Walter de'Silva

  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne S

    Though Porsche’s Cajun SUV based on the Audi Q5 isn’t scheduled to debut until sometime in 2014, we already know several details about the upcoming sporty soft-roader, including for the first time some potential powertrain specs. According to a new report, the Porsche Cajun will feature in its engine lineup a hot new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 engine being developed by Audi and set to debut early next year in a facelifted version of its Q5. This new oil-burner will reportedly feature a 309 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque output and eventually be offered in...

  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
    Porsche Confirms Cajun SUV Production At Leipzig Plant

    We already know that Porsche is working on a fifth model series, a new compact SUV positioned below the Cayenne and its first to be designed under Volkswagen Group chief designer Walter de’ Silva’s watchful eye. Now we know where the model, which carries the working title of 'Cajun'...

  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne V6
    Audi To Engineer Porsche SUVs, Including Cajun And Next-Gen Cayenne

    Last week it was revealed that Porsche will head the development of new modular sports car and luxury sedan platforms for the entire Volkswagen Group, with the guys from Stuttgart destined to be responsible for a range of new models including a possible entry-level sedan from Bentley and a...

  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne (left) and 2010 Porsche Cayenne S (right)
    New Cajun SUV Will Be Walter de' Silva's First Project At Porsche

    With Porsche now officially the 10th brand of the ever-expanding Volkswagen Group, there are fears the ethos of the famous sports car company from Stuttgart will be diluted as focus shifts towards more upmarket performance brands like Lamborghini and Bugatti. We’ve already seen this with the...

  • Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo logos
    VW's Walter de'Silva Ready To Pen New Alfa Romeos

    It's no secret that Volkswagen has been loping around the edge of the Fiat herd, anxious to cut Alfa Romeo from the group for itself. But beyond the corporate angle, it seems Walter de'Silva, the man behind the gorgeous Audi A5/S5 among many others, is chomping at the bit to put the lines on a new...

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