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      Published on 06-14-2011 02:55 PM
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      We all know the next generation 911, the 991, is coming. From spyphotos is appears the 991 won't differ drastically from the 997. 911 design is usually evolution, not revolution, and that should hold true. You can see the renderings AutoBild did below. There really is not much difference from the 997 other than the taillights which are more aggressive LED's. The new 911 will be revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show this year. ...
      Published on 06-13-2011 02:50 PM
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      Lumma Design does not do subtle kits. The companies stuff is usually pretty bold and that holds true with their "White Pepper" design. The kit consists of wide wheel arches, sideskirts, front bumper, rear bumper, vented hood, and optional LED lights and fog-lights for the front bumper. The most controversial element most will likely agree is the exhaust. Lumma mimicks the 458 Italia exhaust setup with three pipes that are not uniform in size but does not pull it off as well. It's an SUV, not a Ferrari, not matter how hard you try. ...
      Published on 06-12-2011 01:32 AM
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      Porsche Design makes some very stuff, including watching, shoes, and luggage. We think they have gone just slightly overboard with this 18-carat gold and titanium Indicator piece. Only 50 will be made. Is it nice? Sure, for $270,000 it better be. The piece includes a stopwatch and a dial turns from green to red when the battery is low. Anyone else find it odd that a watch costs more than most of the Porsche automobiles in the lineup? ...
      Published on 06-11-2011 02:50 AM
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      TPC has had some impressive turbo kits out for the Boxster and Cayman but they have now started doing lower compression forged internal turbo motor builds as well. The motor started as a 3.4 liter which was sleeved then bored to accommodate 10.0:1 compression forged pistons. With the new pistons (100 mm bore vs. standard 97 mm) displacement is 3.7 liters and horsepower gained from the baseline is just under 200 at the wheels. With boost raised some more getting into the 500 whp range seems possible. ...
      Published on 06-10-2011 02:50 AM
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      Unless you have been living under a rock, you know one of the greatest events in motorsport, the 24 hours of Le Mans, takes place this weekend. Now the circuit itself in the race configuration is not something you can really drive on since public roads do make it up. The roads are open to the public most of the year but shut down for the race. The circuit has evolved over the years and this video gives you an idea what it is like. As usual, the Autocar presenter is a boring/lifeless Brit but there are some good tidbits of info. ...
      Published on 06-06-2011 12:14 AM
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      We understand the need for personalization and modifying cars. We also understand when some tuners take it a bit too far but they are usually doing so to try to make a statement and get attention. This on the other hand, we don't even know what the hell this is. It's as if someone just randomly threw as much crap as they could on top of a Cayenne. This is a car from Ontario, Canada and we would like an explanation as to what the owner was thinking. We feel sorry for the poor car. ...
      Published on 06-04-2011 05:39 AM
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      These photos and videos come from PorscheBoost member scrotiemcboogerballs (yes, it's ok to laugh). This comes hot on the heals of the information that the 911 is getting a 7 speed and the Boxster is getting a 4 cylinder. What is interesting to note is that Porsche is already testing the 911 turbo and that both the Boxster and Turbo appear with 20 inch wheels which it looks like they may be standard on the 991 turbo. The 911 is set to be revealed in September, in the meantime, enjoy the spy pictures and video. ...
      Published on 06-02-2011 11:10 PM
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      This is a commemorative livery for the number 80 and 81 Flying Lizard Porsches which will be racing at the 24 hours of LeMans June 11-12. A California artist named Troy Lee created the design which celebrated the 28 drivers who have won the race overall for Porsche. The design looks awesome and these will gorgeous cutting through the tough field at LeMans. ...
      Published on 06-02-2011 02:43 AM
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      The vehicle here used in the baseline is a stock motor 997 C4S on 91 octane. It does have 19 inch HRE wheels and lowering springs. The car was dyno'd first without any changes and then the AWE-Tuning exhaust and headers were added. After that, OE Tuning did their custom dyno tune. The car gained 18.4 whp from the baseline. Remember, these gains are at all 4 wheels on a dyno dynamics dyno in case you are wondering why a Carrera 4S is not putting out more. It is also a tiptronic transmission which you can see shift in the dyno and the trans does suck a bit of power. ...
      Published on 06-01-2011 01:19 AM
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      This report has been confirmed by Car and Driver. We are all used to seeing 7 speed dual clutch and automatic transmissions, some even going up to 8, but no traditional manual transmissions on the market for sports cars have 7 forward gears. That will all change with the next generation Porsche 911. We are happy to see Porsche catering to the enthusiast and not abandoning the manual gearbox as so many others are doing. Expect to see further details when the new model is revealed in September at the Frankfurt auto show. ...
      Published on 05-30-2011 10:51 PM
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      The third generation Porsche Boxster is set to launch in 2012. CAR magazine reports that the Boxster will gain a 4 cylinder motor which it will not be sharing with the 911. The design of the new 981 Boxster is all new from the ground up, with a more cab forward design. The wheelbase will be about 2 inches longer, height 10 mm lower, and the projected weight is down about 33 pounds to 2904 pounds for the base model. The current 6 cylinder units will be used with slight bumps in power but the real news is a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder that will likely be offered in both turbo and naturally aspirated forms. ...
      Published on 05-30-2011 02:31 AM
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      Porsche is starting to open some eyes with their GT3 R Hybrid race car. We thought it was mostly a marketing gimmick but the vehicle is starting to come into its own. The car claimed its first victory at the fourth round of the Nurburgring Long Distance Championship. Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport stated, “We’re very pleased with the technical level of the vehicle and the reliability of the hybrid system. Compared to our rivals, we saved one pit stop and with less external energy input our lap times were just as quick. This is what we mean by Porsche Intelligent Performance. ” ...
      Published on 05-29-2011 02:22 AM
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      Champion Motorsport's Werks 1 arm will be releasing a carbon fiber intake manifold for the Porsche 997 Turbo and GT2. The part looks awesome, that is a given, but how does it stack up performance wise vs. the factory pieces? Well, Champion had Wilson Manifolds do some flow testing and the results are rather interesting. The GT2 manifold actually flowed the worst at 252.1 CFM vs. the 997 turbo factory manifold at 265.96. The Werks 1 manifold? 283.4 CFM. Expect this to be for sale soon, and cost a pretty penny. ...
      Published on 05-28-2011 02:41 AM
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      OE Tuning continues to showcase its ability on a variety of platforms. Here we have a Porsche 987 Boxster S with the 3.4 liter direct injected motor. In stock form the car puts out 310 horsepower. The baseline dyno is on 91 octane with custom headers and an exhaust. With the OE Tuning custom dyno tune gains are of a peak 15 horsepower at the wheels at 17 wheel torque with solid gains through the entire curve. ...
      Published on 05-27-2011 01:13 AM
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      The other day we showed you the heavily modified Topcar Porsche 997. Well, Topcar continues their aggressive Porsche modification with their Stingray package for the Porsche Panamera. The kit consists of widened wheel arches, new sideskirts, front fascia, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser. The entire kit retails for $63,500 of which only 25 will be made. There is no pricing, and more importantly, dyno or performance figure information for their 740 horsepower upgraded turbo package claim. ...

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