• Sep 16, 2010
For the past few years, part of our auto shows preparations included listing all the manufacturers who weren't going to show. This year, things could be a little different. Porsche has announced its intention to return to the Detroit Auto Show after an absence of three years. Since the market is back up and Porsche sales have joined it, the Stuttgart marque might have decided that it should say hello to its little friends at the NAIAS. With the Porsche 911 GTS coming to Paris Motor Show and the Cayman Clubsport (maybe) coming to the LA Auto Show, perchance the Detroit show will get the next generation 911... or the fabled Speedster.

[Source: Detroit Free Press]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      This just made my day.
      • 4 Years Ago
      NO WAY but I'd like a full res copy of it. It's brilliant.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh,darn! I thought you were going to say that Porsche was going to discontinue the Cayenne and Panamera . Too bad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome, even more awesome since I'm planning on going to the show for the first time this year.
      • 4 Years Ago
      With the Cayenne and Panamera making all the big sales, all future pics referring to Porsche the company should highlight those two exciting vehicles and not their niche/secondary offerings like the Boxster and 911. I personally am looking for the new Porsche pickup truck and minivan they are coming out with. Those will really resonate with Detroit buyers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Crosses fingers they'll return with a naturally aspirated 918 Spyder and ditch the hybrid
      • 4 Years Ago
      Doubt it.

      Readers, take note. Picture ≠ Article.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Reply ment for "Sea Urchin's Alter ego". For some reason right now, when i click on reply under his comment, it doesn't give me the "replying to xxxxx [Undo]" that it should. Strange. Oh well...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lets hope people don't get too mad at Porsche coming to michigan because it's an foreign car to them .Also with lots of competition around too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Fletchguy

        You're not getting it... Few people who might buy a Porsche would buy a mustang instead, so they are not competitors. This isn't about cars that can keep up in a race - its about competition in the market.
        -Taylor
        • 4 Years Ago
        Newsflash Fletchguy...

        A Boxster Spyder or Cayman S is less expensive than a "super snake"

        They can make use of every ounce of power that they do make, and they don't need more power than the chassis can handle. They don't need to burn out tires faster than the engine oil gets changed. double the horsepower means squat if you can't maintain traction.

        They weigh about 1000lbs less than a shelby Mustang.

        And if you think a front-heavy, over-blown beast in the same chassis as a $20K base car, and with a truck-like rear suspension, can out-handle a mid-engined Porsche sports car... you've just shown yourself to have no clue what you are talking about.

        And the Mustang doesn't look better than a Porsche, either.

        If you have to ask, or make that comparison, you won't understand, anyway. Power isn't everything, and actually it is the last on the performance list.

        Chassis design/layout, and weight
        Braking capability
        Suspension quality
        THEN power.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm sure the Vette/GT500 fans would argue they'll beat a Porsche any day, but I'd agree with you there really isn't an American equivelant to Porsche. Viper ACR-X can hold it's ground on the track pretty well, but short of that, there really isn't anything out there that is like Porsche from America.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Uh... what american make is competition for Porsche?
        • 4 Years Ago
        We could start with the 2011 Ford Shelby edition Super snake that puts out over 800hp at the rear tires.This will kill the porche, cost less ahndle better and has better looks and is all american.For your drooling leasure...
        http://www.mibz.com/22501-shelby-super-snake-a-ford-lead-by-800-hp.html
        • 4 Years Ago
        Because people get mad at every other foreign automaker that comes to the Detroit Autoshow? Yeah, Porsche should be wary of this...


        ...or not.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I doubt they'll show anything new, especially not the next gen 911. It'd be more appropriate to show that off at a larger, more international show. I'm really hoping they bring the 918 Spyder to the LA Show though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        well, they are already pouring salt in the wounds by showing up. How many, aside from Comerica execs, and auto execs can afford the porsche in detroit; and who wants to drive one, aside from the Cayenne, on Detroit's streets?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I can't imagine that they wouldn't, considering that it is their biggest market...

        I'm psyched for the Cayman Clubsport. The Boxster Spyder is imo the best driving automobile in the world for under 100k, and I can't wait to see what they do with the Cayman.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sweet! I have missed porsche the last few years. Welcome BACK!!
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