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There are few instant images that pop to mind when you put the brands “Whistler” and “Porsche” together.

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The Porsche Cayenne S comes with all kinds of off-road tech ready to tackle the toughest terrain. PHOTO ANDY PREST

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are in a proper off-roader. According to Porsche PR, their 4D Chassis Control “centrally analyses the driving situation in all three spatial dimensions – the pitching, rolling and yawing motion. It calculates the best driving conditions and synchronizes all chassis systems in real time: the fourth dimension.” The off-road package adds features such as rock rails,

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