VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 2002 at the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant. It was a joint venture project developed by Volkswagen Group, Audi and Porsche. The goal was to create an off-road vehicle that could handle like a sports car. The team, with over 300 people, was led by Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert and based in Weissach, Germany. The result of the joint project is the Volkswagen Group PL71 platform, shared by the Touareg, the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne, although there are styling, equipment, and technical differences between those vehicles. The Touareg both seat five, while the Q7's stretched wheelbase accommodates a third row for seven passengers. The Volkswagen Touareg is built at the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant in Bratislava, Slovakia, alongside the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne. The Touareg comes as standard with a four-wheel drive system. It has an automatic progressively locking centre differential (with manual override), and a "low range" setting that can be activated with in-cabin controls. Options to make the vehicles more capable off-road include an available 4-wheel AdaptiveAir Suspension (plus Continuous Damping Control) which can raise the car's ride height on command, and an interior switch allowing the rear differential to be manually locked. Its load level ground clearance is at 6.3 in, Off Road Level is at 9.6 in, and Xtra clearance of 11.8 in.
2016 Cayman GT4, typical Porsche GT performance is united with the great agility and cornering dynamics of a proven mid-engine concept. The flat-six engine is equipped with direct fuel injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus and integrated dry-sump lubrication. These are supplemented by a variable intake manifold with switchable resonance valve for a healthy supply of air. From its capacity of 3.8 liters, it delivers an imperious 385 hp (283 kW) at 7,400 rpm. Maximum torque of 309 lb.-ft. (420 Nm) is available in the range from 4,750 to 6,000 rpm. When combined with a low weight-to-power ratio of 4.7 kg/kW (7.7 lbs/hp), this leads to a veritable explosion of power. And a sprint to 60 mph that takes just 4.2 seconds. Top track speed is 183 mph. The new Cayman GT4 gets closer to the tarmac: its body sits 30 mm lower than that of the Cayman. The advantage being a lower center of gravity for especially sporty handling.
FILE - This Nov. 30, 2013 file photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, shows the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole in Valencia, Calif. Crash investigators have determined that the car carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was traveling approximately 90 mph when it lost control on a city street and smashed into a light pole, killing the actor and his friend Roger Rodas. Kristine Rodas, the wife of Rodas, who was driving the car that crashed and killed him and Walker, sued Porsche in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday May 12, 2014, alleging the sports car malfunctioned and caused the accident. (AP Photo/Los Angeles County Sheriff, file)
In this Wednesday, March, 26, 2014 photo, luxury car keys for Porsche, Maserati, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Bentley Continental, and Aston Martin are displayed at the Enterprise Exotic Car Collection showroom near Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Kel Klink, in his vinyl-wrapped 1978 Porsche 911, rallies alongside thousands of diehard 12thMan fans who lined South 188th Street to see off the Seahawks team buses on their way to the airport en route to New York for Super Bowl XLVIII, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in SeaTac, Wash. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Jordan Stead)
Porsche North American team drivers, from left, Patrick Pilet, of France, Richard Lietz, of Austria and Nick Tandy, of England, celebrate after winning the GT LeMans Class in the IMSA Series Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.(AP Photo/John Raoux)