Porsche brand ambassador Jörg Bergmeister loves adrenaline, performance and great handling – be it at the wheel of a 911 GT3 at Le Mans, off-road on his mountain bike, or in the new Cayenne. At the foot of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range, Bergmeister takes the Porsche eBike Cross out for a spin and explores the raw nature of the Austrian Alps in thick fog. “There are a lot of parallels between motorsport and mountain biking,” says the 47-year-old. “Firstly, there’s picking the right line, but above all it’s the technology.” And when it comes to that, the new Cayenne is even more impressive. After a thrilling descent on the eBike, he switches to the SUV.
Impressed by the new Cayenne
Bergmeister smoothly navigates the turns of the pass as he ponders the Cayenne’s qualities. “If you’d had something like this in a racing car back in the day, it would have given a clear performance advantage,” he says as he turns on the new HD matrix LED headlights for the first time.
“Today the lights are so good that it almost makes no difference whether it’s day or night.” While he mainly drove Porsche racing cars in his active racing days, today he enjoys a bit of variety, whether it’s on a high-performance bike or in a sports car. “It’s an absolute dream car: comfortable, and the sportiest car in its class.” Deftly manoeuvring the Cayenne through the stunning mountain setting, he talks about driving dynamics, engineering acumen, racing triumphs and bitter defeats.
Was this the perfect day? “When you have a smile on your face at the end of the day,” says Bergmeister after giving it some thought, “then that’s pretty close to perfection in my book.” He looks over at the eBike, the new Cayenne, and finally the peaks of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range, soaking in this almost mystical place – and smiles.
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