Why Lease A Porsche?
Porsche is one of the world’s most recognisable sports car brands, best known for automotive mainstays like the Porsche 911. The German brand isn’t just known for two-door coupes, however – the range stretches right up to spacious SUVs, with plenty between. When it comes to high-performance lease deals, there are few alternatives that set the bar higher.
Founded in 1931, the brand was originally a vehicle development consultancy, before launching its own model – the Porsche 356 – in 1948. Since then, it’s built a renowned reputation in both high-performance car manufacturing and motorsport.
It forms part of the Volkswagen Group (VWG), which sells a broad range of passenger vehicles, and now offers a range of vehicle types, from two-door coupes to spacious SUVs.
While all brands under VWG’s control – including Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini – share technology and components, Porsche retains a unique identity and offers a range of sporty vehicles that regularly set the standard in their respective classes.
The Porsche Range
Porsche traditionally had just one or two models in its range, but over the past two decades it has expanded its offerings to include SUVs and 4-door sports saloons as well.
The convertible Boxster has traditionally been the entry-level Porsche since the first-generation model in 1995. The Cayman, introduced in 2005, is the mechanically identical hard-top sibling of the Boxster. Both the 718 Boxster and Cayman are mid-engined 2-seaters – a layout which prioritises superb handling at the cost of luggage space.
Next up in the sports car category is the iconic Porsche 911 – arguably the most recognisable Porsche of them all – which has a history dating all the way back to 1964. You can have your 911 with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and a manual or automatic transmission – and in hard-top Coupe, soft-top Cabriolet or mechanically folding Targa body styles.
The Porsche Cayenne, a sporty and family friendly Porsche, has become a mainstay of the range, and there are now two body styles and a total of seven engine options on offer. There are also E-Hybrid versions of most models available, which add electric assistance, boosting both performance and economy levels. With seating for up to five and impressive cargo-carrying capacity, a Cayenne lease deal remains the most practical option.
The success of the Cayenne prompted the introduction of the smaller Porsche Macan in 2014. This SUV can be had with either 4- or 6-cylinder petrol engines, and is offered in base, S and GTS trims. All are automatic with all-wheel drive and can seat up to five occupants.
Luxury sporty saloons are covered by the Porsche Panamera and, more recently, the all-electric Taycan. Panamera models can be had with petrol engines with E-Hybrid electrical assistance or conventional petrol power. The Taycan is essentially a fully electric version of the Panamera, albeit with its own unique styling. Both are also available as sporty estates, through the Turismo-badged variants.