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      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. ...
      Published on 02-20-2012 10:27 AM
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      So you know the new entry level Porsche SUV based on the Audi Q5 that everyone was calling the Cajun? Scratch that, just a code name. Call it the Macan. We did not think Cajun was very good but it certainly sounds a heck of a lot better than Macan. How high is the Porsche board of directors when they approve these names? Porsche says Macan originates from the from the Indonesian word for tiger and it is those attributes of a tiger that fit its new SUV perfectly. Calling it the Porsche Tiger probably sounds better but nobody wants the Germans building Tigers again. If that doesn't make sense, please read a history book and pay attention to the chapters that mention German manufacturing circa 1942. ...
      Published on 02-19-2012 03:30 AM
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      The Corvette and 911 have been rivals, for, well, forever. They may be at two extremely different price points (price as tested $131,760 for the Carrera S and $72,130 for the Grand Sport) but they are both sports cars going about things in very different ways. The Carrera S PDK is a technological Tour de Force with direct injection, a dual clutch transmission, and weight savings (the 911 is 121 pounds lighter than the Vette at 3254 poudns) thanks to composites and aluminum ...
      Published on 02-15-2012 11:57 AM
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      911 turbo and the Nissan GT-R battles are simply natural for the two platforms. Both are twin turbo all wheel drive six cylinders with a history of tuning. This is a bit of a mis-match though but still interesting to see the comparison. The 997 Turbo appears to be an automatic which is at a large disadvantage to the GT-R dual clutch. A PDK turbo with a tune would have held its own much, much better and actually made this a race. ...
      Published on 02-14-2012 06:49 AM
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      Seems Porsche has come to terms with the performance advantage offered by the PDK transmission and we wholeheartedly agree. There were conflicting reports early on some stating Porsche would not offer the GT3 with a PDK and some stating the opposite. Our previous report on the subject stated Porsche was testing 991 GT3's with the PDK transmission and 911 project chief August Achleitner confirmed with insideline that manual and PDK versions are currently undergoing testing. ...
      Published on 02-11-2012 02:12 AM
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      This comes from our friends at GT Spirit who we are more than happy to support as they always support us. They took the manual and PDK both for a spin. Overall, what they liked most were the improvements to the handling and interior. They would choose the manual over the PDK which is interesting. They stated the downside to the car is that it does not seem to feel as sporty as the 911 once did. Maybe too refined? ...
      Published on 02-09-2012 06:44 PM
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      The Audi R8 V8 was used for this comparison. That is fine, as the V8 is already much more expensive than the Boxster and offers much more power. However, this is one of those instances where Quattro hurts more than it helps. The Boxster is able to beat the more expensive and more powerful R8 by almost a full second with a laptime of 1:24.7 versus 1:25.5 for the R8. A bit embarrassing for the R8 wouldn't you say? ...
      Published on 02-08-2012 01:41 AM
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      We bow down in respect to Porsche. This is some of the most impressive factory stock specific output we have ever seen. To hit over 100 wheel horsepower (not crank horsepower) per liter is a feat we have not seen many factory stock motors over 4.0 liters accomplish with the F430 Scuderia being the only other one in recent memory with 459 wheel from its 4.3 liter. 457 wheel horsepower in STD correction from a 4.0 liter flat-6 is absolutely absurd and this is by far the most powerful production naturally aspirated six cylinder the world has ever seen. ...

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