2008 Chicago Auto Show; Porsche Cars North America President Peter Schwarzenbauer Unveils Newest SUV; Brings Chicago Show Media up to Date on Sports Car Market
--Porsche Cars North America, Inc.:
Peter Schwarzenbauer, President of Porsche Cars North America, will unveil the 2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS at a breakfast before the public opening of the Chicago Auto Show. Schwarzenbauer will demonstrate how an SUV can be fun to drive and earn a high performance rating in addition to its utilitarian configuration. Many of Porsche’s latest engineering innovations are incorporated in the new GTS model. He can also answer questions on the state of the sports car market in the U.S.
Breakfast : 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., Thursday, February 7, 2008; unveiling at 8:15 am
McCormick Place – Chicago
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive – Grand Ballroom S100 C
Chicago, IL 60616
Mr. Schwarzenbauer will be available after the breakfast for in-person or telephone interviews.
VISUALS: The new Cayenne GTS; or the full line of Porsche cars and SUVs at the Porsche booth.
The Porsche Cayenne has been the best-selling Porsche model since it was introduced in February, 2003. A hybrid model, still in the design stage, was announced recently to join the model line by 2010. The 2008 Cayenne GTS being introduced in Chicago features a 405hp 4.8 liter V-8 engine. Based on the same V8 found in the Cayenne S, this more robust powerplant can be coupled either with an automatic Tiptronic S or, for the first time in a Cayenne V8, a six-speed manual transmission for those who want to take full advantage of this new power and suspension package. The GTS gets its cornering prowess from standard 21-inch alloy rims equipped with 295/35 R21 tires and air suspension that features Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).
The Cayenne GTS front end is reminiscent of the Cayenne Turbo while the body has a lower stance and a striking new wheel-arch design that complements the new 21-inch rims. The interior boasts redesigned front and rear seats that offer a sportier look and feel with Alcantara to hold both driver and passenger in place during spirited driving.
The 2008 Cayenne GTS goes on sale this and pricing for this new model is US $69,300.
WEB SITES: Porsche Cars North America – www.porsche.com
Chicago Auto Show: www.chicagoautoshow.com