2023 Porsche Lineup
Porsche has so many models these days that it is hard to figure out what is going on each year.
If you're looking for a family SUV, Porsche has the top-dog Cayenne, available in 13 variants. The 2023 Cayenne lineup is pretty standard fare, with all the familiar variants accounted for in the base Cayenne, the Cayenne S, the Cayenne E-Hybrid, Cayenne GTS, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid available. Porsche introduced the Cayenne Turbo GT version in 2022 and it is carried over in 2023 largely unchanged.
The Macan SUV is back again in 2023. Things have stayed the same for the 2023 model year Macans, with very few changes. Porsche added a Macan T trim to the lineup which features an adaptive suspension as well as the brand's popular Sport Chrono package, which includes a set of driving modes and a launch-control feature. The Macan T is powered by the base Macan's 261-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine. While 2023 is quiet for the Macan, big changes are coming in 2024 when Porsche launches the all-electric Macan. The bodywork should be standard Macan fiar, but with a new front and rear facia to differentiate it. The electric powertrain will be new to the Macan lineup, and it will be one of the first models to ride on a new electric platform shared by Porsche and Audi.
There isn't much wrong with the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman so once again Porsche tweaked things versus making big changes. The 718s get new color options, while wired Apple CarPlay is now included on the 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Boxster Spyder, the final two Porsches not to offer the tech. It's worth noting the Cayman GT4 RS-the most capable, extreme incarnation of the coupe to date-is now fully available, getting its 4.0-liter flat-six from the 911 GT3. Prices start at $150,550; the weight-shaving Weissach package adds $13,250. Porsche also announced the Style Edition Boxster and Cayman, but they won't arrive until the 2024 model year.
All 911s receive various updates and additions to available wheel designs and colors, plus an optional Heritage Design Package Classic. The latter is now based on the 911 Turbo platform for the first time. Porsche also gives us another special edition, the 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America Edition to commemorate the introductions of the 356 America Roadster in 1972. It's available only with the seven-speed manual gearbox and in Azure Blue 356 exterior paint. Also new is the second model in the Heritage Design series, the aforementioned Sport Classic, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Carrera 2.7 RS and paying tribute to another RS homage, the 2010 Sport Classic. Power comes from the 911's 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-six, detuned to 543 hp and 442 Ib-ft to accommodate the standard-fit seven-speed manual. A unique quarter panel features the Turbo's fender bulges without intake vents, and the Sport Classic is further distinguished by a double-bubble roof, carbon-fiber hood, unique interior trim, and-of course-a ducktail spoiler. Just 1,250 will be produced worldwide. Finally, we get the 911 Dakar, an off-road 911, a limited edition like no other. Offroad anybody?
For racers around the world who feel the GT3 just isn't aggressive enough, for 2023 we get the GT3 RS. More aggressive bodywork, more downforce, a bigger rear wing, more mechanical grip, and more power. Available only with Porsche's seven-speed twin-clutch PDK gearbox, this is the track monster of the 2023 Porsche lineup.
The Porsche Panamera and Taycan are still around too. The Panamera range gets standard adaptive cruise control across the board, while the Taycan range gets improvements around battery software and the infotainment system.
Previous Years: 2022 Porsche Lineup