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1st Gear: 75% Of Porsche Sales Are Not Sports Cars The Wall Street Journal this morning tackles the Porsche conundrum: Is a sports car company that makes mostly sedans and SUVs really a sports car company?

As they point out, sales are up 50% over the last four years with Cayenne and Panamera making up about three quarters of the total sales last year and, with the introduction of the Porsche Macan, they'll go even further to drown out traditional sports cars like the 911, Boxster and Cayman.


Much as certain moves (like no stick in the GT3 RS) baffle us, it's insane to complain about what Porsche is doing. The Cayenne and Panamera are fantastic and nothing they've done to produce those cars has diluted their sportier offerings.

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