April - June

European premiere in Leipzig – the new Cayenne GTS at AMI 2012Porsche press conference at 10:40 a.m. on 1 June in trade fair hall 3

Stuttgart. For the first time on European soil, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, will be unveiling the new Cayenne GTS, the sporty member of the SUV family, at Auto Mobil International (AMI) in Leipzig on 1 June. The 911 Carrera Cabriolet and the new Boxster will also be celebrating their German fair premieres in the Saxon metropolis.

The new Cayenne GTS’s looks alone leave no doubt as to its sporty focus. The front end with its larger cooling air intakes is borrowed from the Cayenne Turbo, specific side skirts and distinctly wider wheel arches in the same colour as the car shape the side view, the attention-getter at the rear end is the dominant roof spoiler with twin-wing profile. The Cayenne GTS is visibly lower slung; the bonnet conceals a 420 hp (309 kW) uprated 4.8-litre V8 engine. An especially dynamically tuned engine and transmission design reinforces the emphatically sporty characteristics, enabling short bursts of speed at any time.

Porsche is unveiling the open top 911 Carrera and new Boxster right on cue for the peak Cabriolet season. Both sports cars are models of lightweight design – less weight and more sportiness, lower fuel consumption and greater comfort.

The Leipzig plant as well will be showcasing itself on the Porsche stand in Hall 3 with interesting details on every facet of car manufacturing and the customer experience programs as well as the latest job offers and information on the plant expansion. The location is being expanded; getting its own paint shop, own body shop and new assembly lines to accommodate production of the new model line Macan. Circa 1,000 new jobs will be created in the medium term.