Philip Raby Porsche

Porsche Sales and Service


New entry level Porsche Cayenne V6 for 2015

I’ve woken up to a press release from Porsche telling me all about the new Cayenne GTS. No doubt this will be a superb car but what caught my eye was hidden at the end of the text – Porsche has also announced a new entry level Cayenne, and it looks impressive. Now, the original base Cayenne was, to my mind, a bit of a disappointment with its lacklustre 250bhp 3.6-litre V6 engine. It made (and still does with a second-hand purchase) much more sense to go for the V8-powered Cayenne S which offered much better performance with little difference […]

Farewell to the Cayenne

It’s not often I get emotional about selling Porsches, but I was quite sad to see this Cayenne go off to its new owners at the weekend. Unlike most of our stock, this car was bought by me for a specific purpose – to take on a skiing holiday with the kids; click here for the full story. It was a fun holiday and, over 1400 miles, we all fell in love with the Cayenne. It was comfortable and roomy, with great performance and handling. It’s practical without being dull. I don’t think there was anything I didn’t like about […]

Porsche Cayenne at Reims-Gueux

Returning home from skiing in the French Alps (click here for details), I couldn’t resist stopping off at the remains of the Reims-Gueux circuit. It’s a place I’ve been to before and it’s never failed to impress me. The deserted and crumbling buildings have a certain inexplicable aura about them. It’s a peaceful and calm place, almost like a place of worship (and I’m not a motorsport fan at all). My two children Jonny and Louisa were with me, plus their friends Will and Ben. I didn’t tell them we were stopping at the circuit, but just pulled up by the pit […]

Taking a Porsche Cayenne S skiing

Skiing is a lot of fun but, for those of us in England, it involves heading off to the Alps, either by plane or car. Flying is a pain as it inevitably involves getting up at an unearthly hour, driving to Gatwick, parking the car at great expense, lugging luggage around the busy terminal, queuing to check-in, removing belts and watches then queuing again to get frisked. That’s all followed by a couple of hours on a cramped plane drinking expensive coffee before arriving at another busy airport only to hang around again for the luggage to arrive. Then there’s […]