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      Published on 06-26-2011 05:18 PM
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      Congratulations to the Manthey Porsche racing team for winning the 2011 Nurburgring 24 hours. This is the 6th win in 7 Nurburging 24 hours races for Manthey which is dominating to say the least. Manthey set a new distance record of 156 laps, breaking their own record of 155 laps set in 2009. An incredible string of achievements, congrats to the team and drivers. ...
      Published on 06-25-2011 02:47 PM
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      Mile long drag races with video coverage? Talk about a nice setup that dragtimes.info has. In this particular race a stock PDK 997.2 turbo takes on a modded C6 Z06 said to be putting out around 560 horsepower. The PDK gets a poor start but still manages to catch and pass the Z06 despite the Z06 having a higher trap speed at the mile marker. You can hear the Z06 past 100 mph get a poor shift which hurts it allowing the PDK to overcome the HP disadvantage. ...
      Published on 06-25-2011 03:14 AM
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      Remember that entry level Audi R4 we reported was coming? Well, the Porsche version of the same platform is set to revive the 550 Spyder nameplate. Autoexpress reports the motor will be a turbocharged 1.6 liter four cylinder boxer motor with 200 horsepower or so going through a PDK gearbox. Porsche is aiming for around a 2600 pound curb weight which should make the car a ton of fun to toss around. This will slot in below the Boxster which will be allowed to move more upscale. ...
      Published on 06-24-2011 10:23 PM
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      Switzer has released their Panamera Turbo upgrade kit. The $22,000 kit consists of new larger turbos with billet wheels, upgraded intercoolers, and a new ECU tune. 60-130 mph is claimed to be under 8 seconds. Dyno shows 572 horsepower at all four wheels on a mustang vs. 414 all wheel HP stock. Yes, a very healthy bump of almost 160 horsepower at the wheels and also impressive that the PDK transmission is holding the torque. ...
      Published on 06-23-2011 11:14 PM
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      The McLaren MP4-12C is the sports car of the moment. Having been recently released into magazine hands for testing we have already seen some very cool comparison videos. This is the first straightline performance comparison and the McLaren is very, very quick in a straight line. A 600 meter drag race allows the cars to stretch their legs a bit longer than a 1/4 mile which definitely helps cars of this power level show off. We won't spoil the result, check out the video. ...
      Published on 06-23-2011 04:00 AM
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      This is a new widebody kit for the Porsche Panamera from Project Kahn. For a widebody kit, it is pretty subdued and not over the top. The 10 piece kit includes flared fenders, a roof spoiler, front bumper, rear bumper, sideskirts, and of course LED's for bumper. The kit is pretty nice overall although we could do without the Project Kahn wheels which seems a bit gaudy. ...
      Published on 06-22-2011 01:22 PM
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      Ok, how cool is this? Yes, ridiculously cool. Now, granted, most of us do not have driveways like this. Actually, most of do not have cars like this. Still, if we did, we can see ourselves doing the exact thing. The driveway actually makes for a fairly tight track that almost resembles some autocross courses. Not the safest thing to do in the rain with all those trees lining the driveway but hey, his car, his driveway, he can do whatever the hell he wants and we like that. ...
      Published on 06-21-2011 09:51 PM
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      This is a strong point of contention between Porsche enthusiasts. Has the rear engine seen its best days? Isn't it time to move the mid-engine Cayman up to the 911's level and stop holding it back? Well, Car and Driver did the kind of comparison that we all really wanted to see. They took a Cayman R vs. a 997 GT3 and the results are interesting but expected especially considering the GT3's higher price tag. ...
      Published on 06-18-2011 09:39 PM
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      There are not too many forced induction upgrades for the standard 997 Carreras so this is great to see. Vivid successfully did a single turbo on the 996 Carrera so we have faith they will be able to reproduce the result on the 997. The donor car is a 997.1 Carrera S 3.8 that does not have direct injection. The kit for the 996 cost $8,995 so this should be close to that range as well as the HP gain which was around 130 whp to the wheels. ...
      Published on 06-17-2011 07:00 AM
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      This is a roll on racing video of the new 2012 Nissan GTR with an ECU tune vs. a 997.2 PDK Porsche Turbo. The 911 Turbo has a Fabspeed X-pipe with 200 cell cat, ECU tune, Fabspeed headers, and a BMC filter. The 2012 GTR just has an ECU tune and is putting out around somewhere in the 590 crank horsepower range. The PDK Turbo in these runs in the stronger car, significantly. ...
      Published on 06-17-2011 04:11 AM
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      Nothing positive about this story but it is news unfortunately. Russian poltician Dmitry Grigoryev Ostrovenko and his Cayenne Turbo were involved in a fatal high speed accident. Witnesses report Ostrovenko was so drunk he could barely even stand. The Cayenne collided at high speed into 6 other cars, one of which was completely destroyed and the driver lost his life. Unfortunate and avoidable; but no punishment will bring back the young student killed. ...
      Published on 06-16-2011 10:30 AM
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      Let's not kid ourselves, the Porsche Cajun will basically be a re-skinned Audi Q5. That is ok though, it worked out well for the Cayenne and Touareg. There will be two diesel powerplants but these likely won't carry over to the USA. The 2.0 TFSI turbo charged 4.0 cylinder likely will though. A turbo model is rumored but unconfirmed at this point. The Cajun will enter production in late 2013. ...
      Published on 06-16-2011 02:52 AM
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      Car and Driver did a very interesting comparison recently where they compared launch control to humans. In the comparison, they listed the hardest launching production cars and it was no surprise to see the Bugatti Veyron atop the list with 1.09g's pulled at launch. What was surprising was that the Panamera Turbo was in second with 1.02g's. This put it ahead of the 997 Turbo S PDK tied for fourth with the Nissan GTR at .96. There were three Porsches in the top 10 with the Cayenne Turbo tied with the X5 and X6 M at .88g's. ...
      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. ...

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