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Land Speeder

With style, aplomb and a lot less fuel, the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel takes on the red dirt of canyon country

Author David Page

2013 PORSCHE CAYENNE DIESEL
The bells and whistles

STARTING PRICE: $55,750

ENGINE: 3.0-liter v-6 turbocharged diesel with common-rail fuel injection

PERFORMANCE: The Cayenne Diesel takes 2.8 seconds longer than its gas-powered sibling to get from zero to 60, but with a turbocharger output of 240 hp and maximum torque of 406 lb-ft, it’s plenty responsive beyond the dotted yellow line, and feels downright bored at 75 mph. And it can go nearly 200 miles farther on the same amount of fuel.

PERKS: The adaptive cruise-control system uses a radar sensor in the central air intake to monitor for slower vehicles and obstacles in the lane ahead, so you can put more of your focus into the 14-speaker, 360-degree sound system.

2 Responses to “Land Speeder”

  1. dana waggoner Says:
    February 12th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Hi David, Great article, thank you for mentioning Escalante Outfitters in your article. I had a friend flying over to Hawaii for a vacation and she sent me an email sharing the link…You can only imagine how valuable one mention in a travel magazine can be for a small business. Love the reference to Everett Ruess, our favorite adventurer. We have a Plein Air art festival every September in his rememberance.
    Please come by to Southern Utah and be our guest anytime. Best to you and your family, Dana Waggoner, owner of Escalante Outfitters

  2. Brian Ruess Says:
    February 27th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    It may surprise many, but my uncle Everett, despite preferring walking and riding burros to cars, was in fact a bit of a car guy. My father (Everett’s Brother, Waldo) and Everett kept a journal of every auto manufacturer they knew; I still have it. The family also has a color pencil drawing Everett did as a boy of an Essex Super Six. Perhaps it was the influence of his Uncle, my grandfather Christopher’s older brother, William “Wild Bill” Ruess, who raced in the 1905-1910 era and owned a couple of car dealerships. Wild Bill set the speed record in 1909 from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in a Pope, the dealership he had at the time. Three hours, thirty three minutes! See http://www.cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC19090418.2.158.18&cl=CL1.SFC&srpos=0&dliv=none&st=1&e=——-en-logical-20–1—–all—

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