Porsche Racing Champs Go Full Throttle in Siem Reap

Porsche racing champions Yuey Tan and Chris van der Drift were on hand to steer the region’s top media in the right direction when Cambodia hosted Porsche’s prestigious annual Adventure Drive.

They were joined by Singapore’s only female racing driver, Claire Jedrek, to guide media from across the region, including GQ in Taiwan and Esquire in Bangkok, who were flown into Siem Reap to try their hands at the luxury automobile’s Cayennne and Macan models during a three-day challenge.

In a James Bond-esque top secret mission, the group was whittled down into three teams and set a series of tasks to showcase the two superior models’ capabilities and wide variety of features, as well as showcasing some of the country’s wonders.

The off-road adventure saw the impressive fleet of cars make their way around mystical ancient temple ruins of Angkor, putting the Porsche Cayenne, Cayenne S –Hybrid, Macan and Macan S’s capabilities to the test both on road and off road, winding down narrow dirt tracks that cut through tropical jungle, up hills and down trenches.

The route took in Banteay Ampil temple, Ta Prohm Temple, where the groups searched for hidden treasure and the stunning Angkor Wat complex.

“Through the Porsche Adventure Drive, we can once again showcase the functionality and high performance nature of the Cayenne and Macan, further demonstrating how Porsche cars are true everyday sports cars,” says Martin Limpert, Managing Director of Porsche Asia Pacific.

“Since their launch, both the Cayenne SUV and Macan compact SUV models have made a name for themselves. The decision in introducing Cayenne was considered a bold move back then and proven to be successful, contributing to 33 percent of the total global sales last year.

“As for the Macan, it was unveiled for the first time in 2013 at the L.A. Autoshow. With worldwide sales of approximately 80,000 units in Porsche Asia Pacific in 2015 (36 percent out of total sales), the Macan continues to bring new customers into the brand.”