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      Published on 06-01-2012 05:40 PM
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      Now this has to be cool to see for Porsche enthusiasts. For those unfamiliar, the Gulf livery has a bit of a history with Porsche models. This number 20 car in the classic Gulf racing colors is a spiritual successor of sorts to the 917 driven by Steve Mcqueen which wore similar colors. This particular car was driven at the Porsche Sport Driving School in Alabama and is currently under the possession of BMW of Beverly Hills who no doubt is asking a small fortune for the car. To be noted, this is a wrap and not a paintjob. We would not blame anyone for buying this Boxster, definitely cool. ...
      Published on 06-01-2012 12:04 AM
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      The 981 Cayman is wrapping up final testing and we hope for the official reveal in the next couple months. A spy photographer captured it here wearing minimal camouflage. The Cayman will share the drivetrain of the new 981 Boxster so no surprises here. The Cayman S will have a 3.4 liter flat-6 with 315 horsepower (maybe a 5 HP boost) and the Cayman will have a 2.7 liter with 265 horsepower. Check out our renderings here to get an idea of what the finished product will look like.



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      Published on 05-30-2012 02:11 AM
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      The Techart Type I 991 aero program was released in February of this year and Techart has now added to their offering. The pieces have undergone wind tunnel testing as demonstrated in the photo below. The modest Techart front spoiler I for example reduces front lift by 5 kilograms at 87 miles per hour. Rear Spoiler II will add 17.5 kilograms of downforce at the same speed and 76 kilograms at the cars top speed. Each of the three new packages offers varying degrees of downforce and they can be mixed and matched. Photos of the pieces are below. ...
      Published on 05-26-2012 08:03 PM
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      Porsche is honoring the 60th Anniversary of the very first Porsche Club with a limited edition Porsche 991 Club Coupe. This a very limited edition with only 12 being made 1 of which will stay with Porsche. That means Porsche Club members will have a very hard time getting one of the remaining 11 and only have until July 16 to register for the chance to purchase, good luck with that. Each owner will have their name engraved on the door sill of the car which is a nice touch. What about pricing? 142,831 Euros meaning this likely will not be coming to the USA like the previous Club Coupe. ...
      Published on 05-24-2012 06:50 PM
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      Well it is finally here, the Porsche expansion pack for Forza Motorsport 4. Turn 10 and Electronic Arts were able to come to an agreement and that means that 30 new Porsche cars are available for the game along with 20 new events and 10 achievements. This brings the grand total of cars in Forza 4 to an impressive 625. The full vehicle list is below and although $19.99 is not a cheap add-on we are glad it exists and since it is Porsche we will look the other way and download it as any car enthusiast no doubt will. ...
      Published on 05-19-2012 03:47 AM
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      The 997 GT2 RS is a very strong car in stock form offering 89 horsepower and 150 pounds less weight over the standard 997 GT2. AWE Tuning is now offering an exhaust, headers, and ECU tuning software packages GT2 RS owners who want more from their car. There are two packages, the Level I offering the exhaust and software, and the level II which adds in their headers. These packages are priced at $8,545.25 and $10,630.50 respectively. ...
      Published on 05-18-2012 03:11 AM
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      The Porsche 918 hybrid supercar is still on track and Porsche states the vehicle will be produced in September 2013 with first deliveries before the end of that year. They released photos of their test mule and the styling from the concept seems to have been dumbed down a bit. The car boasts over 770 horsepower now although they have not arrived at the final figure. This comes from a 4.6 liter V8 with approximately 560 horsepower and the rest from the electric motor which exclusively powers the front wheels. ...
      Published on 05-17-2012 08:42 AM
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      With the spyphotos of the Macan hitting the web last week we knew it would not be long for someone to take a stab at the rendering. PS-Garage stepped up to the plate and did a front rendering which we think is likely very close to the real deal. They left out the rear which is taking the easy way out (top graphic design artists do front AND back) but it still gives you an idea. This pretty much will just like a Mini-Cayenne from what we have seen so far. ...
      Published on 05-15-2012 09:26 AM
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      The vehicle here is a Porsche Panamera Turbo tuned by GIAC on 91 octane pump gas. The car is also outfitted with the Vorsteiner V-PT aerodynamic package. The tuning gains with software only are very impressive on a Mustang dyno. The baseline was 413 horsepower at all four wheels and tuned the number is 471 at all four wheels. That is a 58 wheel horsepower gain along with 51 pound feet of torque, graph and video below. ...
      Published on 05-15-2012 01:02 AM
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      Body work for 987 Boxster owners is going to become more and more popular to keep the car looking fresh with the next gen 981 now coming out. If you want an aggressive new look, 911 Design has you covered. They are based out of California and this widebody kit definitely makes the normally somewhat timid Boxster look meaner. Forgestar 18 inch concave wheels complete the look along with a carbon hood designed to tie together with the black rims. A very nice effort. ...
      Published on 05-13-2012 08:22 PM
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      Now we hope the real thing changes significantly once it reaches production. The test mule was spotted and photographed as you see here. The Macan looks like a Cayenne was squished in these photos. The front and rear are very similar although the rear lights on the Macan appear to be much larger. The side profile after the A-pillar shows a large design change giving the vehicle somewhat of a BMW X6 side profile. ...
      Published on 05-07-2012 11:15 PM
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      The 997 GT2 is a very fast car, we all know that. With 530 horsepower from its twin turbo 3.6 liter flat six and a curb weight in the 31XX range it seriously moves. The driver of this particular GT2 decides to max it out and runs it up to 343 kilometers per hour which translates to 213 miles per hour. Serious, serious speed. We do not believe this car is stock however as the Porsche quoted figure for the top speed is 204 miles per hour in addition to the video showing the driver going over the factory redline of 6750 RPM. ...
      Published on 05-07-2012 02:24 AM
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      As part of Fabspeed's exhaust development for the new 991 Carrera S, they get a baseline on their dynojet dyno. This is a brand new 991 Carrera S PDK with only 500 miles run on 93 octane. The vehicle is rated at 400 horsepower at the crank so this is a very nice result even with the higher drivetrain loss of a dual clutch transmission. To put it perspective, this is ~15+ wheel horsepower more than the 4.0 liter S65 V8 out of the E92 M3 will put out which is rated at 414 horsepower. Very impressive for a smaller motor (3.8 liter flat-6) with two less cylinders to be putting down this kind of power to the wheels in comparison especially when rated less at the crank. ...
      Published on 05-02-2012 06:31 PM
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      We all know the PDK makes the Carrera S into a very fast vehicle. Just take a look at this direct comparison between the manual and the PDK where the dual clutch trans provides over half a second in acceleration through the 1/4 mile. We have two sets of test numbers here from European magazines both of whom hit 11's through 400 meters (just over 7 feet short of a 1/4 mile) and both of whom trapped 118 MPH. ...
      Published on 05-02-2012 04:22 AM
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      This is a cool comparison done a little while ago by Road and Track although the video was just recently uploaded. As far as GT Class race cars are concerned the company that offers the closest experience to its race car is arguably Porsche. The GT3 uses a similar motor to the race car and does not give up too much power or weight. The GT3 is about 300 pounds more than the race car and has 25 less horses with its 3.8 liter. If the GT3 RS 4.0 was used the advantage in power would actually be in the street cars favor by about 50 horses. ...

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