Porsche July deliveries fell to 10,722 vehicles worldwide in July from 11,169 units last year. But the year to date tally was up 28.6% to 71,381.

Chinese deliveries increased almost five times to 2,484 vehicles and were up 72.6% year to date at 14,751 vehicles.

Sales and marketing chief Bernhard Maier said: “Customer deliveries this year are exceeding our expectations.”