Around the middle of the Twentieth Century, Europe in general began to hear of cars that had been made in Japan. At that time the Far Eastern nation was not known for big industry despite in fact having had heavy engineering works since the turn of that Century. Over time these cars gained in quality and reputation to the extent that the famous Japanese brands are now exported worldwide in their millions. Sports cars were featured among the many and varied models available. Some of these developed legendary status and are collectors' items today, like the Mitsubishi Eclipse and the Mazda Cosmo; others have become legends in their own lifetimes like the currently available and quite astonishing Nissan GT-R. So why would Japanese buyers even consider a sports car or sporting SUV from Germany? One reason trumps all the others: The badge. There is something very special about the name Porsche.
Porsche In Japan
Since the late 1990's Porsche has shown solid growth in Japan as it slowly expanded its range of models. In 2015, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid (a PHEV model) was introduced, with the Taycan planned for debut in 2020 as the first fully electric sports car from the company. In 2018, for example, a record high of 7,166 new Porsche vehicles were sold in Japan and dealerships exceed forty-five today.
It can't be just the power that attracts, the GT-R offers that in abundance with handling to match, and everyone knows the build quality is second-to-none; so it must be the history behind the name that speaks volumes: A Porsche sports car or SUV makes a statement and that's why we are pleased to offer a varied selection of Porsche models that can be imported direct from Japan via our comprehensive service. Perhaps these examples will help:
The Macan distinguishes itself with a driving experience that surpasses expectations: Here's a mid-size SUV that really thinks it is a sports car. The regular model and the S models are quick enough and handle with aplomb but the GTS and the Turbo variants up the ante even more thanks to versions of the 3.0L, twin-turbocharged V6 in the Macan S, supplemented by a seven-speed transmission and Porsche Traction Management with variable power distribution to all four wheels. For those who are hard of hearing a sports exhaust system gives an aural clue to the potency of the heart beating within.
Cayman & Boxster
The Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayman are mid-engined two-seater sports cars manufactured and marketed by Porsche across four generations, both as a two-door, two-seater roadster (the Boxster) and a three-door, two-seater fastback coupé (the Cayman). Various versions of these highly desirable sports cars are available and are noted for their very special driving attributes. Few cars handle better.
A timeless design augmented over the years with a contemporary interpretation that does not so much change as evolve. The unmistakable silhouette of the 911 is characterised by its iconic lines and the sports car's shape has not changed that much since 1963. The original model moulded the DNA for all Porsche models that followed and every single vehicle in the range in some way echoes those design attributes. This athletic hero is truly a prestige car that can be used very day.
Please browse our website and ask us for details of all the Porsche models we have available.