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      Published on 02-04-2012 06:56 AM
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      This a very sad and unfortunate situation but the worst part of it is that taxpayers are literally paying millions of dollars for it. Nicole Catsouras took her father's Porsche 911 for a joyride in 2006 and ran into a toll booth at over 100 mph after clipping another car killing herself. Fortunately she did not injure anyone else seriously. The CHP took photos of the crash and these photos leaked out onto the internet. The family sued and was awarded a $2.3 million settlement. ...
      Published on 02-03-2012 08:21 AM
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      We all like the word speedster in connection with Porsche. It should bring up images of a classic 356 with the top down. In recent years Porsche has attempted to recreate this nostalgia with a speedster version of the 911 with a hardtop in place of the automatic folding rear softop to save weight. It was also done to commemorate 25 years of Porsche Exclusive customization. On the new 991 generation Porsche 911 though this rendering just seems to give it a hump back look. Not all that attractive and we doubt Porsche will do it again anyway.
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      Published on 02-02-2012 07:21 AM
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      Finally, a direct comparison between the two 7 speed transmission options (PDK and manual) in the same time, same place thanks to Insdeline. So how much is a dual clutch worth over a manual? How about 3.3 MPH and seven tenth's in the 1/4 mile? The largest gain comes in elapsed time which is not surprising as the PDK isn't making more power but shifting much faster. The PDK is picking up well over a tenth per shift as it needs 3 shifts to make it through the 1/4 mile, impressive. ...
      Published on 02-01-2012 05:55 AM
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      For 958 Cayenne's equipped with the air suspension the vehicle can be lowered through electronic means. The stock Porsche software limits how low the car can go. In comes Vogtland with a lowering module that will bring the car down an additional 40 millimeters. It only takes a few minutes to install the module which is connected to the vehicles electronics. It can be removed just as quickly and easily. The entire module is controlled through an on-board menu. ...
      Published on 01-31-2012 06:52 AM
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      Congratulations to Porsche for a dominant victory in the extremely competitive GT class at the 50th running of the 24 Hours of Daytona. The GT3 cup cars did not just win, they dominated, with a 1-2-3 finish. The victory in the class went to Magnus Racing and drivers Richard Lietz, Rene Rast, Andy Lally, and John Potter. Second and third place went to GT3 cup cars fielded by TRG and Brumos Racing respectively. Full results are posted below. ...
      Published on 01-31-2012 03:44 AM
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      Here is a new widebody option for the Porsche Panamera from A. Kahn, the British tuner formerly known as Project Kahn. It is getting difficult to keep track of all these body kit options let alone when tuners change their names. The widebody kit includes modified fenders obviously as well as sideskirts and a spoiler. They do not stop with body work as they also modify the exhaust tips, interior, and add 22 inch RS600 wheels. We do not know what the pricing is for all of this but the blue Panamera V6 pictured is for sale for $135,000. Um, ordering a Panamera Turbo may be a better idea. ...
      Published on 01-29-2012 11:30 PM
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      That is exactly what Autocar is reporting although they have been known to jump the gun and gets things wrong from time to time. BMW just recently did a tri-turbo setup on their diesel M motor so obviously it can be done and manufacturers are going forward with it. Autocar states there are patent applications made by Porsche which show a system using a small turbo for low end response and two bigger turbos for power up top. This setup may find its way into the GT2 as well. We are waiting for more details on these new triple turbo system as thus far there has been little technical documentation about the motors and turbo system from either BMW or Porsche. ...
      Published on 01-27-2012 10:31 AM
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      Well, the PDK Carrera S is simply a heck of a lot faster than the manual. This makes for two tests of the PDK hitting 118 MPH trap speeds in the 1/4 mile (the other being Car and Driver). The quickest and fastest the manual has gone through the 1/4 mile that we have seen is 12.7@113. We will likely see quicker and faster manual numbers than that but the PDK is clearly the superior performance option. ...
      Published on 01-26-2012 03:51 AM
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      The Panamera GTS was just unveiled at the LA Auto Show a couple of months ago. Pretty impressive that Akrapovic already has an exhaust system available for it. The exhaust is basically a rear section but one lighter than stock being made of titanium. It is valved meaning it the exhaust is compatible with the factory sport button used to open the valves for extra growl. We are waiting on further details from Akrapovic such as the weight, power gains, and the suggested retail price. ...
      Published on 01-25-2012 12:16 AM
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      The Infiniti M35h is pretty impressive. We showed you a comparison between it and the Mercedes E350 Bluetec where the M35h absolutely trounced the Benz. It seems that Infiniti now wants to claim it has the fastest production hybrid sedan in the world and set out to create a video showing the M35h going head to head with the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid. Now, we have a couple big problems with this video and think the outcome shown is highly questionable. ...
      Published on 01-24-2012 03:50 AM
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      The first generation 955/957 Cayenne was a controversial move for Porsche. The success of it can not be denied however. That success led to Porsche developing the second generation 958 Cayenne which was released in 2010. The second generation has already surpassed the 100,000 unit mark in record time with not even a full two years of production under its belt. The Cayenne is here to stay and a huge success allowing Porsche to continue to build some of the greatest sports cars in the world. Well done Porsche, here is to another 100,000! ...
      Published on 01-21-2012 10:01 PM
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      Wald International, a Japanese body kit maker, has turned their attention toward the Porsche Panamera. This is their Black Bison kit which is a widebody. It includes a new front bumper, fenders, sideskirts, and a new rear bumper as well. Wheels designed for the kit are available as well. We think the kit is a little bit too busy and takes away from the sophistication and elegance the Panamera should have. ...
      Published on 01-20-2012 11:53 PM
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      The recent reveal of the 981 Boxster naturally leads to questions about the upcoming 2013 981 Cayman that will be based on it. The motor and transmission offering will obviously mirror the Boxster so what everyone really wants to know is what the car will look like. Our graphic designer Wild-Speed did a rendering of the back and front and we must say the vehicle looks superb. The new Boxster has been received very well and the new Cayman will likely be no different if it looks like the images below. ...
      Published on 01-19-2012 06:02 AM
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      The Porsche 918 Spyder is still on track. As most of you know, this is going to be a hybrid supercar. The gasoline motor recently received an upgraded from the originally proposed 3.4 liter in the concept to a 4.6 liter V8 with 543 horsepower based on the motor in the RS Spyder LMP2 race car. This motor combined with two electric motors will make for a total output of 720 horsepower which will move the projected 3700 pound car nicely. Definitely a hybrid no car enthusiast is going to laugh at. ...
      Published on 01-18-2012 12:43 AM
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      AutoExpress spotted the new Porsche 991 GT3 testing. The car should be available in 2013. AutoExpress states the vehicle will have no PDK, be lighter by almost 100 pounds, and offer 450 horsepower from a 3.8 liter. It would seem Porsche may be leaving room for another 4.0 RS model with more horsepower. There are conflicting reports on the PDK as AutoExpress states the car will be manual only like the 997 but EVO reported that the GT3 will get a PDK and 470 horsepower. Time will tell who is right, we hope for a PDK. ...

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