PORSCHE is cruising into the future in three lanes: alongside exhilarating petrol engines and powerful plug-in hybrids, electric powertrains are the third pillar of the powertrain strategy.

This diversity is on display with numerous world premieres taking centre stage at the LA Auto Show.

In addition to the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS, one of the highlights at this year’s event, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport, the Taycan GTS and the Panamera Platinum Edition are making their first appearances.

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is the new flagship model in the 718 family.

The uncompromising driver’s car is designed to impress with its lightweight construction, extremely agile chassis set-up, sophisticated aerodynamics and unique soundtrack.

Its naturally aspirated flat-six engine, familiar from the 911 GT3 Cup racing car and the 911 GT3 series production model, forms the centrepiece of a sports car that has been designed for maximum driving pleasure.

The engine revs as high as 9 000rpm. Compared to the 718 Cayman GT4, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS has an extra 59 kW.

Maximum torque has been increased from 430 to 450 Nm.

The sports low-ratio PDK (Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe, which translates to Porsche double-clutch transmission) underpins the incredible acceleration of this mid-engine sports car.

The 718 Cayman GT4 RS sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds (GT4 with PDK: 3.9 seconds) and has a top speed of 315km/h (GT4 with PDK: 302km/h), which it reaches in seventh gear.

The new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS outpaced its sibling, the 718 Cayman GT4, on the Nurburgring Nordschleife by more than 23 seconds with a time of 7:04.511 minutes on the 20,6km version of the circuit.

The new 718 Cayman GT4 RS is available for order with first deliveries set to commence in the second quarter of 2022.

The new Taycan GTS has a range of up to 504km, it is the first representative of the model series to hit the 500km mark. As the sporty all-rounder of the model range it has an impressive 440 kW of overboost power when using Launch Control.

The sprint from zero to 100 km/h can be achieved within 3.7 seconds. The maximum speed is 250km/h.