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THE ROADS ARE WAITING AND SO IS YOUR PORSCHE.

JAMES DEAN and his 550-Spyder “Little Bastard”


ICONIC. There is nothing in the world like a P o r s c h e . T h a t ’s , P O R S H - u h . T h i s m a g a z i n e i s a c o m p i l a t i o n o f P o r s c h e s u p r e m a c y. N o t as dictated by Porsche corporate, but by the mountains of third party reviews, awards, and accolades that these cars have received y e a r a f t e r y e a r. I f y o u a r e a b o u t t o b e c o m e a f i r s t t i m e Po r s c h e o w n e r, w e l c o m e , y o u will not be disappointed. If you are back for more, you are in good hands.


I DRANK THE KO OL-AID. PORSCHE has been part of my vernacular as far b a c k a s I c a n r e m e m b e r. I a m a f a n a t i c . L i k e s o m a n y, I w a s h o o k e d y o u n g b y a b l a c k M a t c h b o x 9 1 1 . At 5 years old, I kne w that was the only thing I w a n t e d t o d r i v e . 3 0 y e a r s l a t e r, i t s t i l l i s .


WHEN YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO, IT’S EASY TO DO IT WELL. {CUSTOMER REVIEWS}


Tom from Durham, NC 5.0 out of 5.0 A great buying experience Bought a 2010 Panamera S. Dealt with Philip Marquis. The best salesperson I have ever dealt with at a car dealer. Knowledgeable, honest, personable; a real pleasure to deal with February 27, 2014

Dan O from Raleigh NC 5.0 out of 5.0 Outstanding dealer...ask for Phillip. Went in to look at a pre owned 911. Phillip was nice, professional, and the most highly knowledgeable salesman I have had in a LONG time. I highly recommend the dealer and Phillip February 17, 2014

boomerang467 from Apex, NC 5.0 out of 5.0 Phillip Marquis is the man! Phillip is an outstanding salesman, who is very professional, friendly and dedicated to his customers. Thank you Phillip for providing my family and I with such great service and for providing so much knowledge about Porsche vehicles. If you are in the market for a car, save your time and effort and ask Phillip April 8, 2014


car lover from Raleigh, NC 5.0 out of 5.0 Ask for Phillip Hands down...Phillip provided the best car buying experience I’ve ever had. Phillip knows cars without a doubt and his charm and charisma make the process a breeze! I appreciate his dedicated efforts in providing such a GREAT experience! If you are looking to buy a Porsche or any car really, Phillip is who you need to ask for! Just great April 8, 2014 Paul from Cary, NC 5.0 out of 5.0 Great Buying Experience I am now a second time Porsche owner specifically do to the attention and follow up of my sales associate Phillip Marquis. Phillip provided me with exceptional car knowledge not only about the Porsche offerings (I expect that) but a very good knowledge of the car and sports car industry. Phillip was able to have a nice conversation with me without slighting his competition. The car I purchased, Cayenne GTS was everything that I dreamed of having in a car. I look forward to working with Phillip in all future endeavors. February 18, 2013 Bill B from Morrisville, NC Great Service / Professional Staff I recently purchased a used vehicle from Phillip Marquis at Leith Porsche and, in my 50 years of car-buying, have not had a more pleasant experience. From the time I walked into the dealership until I drove off the premises with my new vehicle, I was treated professionally by everyone involved. Phillip went out of his way to answer my questions, explain the features / history of the vehicle and to put me at ease with the details of it’s acquisition. Thanks to all! March 1, 2013 Mray2686 from Charlotte, NC 5.0 out of 5.0 CPO purchase! Had a wonderful purchasing experience with Phillip Marquis. He was very quick and helpful and before you knew it we were all done and I was heading home with a new to me 997S! Leith ended up having the car I wanted at the price I needed. Traveled from Charlotte just to work with Phillip and Leith. August 7, 2013

Peter Mckeon from RALEIGH NC 5.0 out of 5.0 Wonderful pre and post sales. (Phillip Marquis as Leith Porsche pre and post sales. Have not had anyone of that caliber of service in MANY years. Additionally Gary in service is 2nd to none August 7, 2013 RP from Boston, MA 5.0 out of 5.0 Excellent Response Time and Attention I purchased a vehicle from Leith Porsche. Since I was outside the area, it was different from the typical car buying experience. I worked with Phillip Marquis and I have to say that he at Leith Porsche was very attentive to my needs and always got back to my questions or needs with excellent response times. Everything about the car was represented correctly and was very helpful in coordinating the transport of my car August 7, 2013 Av8or53 from Laurys Station, PA 5.0 out of 5.0 Great buying experience I was in market for replacing my 997 coupe with a cab. I found one with the specs I was looking for at Leith. Made contact with Phillip Marquis and closed the deal. Phillip was excellent to deal with during the process, negotiation, purchase, delivery, and follow up. I would highly recommend this dealership and Phillip August 7, 2013 syocum from Greensboro, NC 5.0 out of 5.0 Outstanding Experience! Our experience with salesman Phillip Marquis was the easiest and most satisfying ever in buying a car. He returned phone calls and emails immediately and was very responsive and friendly in all our interactions. We felt no pressure in making a buying decision, but once we did, he fluidly put everything in motion and we bought our car at our kitchen table that evening. Even after the sale, he has been right there to answer questions and has remained involved. We have no doubt we will return to Leith Porsche and ask for Phillip when we are ready for our next purchase! August 7, 2013

Porsche lover from Cary, NC 5.0 out of 5.0 Great experience We bought our Porsche Cayenne with Phillip Marquis at Leith Porsche. It was late Saturday afternoon when we walked in the dealer, just a couple of hours before their closing time. Throughout the whole process he did not appear to be rushing us at all. The entire buying experience was very pleasant. Phillip was courteous, patient, and fun to talk to. We got a car that we are very happy with too. August 8, 2013 2010 Boxster S from Madison ville Ky 5.0 out of 5.0 Leith Porsche Came to Leith Porsche in North Carolina from Kentucky to buy a used Porsche Boxster S, I was treated like a local and a long time customer by the sales rep, Phillip Marquis I couldn’t have been more pleased with my experience at Leith and the car I purchased. I would highly recommend this dealership to anyone looking for one of their products. August 8, 2013 Jeff S from Springfield, VA 5.0 out of 5.0 Highly recommend Phillip Marquis in Sales I special-ordered a car through Philip Marquis and he was a pleasure to deal with. He gave me a great price, had great product knowledge, and was thorough & prompt with all paperwork and communications. At delivery he had everything all ready to go and the process was quick and painless. Also, he is a true car enthusiast which I find very desirable in an auto salesperson. He is exactly the kind of person that makes car-buying a pleasure rather than a chore. August 8, 2013 State Fan from Cary, NC Knowledgeable and Professional During my search for a specific pre-owned Porsche I had the pleasure of meeting one of Leith Imports salesmen.....Phillip Marquis. Phillip took an immediate interest in my search. I was extremely impressed with his professionalism and excellent knowledge of the Porsche brand. While the vehicle I was looking for did not become available through the Leith network I must say that the efforts and genuine interest in my search left me very impressed with Phillip and my Leith Import experience. I will certainly stay in


touch with Phillip and Leith Imports will be strongly recommended to my acquaintances looking for the “ultimate sports car”. I strongly recommend reaching out to Phillip Marquis if you are planning to do business with Leith Imports in Cary, NC. August 12, 2013 Stacy from Richmond, VA 5.0 out of 5.0 Great Customer Service Worked with Philip Marquis @ Leith - outstanding customer service: accommodating, great follow-up, very good job getting through the process. Really impressed with after-sale contact to ensure everything was going well and I was satisfied - don’t get that often, if ever. August 13, 2013 New Cayenne S Owner from Greenville NC 5.0 out of 5.0 Great Experience I worked with Phillip Marquis, I had ordered a custom built Cayenne. He was very professional, responsive and lacked arrogance associated with some of the luxury car sales men. He always responded to my emails timely. The buying process with very pain free and there were no hidden or surprise charges .Everything was as we agreed. If I have need for another Porsche, I will definitely use Phillip and this car dealership. August 30, 2013 911 Targa buyer from Tennessee 911 Targa purchase Worked with Phillip Marquis--never had such a positive buying experience. Ask for him to be your salesman. No gimmicks, no waste of time haggling. Straight forward. Honest. Great follow up. A totally different experience from all past car-buying experiences in every way. August 30, 2013 JC from Chapel Hill, NC 5.0 out of 5.0 Boxter S 2013 Great customer service. Phillip Marquis was very helpful August 30, 2013 JAMNSAMN from Willow Spring 5.0 out of 5.0 Outstanding Customer Service We recently had the most pleasurable car buying experience. (I know that doesn’t seem possible.) In our search for a specific model pre own, one of Leith sales team Phillip Marquis was most helpful. When

the perfect car arrived as a local trade, we were contacted immediately. As a first time Porsche buyer we were so impressed with Phillip Marquis’ knowledge and passion for the Porsche product line. The process was simple and stress free. Phillip Marquis’ outstanding customer service did not stop after the sale. He has continued to be right there for us as we recently modified the exhaust system. His passion has made us into Porsche enthusiasts. I would recommend to anyone interested in a luxury car to first visit Phillip Marquis August 31, 2013 Allen B from Cary NC 5.0 out of 5.0 Outstanding Customer Service I bought 2 new 911’s and traded in 2 cars with Phillip. He’s an honest hard working guy that I have the up most respect for. He understands what matters to you and delivers a great no BS deal. I hope to buy many more cars from him in the future. September 11, 2013 Michael P from Cary, NC 5.0 out of 5.0 2014 Boxster After having owned many BMW cars over the past years I decided to “trade up” to a Porsche. Phillip Marquis was the Leith sales person that I was lucky enough to meet first. His product knowledge and professionalism were second to none in my decades of buying experiences. You can’t go wrong with either Phillip or Leith. Great place and Phillip is a “car guy” which makes it that much better. September 27, 2013 Pete and Sharon from Pikeville, NC 5.0 out of 5.0 Pete and Sharon Phillip and the whole staff at Leith are awesome! After purchasing a used BMW in excellent condition it became evident that the driver’s seat was not helping my slipped disc and had numbness in legs. Phillip M at Leith Porsche helped find us another quality auto, used Mercedes that is not only perfect but provided just what I needed. Phillip went out of his way to accommodate when many dealers would not have been so understanding! Thanks Phillip M and Leith Porsche. definitely will return for our next purchase. Rating: excellent! December 2, 2013

Randall r mercer mdphd from pinehurst, NC 5.0 out of 5.0 leith Porsche recently purchased a new 9114scab from Phillip marquis who is highly professional,knowledgeable and and efficient. i can highly recommend the dealership having had my previous 911 serviced the past 3 years. Ed in service has done an outstanding job . Alex Wilson handles the financial end and is a fine representative of the dealership. January 24, 2014 SM from Chapel Hill, NC 5.0 out of 5.0 Leith Porsche My wife and I had the pleasure with working with Phillip Marquis at Leith Porsche. He was fantastic to work with and this how all car buying should be. He did a great job identifying the features we were interested in, and found the right vehicle for us. Even though there were other dealers closer to us, we chose to go to Leith due to this quality interaction. Thanks Phillip for the smoothest car buying process ever. January 4, 2014 karma from Greensboro, NC 5.0 out of 5.0 Thank You Phillip Phillip is my family’s choice on any future vehicle purchases. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, professional and experienced. From the beginning to the delivery of the vehicle, Phillip was attentive to all of my needs. He was not only very helpful, he was also very detailed and took the time to explain every detail. I would recommend Phillip to anyone who is in the market for a car! April 8, 2014

Reason For Visit: Sales (Used) I Recommend This Dealer: Yes Employee(s) Dealt With: Phillip Marquis I purchased a 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Black Edition. This was the second Porsche I bought from this dealership this year. Both times I dealt with Phillip Marquis. He is knowledgeable, patient, honest and friendly. He answered all my questions and treated me fairly. This is a very good dealership to work with and Phillip is a terrific Porsche Ambassador


Reason For Visit: Sales (New) I Recommend This Dealer: Yes Employee(s) Dealt With: Phillip Marquis Just a quick note to recommend this dealership and especially Phillip Marquis. We were conducting a very thorough search to buy our next car and on a whim decided to stop in and test drive a cayenne. The car was without a doubt the best we had driven in our search and we were incredibly impressed by Phillip’s friendly attitude, expertise and willingness to help us however possible. We aren’t Porsche customers yet but my expectation is that we will be in the near future. February 1, 2014 Marshall Smith Reason For Visit: Sales (Used) I Recommend This Dealer: Yes Employee(s) Dealt With: Phillip Marquis I worked with Phillip on trading my older 911 for a newer Cayman S. he got me a quick appraisal of the 911 and a great loan package. Phillip is a Porsche owner and enthusiast which makes him a great salesman/ cheerleader. The car is fantastic and I drove off the lot completely satisfied. You won’t go wrong at Leith. August 7, 2013 send2jtanibm Reason For Visit: Sales (New) I Recommend This Dealer: Yes Employee(s) Dealt With: Phillip Marquis Customer Service: 5 Phillip is very good in his after sale activity. He has been very helpful with answering all our questions and arranging our maintenance needs for a car. Phillip took care of fixing the Clear Bar defect on the front of the car just after we bought it. I was not charged for the repair and we are very happy with the service provided. August 8, 2013 Jim mianne Reason For Visit: Sales (New) I Recommend This Dealer: Yes Employee(s) Dealt With: Phillip Marquis Customer Service: 5 My car buying experience with Phillip was excellent. His demeanor made ordering the car of my dreams as much fun as it should be. There was zero pressure to buy, just his knowledgeable assistance in picking the best options. He was patience, friendly and always returned emails and calls promptly. After I took delivery of my Porsche he continued to stay in touch. I was very impressed with his

friendly professionalism and would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to relax in a dealer showroom and enjoy the experience of buying a car. August 30, 2013 Reason For Visit: Sales (Used) I Recommend This Dealer: Yes Employee(s) Dealt With: Phillip Marquis Customer Service: 5 If you are thinking about a Porsche, you need to go see Phillip Marquis at Leith Porsche. He is a true Porsche enthusiast and passionate about helping people find their dream cars. I’ll definitely be back to see him when I’m ready to upgrade. December 29, 2013 Reason For Visit: Sales (New) I Recommend This Dealer: Yes Employee(s) Dealt With: Phillip Marquis Customer Service: 5 i recently purchased a new 911 4s cab from Phillip marquis . i had test driven several comparable cars but this car and dealership stood out. i had a 2009 911s for the past 3 years and the service was excellent the service manager was always most helpful. I have known Phillip for 2 years and he is a great person to deal with. i was most impressed with his knowledge of the product line and all features of the car. Alex Wilson was a tremendous help to complete the sale. i can strongly recommend leith Porsche. January 18, 2014 I recently bought my first Porsche from Phillip Marquis at Leith Porsche. It was by far the best car buying experience of my life. If you are looking for a Porsche, you need to ask for Phillip! Jim mianne Easily the best car-buying experience I’ve ever had. Recommend this dealer? Yes Purchased a vehicle from this dealer? Yes Leith provides a very comfortable environment for choosing and buying a car. There is zero sales pressure and everyone in the dealership is friendly and helpful. I purchased my new car with the help of Phillip M. He was easy to talk with; both friendly and professional, he made the experience fun. April 25, 2013 mls mithjr Traded Porsche for Porsche Recommend this dealer? Yes Purchased a vehicle from this dealer? Yes After spotting a gorgeous Cayman S on the

lot I took a test drive with Phillip M and I was totally sold. He worked with me to get my current 911 appraised and secure the best loan terms. It was a quick and easy transaction and this dealership and salesman make you feel as special as the car does August 7, 2013 porschedrive1 Porsche Review Recommend this dealer? Yes Purchased a vehicle from this dealer? Yes our experience was outstanding with Phillip. He was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. We bought a car on the spot from him for these reasons. We look forward to being Porsche owners. We will recommend him to our friends because of this great experience. December 22, 2013 rmercier 5STAR Recommend this dealer? Yes Purchased a vehicle from this dealer? Yes recently i purchased a new 9114scab from Phillip m who is a credit to the profession. his experience knowledge and efficiency represent the Porsche brand at its best. highly recommended January 24, 2014 karma101 Sales Rating 5 Thanks Phillip Recommend this dealer? Yes Purchased a vehicle from this dealer? Yes Phillip is my family’s choice on any future vehicle purchases. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, professional and experienced. From the beginning to the delivery of the vehicle, Phillip was attentive to all of my needs. He was not only very helpful, he was also very detailed and took the time to explain every detail. I would recommend Phillip to anyone who is in the market for a car! April 8, 2014 Walter Kristick Great experience at Leith Porsche and Phillip Marquisk I recently purchased a used Porsche Carrera S from Leith Porsche in Cary, NC and couldn’t be happier with the car and the buying experience. The transaction was handled by Phillip Marquis, who is very professional and possesses an in-depth knowledge of the Porsche marque and the car I bought. He made the purchase smooth and enjoyable. I recommend Leith Porsche and Phillip for a fair deal and excellent customer service.


5STAR My wife and I contacted Leith on Friday and made an appointment with Phillip Marquis for 11 AM on Saturday. We left with a brand new Panamera by 3 PM! Phillip was a great salesman. Very knowledgeable, thoughtful and quite straightforward when answering our questions. There were no problems whatsoever with the trade in or financing. And the car is a fantastic machine. March 14, 2014 5STAR We recently purchased a new car from Leith Porsche and traded in our old one. We were able to find another car that had the options we were looking for and they were able to work with us to overcome the trade in deficit. We worked with Phillip Marquis and I can recommend him for his knowledge and passion for the cars. February 14, 2014 brianp165885178 I recently bought my first Porsche from Phillip Marquis at Leith Porsche. It was by far the best car buying experience of my life. If you are looking for a Porsche, you need to ask for Phillip! December 29, 2013 An eye-opening experience 5.0 I visited Leith’s showroom in Cary and worked with Phillip Marquis. Given the price point, I expected an attitude, but Phillip was respectful and answered all my questions, no matter how inane they may have seemed to the initiated. He lined up several cars for an evening of test drives so I could base my decision on hands-on experience, not just spec sheets. Wow! What an eye-opening experience that was! I’m very pleased with my new Porsche and am already looking forward to the next upgrade. Great experience! 5.0 I purchased a 2011 Acura TL about 2 months ago. Phillip Marquis assisted with everything. Car is great! Will definitely be back for my next car and look forward to working with Phillip again. Outstanding 5.0 I just purchased a 2007 Targa, it was by far the most pleasant experience I have ever encountered in shopping for a car. I worked with Phillip Marquis, his knowledge

of the car and it’s capabilities combined with his personality made this a wonderful experience. I plan on recommending him to everyone I know After having owned many BMW cars over the past years I decided to “trade up” to a Porsche. Phillip Marquis was the Leith sales person that I was lucky enough to meet first. His product knowledge and professionalism were second to none in my decades of buying experiences. You can’t go wrong with either Phillip or Leith. Great place and Phillip is a “car guy” which makes it that much better September 27, 2013 I was introduced to Phillip from Leith Porsche by a mutual business acquaintance. I recently became in need of a new car and he offered to assist me even though I wasn’t looking for a Porshe. This is the first car that I’ve ever purchased so it was important that I work with someone I trust. Phillip set me up with Bonnie and Kevin at Leith Nissan and they were able to give me a great price with no “hidden agenda”. Throughout my purchasing process and after I finalized my purchase, Phillip checked in with me to make sure everything went smoothly. It was a big help knowing I had someone looking out for me in this process July 16, 2013 JacobHH My experience with this dealership and Phillip Marquis specifically was top notch. My family had previously purchased a Jaguar from Leith Imports, so when I was in the market for a Porsche, I naturally came here. Phillip was patient, informative, and professional at all times. I had many negative experiences at other dealerships who would treat me poorly due to my age (I am under 30), but I never felt judged by Phillip at any point. April 16, 2013


W H E N I w a s a t e e n a g e r, I d r e a m t o f f a s t c a r s a n d b e a u t i f u l g i r l s . N o w, I a m t h e f a t h e r o f 2 . W h a t I s e e i n m y r e a r v i e w today is not exactly what I pictured when I was sixteen, but it is infinitely better then I could have ever imagined.

My wife Kelley and our daughters Gigi and Natalie


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We a r e l i k e n o o t h e r d e a l e r s h i p y o u ’ l l e v e r d r i v e i n t o . When it comes to the finest in workmanship, technolog y a n d e x c l u s i v i t y, y o u ’ l l w a n t t o c o m e t o P o r s c h e . S o w h e n i t comes to buying or ser vicing your Porsche, we want you to come to Leith Porsche.

Our certified sales professionals, the most highly trained s e r v i c e t e c h n i c i a n s i n t h e i n d u s t r y, a n d a n o n g o i n g commitment to customer care all set us apart from the crowd. Not to mention selling and ser vicing one of the most desired brand names in the world.

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CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED VEHICLES

Over time, we develop and collect memories. We cherish the things that have inspired us and proved their worth to us. A Porsche automobile is no different. From conception, its goals were to deliver pure driving pleasure, impeccable quality and absolute engineering integrity. A Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle delivers this dream precisely as it was intended. Porsche Approved–this grade is given to pre-owned Porsche vehicles which meet the quality standards of the Porsche brand. This is how you can broaden your choice between a new and a pre-owned vehicle by one additional option: a Porsche Approved vehicle. Current model year vehicles and those of eight previous model years with less than 100,000 miles are eligible for enrollment. Buying a Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle means that your dream will remain unbroken. In fact, we are so confident in our high standards that we put our name on it: Porsche Approved. PORSCHE APPROVED MEANS The vehicle meets the Porsche preparation standards The certification vehicle has been inspected in compliance with our 111-point checklist All work has been performed by Porsche trained technicians Only Genuine Porsche parts have been used The CPO Limited Warranty is a total of 6 years or up to 100,000 miles from the original purchase date for cars still under factory warranty. Or 2 years or ups to 50,000 miles from the mileage on the odometer at the time of retail for Porsches out of factory warranty. The warranty is good at all Porsche centers in the U.S. and Canada. Includes Porsche road-side assistance.


IN THE BEGINNI I LOOKED AROUN AND COULD NOT THE CAR I’D BEE DREAMING OF: A LIGHTWEIGHT S CAR THAT USES EFFICIENTLY. SO DECIDED TO BUI MYSELF.


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NO SURPRISE: PORSCHE NO. 1 IN J.D. POWER APEAL STUDY 9TH YEAR IN A ROW


Porsche was the No. 1 brand in this year’s J.D. Power APPEAL study, getting the highest rating in the industry from its own buyers for an unbelievable ninth year in a row. The Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz brands round out the Top 5 – rivals Lexus and Mercedes-Benz tied for No. 5, coincidentally enough. APEAL stands for Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout. APEAL studies “things gone right.” The much better-known J.D. Power Initial Quality Study explores “things gone wrong.” You could say that maybe APEAL isn’t the toughest test in the world. The recent APEAL study asked customers to rate just how much they like the car or truck they just bought within the last 90 days, for 77 different vehicle attributes. It’s tempting to say that on the face of it, people must have liked the vehicle they bought, since after all, they bought it. There are other J.D. Power studies that interview what J.D. Power calls “rejectors” and “avoiders.” Rejectors consider a brand and very often actively shopped it, but didn’t buy it. Avoiders never even considered a certain brand. It’s useful for car companies to know what turned people off, and they buy the J.D. Power survey results to find out. Also, there are so many different product categories in the APEAL study, a brand has to do pretty poorly not to be the best at something. But APEAL isn’t always such a softball. Just ask Smart, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Jeep, and surprisingly, the Toyota brand. They make up the Bottom 5 scores. J.D. Power researchers drop some strong hints about what may have tripped up some brands and some models, in the form of consumer tips based on the APEAL data: “Have realistic expectations about the fuel economy of your vehicle and remember that the city/highway/combined mileage ranges listed on the window sticker are merely estimates provided by the EPA.” That sure sounds like some buyers were disappointed in their gas mileage. “Before you buy, ask your salesperson to demonstrate all of the audio/ communication/ entertainment/navigation features on the vehicle. In particular, ensure the voice recognition system (if available) responds accurately to your commands.” Ditto, some owners must have failed to do this. “Although exterior styling is an important part of a new vehicle’s appeal for many consumers, consider all aspects of a vehicle to ensure it meets your needs. You want to enjoy your vehicle ownership for many years, not just for a few months.” That implies buyers said, “Liked the styling, but …”


/BOXSTER/ 2012 Esquire Sports Car of the Year 2013 Women’s World Car of the Year 2013 Automobile Magazine Design of the Year 2013 Men’s Health Car of the Year 2013 Car and Driver 10Best Award - Boxster 2013 Autoweek “Best of the Best” Award (Boxster S)


/PORSCHE BOXSTER AND CAYMAN NAMED 2013 WORLD PERFORMANCE CAR/ At a ceremony hosted by Bridgestone Corporation at the New York Auto Show this morning, the Porsche Boxster and Cayman were named the 2013 World Performance Car. The World Car Awards (WCA) are presented annually in four categories – Car Design, Green Car, Performance Car and Car of the Year. Winners are determined by an international panel of 66 automotive journalists from 23 countries. Jurors are appointed by the World Car Steering Committee based on automotive expertise, experience, credibility and influence. “To be chosen as the winner of the World Performance Car by this global jury is extremely rewarding,” said Detlev von Platen, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “The new Boxster is a serious sports car and has become a worldwide success. Its brother, the new Cayman, is launching this month and has already captivated sports car enthusiasts around the world.” Since the inception of the World Car of the Year Awards, Porsche has won World Performance Car twice; for the 911 (2012) and for the Cayman (2006). The third-generation Boxster / Cayman is the latest mid-engine offering from Porsche. Completely redesigned, it is lighter, more powerful and more fuel efficient than its predecessor. A longer wheelbase and larger wheels enhance the driving experience. Delivering 265 and 315 hp respectively, the 2.7-liter Boxster and 3.4-liter Boxster S are available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch Porsche-Doppelkupplingsgetriebe (PDK) automatic transmission. The Boxster is available from $49,500 and the Boxster S from $60,900, not including a $950 destination charge. The Cayman is powered by a 2.7-liter engine with 275 hp; with the Sport Chrono package it accelerates from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The 3.4-liter engine in the Cayman S produces 325 hp; with PDK and the Sport Chrono package it sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The car will arrive in dealerships next month starting at $52,600 for the Cayman and $63,800 for the Cayman S, not including a destination charge of $950.


/PORSCHE CAYMAN NAMED MOTOR AUTHORITY BEST CAR TO BUY 2014/ Motor Authority today announced the Porsche Cayman as the recipient of the “Best Car To Buy 2014” award. This is Porsche’s third consecutive year taking home the honor. In 2013, the Porsche Boxster was crowned, while 2012 saw the Porsche 911 named the winner. The Motor Authority “Best Car To Buy” award is given annually to the best new luxury or performance car with a retail value of more than $50,000. This year, eight nominees were chosen, including two Porsche models. In addition to the Cayman’s nomination, the Porsche Panamera was also considered for top honors.

/CAYMAN/ 2011 AutoPacific Ideal Sports Car (IVA) 2011 Car and Driver Best Handling Car in America - Boxster Spyder 2011 Car and Driver 10Best - Boxster 2011 Edmunds.com 10 Most Fun Vehicles - Boxster Spyder 2011 Car and Driver Editor’s Choice - Boxster 2011 Car and Driver Editor’s Choice - Cayman 2011 Automobile Magazine All Star


/PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4S NAMED 2013 MOTOR TREND BEST DRIVER’S CAR/ Motor Trend has named the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S as its Best Driver’s Car for 2013. The Best Driver’s Car honor is decided after a yearly competition among the top new or improved performance cars available in the U.S. market. This is the second consecutive year that a 911 variant has won the award. “The 911 Carrera 4S has terrific balance, telepathic steering, a potent engine, and a lightning quick transmission,” said Ed Loh, Editor-in-Chief of Motor Trend. “But what impressed our judges the most was the confidence and joy it delivered, on the street and at the track. Congratulations to the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car for 2013.” “This is a significant honor for our brand as we celebrate the 50th birthday of our 911 sports car this year,” said Detlev von Platen, President and CEO, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. “Being named Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car shows that our flagship car still has the same appeal it has had for 50 years.” Each year, Motor Trend editors choose the car that most compels them to want to drive. Each contender is run through a series of instrumented performance tests, a 500-mile road trip highlighted by aggressive canyon driving on a closed course and finally, evaluation at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The test aims to go beyond the numbers to uncover the one vehicle that offers enthusiasts the most engaging and rewarding driving experience possible. The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, along with its opponents, is currently being featured during Best Driver’s Car Week (August 19-23) on Motor Trend’s website www. motortrend.com and YouTube channel, www.youtube. com/motortrend. Enthusiasts can follow all the track testing action that took place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and discover how each of the competitors performed throughout the competition by viewing a series of stories and videos.

/PORSCHE 911 CARRERA S NAMED ROBB REPORT CAR OF THE YEAR/ The seventh-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S has been named the 2013 Robb Report Car of the Year. Captivating the judging panel with its agility, driving dynamics and balance, the 911 bested 12 other competitors for the award and will be featured on the cover of the March issue of the luxury lifestyle magazine. “Winning Robb Report’s 2013 Car of the Year award for the Porsche 911 is a proud achievement for our brand, especially as we celebrate our flagship model’s 50th anniversary this year,” said Detlev von Platen, president and CEO, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. “This prestigious award means a lot to us, as it was voted on by potential customers, and it further solidifies the 911’s standing as one of the world’s most sought-after sports cars.” The 20th annual Robb Report Car of the Year award judging process involved extensive test-drives by a panel of automotive experts including Robb Report Editor in Chief Brett Anderson, automotive consultant Robert Ross and approximately 100 members of the Robb Report Club, which includes top corporate executives and influential readers. Other contenders included the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, Ferrari FF, Audi S8, Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG and BMW M5. “Porsche has taken a 50-year-old design and constantly refined and improved it without altering a single word from the original mission statement, and it has kept the price relatively affordable,” said Robert Ross, Robb Report automotive consultant. “In the truest Miesian sense, the 911 proves that less is more.”


/911/ 2013 Men’s Journal “MJ Approved” Award 2012 World Performance Car 2012 Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car 2012 J.D. Power and Associates APEAL Award Premium Sporty Car 2012 J.D. Power and Associates IQS Award Premium Sporty Car 2013 Consumer Best Buy Award- “Premium Sporty/Performance” 2013 Residual Value Awards - Premium Sports Car


/PANAMERA/ Edmunds.com’s Best Retained Value Award 2013 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award


/PORSCHE PANAMERA NAMED RECIPIENT OF 2014 ALG RESIDUAL AWARD/ The Porsche Panamera has been named the recipient of the 2014 ALG Residual Award for the Premium Executive Car segment. This award recognizes brands whose vehicles are most likely to maintain the highest percentage of their original value after three years. Many considerations are involved in the selection process, including overall success of a vehicle, from the physical product to the brand’s values and marketing strategies. “Each year, ALG’s Residual Value Awards recognize the vehicles and brands that deliver a complete product experience to their customers - exceptional vehicle quality, strong brand desirability, and long-term reliability. Residual value is the ultimate measure of product success – consumers voting not with survey results, but with their wallets,” said Larry Dominique, President of ALG. Since 1964, ALG has provided a benchmark for vehicle values, automotive industry insights and consulting services to its customers. The 14th Annual Residual Value Awards are the standard for residual value projections in North America.


/THINGS WE LEARNED DRIVING THE 2014 PORSCHE MACAN/ Road and Track. The Porsche Cayenne has, since its inception, lived up to the crest on its hood. It’s quick, agile, and when lined up against its foes, just better to drive. And its reign may have just come to an end. The new Porsche Macan is smaller, lighter and—thanks to a heavily massaged Audi Q5 chassis—way more fun on a racetrack. We drove both the 340-hp Macan S and 400-hp Macan Turbo in Leipzig and quizzed Porsche’s engineers for new intel. Here’s what we learned. It’s the First Complete Porsche Built at Leipzig Porsche invested half a million Euros expanding its Leipzig assembly plant to accommodate production of 50,000 Macans a year. It’s More Porsche than Audi The Porsche Macan and the Audi Q5 share the same wheelbase, but the Macan is slightly longer, lower and wider. It Doesn’t Drive like a Q5 On Porsche’s 2.3-mile test track just outside the Leipzig factory, the Macan further separates itself from its Audi cousin. Buyers would do well to drop the $1490 on the available Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) rear differential. Quattro wasn’t good enough for the Macan If there were one part of Audi’s drivetrain you’d expect Porsche to keep, it would be Quattro. But it doesn’t. Porsche needed a system that could bias more torque from front to rear more freely. In fact, Porsche Traction Management (PTM), which uses an electronically-controlled clutch, can actively send 100 percent of the available torque to either the front or rear tires. The Macan Turbo isn’t Scary Since the very first Porsche 930 rolled onto the street almost forty years ago, turbocharged Porsches have been some of the most exhilarating and frightening beasts in the world to drive. Both the Panamera Turbo and the Cayenne Turbo feel scary quick, too. But the Macan Turbo just isn’t as extreme. And it’s important to note that all Macans are turbos. The $50,990 Macan S uses a 340-hp 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6. The $73,295 Macan Turbo simply runs a larger 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 producing an even 400 hp. Porsche says the 0-60 mph times drop from 5.2 seconds in the Macan S to 4.6 seconds in the Turbo. The Clamshell Hood Is More Important Than You Think One of the young Porsche designers had a picture of a race car with a clamshell hood open. He asked why they couldn’t do this for the Macan. So the Macan’s rear-hinged clamshell hood is aluminum and weighs just 29.6 lbs. It also works as a built in air-box to divert fresh cold air directly into the air intakes for better turbo performance and efficiency.


/PORSCHE RECEIVES THREE 2013 KELLEY BLUE BOOK BEST RESALE VALUE AWARDS/ Porsche has received three Best Resale Value Awards from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com for the 2013 Porsche Cayenne and 2013 Porsche Panamera vehicles. Cayenne and Panamera were named Best Resale Value in their respective classes. In addition, the Cayenne SUV is one of the Top 10 cars with Best Resale Value according to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. According to Kelley Blue Book, the 2013 model-year vehicle winners of the annual Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards recognize current and forthcoming vehicles for their projected retained value throughout the initial five-year ownership period. Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book® Official Residual Value Guide, determined by a skilled staff of automotive analysts. These awards honor vehicles expected to maintain the greatest proportion of their original Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) after five years of ownership. Low-volume vehicles and vehicles with base suggested retail prices of more than $60,000 are excluded from award consideration, except in the luxury and high-performance categories.

/CAYENNE/ 2013 Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Luxury SUVs of 2013 2013 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award 2012 Popular Science “Best of What’s New” Award (Cayenne Diesel) 2012 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Award, Most Ideal Premium Luxury Crossover SUV 2012 J.D. Power and Associates APEAL Award Midsize Premium Crossover for Cayenne


/PORSCHE 918 SPYDER BEATS OWN BENCHMARK VALUES/ Shortly before delivery of the first vehicles, the Porsche 918 Spyder is beating its own benchmark values. Marking the success of the final tuning measures, the Porsche super sports car is now even more capable of putting in a strong sprinting performance. The vehicle now accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds (-0.2 seconds), and with the Weissach package, it accelerates from zero to 124 mph on the track in 7.2 seconds (-0.5 seconds). It reaches the 186 mph mark after 19.9 seconds (-2.1 seconds) on the track. Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Senior Vice President 918 Spyder, highlights the significance of these results: “We have used all options available up to now to electrify the 918 Spyder, working right up to the last minute to do so.” The enhancements also bring benefits in terms of the electrical performance delivered by the hybrid super sports car. The electric motors (one each on the front and rear axles) allow the 918 Spyder to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 6.2 seconds, without producing any emissions. Such a performance marks a reduction of seven tenths of a second on the previous time. With the Weissach package fitted, this electric sprinting time is reduced to 6.1 seconds. The 918 Spyder complete with Weissach package currently holds the lap record for road vehicles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, boasting a time of 6:57 minutes. Final U.S. EPA fuel economy estimates will be available closer to launch.


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