New, Special Model Pays Tribute to the Three-Time Rally-Winning Original
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Winning Porsches come in many shapes,
and nowhere is the competitive Porsche Motorsport DNA more evident than in the
latest version of the Cayenne range - the new race-inspired 2010 Porsche
Cayenne S Transsyberia.
The Cayenne S Transsyberia is based on the Cayennes that won one of the
most grueling endurance races in the world. The rally marathon, which is held
every spring, is a two-week race that traverses Russia, Siberia and Mongolia
and covers over 7,100 km. It is called, simply, the Transsyberia Rally, and
slightly modified Porsche Cayenne S models have won this brutally demanding
event three times in a row.
The most capable Cayenne yet will be revealed at the up-coming Paris Auto
Show, October 4 - 18 2008.
Just as the Weissach-developed Cayenne S Transsyberia competition models
were based on the street version of the Cayenne S, this 2010 special edition,
with just 21 units earmarked for Canada, will feature the 405 horsepower, 4.8
liter naturally aspirated, direct fuel injected V8 engine from the Cayenne
GTS. A Tiptronic S six-speed automatic transmission with a 4.11:1 final drive
ratio is standard.
All Cayenne S Transsyberias will be equipped with air suspension and
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which electronically adjusts the
shock absorbers to achieve superior ride and handling characteristics. The
permanent all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system divides the
torque between the front and rear, with a 62% rear-bias for greater on-road
The Cayenne S Transsyberia proudly shows off its winning pedigree. It
will be available exclusively in four different colour combinations - black
with orange accents or crystal silver metallic, also with orange accents. For
those desiring a more "stealthy" colour combination, the Cayenne S
Transsyberia will also be available in either black with meteor grey metallic
highlights or meteor grey metallic with crystal silver metallic highlights.
With the exception of the meteor grey metallic with crystal silver
metallic combination, all Cayenne S Transsyberias will be available with
contrasting coloured 18-inch Cayenne S II wheels. Contrasting colour is also
used on the air intake vent fins, exterior mirror housings and extended
bi-plane roof spoiler. In addition, the Cayenne S Transsyberia can be
customized to include decorative "Cayenne S Transsyberia" side stripes and
off-road roof lights (for vehicles without the optional moonroof) at no
The standard front and rear stainless steel skid plates emphasize the
off-road character of the Cayenne S Transsyberia. An optional off-road package
that features a variable and lockable rear differential, rock rails with
integrated skid plates, a reinforced engine-bay guard and enhanced protection
for the fuel tank and rear axle is available. A second towing lug is provided
"just in case."
The Cayenne S Transsyberia also features standard sport seats with
Alcantara seat inserts. The standard multifunction steering wheel is also
covered in Alcantara and has a "twelve o'clock" mark at the top of the wheel,
as do all of the race-ready Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberias, in the same
contrasting colour as the exterior.
The 2010 Cayenne S Transsyberia will be available in Canada in early
spring 2009 with an MSRP of $87,200.
For further information:
For further information: Laurance Yap, Manager, Public Relations, (905)