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      Published on 07-16-2012 02:53 AM
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      The GTR and 911 turbo are cars frequently compared due to their similarities. All wheel drive, twin turbo six cylinders, and dual clutch (optional in the Porsche) transmissions. They also are frequently modified for huge horsepower. Two of the premier companies for tuning these cars are Protomotive for the Porsche and AMS for the GTR. The Alpha 12 Package by AMS for the GTR is said to be capable of 1500 horsepower and is their highest horsepower offering. ...
      Published on 07-13-2012 12:57 AM
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      This is a great 1/4 mile comparison to see as it is real world with real owners. The Porsche 911 Turbo is a 997.1 model 6-speed manual that is completely stock. The Audi R8 V10 has an APR tune and Milltek exhaust. The R8 has the R-Tronic sequential manual transmission. The turbo runs an 11.88@119 with a 1.64 60 foot. Clearly the Porsche owner knows how to drive. The R-Tronic R8 surprisingly only manages a 11.97@119 with a 1.9X 60 foot. With a better launch the R8 should win but rather surprising a tuned R8 V10 was this close to a stock 997.1 turbo. ...
      Published on 07-08-2012 11:51 PM
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      Congratulations to Porsche and drivers Patrick Long and Jorg Bergmeister for their first place finish at the NorthEast Grand Prix held at Lime Rock in Connecticut. This marks the first victory for Porsche of the 2012 season and is the first win since 2011 at Laguna Seca. The GT class fight was very tight with cars swapping positions up until the very end with the four lead cars within less than a second of each other in the final 15 minutes. ...
      Published on 07-03-2012 08:30 PM
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      Introducing the Agency Power 991 Carrera S bypass pipes which are a nice and cost effective upgrade for the 991 Carrera S which save weight and add power. The baseline dyno was done on a Mustang Dyno and shows 344 rear wheel horsepower. The car is a PDK and this is less than we have seen on dynojets which is fairly common with Mustang dynos. The bypass pipes add 14 horses at the wheels which is certainly a nice gain. Graphs and video are below. ...
      Published on 06-29-2012 01:09 AM
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      We are not too sure why Champion calls this a street legal version of the 911 RSR race car as that vehicle is based on the GT3. Champion started with a 997 Turbo S on the car you see here which means rather than a high revving GT1 race car derived motor it has the new turbo flat-6. This vehicle also had a PDK transmission which the RSR does not. The all wheel drive is also another difference versus the race car rear wheel drive. It would probably be more accurate to state this attempts to mimic RSR performance for the street as the name really makes no sense with all the differences. ...
      Published on 06-26-2012 09:50 PM
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      This is somewhat bittersweet news although we applaud Porsche for wishing not move their brand downscale as everyone else is doing. Porsche executive board member Bernhard Maier stated the car does not fit the brand, "To build a Porsche for 30,000 euros currently doesn't fit our brand. The extraordinary purchase experience is not for free and the entry price is currently covered with the Boxster and in the future by the Macan." ...
      Published on 06-23-2012 02:26 AM
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      This is a 997.1 Porsche 991 Turbo with the Tiptronic (automatic) transmission. Modifications include Champion Motorsport 68mm Variable Turbine Geometry turbos, AWE exhaust, and a custom GIAC tune. The baseline was 385 all wheel horsepower stock on a Mustang MD-500 dyno. With the turbos, software, and exhaust the car put down 529 to the wheels a gain of 144 all wheel horsepower. This is all on 91 octane pump gas. ...
      Published on 06-21-2012 08:53 PM
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      Just as we expected from the launch of the 991 Club Coupe Porsche has released their 991 Carrera S Powerkit giving a boost of 30 horsepower. This mirrors what Porsche did with the previous generation 997 Carrera S releasing a Club Coupe that led to the X51 performance package option offering more naturally aspirated power before the arrival of the GT3. Pricing has not been announced for the Powerkit but the X51 Powerkit option on the 997 Carrera S cost $17,000. ...
      Published on 06-19-2012 01:37 PM
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      The new 2013 981 Cayman will make its debut before the end of the year at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November. The engine options will likely get a bump from the Boxster. This means the standard Cayman with the 2.7 liter flat-6 will likely be bumped to 280 horses from the Boxster's 265 and the Cayman S will get 330 a bump of 15 horses from the Boxster S. Check out our renderings of the upcoming Cayman here. ...
      Published on 06-19-2012 02:14 AM
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      These three vehicles may all be convertibles but they are not exactly the same types of cars. The 2012 Mercedes SL500 is more of a grand touring car offering a folding hard top. The F13 6 Series has a folding soft top and sort of bridges the gap between the sports car 991 Carrera S and the SL550. If one looks at the pricing of all the models however, it is easy to see how they could all be cross shopped. ...
      Published on 06-16-2012 12:04 AM
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      The on again off again Porsche and Volkswagen deal appears to be back on. Just earlier this year German analysts were saying this deal would not be possible but never underestimate accountants and lawyers. Originally Volkswagen and Porsche intended to create a holding company to delay the deal until 2014 where they would be able to avoid taxes and legal ramifications. The new plan still needs to be approved by state authorities but Volkswagen intends to give Porsche the $4.5 billion purchase price of the company as well as 1 share of Volkswagen stock. ...
      Published on 06-14-2012 01:13 AM
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      Agency Power has completed design and testing of their equal length headers for the new Porsche 991 Carrera and Carrera S. The headers have a 3 to 1 design and are available with 200 cell cats or a race version with no cats. Agency Power claims the headers are lighter than stock although no weights are provided. The headers gain 11 peak wheel horsepower without cats (street version should give a little less) and there are gains throughout the entire curve which also is smoothed out a bit. Pictures and dyno testing video below, pricing information to come soon. ...
      Published on 06-12-2012 11:10 PM
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      The 950 horsepower claim here is at the crank for the 997 Turbo and with how it pulls away from the Lamborghini Aventador we have no reason to doubt it. The race is in the rain (not recommended obviously) and the Aventador seems to get out of the hole better. The 997 Turbo just flat out pulls away though up top and dusts the Aventador through the traps at the 1/4 mile and 1 mile mark. ...
      Published on 06-06-2012 10:15 AM
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      Porsche is determined to expand their offering and sales volume filling in the lineup with more and more models. The Pajun (the name will likely change) will slot in below the Panamera to take on other mid-size offerings. Expect it to be lighter and sportier but not offer V8 power. Instead, the car will come with a V6's. A 3.0 liter V6 with 320 horsepower for the Pajun S and a turbocharged version of the same motor with over 400 horsepower. ...
      Published on 06-03-2012 08:17 PM
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      The 996 GT2 is pretty powerful car and somewhat of a handful with no traction control or all wheel drive to reel it in. Basically, you have to know what you are doing. In stock form they put out around the 440 wheel horsepower range and with bolt on's like the car here can get into the 520 wheel horsepower range. The car will run around 120 mile per stock through the 1/4 mile so 124 is a decent result especially for a track like PBIR (Palm Beach International Raceway) and street tires. ...

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