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Company also Offers 500-HP Cayenne Turbo Option, and an Optional Rearview Camera for all Cayenne Models Porsche unveils Panorama roof system for 2005 Cayenne models

ATLANTA, SEPT. 14, 2004 --- The company that revolutionized open-air driving with the original 1967 911 Targa now offers Cayenne owners its newly developed, optional Panorama roof system featuring a surface area approximately four times larger than the Cayenne's optional tilt-and-slide sunroof.

he new roof system has three movable segments and one fixed segment, all made of laminated safety glass. By operating the system with an illuminated rotary switch in the Cayenne's roof console, users can open the roof above the front seats, above the rear seats, or above all seats so the driver and all passengers can feel the wind and sun or view the evening's celestial light show in the comfort of the Cayenne's interior. The Panorama roof will be available in December 2004 as a model year 2005 option on all Cayenne models (Cayenne, Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo) for a U.S. price of $3,900.

Porsche adds more spice to its Cayenne Turbo by introducing a new model tuned through the company's Tequipment program. The already potent Cayenne Turbo – the world's most powerful production sport-utility vehicle rated at 450 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque – gets a boost to 500 horsepower. At the same time, torque – what drivers really feel in the seat of their pants during acceleration – increases to 515 pounds-feet. The extra ponies allow the Cayenne Turbo to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and achieve a top test track speed of 167 mph (compared to 5.2 seconds and 165 mph for the standard Cayenne Turbo). The Tequipment-tuned Cayenne Turbo also gets upgraded brakes and suspension to ensure stopping and handling precisely matches its increased power.

Also available in December 2004, the Cayenne Turbo with the Tequipment upgrade will have a U.S. MSRP of $109,200 (compared to $89,300 for the standard Cayenne Turbo). For those who already own a Cayenne Turbo and desire these upgrades, Tequipment will offer a retrofit package for a U.S. price of $18,500.

Finally, Porsche will offer a rearview camera system as an option on all 2005 Cayenne models. The rearview camera, which is mounted just below the rear window and features a wide-angle lens, is automatically activated when the driver selects the reverse gear. A clear image of the rear area behind the car is displayed on the vehicle's 6.5-inch full-color display, which is part of the optional Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system (PCM is required for the rearview camera system). It will be available in December 2004 for a U.S. price of $1,680 (PCM not included).

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga., and its subsidiary, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., are the exclusive importers of Porsche 911, Boxster and Carrera GT sports cars and Cayenne sport utility vehicles for the United States and Canada. A wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG, PCNA employs approximately 250 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 203 U.S. and Canadian dealers. They, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service.

Report of 09/14/2004