Published on 10-25-2011 12:51 AM
The facility in Leipzig has served primarily since early 2000 to produce the Cayenne SUV. It was expanded in 2009 to produce the Panamera. Expansion is taking place again, this time to produce the Cajun which will be based on the Audi Q5. Investment is approximately 500 million Euros as detailed in the Porsche press release, a big chunk of change. The construction is expected to generate 1000 jobs when it is completed in 2013 which is when Porsche intends to start production. ...Published on 10-18-2011 02:33 PM
Vorsteiner has announced their carbon fiber 997 hood is available for custom order. The bonnet is a direct replacement for the factory 997 turbo hood and we believe will also work on all 997 models. It features 1x1 carbon weave and is available either in high gloss or or matte clear lacquer finishes. No word on the price for the bonnet or the weight savings vs. the factory steel hood. Contact Vorsteiner for more information and how to order.
...Published on 10-18-2011 02:58 AM
Some of the older folks who read this site may not know who The Game is. He is an American rapper from Los Angeles. That should likely explain why this Porsche Panamera has been hideously blinged out. It's sad to see huge gaudy red rims that would look out of place even on an Escalade along with red trim in all the wrong places. Red chosen obviously to signify the rapper's ties to the Bloods street gang. Our advice? If you want to look like a baller save the money on the overdone rims and painted trim and go get yourself a stock Panamera Turbo.
...Published on 10-16-2011 11:01 PM
Vorsteiner teased their 958 Cayenne Turbo body kit with the following photos. A great looking kit that is not overdone like some of the others. The entire offering for the Cayenne will consist of the carbon body pieces, forged wheels, and exhaust systems. Parts will be available for the Cayenne, Cayenne S, and Cayenne Turbo. Expect the official release of the parts toward the end of this year, 2011.
...Published on 10-15-2011 08:21 PM
This simply has to be seen to be believed. A Cayman owner in the Washington area decided to modify his car. We are all for that and all for the awesome Techart widebody kit he did which costs a pretty penny. It is the paintjob after the kit was installed that makes us scratch our heads. The high quality air brush paint job cost about $15,000 but is completely out of place on a Porsche Cayman. It looks like it should be on a Hot Rod or Sand Rail of some sort, not a Porsche. Well, it's different, that is for sure.
...Published on 10-12-2011 11:47 PM
The Cayman R with PDK is one very quick little vehicle. How quick? Well, how does 0-60 in 4.0 seconds flat sound? How about the 1/4 mile in 12.5@110? That is pretty darn quick. Insideline loved the car and it is hard not to see why. Great steering feel, low weight, awesome handling, and as they put it, "911-threatening acceleration with PDK." We want to remind you that Autocar claimed the BMW 1M "crushes" the Cayman in a straightline. Uh, it is actually the other way around.
...Published on 10-11-2011 12:03 AM
This is the first body kit Duke Dynamics had done for a Porsche model. You might remember that they mostly do BMW work but they are expanding into other markets. The kit is not overly aggressive and looks pretty good. Fitment seems spot on and it adds a nice level of aggression to the Cayman without being over the top. These are all bolt on body pieces and you can expect more Porsche body kits from Duke Dynamics in the future.
...Published on 10-06-2011 07:24 AM
14 years is a really, really long time. CAR Magazine is reporting that is the case as Porsche wants this styling to last 14 years through 2 7 year model cycles. So, two 7 year cycles absolutely make sense as the outgoing Porsche 997 did exactly that from 2005-2012. The difference here being that Porsche expect this same styling proportion to last them 14 years according to CAR and through one generation update. We don't buy what car is selling as after 7 years the exterior better get somewhat of an update or the 911 is going to look very dated.
...Published on 10-06-2011 12:41 AM
Spy photographers caught the new 981 generation Boxster driving about. The car looks basically the same up front, no major changes. The side and rear have received some major updates though giving the car a far more aggressive look. The side intakes have been opened up tremendously and the rear looks much more aggressive giving the car a more masculine look. We hope that rear spoiler that goes through the taillights does not make it to production as it just seems odd. A great update by Porsche but nothing truly ground breaking.
...Published on 10-05-2011 05:01 AM
Porsche recently released their official video from the Frankfurt Auto Show which highlights the interior and design choices of the new 991. As many have noticed, the interior is a huge improvement over the 997 which certainly was not bad looking itself. The new interior shared the Panamera scheme which the Cayenne also adopted. Porsche discusses the new audio options (Bose and Burmester) as well as the various options such as Porsche exclusive for the interior.
...Published on 10-05-2011 02:52 AM
The Panamera Turbo and Cayenne Turbo share the same motor so no surprise that this is available for both and offering the same gains for both. The power kit includes new larger turbochargers, new filters, and new manifolds along with a tune. Performance claims are 100-200 km/h in 12.3 seconds, no slip or dyno as usual. No word on pricing either but you can bet a US tuner will get you more for far less money AND provide some real performance numbers.
...Published on 10-02-2011 12:41 AM
Ok, this car is starting to become pretty popular as the speculation as hype continues to grow. As reported a couple days ago, the car will be getting a 1.9 liter turbo 4 cylinder boxer motor. Pretty cool, but what will it look like? The rendering below has been making its way around the web and it is a great interpretation although this is just a rear shot. What about the front of the car? Kind of an important part to overlook but we will take what the artists give us for now.
...Published on 09-29-2011 10:32 PM
So you should already know Porsche is set to release a car which will slot underneath the Boxster offering a roadster at a lower price point. This car will be the spiritual successor to the classic 550 Spyder and may share the same name. The motor is said to be a boxer 4 cylinder according to a report by CAR. With 210 horsepower the Audi version of this same car is shaping up to be far more intriguing as it is said to use the TT-RS 2.5 liter turbo 5 cylinder. CAR states Audi can get away with it as they don't have a Boxster to protect. Seems they forgot about something called the TT?
...Published on 09-23-2011 08:20 PM
This is rather depressing news as we were hoping Porsche had embraced the PDK especially with the new 911 putting up lap times using this transmission as quick as the previous generation GT3. In an interview with MotorTrend, Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller stated the next generation GT3 would not be getting the PDK transmission. One reason why may be due to the weight of the transmission which can provide up to a 80 pound weight penalty. The performance advantage clearly outweighs the weight penalty however so we say give people the option. For now though, the GT3 remains the purest driving experience one can get.
...Published on 09-21-2011 08:01 AM
This... is impressive. 7:40 out of the new Carrera S? That is about a 13 second improvement on the previous model which is a very large jump for a car that did not exactly get a huge horsepower bump. To help put this time in perspective AutoBild hit a 7:40 in the Mercedes SLR. Horst von Saurma hit 7:40 in the 997.2 GT3 for Sport Auto. Autobild got a 7:40 out of the Murcielago LP-640. So yes, this is a blazing fast time. We assume the PDK gearbox used and the new hydraulically activated roll bar system played a huge roll.