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      Published on 06-21-2011 09:51 PM
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      This is a strong point of contention between Porsche enthusiasts. Has the rear engine seen its best days? Isn't it time to move the mid-engine Cayman up to the 911's level and stop holding it back? Well, Car and Driver did the kind of comparison that we all really wanted to see. They took a Cayman R vs. a 997 GT3 and the results are interesting but expected especially considering the GT3's higher price tag. ...
      Published on 06-18-2011 09:39 PM
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      There are not too many forced induction upgrades for the standard 997 Carreras so this is great to see. Vivid successfully did a single turbo on the 996 Carrera so we have faith they will be able to reproduce the result on the 997. The donor car is a 997.1 Carrera S 3.8 that does not have direct injection. The kit for the 996 cost $8,995 so this should be close to that range as well as the HP gain which was around 130 whp to the wheels. ...
      Published on 06-17-2011 07:00 AM
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      This is a roll on racing video of the new 2012 Nissan GTR with an ECU tune vs. a 997.2 PDK Porsche Turbo. The 911 Turbo has a Fabspeed X-pipe with 200 cell cat, ECU tune, Fabspeed headers, and a BMC filter. The 2012 GTR just has an ECU tune and is putting out around somewhere in the 590 crank horsepower range. The PDK Turbo in these runs in the stronger car, significantly. ...
      Published on 06-17-2011 04:11 AM
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      Nothing positive about this story but it is news unfortunately. Russian poltician Dmitry Grigoryev Ostrovenko and his Cayenne Turbo were involved in a fatal high speed accident. Witnesses report Ostrovenko was so drunk he could barely even stand. The Cayenne collided at high speed into 6 other cars, one of which was completely destroyed and the driver lost his life. Unfortunate and avoidable; but no punishment will bring back the young student killed. ...
      Published on 06-16-2011 10:30 AM
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      Let's not kid ourselves, the Porsche Cajun will basically be a re-skinned Audi Q5. That is ok though, it worked out well for the Cayenne and Touareg. There will be two diesel powerplants but these likely won't carry over to the USA. The 2.0 TFSI turbo charged 4.0 cylinder likely will though. A turbo model is rumored but unconfirmed at this point. The Cajun will enter production in late 2013. ...
      Published on 06-16-2011 02:52 AM
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      Car and Driver did a very interesting comparison recently where they compared launch control to humans. In the comparison, they listed the hardest launching production cars and it was no surprise to see the Bugatti Veyron atop the list with 1.09g's pulled at launch. What was surprising was that the Panamera Turbo was in second with 1.02g's. This put it ahead of the 997 Turbo S PDK tied for fourth with the Nissan GTR at .96. There were three Porsches in the top 10 with the Cayenne Turbo tied with the X5 and X6 M at .88g's. ...
      Published on 06-14-2011 02:55 PM
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      We all know the next generation 911, the 991, is coming. From spyphotos is appears the 991 won't differ drastically from the 997. 911 design is usually evolution, not revolution, and that should hold true. You can see the renderings AutoBild did below. There really is not much difference from the 997 other than the taillights which are more aggressive LED's. The new 911 will be revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show this year. ...
      Published on 06-13-2011 02:50 PM
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      Lumma Design does not do subtle kits. The companies stuff is usually pretty bold and that holds true with their "White Pepper" design. The kit consists of wide wheel arches, sideskirts, front bumper, rear bumper, vented hood, and optional LED lights and fog-lights for the front bumper. The most controversial element most will likely agree is the exhaust. Lumma mimicks the 458 Italia exhaust setup with three pipes that are not uniform in size but does not pull it off as well. It's an SUV, not a Ferrari, not matter how hard you try. ...
      Published on 06-12-2011 01:32 AM
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      Porsche Design makes some very stuff, including watching, shoes, and luggage. We think they have gone just slightly overboard with this 18-carat gold and titanium Indicator piece. Only 50 will be made. Is it nice? Sure, for $270,000 it better be. The piece includes a stopwatch and a dial turns from green to red when the battery is low. Anyone else find it odd that a watch costs more than most of the Porsche automobiles in the lineup? ...
      Published on 06-11-2011 02:50 AM
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      TPC has had some impressive turbo kits out for the Boxster and Cayman but they have now started doing lower compression forged internal turbo motor builds as well. The motor started as a 3.4 liter which was sleeved then bored to accommodate 10.0:1 compression forged pistons. With the new pistons (100 mm bore vs. standard 97 mm) displacement is 3.7 liters and horsepower gained from the baseline is just under 200 at the wheels. With boost raised some more getting into the 500 whp range seems possible. ...
      Published on 06-10-2011 02:50 AM
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      Unless you have been living under a rock, you know one of the greatest events in motorsport, the 24 hours of Le Mans, takes place this weekend. Now the circuit itself in the race configuration is not something you can really drive on since public roads do make it up. The roads are open to the public most of the year but shut down for the race. The circuit has evolved over the years and this video gives you an idea what it is like. As usual, the Autocar presenter is a boring/lifeless Brit but there are some good tidbits of info. ...
      Published on 06-06-2011 12:14 AM
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      We understand the need for personalization and modifying cars. We also understand when some tuners take it a bit too far but they are usually doing so to try to make a statement and get attention. This on the other hand, we don't even know what the hell this is. It's as if someone just randomly threw as much crap as they could on top of a Cayenne. This is a car from Ontario, Canada and we would like an explanation as to what the owner was thinking. We feel sorry for the poor car. ...
      Published on 06-04-2011 05:39 AM
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      These photos and videos come from PorscheBoost member scrotiemcboogerballs (yes, it's ok to laugh). This comes hot on the heals of the information that the 911 is getting a 7 speed and the Boxster is getting a 4 cylinder. What is interesting to note is that Porsche is already testing the 911 turbo and that both the Boxster and Turbo appear with 20 inch wheels which it looks like they may be standard on the 991 turbo. The 911 is set to be revealed in September, in the meantime, enjoy the spy pictures and video. ...
      Published on 06-02-2011 11:10 PM
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      This is a commemorative livery for the number 80 and 81 Flying Lizard Porsches which will be racing at the 24 hours of LeMans June 11-12. A California artist named Troy Lee created the design which celebrated the 28 drivers who have won the race overall for Porsche. The design looks awesome and these will gorgeous cutting through the tough field at LeMans. ...
      Published on 06-02-2011 02:43 AM
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      The vehicle here used in the baseline is a stock motor 997 C4S on 91 octane. It does have 19 inch HRE wheels and lowering springs. The car was dyno'd first without any changes and then the AWE-Tuning exhaust and headers were added. After that, OE Tuning did their custom dyno tune. The car gained 18.4 whp from the baseline. Remember, these gains are at all 4 wheels on a dyno dynamics dyno in case you are wondering why a Carrera 4S is not putting out more. It is also a tiptronic transmission which you can see shift in the dyno and the trans does suck a bit of power. ...

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