Porsche Macan: The Tiger-Roaring SUV

Porsche Macan

Some say this is the best driving 4×4 in the market currently. To be fair this isn’t a wild assertion to come up with. Sharing a platform with Audi Q5, the Porsche Macan has some of the tech and parts that make its sister brand a force to be reckoned with. However, make no doubt about it, the Macan has been revised to meet Porsche’s very high standards and establishes its own very unique identity. Just below the Cayenne in size the Macan offers a more compact package.

What’s in a Name?

Before it came to be known as the Macan, it was known as the Cajun, which was a portmanteau for Cayenne Junior. Later, in Februrary 2012, Porsche changed its name to Macan, which is the Bahasa Indonesia word for “tiger.” Read More

Porsche Cayenne: Porsche’s SUV Renaissance

Porsche Cayenne

Having wrote about other companies moving their direction to mass produce crossovers or mid-sized SUVs, it’s important to note that they would do well to emulate the Porsche Cayenne. There isn’t a crossover in the world that doesn’t wish it looked like or felt like the Cayenne. A testament of luxury coupled in with great performance that makes it thee mid-sized SUV everyone wants.

The History

This car is a millennial model, and is an evolution of car buyer trends which have shifted where they have exhibited an affinity towards crossovers. This was a remarkable gamble for Porsche as the brand is well known for its coupes, torgas, convertibles and roadsters. Thus, if you said that Porsche was going to make a mid-size luxury SUV in the 90s it would have sounded implausible. There were many skeptics who thought that the car was wrong for the brand and would be disastrous. For an SUV there is one basic rule of thumb, you need performance and comfort. There is no dispute that Porsche could take care of the comfort quite easily, however aside from comfort they would have to pull up something special for performance. Porsche released the Cayenne in 2002, where the car eventually proved itself to be a great off-road navigator that had sports car like performance. Read More

Porsche 911: A Refined Classic

Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is a car that has been in existence since 1963. The car has managed to preserve its classic look in its contemporary designs. If any car is worthy to be called a classic the Porsche 911 next to the Volkswagen Beetle are true classics. The car is part of the Volkswagen Group conglomerate. The group is owned in turn by Porsche Automobil Holding SE which is under the custodianship of the Porsche and Pëich families.

The History

Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche made the sketches for the Porsche 911 back in 1959. The 911 replaced the Porsche 256. It was going to be called the Porsche 901, however Peugeot successfully launched a lawsuit in France to stop this. Peugeot argued that they had the exclusive rights to any car name that featured three numbers with a zero in the center. Thus, the name was changed to Porsche 911, however 901 was used on the car’s components for years. Read More