The purchase of a new Porsche is more than a mere acquisition. It’s an experience. Our European Delivery Program can make it unforgettable.
Imagine the first encounter with your Porsche sports car or SUV - not in downtown traffic, but rather on the very winding roads, autobahns, and the beautiful countryside that inspired its unique design and exhilarating performance. Imagine touring the factories in Zuffenhausen and Leipzig where your Porsche is meticulously crafted, then being presented with your keys…and an even more gratifying opportunity: the chance to tour Europe in rare style behind the wheel of the world’s most spirited automobile.
Touring Europe in a new “factory fresh” Porsche represents the ultimate vacation for driving enthusiasts. Fortunately, the Porsche European Delivery Program can easily make that ultimate vacation a reality.
It begins when you order your new Porsche from an authorized Porsche Centre in Canada for delivery at the factory. When you arrive in Germany, your first few hours will be spent as the special guest of Porsche. You can visit the Porsche Museum and stroll through a half-century of sport car evolution in Zuffenhausen or experience our state-of-the art facility in Leipzig, the birthplace of the Porsche Cayenne. A tour of the factory allows you the opportunity of following in your Porsche’s footsteps during its creation. Enjoy lunch at either factory location in the VIP dining room. Shop in the exclusive Porsche Boutique. And feel your anticipation build…
Naturally, the best is saved for last. A Porsche Delivery Consultant will hand you the keys to your new Porsche and acquaint you with its operation and features.
What happens next is up to you. Explore the charm and history of Germany. Sprint to Paris, Rome, Prague or any other exciting European city you choose. Unleash the power of your Porsche on the autobahn or, with the Cayenne, or Macan even off-road.
Revel in its precise handling on the countless serpentine back roads. The freedom to tour Europe in exquisite fashion is yours, without the cost and inconvenience of renting or leasing a car.
Porsche’s all-inclusive program includes factory delivery, shipment of your automobile to Canada, marine insurance, collision and third-party insurance. Even the cab fare from the airport to the Porsche factory and one free hotel night is included!
For information about Porsche Leipzig, home of the Cayenne, Panamera and Macan, and that special European Delivery program, click here or see your local Porsche Centre.
The New Car Delivery Centre is open for car deliveries Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except weekends, German holidays and the factory vacation in July/August. Though the New Car Delivery Centre is open until 4:00 p.m. daily, please be advised that English speaking programs are schedule at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Please keep this in mind when making your travel arrangements, it is always recommended you arrive the day prior to your scheduled delivery date.” While in Europe, questions should be directed by telephone to +49 (0) 711/ 911 - 25388.
As our special guest, you are invited to visit the nearby Porsche Museum for a rare glimpse at some of the most groundbreaking sports cars in motorsports history. Also on display is Porsche Number 1, the very first realization of Ferdinand Porsche’s dream to engineer the ultimate driving experience.
Tour the Porsche factory and you’ll witness many other dreams in the making for a select group of driving enthusiasts around the world. From the hand-stitching of a cabriolet top and the meticulous and detailed work covering even the tiniest interior part with leather, to the breathtaking event when the powertrain and the body are put together (known as the “The Marriage”), our renown care and craftsmanship is apparent at every point along your journey into the inner workings of Porsche. Afterwards, you are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch in VIP Restaurant and shop for exclusive merchandise at the Porsche Selection Boutique adjacent to the Delivery Centre.
Finding Porsche in Leipzig
The Porsche factory for Cayenne, Macan and Panamera is located at Porschestrasse 1 in northern part of the city of Leipzig, Germany. Your transfer will be arranged for the morning of your delivery to take you from your hotel to the Porsche Leipzig factory.
Experience the thrill of a stepp chicane, similar to the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca, take the curbs as if you were at the Nürburgring and feel the exhilarating g-forces in the section based on the Parabolica at Monza on our FIA-compliant and for professional competition use fully approved track. If that’s not enough for you, there are also sections reminiscent of the Loews curve at Monaco, the Curve di Lesmo at Monza, and the Bus Stop at Spa-Francorchamps.
While the on-road test track provides an opportunity to become acquainted with the outstanding performance of your Porsche on tarmac, the off-road circuit gives you a taste of the vehicle’s handling in more extreme conditions. Although only 6-km (3.7 miles) in length, the course is packed with a number of different obstacles and challenges, each one designed to demonstrate the all-terrain potential of the Cayenne and Macan. Eighteen training modules put your driving skills to the test, showing you how to achieve the optimum balance and response from your vehicle, including an obstacle log course, ramp crossings, a seesaw, twist humps and a stepped ascent, followed by a 50-meter wading.
For information about Porsche Leipzig, home of the Cayenne, Macan and Panamera and that special European Delivery program, see your local Porsche Centre.
Taking Delivery of Your Porsche
When you pick up your new Porsche, you will need a current passport and a valid Canadian driver’s license. (An international driver’s license – available at nominal cost through any AAA auto club office – is suggested to avoid language problems while touring Europe. If you have only your Canadian license, some countries could request notarized translations.) Any additional insurance premiums will be due at this time (see insurance section).
At the time of delivery, in addition to one pristine new Porsche with a full tank of gasoline, your European Delivery Consultant will present you with the following documents:
- Owner’s Manual and Warranty Book
- Insert for Tourist vehicles (clarifying your responsibilities in Europe)
- International Registration booklet
- Yellow and green Proof of Insurance Card
- Porsche Assistance (for personal insurance and various traveler’s aids, valid up to three months)
- Porsche Centre Guide Booklet listing Porsche Authorized Porsche Centres of Europe
- Export Documentation (essential for proving exportation)
- Return Shipment Voucher (for return shipment of your Porsche to North America)
Carry these documents with you in the car at all times during your trip.
A Note About European Fuel
Your new Porsche will be built to specifications meeting all Canadian safety and emission control requirements. Unleaded fuel is now widely available at most major gas stations in Western Europe. The use of leaded fuel in your Porsche may invalidate your automobile’s warranty and/or make it necessary to exchange the catalyst and oxygen sensor at your expense. When you return your Porsche for transatlantic shipment, it will be tested per Canadian regulation to determine whether the vehicle was misfueled. Should you elect not to use the free return shipment through Porsche AG, such lead testing could become your responsibility and, upon importation, may be required to satisfy Canadian Customs.
Currently, the European Delivery program provides 16 days of collision coverage and third-party liability insurance, commencing on your specified delivery date. You are therefore fully insured (liability insurance and collision coverage) for the first 16 days of your trip. If your European travel plans exceed 16 days, you may obtain additional automobile insurance.
At the time of ordering, it is advisable to work with your Porsche Centre to plan your insurance according to the length of your trip. Coverage over the initial 16 days can be added at an additional cost as indicated on the European Delivery Order Form. The maximum possible insurance coverage available is 90 days. The insurance coverage indicated on the European Delivery Car Order Form will be included in your papers.
Remember, your U.S./Canadian coverage is not valid in Europe. Third-party liability insurance covering the length of your European stay is required to ensure that the required international registration remains valid. Please do not overlook this critical point: your European auto registration is valid as long as you are covered by third-party liability insurance. Should you be caught without adequate liability insurance during your trip, your car could be confiscated as you cross an international border.
It is also important to note that if your arrival at the factory is delayed from the date specified on the insurance forms, only the remainder of your registration and liability insurance will remain in force. Be sure to notify your Porsche Centre directly if there is a last-minute change in your arrival date.
Warranty and Service in Europe
The warranty terms valid outside Canada are presented in the booklets issued to you during delivery. Any work done on your Porsche should be performed as specified in the Warranty and/or Maintenance booklets by a Porsche Centre listed in the Porsche Authorized Porsche Centres booklet. Please refer to the maintenance booklet’s schedule outline to determine when you will be charged for the first maintenance service. We urge you to follow these suggestions in order to ensure that the warranty remains valid.
Shipping your Porsche Home
You can return your vehicle to the Leipzig factory at no additional charge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Please note that vehicles can not be returned to Zuffenhausen. The closest alternative remote drop-off location to Zuffenhausen is in nearby Sindelfingen. It is recommended that you return your vehicle to our factory, in the event that any warranty work needs to be performed by Porsche’s factory technicians. Please note, however, that the factory shop is completely booked at times, which could delay shipment of your vehicle to Canada.
If you would like to make alternate arrangements for dropping off your vehicle for return shipment, we have contracted International Freight Forwarders, Inc. to facilitate the transport. IFF, Inc. has partnered with transport agents throughout Europe which will allow you to drop off your vehicle in a number of major European cities:
Germany (Sindelfingen, Bremerhaven, Duisburg, Hamburg, Munich)
France (Paris, Nice)
Additional charges will apply to cover the transportation cost. Detailed information, including contact information and pricing for each drop-off location will be sent to you with your European Delivery package, or you can request this information in advance from your responsible Porsche Centre or from your European Delivery Specialist.
Your Porsche will be fully insured for the return shipment, but personal items left in your car are not covered, so be sure to remove any personal belongings from your new Porsche prior to turning it over for shipment. The International Registration booklet will also be needed in order to leave your car with our shipping agent.
Your Porsche's Arrival
Canadian Customs clearance, if applicable, will be arranged by Porsche as a service to you. Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. can transport your vehicle to any authorized Porsche Centre.
Please inspect your Porsche at pick-up to ensure that any damage incurred during transportation is noted.
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