Golf star tests the Cayenne Turbo GT at Goodwood
Brit golfer Paul Casey experiences the Cayenne Turbo GT ahead of the 149th Open Championship
Powering his way to the 149th Open Championship: British golf star Paul Casey combined a trip home before the year’s fourth major with a visit to the Festival of Speed, where he immersed himself in automotive and motorsport history – and tested the very latest Porsche models.
The 43-year-old Porsche Brand Ambassador experienced the famous 1.86-kilometre hill climb as a passenger in a 640 PS Cayenne Turbo GT (Fuel consumption combined: 11.9 l/100 km; (NEDC); CO2 emissions combined: 271 g/km (NEDC)). The sports car fanatic also went out for a spin on the roads of Sussex in a 911 GT3 with Touring Package.
“The power of the Cayenne Turbo GT is breath-taking and, as a big fan of GT cars, every drive in a new model is like Christmas," said Casey. "It was incredibly exciting to experience the atmosphere here, to immerse myself in the motorsport world and see some legends live.”
Casey is now hoping to transfer the positive energy into the week of the Open Championship, which marks his second European appearance this year after finishing sixth at the Porsche European Open in Hamburg in June. The world’s oldest golf tournament kicks off tomorrow (15 July) and runs for three days at Royal St George’s in Kent. After two Top 10 placings at the previous majors in May (PGA Championship) and June (US Open), three-time Ryder Cup-winning Casey is considered one of the favourites for the title.
911 GT3: Fuel consumption combined: 13.3 – 12.4 l/100 km (NEDC); CO2 emissions combined: 304 – 283 g/km (NEDC)