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      Published on 04-17-2012 11:31 PM
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      TopCar tends to do things a bit overboard and this is no exception. Hey, go big or go home right? The Panamera Stingray GTR exterior program retails for a whopping 45,000 Euros and this does not include all the various options one can get for the interior as well. That money does get you high quality materials as the body pieces are made out of kevlar and carbon fiber. The pieces include widened fenders, a front bumper with huge openings, rear bumper, diffuser, trunk spoiler, side skirts, hood, and mirror coverings. ...
      Published on 04-11-2012 11:46 PM
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      Many of you have heard of the Nardo Ring which is basically just a big circle that cars do high speed testing on in Italy. The 7.8 mile long and 4 lane wide track can be seen from space. The banked oval allows high speed runs in excess of 200 miles per hour. Automakers have been renting the track from Protipo SpA (the previous owner) for years but now they will have to speak directly to Porsche to get time on the track. Full press release below. ...
      Published on 04-10-2012 08:00 AM
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      We figured a Cayenne GTS would come with the 958 generation. They did it with the previous generation and with the launch of a Panamera GTS it only seemed natural the Cayenne would get the same treatment. The leak comes courtesy of Porsche themselves through their customer magazine, Christophorus. The pictures here are screenshots from the downloadable version of the magazine although it seems they were put up hastily as the displacement listed on the specs of the V6 model put up next to the GTS to compare is listed incorrectly. As far as the specs of the GTS are concerned, expect it to mirror the Panamera GTS with the V8 receiving tweaks but it also appears to be getting a shorter final drive. More to come soon as it is officially unveiled. ...
      Published on 04-10-2012 04:06 AM
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      Now, the NSX here clearly has a lot of power. It is a twin turbo car with a claimed 700 horsepower. The Porsche 997.2 Turbo S is bone stock. The NSX is clearly hard to launch as in the first race the car goes sideways with the driver almost losing it. In the second race the NSX driver appears asleep at the line with a very poor reaction time but his elapsed time just bests the 911 Turbo. The NSX is the faster car with a 181.2 MPH trap speed to the 177.8 of the 911 turbo. All the 911 Turbo needs is a tune to surpass the NSX though making the NSX barely edging a stock 997.2 Turbo S not all that impressive especially for the horsepower claimed. ...
      Published on 04-09-2012 09:41 PM
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      Introducing the Speedart SP91-R 425 package for the new Porsche 991. It includes wheels, an aero package, exhaust, and ECU tune. The aero package consists of a front spoiler, side skirts, rear wing, and diffuser. Performance upgrades include an exhaust and ECU tune. The tune boosts power for the 991 Carrera S by 25 horses hence the name of the package being 425. As usual, no dyno graph or performance numbers are provided to support the gains and this is why we do not like European tuners who live more off their name than the results of their tuning package. ...
      Published on 04-05-2012 10:31 PM
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      All good things must eventually come to an end. PorscheBoost salutes the life of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche who passed away today in Austria at the age of 76. Engineering was in his blood as his grandfather, who some of you may know as Ferdinand Porsche senior, created the Volkswagen Beetle. His father, Ferry Porsche, founded the sportscar company using his last name that we all know today. Not a bad automotive lineage to say the least. ...
      Published on 04-05-2012 12:36 AM
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      Here is our take on the upcoming 2014 991 GT3. From what we know so far it looks like the PDK transmission is going to win out over the manual. The engine will likely be a 3.8 or 4.0 liter although most reports seem to be leaning toward 3.8 which means a 4.0 would likely come in an RS version. Expect no less than 470 horsepower for the new GT3. Thanks to our graphic design artist Wild-Speed who did his usual amazing work with the renderings, check them out below. ...
      Published on 04-03-2012 09:22 PM
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      It was only a matter of time before the Cayenne got a diesel option in the USA especially considering the Touareg has been sporting a diesel engine for some time now. The Porsche version is slightly tweaked offering 15 more horses for a total of 240. Mileage is at 20/28 allowing travel up to 740 miles on a single tank which certainly is nice. At $55,570 it is not cheap but we are glad the option is available. Full press release below. ...
      Published on 03-30-2012 08:01 PM
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      We have seen the 991 turbo rendered before, by our own graphic design artist Wild-Speed. These are from Theopihilus Chin and are pretty good but not innovative at all. These renderings look way, way too much like the 997 which it seems is like what Tehophilus used for inspiration. Wild-Speed's renderings of the 991 turbo are much more progressive looking forward rather than back like these. Regardless, we expect the final design to be revealed later this year at some point. ...
      Published on 03-26-2012 11:05 PM
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      Porsche is likely going to launch a Panamera plug-in hybrid in 2014. It should not surprise anyone Porsche is expanding their hybrid offerings especially after all the research they are pouring in developing the technology for use in their racecars as well as road going vehicles that benefit from the race research. Expect to see many more Porsche as well as VW Group hybrid models that go the plug-in route. "We are really convinced that the future of hybrids won't be pure hybrids, but the plug-in hybrids" stated Rudolf Krabes who is the VW groups head of electric propulsion. ...
      Published on 03-23-2012 02:17 AM
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      First of all, we want to point out the disparity in the engines here. The Audi has a 5.2 liter direct injected V10 that revs to 8700 rpm and is rated at 518 horses. The GT3 RS 4.0 has a comparatively small 6 cylinder at 4.0 liters that puts out an amazing 500 horses. The Audi should win but does not even with the drag from the aerodynamic enhancements on the GT3 RS 4.0. Why? Well, the GT3 is lighter and routes its power to the rear wheels and not all four. It also puts out a lot of power to the wheels despite only 6 cylinders and 4.0 liters. Very, very impressive vehicle. ...
      Published on 03-21-2012 10:58 PM
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      This is pretty impressive for a stock 991 Carrera S especially considering it was run at Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida which is not the fastest track. There is no slip which is disappointing so we can not see all the details but the 60 foot appeared to be a very nice 1.79. The car is a PDK and was launched using launch control which clearly worked quite well. At a faster track with drag radials we could see this car dip into the 11's stock very easily, impressive. ...
      Published on 03-20-2012 07:10 AM
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      In case you were wondering, yes, the Porsche 917 is still coming and still undergoing development. The concept debuted in Geneva 2 years ago and immediately gained attention throughout the industry since it took the relatively boring hybrid concept and turned into something that actually made car guys, real car guys, salivate. Wired got some exclusive time with the car and below is our summary of their take on it so far. ...
      Published on 03-20-2012 02:37 AM
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      The Carrera GT has been out of production for some time now but it is not exactly a common car with a huge sample of dyno's. When one pulls up to a dynojet it is sure to peak interest in what the Porsche supercar will put down. This completely stock Carrera GT (not exactly a lot of modifications available for it either) put down 548 horses to the wheels on a dynojet at the TX2K12 event. From a 5.7 liter naturally aspirated V10, that is pretty damn good. Video of the dyno run is below. ...
      Published on 03-17-2012 06:10 AM
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      This is a vehicle to commemorate RUF's 35th anniversary of expertise in tuning turbocharged vehicles. It is of course based on the new 991 Porsche 911. This a turbo only vehicle with PDK and rear wheel drive. Horsepower is at a plentiful 630 and torque is at 608 pound-feet. Ruf states the top speed is at 205 miles per hour. This is basically OEM level work and can be seen as an early 991 GT2 which surely will be similar in specification. ...

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