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Porsche Cayenne on the Transsyberia Rally

The Porsche Cayenne S ‘Transsyberia‘ has been developed to compete in the 2007 Transsyberia Rallye, a gruelling driving challenge that will take contestants from Moscow all the way through Siberia to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia from 2-17 August 2007.

Last year two private teams participated in the Transsyberia Rallye for the first time with the Porsche Cayenne S, finishing first and second in their very first attempt. Attracted by the successful participation of these two cars, Porsche now offers Cayenne drivers the option to enter motor­sport successfully with this outstanding model.

The Porsche Cayenne is well-known and admired for its outstanding combination of on-road dynamics and off-road ability. The recently-introduced second generation Cayenne moves this benchmark to an even higher standard. New power units with direct petrol injection, for example, provide even more power and performance on less fuel, cutting fuel consumption by up to 15 per cent versus the for­mer models.

Another highlight is the new Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) featuring two active anti-­roll bars to almost completely eliminate body sway when cornering. The PDCC delivers maximum axle articulation when driving off-road, serving to further improve the already superior traction offered by the electronically controlled all-wheel drive.

For the Transsyberia vehicle, Porsche has enhanced the already excellent off-­road qualities of the Cayenne to an even higher standard, developing a special model sui­ted particularly for successful participation in long-distance rallies. The Cayenne S Transsyberia, which is being built in a small series of just 26 units, comes with specific all-terrain tyres, a safety roll cage, a shorter transmission final drive ratio, a transverse differential lock, a larger reinforced underbody skidplate, and strengthened track control arms on the front axle. At 385bhp (283kW), engine output of the eight-cylinder re­mains unchanged.

Published : 06/08/07 Author : Melanie Carter

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