2005 Lineup

Porsche is proud to present our model overview for 2005. This model-year we have available the Boxster and Boxster S, 911 Carrera and Carrera S Coupe and Cabriolet, the 911 Turbo S, the Carrera GT and Cayenne.

The following is a brief look at each 2005 Porsche model.



2005 Porsche Boxster / Boxster S

The mid-engine, two-seat Porsche Boxster enters its second generation with the 2005 models building on their strong heritage with enhanced dynamic performance and safety technologies.The 2005 Boxster and the even higher-performance Boxster S model have a widened stance, more powerful engines, new transmissions, larger wheels and new-generation high-performance tires. Styling has been updated inside and out, with more room for taller drivers, passengers and their luggage. The Boxster and Boxster S are equipped with even stronger braking systems, the latest computerized vehicle control and performance-enhancing technologies and are the first roadsters equipped with standard head-protecting side airbags.

2005 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S Coupe

The launch of the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S marks the first time since 1977 that Porsche offers buyers two engine choices within the 911 model range. The 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six engine that produces 355 (SAE) horsepower and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton meters) of torque.

An "S" designation also has special meaning at Porsche, signifying a unique model, not a mere trim upgrade or option package, and the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S is no exception. In addition to its larger and more powerful engine, this sports car comes with the new Porsche Active Suspension Management technology on a list of standard equipment that includes distinctive red brake calipers, large wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights and a sports-oriented interior.


2005 Porsche 911 Carrera / Carrera S Cabriolet

Just months after launching the highly acclaimed new Porsche 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S Coupes, Porsche introduces the Cabriolet versions of both cars as 2005 models.

The introduction of the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera and the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S marked the first time since 1977 that Porsche equips the 911 with a range of engines, and those same enginespower the new Cabriolets. The 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is propelled by a 3.6-liter flat six-cylinder engine with 325 horsepower (SAE) while the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabrioletdraws on a 3.8-liter flat six that provides 355 horsepower (SAE) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newtonmeters) of torque.


2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The 2005 Porsche 911 Turbo body is unchanged but it is now available as a "S" in either coupe or convertible body styles, but both come standard with their twin-turbocharged, 3.6-liter flat-six engines boosted to 444 (SAE) horsepower. Formerly, the Porsche 911 Turbo could reach such power figures only when equipped with the factory-installed X50 option package. But the power boost is part of long list of standard equipment for 2005 that includes Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes with yellow calipers, 18-inch Turbo II wheels with GT Silver Metallic finish, a six-CD changer and special trim.


2005 Porsche Cayenne

The 2005 Porsche Cayenne is powered by a 3.2-liter V6 engine that creates 247 (SAE) horsepower and propels the SUV from a standing start to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 9.1 seconds. Even with the optional six-speed Tiptronic® S transmission, the Cayenne still sprints to 62 mph in well under 10 seconds. Yet the 2005 Porsche Cayenne retains all of the dynamic capabilities – on road or off -- that have delighted Cayenne V8 owners, including the capacity to tow as much as 7,700 pounds.

2005 Porsche Cayenne S

The 2005 Porsche Cayenne S draws its power from a 4.5-liter Porsche V8 engine that produces 340 (SAE) horsepower that flows through a standard six-speed Tiptronic S transmission and propels the SUV to 62 mph in just 7.2 seconds. The 2005 Porsche Cayenne S has a top track speed of 150 mph (242 km/h). Like all 2005 model year Porsche Cayenne models, the Cayenne S now comes with a standard power-closing tailgate.

2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

The ultimate in sport utility vehicles, the 2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo uses a pair of turbochargers to boost the output of its 4.5-liter V8 engine to 450 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque, enough to rocket this Porsche to a sports car-like 0-62 mph run in just 5.6 seconds. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is as agile as it is fast and has been among the quickest vehicles of any size or architecture in test laps around Germany's famed Nürburgring racing circuit. Yet like any Porsche Cayenne model, it can now be equipped with a new Advanced Off road Technology Package for tackling the most extreme of unpaved routes. This new package provides special under-vehicle protective plates as well as a 100 percent differential lock on the rear axle.


2005 Porsche Carrera GT

One vehicle that even the 2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo can't beat in a race around the Nürburgring is the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, the ultimate in road-legal sports cars. Built from ultra light but ultra strong carbon fiber, aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steel, the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT draws its energy from a mid-mounted, 5.7-liter V10 engine that generates an astounding 605 (SAE) horsepower. Race-bred suspension, ceramic brakes and even a ceramic composite clutch help the driver maintain control of a powertrain that can propel the Carrera GT to 62 mph in less than four seconds on the way to a top track speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).


Also available for 2005, in limited quantities, are the 911 Targa, 911 Carrera 4S Coupe, 911 Turbo Cabriolet, 911 GT3 and the 911 GT2. Information for these models can be found in the 2004 Model Year Press Kit section.


2005 Pricing Information

2004 Models

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