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      Published on 12-17-2011 03:13 AM
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      Supersprint makes a high quality product, this is well known. Their 997.2 Turbo exhaust is a great example of their work. The full exhaust setup includes headers, a sport muffler with 100 cell cats, and 90mm exhaust tips. A catless version is also available. The horsepower gain claims from their results on a MAHA all wheel drive dyno and the sheet is posted below for those wishing to verity. These components are sold as a complete exhaust system package, not individually. ...
      Published on 12-15-2011 08:02 PM
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      Russian tuner TopCar tends to do some very over the top things. This is one of their better efforts. The body pieces you see including the widened fenders are all made out of carbon fiber. The rest of the car is painted with carbon grey paint which is not exactly as good as having carbon replacement panels fabricated to cover the whole car but is definitely much cheaper and blends well with the exposed carbon. The end result is a great looking and unique Cayenne. ...
      Published on 12-14-2011 11:49 PM
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      The 997.2 has a new, well price exhaust option courtesy of Sharwerks. The exhaust is made entirely out of T304 stainless. It is basically a straight through design that improves on the stock muffler, the factory cats remain in place. Completely emissions compliant and it uses the factory mounting points. Weight savings are about 8 pounds. No dyno provided or any horsepower gains claimed so this seems to be an option for a more aggressive tone more than anything else. ...
      Published on 12-14-2011 12:00 AM
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      Well, that was fast. Techart already has their Type I Aero Kit for the 991 available for purchase but the full reveal will not be until Geneva. For now, we just get teased. Techart Formula III lightweight wheels are available in 20 and 21 inch sizes for the 991. Techat has their exhaust available as well with either overlapping tips or dual round tips. Expect much more to come for the 991 shortly and especially when the Geneva show rolls around. ...
      Published on 12-13-2011 03:51 AM
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      Porsche is returning to the big boy class in Le Mans to challenge for the overall victory with an LMP-1 effort. For those unfamiliar, Porsche is the winningest manufacturer in LeMans history with 16 overall 24 Hours of Le Mans wins. This video from Porsche is a reminder as to just how great they have been in competitive racing at Le Mans. Oh, and a piece of trivia, Le Mans is the reason Porsches have their ignition on the left of the steering wheel and not the right. Seems fitting for Porsche to compete for the overall prize. ...
      Published on 12-12-2011 01:31 AM
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      Now what is wrong with this picture? We have four very fast sports sedans here. All of them have forced induction except for 1. All of them are the most powerful available from the respective manufacturer except for one. Which one is at a disadvantage? The Porsche Panamera S which does not have turbos or a supercharger and is outgunned by the 3 models in the Panamera lineup: the Panamera GTS, Panamara Turbo, and Panamera Turbo S. ...
      Published on 12-10-2011 12:05 AM
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      The 993 is still argued for today as possibly the greatest 911 generation ever produced. Hard to disagree when you consider it had the last air cooled motor and classic Porsche lines that seem timeless. The GT2 possibly being the greatest example. Porsche fans would seem to agree as they requested on Porsche's facebook page to hear what the motor in the 993 GT2 sounds like. Porsche obliged and provided this awesome video below highlighting the motor sounds, check it out. ...
      Published on 12-07-2011 03:10 AM
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      Nobody should be shocked that a new GT3 is on the way from Porsche with the next generation 991. The vehicle was spotted testing and will have the center exit exhaust we have all grown to love. The real question is what will be done to the motor? Will the 991 GT3 simply pick up from where the 997 GT3 RS 4.0 left off? We expect no less than 4.0 liter flat-6 with 500 horsepower based on the GT1 racing block. We do not see Porsche taking a step backward and they have set the bar very high with the 4.0 GT3 RS. A PDK is hopefully in the cards as well. ...
      Published on 12-06-2011 03:22 AM
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      Some good news from Porsche. Autonews confirmed with the Porsche America CEO that the vehicle would come in the second half of 2012. This will be the first time a diesel motor was ever sold by Porsche in North America. The diesel is expected to sell as well as the hybrid but we predict it will do better than the hybrid model. If it does do well, expect a Porsche Panamera Diesel to be sold in the USA as well although there are no plans for that as of right now. ...
      Published on 12-02-2011 11:30 PM
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      This is a very well done concept and we kind of wish it was the real thing. Students at the Institut Superieur de Design in France put this video together of their take on a future Porsche. They see the future Porsche sports car as having a carbon fiber body, mid engine, and turbine power. There is a bit of the Porsche 918 influencing this as well as the Jaguar C-X75. Very well done by the students overall. ...
      Published on 12-01-2011 03:58 AM
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      The Panamera Turbo is a great sedan. Difficult to improve on but Porsche has managed to do exactly that with the Panamera Turbo S. It has another 50 horsepower over the standard turbo as well as another 74 pound-feet of torque in overboost mode. This extra power coming from larger turbochargers with titanium wheels that Porsche says spool faster. Maximum boost pressure is 13.5 psi for the S versus 12.1 for the standard turbo. This results in an 11.8@118 in the 1/4 mile with 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. ...
      Published on 11-28-2011 03:56 AM
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      Porsche Design does some very cool things. They seem to do just about everything from bars, to water-pipes, to now buildings. This 57 story Porsche Design Tower condo complex will feature an elevator system that does not force one to leave their car until they literally are inside their home. No pricing information has been released but this development will likely be an attractive to car guys who no longer will have to wonder if anyone is dinging up their car in the parking garage. ...
      Published on 11-26-2011 01:21 AM
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      Gemballa seems to be set on making a comeback despite company founder Uwe Gemballa being murdered earlier this year. Like it or not, Gemballa is a major name in tuning and investors want to continue to use it. Case and point, the new 2011 Gemballa Tornado based on the 958 Cayenne Turbo. The black body panels you see are carbon fiber. The Tornado package consists of those panels plus a new front bumper with LED's, side skirts, rear exhaust with matching diffuser/bumper, hood, spoiler, rear lights, and wheels. Power output is claimed to be in between 675-700 but there is nothing to support this claim. Only 30 Tornados will be made with a price no doubt fit for a Sheikh. ...
      Published on 11-24-2011 02:50 AM
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      Here are the first performance numbers for the brand new 991 Carrera S. The car has a 394 horsepower 3.8 liter flat 6. The vehicle tested had the 7 speed manual transmission and put up a very respectable 12.7@113. This puts it just slightly ahead of an E92 M3 even with DCT. We expect a PDK version of the 997 Carrera S to run mid to low 12's at around 115 mph meaning in a straightline the vehicle should be just as capable as a standard 996 generation turbo. Impressive? Absolutely. ...
      Published on 11-22-2011 10:22 PM
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      We were not expecting Porsche to reveal the cabrio versions this fast. The Carrera and Carrera S cabrios share their coupe siblings underpinnings which means they have the same transmission and motor options. The main difference is the folding soft top which we are glad Porsche chose to keep weight down. Set to go on sale in the spring of 2012, the 911 Carrera Cabriolet MSRP is $97,300, while the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet MSRP begins at $108,000. ...

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