Remember the old saying, “The fastest car is always a rental”? While that might be true in a lot of cases, there are cars that are faster: the “Corporate Executive” vehicle. Why? These cars operate with the same philosophy as the rental cars, but are actually fast to begin with, and not Chrysler 200s from the airport rental parking lot with stale donuts under the seats. They are treated with the same disregard for ownership as the rentals, although usually luxury cars with way more power than Ted the CFO at the oil and gas company actually needs. Case in point? This 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS up for sale in Texas with over 205,000 miles on it. Yes. One owner and 205,000 miles in 10 years. Over 20,000 miles a year on this GTS, which isn’t exactly a beacon of cheap running cars or reliability. I hope the write-off was worth it on this one.
One of the more forgotten “special edition” Porsches of the last ten years, and maybe for good reason, is the Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3. I know, the name rolls right off your tongue! What is the Porsche Design Edition 3? It was Porsche Exclusive Lava Grey Metallic paint with matching wheels, blacked-out bi-xenon headlights, some carbon trim, and some red stitching. That’s it. If you want all of that, it ran you $15,000 more than the contemporary Cayenne GTS. All in all, $90,000. Not cheap. Production was limited to 1,000 units, with rumored 100 or so coming to the US. I can’t remember the last time I saw one of these for sale so naturally I jumped in on taking a deeper look, but given the condition and price tag on this one, I’d probably pass.
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It certainly seems like the first-generation Cayenne GTS is here to stay as a desirable vehicle. That is rather evident seeing the prices compared to the standard Cayenne and Cayenne S of the same years and things really start getting crazy when talking about a nice GTS with a 6-speed gearbox. The automatics certainly always trade less, but still not what what would I would call “cheap.” Still, if you could buy an SUV around $20,000 and not lose anything in depreciation, would you?
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The 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS might go down as one of those “special” cars. Well, I guess it already is, but it is more of an end of an era. The 2016 model year was the last of the 991.1 cars before switching to the twin-turbocharge 3.0-liter with the facelift. That means this is the last of the naturally-aspirated 3.8-liter which admittedly has been around for a long time, but for good reason. You pair that with the almost-a-GT car GTS, and you have something special. Go even further and option with with the 7-speed manual and paint-to-sample in Mexico Blue? I’d say this one is “special”.