Porsche has been on a roll over the last decade in terms of sales growth. You can thank the steady growth in the Porsche’s model range for the growth in units sold. Today Porsche has the 718 Cayman, 718 Boxster, 911 (992), Panamera, Macan, Cayenne and Taycan models. There is no better time to become a Porsche owner for the first time or to add to your Porsche collection as an existing buyer. For 2021 there are several updates to the model range in terms of new models added to the existing lineups and a mild refresh of the entire Panamera range.
Most importantly we expect to see a lot more electric Porsche cars. As a result of ever-tightening global emissions regulations, there has been a push to electrification. There will be an EV version of the Macan in 2022. In addition, there will be an electrified version of the 718 Boxster and Cayman built on the new Sportscar Platform Electric (SPE). Even the 911 will get some sort of battery assist, such as a plug- in hybrid, by 2023. For now, the Taycan is Porsche's only fully electric car and it is an absolutely cracking car. It moves the game on.
Other big 2021 news is that the 718 Boxster and Cayman see the return of the naturally aspirated ﬂat six in the GTS variants. The Boxster GTS 4.0 and Cayman GTS 4.0 both get the naturally aspirated engine from the Cayman GT4. The 718 range is scheduled for a redesign In the spring of 2023, and we under- stand that all configurations of this redesigned 718 will be electric.
The 911 Turbo S has joined the lineup this year With a twin-turbo and 640 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque it is a monster. The 2021 Turbo will produce 572 hp and will be available as a coupe or convertible. In the second half of 2021, the 911 GT3 gets a re-design, and in the spring of 2023, the 911 gets a refresh too and possibly a plug-in hybrid version. We also look forward to the Taycan Cross Turismo, initially planned for early 2021, has been delayed until late 2021 because of the coronavirus.
For the Panamera lineup, the 2021 model gets a 2.9 liter twin-turbo V6 making 325 hp, re-placing the standard 3.0-liter single turbo. The V8 GTS gets a twin-turbo rated at 473 hp for an increase of 20 hp over the current model. The 2021 Panamera 4S E-Hybrid has a 2.9 liter twin-turbo V6 paired With a 227-hp electric motor for a total output of 552 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, making it capable of a 3.5-second 0-60 time.
Finally, for the SUVs, production of the Macan EV is scheduled to start in Leipzig in spring 2022, with US. delivery in the fall of that year.