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Porsche Cars North America Surprised By Latest Cayenne EPA Diesel Allegation

By   November 4, 2015

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

As you have probably heard it appears that more than just Volkswagens are affected by the Diesel cheating software. The EPA is claiming that Audi and Porsche diesel automobiles were also sold with the software that made the vehicles run more environmentally friendly when being tested for emissions, but in normal conditions it produced much more pollution.

Originally it was thought that Porsche did not use the software and according to a statement from Porsche Cars North America (PCNA), they had no knowledge of their SUVs using the software. The fact that the U.S. branch of the performance car maker didn’t know this is very likely as they don’t produce the cars here. At question is if the 2015 Cayenne Diesel also attempts to get around the system.

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2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel First Drive

By   July 6, 2014

Porsche Cayenne

Originaly published: 2012-09-13, From Edmunds.com

The 2013 Porsche Cayenne is a five-passenger midsize SUV available in six different models that mostly differ by engine.

The base Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne Diesel and Cayenne S Hybrid come standard with 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lights, front and rear foglamps, rear privacy glass, a power liftgate (with separately opening window), automatic wipers, heated washer nozzles, heated mirrors, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats with four-way lumbar adjustment and driver memory functions, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, a 40/20/40 rear seat (slides, reclines, folds), Bluetooth phone connectivity and a 10-speaker sound system with a touchscreen display, CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface. The S Hybrid also comes with an enhanced speed-sensitive power steering system that is optional on these other trims.

The Cayenne GTS gets the above equipment plus Porsche’s active suspension system with adjustable ride height (known as PASM), a lower ride height to improve highway handling, 20-inch wheels, a different final-drive ratio, upgraded brakes, the enhanced speed-sensitive steering, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, the Turbo’s more aggressive front fascia, the SportDesign exterior body kit package, front and rear GTS-specific sport seats, a sport steering wheel and extensive use of faux suede in the interior. Many of these items are available separately on the lower trims.

Besides its turbocharged engine, the Cayenne Turbo includes a variety of items that are optional on the lower trims. These include 19-inch wheels, PASM, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, 14-way power front sport seats with four-way lumbar adjustment and memory functions, heated front and rear seats, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, a faux-suede headliner, a navigation system and a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system with satellite radio. Ten-way power "Comfort" front seats with less aggressive bolstering are a no-cost option.

As with any Porsche, the amount of optional equipment available on all Cayenne models is exhaustive. Exterior and mechanical items include different wheels, an active antiroll suspension system (Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control), a side-to-side torque-vectoring rear differential (PTV Plus), ceramic composite brakes, skid plates, running boards, roof rails, a panoramic sunroof, a regular sunroof, a heated windshield and noise-insulated privacy glass. Interior comfort and design items include four-zone automatic climate control, power rear side sunshades, ventilated front seats, a Porsche-designed child safety seat, interior ambient light, extended leather interior trim, different leather seat finishes and a nearly endless array of customizable trim pieces capable of being covered in leather or other trim types. Electronic items include a rearview camera (includes front and rear parking sensors), keyless ignition/entry, adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot warning system, voice controls, a six-CD changer, a dual-screen rear seat entertainment system and a 16-speaker Burmester surround-sound audio system.



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2015 Trident Iceni The World’s Fastest Diesel Sports Car

By   April 30, 2014

Trident Icen

Trident Iceni

When you think of fast sports cars a diesel powered machine probably doesn’t come to mind. Sure Audi has had success racing cars that use diesel fuel at Le Mans in recent years, but for the road diesel usual belongs in trucks or slower family sedans.

Well, Trident has decided to change all of that. The British company has built the 2015 Trident Iceni which is the worlds fastest diesel powered sports car. They also have just announced that it will be made available world wide.

Exterior

2015 Trident Iceni

The styling of the car resembles what one might think a modern Jaguar E-Type might look like. There are also some TVR influences with the design. It has flowing lines and side exhaust pipes the come out from the lower portion of the body.

The contour of the body is very smooth and the chrome gas cap makes for a sporty accent. The front is sloping and the rear bumper is rounded giving the diesel machine a very aerodynamic looking shape.

Interior

Not much has been release about the interior, but it is expected to be made of fine quality materials. This includes full leather and nice accents.

Drivetrain

Trident

The sports car can run on 100% bio-diesel or mineral diesel fuel. It has been said that it is torque that moves you and Trident has put this to the test.

They have developed something called torque multiplication technology. PThis allows the 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 outputs a good 395 horsepower, but it also puts out a time traveling 700 pound-feet of torque.

All of this allows for good performance and good fuel economy. Just how good? The Iceni can hit speeds of over 190 mph and yet can travel 2,000 miles on a single tank of fuel. And it is pretty quick, going from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds.

Pricing

The 2015 Trident Iceni starts at 96,000 British Pounds (about $162,000) and has limited pre-launch availability.

Conclusion

Trident Iceni Rear End

The 2015 Trident Iceni sounds like an interest concept, but until we can drive one there is no way to tell how well it accelerates. The impressive fuel mileage and top speed are interesting, but if the acceleration isn’t as fast as one would expect from a modern sports car then it will be a hard sell.

We hope that the concept holds true as it would appear to have plenty of potential.

For desktop wallpaper of the Trident Iceni click here.

Video: The Porsche Cayenne S Diesel

By   October 4, 2013

Porsche Cayenne S Diesel

Porsche Cayenne S Diesel

The Porsche Cayenne offers very good performance both on and off the road. The SUV lets you haul all the things that your family may need and yet if you take it on the track it will bend the laws of physics and keep up with many sports cars. While the vehicle may not be what you traditionally think of as a Porsche it is one of the best SUVs that you can buy.

This video feature the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel. It shows the vehicle on some nice curvy roads and shows it driving in slick conditions. The Diesel offers good performance along with very good fuel economy for a car of its size.

Check out this video of the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel and then let us know what you think of it in the comments.

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The Start Of The 2013 Porsche Performance Drive

By   June 15, 2013

Testing the Porsche 911

Porsche Performance Drive 2013

Porsche is a global brand and has many great events all over the world. One such event is the Porsche Performance Drive which takes nine teams from different countries on a driving tour of Eastern Europe. Each team drives a Porsche Cayenne S Diesel.

This video shows the start of the event. The driving tour started on June 9th and the video shows how the teams received the star treatment. Stay tuned for future videos that will show how the tour turned out.

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Hat tip to Toldi