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      Published on 01-11-2012 09:20 PM
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      You have to love the internet. Makes waiting for details in magazines or at shows seem outdated. Case and point, we already have pictures of the new 2012 981 Boxster before it is officially revealed at the Geneva auto show. And boy, does it look good. While the 911 continues to be held in the past styling wise due to Porsche purists the Boxster continues to evolve without constraint. The car looks much more aggressive than it did previously with excellent updates to the front and rear lights. The side intakes also give the car a new hint of aggression. ...
      Published on 01-10-2012 10:46 PM
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      We all know the Carrera and Carrera S are just the beginning for the 991. Porsche is going to roll out the usual variants over the next several years. The cabrio has already made its debut but what we are truly waiting on are the Turbo, GT2, and GT3. These details come from EVO who states the 991 Turbo will come as a 2013 model offering a modest boost up to 520 horsepower. After the Turbo, we should see the next generation 991 GT3 in 2013 which EVO states will get a PDK transmisison as well as 470 horsepower. And the big daddy GT2? Expect it in 2014 with around 600 horsepower fed through a PDK transmission to make for a flat out beast. ...
      Published on 01-10-2012 02:32 AM
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      Many of you are familiar with Caractere who is a Belgian company that makes body kits for Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi. They recently launched the Caractere Exclusive brand which will focus more on higher end luxury vehicles. Their first offering is for the 958 Cayenne and is a widebody kit that includes wide fenders, revised front and rear bumpers with diffusers, and a roof spoiler. 22 inch Caractere CW1 wheels finish out the package which may be the best looking aftermarket offering for the 958 Cayenne today. No word on pricing. ...
      Published on 01-09-2012 02:40 AM
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      This is a comparison that with the previous generation 997 Carrera S people would laugh at having. Well, the new 991 Carrera S has raised the bar considerably. We knew the PDK version would be faster than the manual but we were not expecting 118 traps out of the box and almost a full second improvement (and 5 MPH) in the 1/4 on the manual version. That makes the 991 Carrera S with PDK just as fast as a 997 GT3 despite having less horsepower and more weight, impressive. ...
      Published on 01-04-2012 09:20 AM
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      The next generation 981 Boxster won't be unveiled for at least 3 months as it is expected Porsche will show it then at the Geneva auto show. Well, spy photographers managed to snap a shot of the interior completely undisguised. Nothing shocking, just like the 911 it takes considerable influence from the Panamera. Really, one would be hard pressed to be able to tell the difference between the new Boxster and 911 interior if it was not for the shape of the vents and the position of the Sport Chrono clock which seem to be the main differences. ...
      Published on 01-04-2012 01:36 AM
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      Most of you should know that Porsche attempted to takeover Volkswagen and failed in its attempt to do so. The attempt backfired when the global economic crisis hit and VW ended up swallowing up Porsche. So, what is the problem? Well, investors in Porsche lost approximately $3.2 billion in the failed takeover attempt. Turns out, they want that money back. A lawsuit was filed in Stuttgart alleging that Porsche gained control of VW stock building large derivative positions secretly which could cover all of VW's traded shares. Porsche then supposedly released the shares they controlled worth billions of Euros. ...
      Published on 12-29-2011 11:31 PM
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      TPC racing does excellent work. They pretty much are the De facto Cayman turbo option offering bolt on kits to built motors as you see here. They drop the compression to 10.0:1 with their forged pistons and bore out the block. They add their forged connecting rods as well and the new internals paired with their turbo allow this Cayman to hit 515 whp. It is interesting to see how much displacement Porsche left on the table in the block which the stock displacement was no doubt chosen to protect 911 owner's egos. We can't wait to see what the upcoming 4.3 liter version does. ...
      Published on 12-29-2011 12:42 AM
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      Switzer builds some very strong cars. Their Porsche and Nissan GTR packages in particular offer some powerful options. This is just a basic 997 GT2 tune that anyone can upload themselves. It comes with the connection capable and a BMC filter as seen pictures below. You download your stock tune, e-mail it to Switzer, then they e-mail you a tune for your car. This is all done automatically through your computer and turn around time on receiving your new tune is about a business day. The baseline was 512 wheel and the tune brought it up 543.94 (544 rounded up). Very nice, simple, and effective. ...
      Published on 12-28-2011 03:01 AM
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      Here is an awesome Porsche naturally aspirated 6 cylinder battle. The new 991 Carrera S sporting less displacement and horsepower but with a PDK dual clutch transmission versus the lighter and more powerful 997 GT3 RS 4.0. Unfortunately, they only video the speedometers accelerating and do not show an actual head to head race between the two which is a major letdown. Still, a nice comparison and the 991 holds up surprisingly well until the horsepower of the GT3 RS 4.0 takes over. ...
      Published on 12-27-2011 09:24 AM
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      German tuner 9ff has made what can be considered the ultimate evolution of the Porsche 911. Although the vehicle looks like a 911 the skin is completely carbon fiber and underneath is a steel tube frame chassis with an integrated role cage. This leads to a curb weigh in the 2700 range. They use the front part of a 911 GT3 and then build the rest themselves for an impressive and unique vehicle. The standard GT9 ran to 254 miles per hour with just 987 horsepower. The club sport version shown here starts with 750 horsepower but can be optioned up to 1150. ...
      Published on 12-27-2011 02:40 AM
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      These chrome foil wraps seems to be getting more and more popular, at least overseas. This car was not done by Russians but by the Czechs. Wrapstyle is the name of the Czech company and unlike the green foil 5 series this is nowhere near as good. It isn't the fault of the wrap itself necessarily but the tacky neon blue lights under the car as well as in the wheels. ...
      Published on 12-25-2011 05:01 PM
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      Here is another Hamann creation, the Cyrano Porsche Panamera Turbo. This is a full package for the Panamera including engine, interior, and exterior modifications. Hamann starts with an ECU tune to bring the car up to 580 horsepower achieved with the combination of a rear exhaust section. The wheels and suspension are modified next with 9.5x22 front wheels and 11x22 rears allowing 265/30/22 tires up front and 305/25/22 in back. A lowering module drops the car 30mm. ...
      Published on 12-24-2011 06:31 AM
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      Do not know what this company was thinking but apparently there is a market for this. This is the ASMA body kit for the new 958 Cayenne and it just looks like someone tacked on as much plastic crap as they possibly could. The face of the car looks like it is going to eat you and throwing LED's on it does not exactly take attention away from the huge gaping hole in the front. The ducts in front of the rear wheel arch just do not look good either. The whole thing is just a mess. We will not say anything further except quote Autogespot who had this to say about the car, "Who would buy something like this? Arabs seem to be the right answer." ...
      Published on 12-24-2011 01:51 AM
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      Here is what should be an epic comparison. Problem is this is Best Motoring from Japan and there are Japanese cars involved. Like every Best Motoring video, a Japanese car wins. To make matters worse, the 911 GT2RS was driven by someone who misshifted not once but twice at critical points. The ZR-1 also was driven by an old lady on a leisurely tour of the road course not someone trying to win a race. The best drivers always seem to be put into the Japanese cars. Also, with unequal drivers all racing at the same time it makes this comparison pretty much worthless. We never were fans of Best Motoring and are not surprised it was cancelled with this being the last feature. ...
      Published on 12-23-2011 12:51 AM
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      Hard to control enthusiasm for such an epic comparison. Yes, these are all super expensive cars. The Aventador though is much, much more money than the GT2RS or the SLS AMG. Drag racing does not prove a supercars worth but it sure is fun to see. The Aventador was launched using launch control and with its all wheel drive and ISR transmission that does make a bit of a difference. We will not spoil what happens, watch the video and enjoy. ...

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