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Porsche Cayman

Boxter packs a punch

While many Hongkongers shivered through the Lunar New Year holidays, a few Porsche Boxster owners might have gone for a drive.

Friday, 3 February, 2012, 12:00am

Boxter packs a punch

While many Hongkongers shivered through the Lunar New Year holidays, a few Porsche Boxster owners might have gone for a drive.

Their convertibles are cars for all seasons in Hong Kong; cool in summer, protective in monsoons and one of the warmest places in town in winter.

When you drop the Boxster's hood, the cold air whooshes over the driver's head.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Cayman a local favourite

Porsche usually identifies its sportiest cars with the initial 'R', for racing, as in the rare 210 horsepower 911 R of 1967 and the current 911 GT3 'R' track star. So local fans were rapt when the German marque unveiled its Cayman R at Pacific Place.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Soap opera actress Aimee Chan thanks her lucky star as she takes fast track to fame

Unless you are a big fan of local soap operas, the name Aimee Chan Yan-mei might not ring a bell. Or at least it didn't until rumours of her romance with TVB heartthrob Moses Chan Ho began circulating a few months ago. Now, the beauty queen turned actress is popping up all over town, promoting everything from cosmetics to luxury sports cars.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Footdown

Gearing up for the Olympics

The Collectors Car Club of Hong Kong (below) celebrated the 200-day countdown to the Olympic Games with a 25-car display at the Anchor Street Football Ground and then drove for 20 minutes around neighbouring Tai Kok Tsui. 'We encountered a lot of happy faces and welcome hands along the streets,' says the club's spokeswoman, Connie Lau.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

AT A GLANCE: PORSCHE CAYMAN

What drives it? A mid-mounted 245 brake horsepowered 2.7-litre six-cylinder horizontally opposed 'boxer' engine with Tiptronic S five-speed automatic transmission, and active suspension on 17-inch light-alloy wheels.

How fast is it? Quick, with a 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds; top speed: 258km/h.

30 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Pocket rocket

WHY PORSCHE LAUNCHED the 3.4-litre Cayman S before this smaller-engined model remains a marketing mystery to me. But this 2.7-litre 'basic Cayman' is clearly a hit at the Airport Express drop-off in Central.

30 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Footdown

We were surprised to read that drizzle and mossies dampened Porsche Centre Hong Kong's recent launch of the 911 Turbo in Stanley. After all, whenever 200 or 300 of Hong Kong's fastest movers gather around a new Porsche, the weather doesn't matter.

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Wind cheater

WHEN THE Porsche Boxster first hit the market in 1997, a friend - whose heart only beats for his 911 Carrera 4 - made a wry prediction. Unimpressed by its wide tail, he was adamant this roadster would suffer the same fate as the 924 - a brief flight of fancy that never finds a place among Porsche aficionados.

12 Jan 2003 - 12:00am