Porsche knows how to throw a party, especially when they have some exciting new cars to show off. On the eve of the NEW York Auto Show, the Big Apple welcomed Porsche’s top execs from both PCNA and PMNA as the company debuted the all-new Boxster and Cayenne Diesel to a packed house of lucky journalists and VIPs at a lavish downtown party. PorschePurist was lucky enough to get an invite.
The 2013 Boxster was only one of the 4-wheeled stars in attendance as Porsche showcased the new Carrera S Cabriolet, Panamera GTS and Cayenne Diesel as well. The Boxster looks stunning in person both inside and out while the new Cabriolet has a top that is a work of true engineering excellence. The GTS interior features ample yards of Alcantara and the Cayenne promises 28 MPG and ridiculous range from the diesel engine.
Not to leave the motorsports fans out of the fun, Porsche also brought the stunning No. 21 Martini Racing Porsche 917 LH from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart while Paul Miller Racing showed their new 2012 GT3 RSR fresh off its recent Sebring debut where it was the top finishing Porsche in ALMS. Porsche drivers Vic Elford, Bryce Miller and Pat Long were on hand to chat with the crowd. Elford enthusiastically recalled driving the 917 and hitting 244 on the Mulsanne in this particular 917, which was a vast improvement over its predecessor. That one was downright frightening. His lap average speed at Le Mans in the 917 was over 150 mph! A gentleman and brave fellow indeed.
Porsche President and CEO Detlev von Platen talked about the new cars while Porsche Communications GM Steve Janisse discussed the all new LA-based customer experience facility near LAX and the expansion of the existing Atlanta facility.
Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Boxster. It looks amazing and from all accounts, drives even better than the previous generation. If you haven’t done so already you can check out the rest of our album on our facebook page.
Today’s post is by FlatSixes.com contributor Roger Garbow. Roger is the founder of Ridgefield, CT-based Full Throttle Marketing, and Vice President of Car Guy Nation. A member of the International Motor Press Association, Roger is a contributing writer for the Fairfield County Business Journal, Ridgefield Magazine and China’s most exclusive lifestyle publication, Fortune Character.
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