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      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. ...
      Published on 03-16-2012 10:53 PM
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      Well seems they keep changing their minds about whether should or should not produce this car. In January, we reported Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller stated the roadster was delayed indefinitely. Now reports are coming out that Mueller is stating the car is back on the table and will be produced. Porsche supposedly held a focus group last month regarding the car and it swayed them toward producing it. The only thing stopping them is the worry about the brand image. We like that Porsche is being cautious and not just throwing in as many models as they can like everyone else. ...
      Published on 03-14-2012 06:20 AM
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      The new Boxster certainly is impressive, inside and out. Everyone has been commenting mostly on the design but with a sub 8 minute run we can now discuss the incredible performance as well. The performance increase on the Nurburgring for the new Boxster is substantial gaining 12 seconds on the previous generation 987 Boxster despite only having 5 more horses. Incredible? Absolutely, especially considering this time is only 18 seconds off the new (and much more powerful) 991 Porsche 911 Carrera S. ...
      Published on 03-12-2012 09:56 PM
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      The original RUF CTR3 is a 700 horsepower car using a 3.8 liter twin turbo flat-6. One way to look at the car is the ultimate evolution of a 911 stretching it out and making it mid-engine which is where Porsche themselves is slowly taking the 911. The new CTR3 Clubsport model raises the bar with 750 horsepower out of the 3.8 twin turbo six cylinder along with a new carbon fiber aerodynamics package. If a 911 Turbo and a Cayman made love, this would be the offspring. ...
      Published on 03-10-2012 11:27 PM
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      Just how much faster is the new 991 Carrera S with PDK versus the previous generation 997 Carrera S with PDK? Well, considerably quicker and faster. The drag race video below shows a great comparison between the two cars with the White 997 taking on the Grey 991. The video is well done and clearly shows the difference but there is one major problem. No timeslips for the runs which is a huge disappointment. The runs were done at PBIR before the track was open. ...
      Published on 03-08-2012 11:06 PM
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      German tuner Lumma Design does some pretty great stuff with some of it being a bit over the top. Their CLR 9 S package for the new 991 is not what we would call ostentatious and accentuates the new 911 well. The exterior pieces consist of an front add on splitter, headlight rings, three piece spoiler, and diffuser featuring the Lumma exhaust tips. The interior basically consists of aluminum pedals and two tone Alcantara. Yep, we like it but are sure it comes with too hefty of a price tag for what it is. ...
      Published on 03-06-2012 05:55 PM
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      If you did not like the way the Panamera looked before you definitely are not going to like this. RUF created a stretched Panamera which definitely looks a bit awkward. Who would want this? Well, the Chinese. We are not sure why they like their cars so long but somebody else can come up with jokes about them compensating for something or other. If you want a Panamera that is about 16 inches longer than standard, prepare to pony up over a quarter million dollars. ...
      Published on 03-06-2012 03:45 AM
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      It's hard to fathom an automotive tuning and racing simulation video game not having Porsche vehicles in the lineup. Well, Eletronic Arts was very butthurt over Microsoft's Take 10 and used their licensing agreement with Porsche for their Need for Speed games to cockblock Take 10 getting any Porsche's in Forza 4. Fortunately, 30 Porsche cars will be available as downloadable content on May 22 in a $19.99 pack. ...
      Published on 03-03-2012 10:50 PM
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      Wild-Speed does some amazing work for us. Every rendering you have seen on the GermanBoost network has been from him (such as the absolutely awesome Cayman renderings he did for us that basically were featured everywhere). Here he did a couple renderings of the upcoming 911 Turbo Cab and the result is of the typical high quality we have come to expect from him. There is a lot of speculation on the next generation Turbo but until we have official details enjoy these pictures. ...
      Published on 03-02-2012 10:52 PM
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      Ok, how freaking cool is this? A quick refresher, the Porsche 904 GTS was produced in the 60's (1964-1965) to compete in FIA-GT events. Porsche produced 104 street legal versions of these cars to meet homologation requirements for racing. Suffice it to say, buying one today is not exactly easy. In comes Gullwing-America who have a conversion based on a 987 Boxster which for 70,000 Euros will make your Boxster look like a 904 GTS. Cool? Yes. ...
      Published on 03-02-2012 01:03 AM
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      Vorsteiner today revealed their new tuning program for the new Porsche 991. It consists of body pieces including a front spoiler with center splitter, side skirts, lightweight hood, rear diffuser, ducktail spoiler, and a carbon fiber roof panel. Vorsteiner also offers 20 and 21 inch wheel options and a stainless steel exhaust system with valves. The parts begin shipping in May and June 2011 and they are now taking orders. ...
      Published on 02-29-2012 11:21 PM
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      We all know the Bugatti Veyron is a very fast car. For over a million dollars, it better be. Is it unbeatable? Not in the slightest. There are many tuned Porsches out there putting out some very big horsepower numbers. The Switzer R750 is one such car but it simply does not have enough to combat the Veyron. The R911 Alpha package from Switzer would likely be necessary to run with or beat the Veyron. Switzer charges $18990 for the R750 package which they say provides the car with enough power for 130 mph trap speeds. Well, the Veyron does over 140 MPH trap speeds and the video below shows it as it runs away from the 997. ...
      Published on 02-28-2012 09:32 AM
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      After teasing us Techart has finally revealed their new 991 aerokit and did so before the official unveil at the Geneva auto show. The offering consists of a two-piece front spoiler with an integrated splitter, body colored headlight surrounds, a rear diffuser, and side skirts. 20 and 21 inch Techart wheels are also available that are said to be 15% lighter than stock although we doubt that for the 21 inch rim. Techart exhaust tips complete the look. A host of interior options are also available. ...
      Published on 02-24-2012 03:42 AM
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      Lumma Design does some, well, interesting things with their body kits. This CLR 558 GT program can be classified as interesting but ostentatious and overdone are likely more accurate. It's a widebody with LED's in the front bumper (LED's in bumpers are simply played out) and an awkward tripe tip exhaust setup in back. It works on a 458 Italia, but not on an SUV. The interior is done up for show with eye catching red leather. There is way too much tacked on here and this is an instance where less would be more. ...
      Published on 02-21-2012 05:10 PM
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      Porsche is doing a better job keeping the manual alive than most manufacturers. They offer a 7-speed manual transmission, something that nobody else does, and were the first to do so. However, Michael Schatzle (project manager of the new 911) stated the manual would only likely make it another generation beyond the current one. 78% of new 911 sales have been for the PDK globally. Where is the manual most popular? Oddly enough in the USA where it is currently an even split although we expect the PDK will be favored heavily soon here as well. ...

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