Porsche Cayenne S… Transsyberia style

After winning the Transsyberia Rally three years in a row (and taking the top 6 positions in this years contest), PGA Cars has finally decided to introduce the new Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia to the local market via a two-day test drive of the sturdy vehicle.

Last September 12, I headed over to McKinley Hill to witness the durability and exceptional performance of the vehicle, in a simulated environment.

For those of you that are unaware, the Transsyberia Rally is an intercontinental race from Moscow, Russia to Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Spanning approximately 7,200 kilometers, the rally is a grueling two week competition across various forms of terrain that takes its toll on both man and machine. So both driver and vehicle have to be first rate.

On hand that day was Mr. Eddie Keng, Porsche Sport Driving School instructor and two-time Transsyberia Rally participant. After showing us some clips from the race, and sharing some of his experiences, Mr. Keng led us out to the make shift rally course and introduced us to the obstacles we’d be facing. So after our quick briefing, we were off to experience the Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia…

Anyway, here are a few photos from the event.

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And for those interested in the specs, here’s a breakdown of the cars capabilities:

Layout: Front engine, four wheel drive, 5 door SUV

Engine : 4,806 cm³ V8, 4 cam, 32 valve engine, with VarioCam inlet camshaft control and direct fuel injection system

Maximum output: 385 bhp (283 KW) at 6,200 rpm

Maximum torque: 500 Nm at 3,500 rpm

Transmission: 6 Speed Tiptronic S

Acceleration 0-100 km/h: Tiptronic S: 6.8 seconds

Top speed: 252 km/h (Manual) & 250 km/hr (Tiptronic S)

Standard equipment:
Enhanced aerodynamics [NEW]
Front apron [NEW]
Rear apron [NEW]
Load sill reinforcement [NEW]
Roof spoiler [NEW]
Tailgate finisher [NEW]
LED tail lights [NEW]
18” Cayenne S wheels
Sport button
Hydrophobic side windows
Porsche Traction Management (PTM)
ABS 8.0 with ABD, ASR and MSR
Exterior trim covers in satinated aluminum
Dual front, side and thorax airbags
12-way adjustable front comfort seats
Part leather interior in grained finish
Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning
Alarm system with central locking remote
Tyre repair system

Individual options:
Metallic paint
Air suspension with PASM
Front and rear floormats
18” collapsible spare tyre
Servotronic
Roll up manual side window blinds
CDC-4 six disk changer
Power liftgate
Front and rear park assistant
20” Cayenne SportTechno wheels
Tiptronic S transmission
Bi-Xenon headlamps
Bose Sound System
Sport Tail pipes
Light comfort package
Sports exhaust

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