Porsche's 9,031-vehicle August sales tally – up 43.4% year on year - was a record for the month.

Year to date sales were up 30.1% to 80,412 vehicles.

Chinese sales were up 84% to 16,995 vehicles by the end of August.

The bestseller in August 2011 remained the Cayenne SUV - up 45% to 4,656 units.