Porsche Boxster and Cayman named 2013 World Performance Car

         Porsche Boxster and Cayman named 2013 World Performance Car

Third generation roadster takes top honors

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, March 28, 2013

ATLANTA, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --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.

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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.

For more information about the Boxster / Cayman including full technical
specifications, visit www.press.porsche.com.

For more information about the 2013 World Car Awards, visit www.wcoty.com

About Porsche Cars North America
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the
exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera
sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche
AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately
220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 190 dealers.
They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class
experience that is in keeping with the brand's 63-year history and leadership
in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency.

At the core of this success is Porsche's proud racing heritage that boasts
some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.

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SOURCE Porsche Cars North America

Website: http://www.porsche.com
Contact: Nick Twork, Public Relations Department, Product Communications,
+1.678.323.6975, nick.twork@porsche.us
 
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