharged 4 cylinder units. This is also the first time that both the Cayman and Boxster now produces almost the same amount of power.
The newly introduced 2.0 Litre powerplant produces about 296 Bhp of peak power and 380 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be paired to a 7 speed PDK gearbox. If we talk about performance then surely none of the car actually disappoints anyone. Both these cars can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 4.7 seconds that offcourse only after the addition of PDK and optional Sport Chrono pack to the package.
Apart from the new powerplant both these sports car has also received a reworked chassis and suspension setup. The springs have been also further stiffened and both these cars now also get thicker anti roll bar as well. The Cayman and Boxster also features a quicker steering rack and also a slightly wider rear wheels as well. To improve the overall driving performance the Cayman718 also gets better brakes which have been hired from the old Cayman S model for the Cayman 718.
Watch A Porsche 718 Cayman Takes On 6 Race Drone: Video
This definitely has to be one of the most exciting videos that we have seen recently. In this video you can watch a Porsche 718 Cayman takes on not one, not two but six hunter drones. The stage is set the game begins between three check points. If the drone is able to catch the car then a proximity sensor releases smoke whenever the drone is able to catch the car. The car is driven by Mauro Carlo who actually is actually is a stunt driver and he is being instructed by You Tube gamer Mauro Carlo.
The next thing that you realise is that the car is being chased by 6 drones and the stunt driver is actually trying to avoid them. The car drifts and powerslides as it tries to maintain some distance from those drones and that is actually quite interesting to watch.
The new Porsche 718 Cayman is powered by 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine which is capable of producing about 350 Hp of peak power and an equally impressive 420 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a manual transmission while there is also an option of PDK transmission as optional which sends power to the rear wheels. The updated Cayman gets a bi-xenon headlamps, 19 inch Boxster S or Cayman S wheels and plenty more.
Watch and enjoy the video here.
Patrick Dempsey takes the steering of the new Porsche Panamera at Goodwood FOS
Patrick Dempsey is a very well known American actor for his role in Grey’s Anatomy. But do you know, he is accomplished race driver as well? Yes. He took part in several racing competitions around the world. Recently he was seen at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. He drove the all new Porsche Panamera luxury sports sedan at Goodwood. Check him speaking about his experience and about the new Panamera as well.
Porsche Panamera is certainly the fastest luxury sedan with a sporty soul underneath. The new Porsche Panamera comes with design and feature updates at exterior and inside the cabin as well. The car is available in two different variants. One is the Porsche Panamera Turbo, while the other one is the Panamera 4S. The Panamera Turbo gets power from a 4.0 litre biturbo V8 engine which is mated to an 8 speed automatic gearbox and churns out 550 hp of peak power and 768 Nm of peak torque. The Turbo can reach 0 – 100 kmph in 3.8 seconds with 306 kmph of top speed. The other model Panamera 4S gets power from a 2.9 litre V6 engine paired with an 8 speed PDK automatic transmission kicking out 440 hp of peak power and 550 Nm of peak torque. This car accelerates 0 – 100 kmph in 4.4 seconds with 289 kmph of top speed.
2017 Porsche Panamera
Porsche Panamera is certainly a different car among all the luxury sedans around us. The German luxury car is called as the sports car among the luxury sedans. The Panamera was first launched in 2009. Known as their performer souls and engine placed at the back the Porsche models have always stunned us. The Panamera in that case was a bit different. It was a sedan instead of a sports coupe. But the Porsche body language and the performer soul was intact under the hood of the car.
The Panamera has been the company’s first four door luxury sedan. No wonder, it gave the German automaker a chance to explore the new niche. Recently Porsche took the cover off the all new 2017 Panamera, and it looks absolutely gorgeous. The new model comes with several design updates both at exterior and inside the cabin. The features have been updated to give the car more luxurious and premium feel. And the sporty character is also intact. The car takes on the other beauties in the segment like Mercedes Benz S-Class, Audi A8L, and BMW 7 Series etc. Significantly, all the competitors are placed at the top of the respective auto manufacturer’s sedan segment lineups.
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Five Cars Creating Headlines This June
The year 2016 has been seeing a surge in the car launch in Indian market. Several automakers have been launching or unveiling their upcoming new models or the facelift versions of the existing models. The month of June is no different as well. Automakers like Mercedes Benz, Mahindra & Mahindra and Datsun is launching their new products in Indian market, while the Volkswagen has chosen the month to reveal the pricing detail of its upcoming compact sedan Volkswagen Ameo. On the other hand, the Porsche is also beginning the booking process for its upcoming Macan 2.0L, which is about to hit the market later this year.
So far, several automakers have created headlines with their products in Indian automotive space in June 2016. Here let’s take a look at the cars creating headlines in June.
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman
Porsche is all about elegant design, powerful engine and extra ordinary performance blended into one package. The Porsche Cayman was first introduced as the second generation of 1996 introduced Boxster. Since then it has been one of the very popular models across the world for its affordability, high performance, which both come in proposition with the range topping 911.
Unveiled at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show the Porsche new Cayman has donned a new name – Porsche 718 Cayman, which gets new design updates inside out and a new set of engines as well. The updated car has ditched the iconic flat six engine and received a couple of all new four cylinder turbocharged engines, which are powerful and fuel efficient at the same time. While many Porsche lovers around the globe are cheered with the introduction of the new car, the purists are fuming as it gets turbochargers. However, here we take a look at the all new Porsche 718 Cayman.
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Porsche 718 Boxster S Review: Video
First of all let me mention here I loved the way the video started with rain pouring down from the skies and the sea waves hitting the shores. Usually car throttle videos do not start so gently but this video surely looks different. In this video you can watch them driving a brand new Porsche 718 Boxster. Now as you are already aware by now that Porsche has downsized the flat six engine and now it is powered by a smaller four cylinder turbo charged engine.
Obviously the flat 718 Boxster sounds a little different than the bigger engine but you cannot actually tell that this sounds complete disaster (watch 1:00 time mark). There are some new improvements made by Porsche in this new Boxster for instance you can now open the soft top while the car is moving, the new Boxster derives some of its parts from the old Boxster and other cars from Porsche lineup. The new Boxster also gets bigger front disc brakes, while trhe rear axle is shared with the Cayman GT4. While the turbo in particular has been taken from the 911, the 2.5 Litre engine which is capable of producing about 350 Hp of peak power and an impressive 420 Nm of torque in between 1900 to 4500 rpm. The car gets paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox while one can also opt for the PDK transmission as well. The gearbox has also been tweaked to match the overall performance of the engine.
You can watch the video to learn more about the new Porsche 718 Boxster and find our the rest of the changes.