Weekly Porsche Wrap

Porsche green lights the Porsche Cajun – Looks like we’ll be seeing a new addition to the Porsche family in 2013. A baby brother to the Porsche Cayenne, the Porsche Cajun will start hitting the streets as a 2014 model. Porsche has already broken ground on an expansion to its Leipzig facility to house operations for Cajun production. The Porsche Cajun is a crossover that will be built on the Audi Q5 platform. It’s said to be light and handy. [via iolMotoring]

Porsche says, “No downturn for us!” – Still aiming for a lofty 200,000 in annual unit sales by 2018, Porsche sees their goal as very reachable in the not so distant future. Porsche CEO, Matthias Mueller, told Automotive News that he saw the worldwide automotive market reaching 100 million vehicles by 2020. That’s up from an estimated 62 to 63 million for this year. Porsche anticipates it’s sales to hit 120,000 units in 2011 and 140,000 in 2012. Course the lower cost models such as the redesigned Boxster and Cajun will help it hit those numbers. [via egmCarTech.com]

Code for latest version of Call of Duty compared to a Porsche – For those of you who don’t know, Call of Duty is a very popular first person shooter video game. The latest iteration, due out this year I believe, is called Modern Warefare 3. Sorry, probably already lost most of you Porsche fanatics. “Who cares?” is what you’re probably thinking. I just love it when people make comparisons using Porsche as a benchmark. Makes me a proud fan. The general manager of Sledgehammer Games had this to say about the code that runs the Call of Duty games: “Well I’ll tell you one thing, I’ve worked on a lot of engines over my lifetime and spent a lot of time putting graphics in to them and this thing is Porsche,” he said. “And what I mean by that is that it is stream-lined, everything in it is perfectly freaking clean.” Love it! [via EscapistMagazine.com]

Decent Porsche Cayman R review – Drive Arabia did a decent little writeup on the Porsche Cayman R. Their opening paragraph states they have confirmed that the Porsche Cayman is the most balanced sports car in the world after their day behind the wheel. There’s some decent pictures and their in car experiences. You can read it here: First Drive: Porsche Cayman R 2012 in Dubai.

9980 porsche designPorsche Design and RIM may be teaming up to release one heck of a Blackberry – I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the Blackberry. They do email really really well. MaxPDA, a Chinese forum, posted a picture of what the device may look like back in September. Known as the Knight 9980, the device looks really cool from the pictures. The interesting thing for me is that RIM is essentially a dying company. It’s market share continues to shrink in the face of Android and iPhone devices. Going the distance with a Porsche Design device doesn’t really seem like it’ll make much of a splash. Perhaps this will help bring some users back to the Blackberry. The launch event is supposed to take place on Thursday this week in Dubai. [via TechCrunch.com]

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