New roof tent turns most Porsches into sporty campers, even the 911


Roof tents have turn into well-liked automotive equipment, and now Porsche is getting in on the development with its personal model.

The factory-accessory tent is appropriate with the Cayenne and Macan crossover SUVs, the Panamera hatchback, the Taycan electrical sedan, and most variations of the 911 sports activities automobile, each with and with out roof rails, Porsche mentioned Thursday in a press launch. It will probably’t be put in on the 911 GT3, Targa, or Cabriolet, nevertheless, nor on the 718 Boxster/Cayman.

The tent folds into a tough shell for transport, and when deployed at a campsite it options 82.6 inches by 51.1 inches of flooring area. The partitions are constructed from a breathable cotton mix, and a polyfoam mattress is built-in into the ground. The tent additionally has two home windows, insect guards, blackout curtains, and a rain cowl for the entryway.

Porsche roof tent

Porsche roof tent

Setup is pretty easy. Consumers pop open the onerous shell, unfold the tent, deploy a telescopic ladder to the bottom, and erect the poles. The tent weighs 123 lb, and is rated for 418 lb of stationary weight on autos with roof rails, or 308 lb on autos with out roof rails. Porsche recommends drivers do not exceed 80 mph with the tent strapped to their vehicles.

Consumers can select between black/gentle grey and black/darkish grey two-tone schemes for the onerous case, which additionally sports activities a Porsche emblem. The one accessible inside shade is gentle grey. Porsche is planning extra equipment, together with an internal tent, a heated blanket, and a shoe and bag organizer.

European deliveries are scheduled to start in November, with a beginning worth equal to $4,958 at present trade charges. That is much more than customers would anticipate to spend at REI. So far, Porsche hasn’t confirmed U.S. availability.


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