No. 774,
November 26, 2014

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On The Table


Tuesday
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on the table - november 5, 2014

Editor-in-Chief's Note: There is goodness in substance, longevity and consistency. What the Morgan Motor Company does isn't everyone's cup of tea when it comes to automobiles, but there's no denying that with an industry capable of cranking out massive amounts of automobiles by the day, the detail and craftsmanship expressed at Morgan is tremendously appealing. Watch a fascinating video of how Morgan does it here. -PMD

(Photos courtesy of Chevrolet/newspressUSA)
Chevrolet is marking the final year of the fifth generation of the Camaro with the 2015 Camaro Commemorative Edition. The package is available on 2LT and 2SS coupes and convertibles and includes the RS package. The Commemorative Edition includes unique 20-inch wheels; exclusive stripe; body-color front splitter; ZL1 rear spoiler; and Commemorative Edition fender emblems and is available in Black with Cyber Gray stripe, Silver Ice Metallic with Cyber Gray stripe, Summit White with silver stripe, Ashen Gray Metallic with silver stripe and Red Hot with black stripe. SS models receive a body-color hood insert. A new Adrenaline Red interior will only be offered on the Commemorative Edition. The special Camaro arrives at dealers in the spring.
(Images courtesy of Porsche)
The new Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne GTS are upon us. Our focus will be on the Cayenne GTS, which is powered by a hopped-up 3.6 liter V6 twin-turbo engine that delivers improved performance compared to the previous model, which was powered by a naturally aspirated V8. The power output is increased by 20 hp to 440 hp and torque by 62 ft.-lbs. to 445 ft.-lbs., while fuel consumption is reduced. The Cayenne GTS accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds. A sport exhaust system is standard, as is a performance-oriented suspension.

Other goodies include Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping, which - with the air suspension - means the Cayenne GTS sits 20 millimeters lower. Brakes are from the Cayenne Turbo with 390 millimeter rotors on the front axle and 358 millimeters at the back, along with red painted brake calipers. The Cayenne GTS has the turbo nose fascia with large air intakes and the Sport Design package, including more contoured rocker panels and wheel arch extensions. The roof spoiler, wheel arch extensions and lower rear of the vehicle are painted in body color. All GTS lettering is black, as are the 20-inch RS Spyder wheels, the exhaust tailpipes, the Bi-Xenon™ headlights' inner apertures and the fittings of the tinted LED rear lights. GTS lettering is also included.

The interior of the GTS has eight-way electrically adjustable sports seats clad in leather/Alcantara® upholstery, including GTS lettering on the headrests. Alcantara® is the predominant upholstery material used inside the car. The interior GTS package is optionally available in Carmine Red or Rhodium Silver with rev counter face, decorative stitching, headrest lettering and safety belts in a contrasting color. The new Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne GTS will make their world premiere on November 19th at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. They will be available at Porsche dealers in the United States at the end of February 2015. The MSRP for the Cayenne is $58,300 and for the Cayenne GTS is $95,500. A destination charge of $995 is additional.