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Porsche plans for network of fast chargers for Mission E in US

Porsche will come out next year with an electric car based on its Mission E concept from the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. The automaker doesn't want potential owners to worry about a lack of charging infrastructure so its dealers will install 189 fast-chargers across the country to charge its electric cars. Potential plans with other charging providers may...

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Porsche’s Weissach package likely to expand to more models

The Weissach package from Porsche turns a good sports car into focused track machine, usually by reducing the weight or improving the aero, or both. Typically, this is a package only offered on the most hardcore Porsche products. We're talking the 918 Spyder, 911 GT2 RS and the 911 GT3 RS. Perhaps down the road however, Porsche could extend the Weissach...

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Report: Porsche powertrain boss arrested in relation to diesel scandal

Jörg Kerner, who was promoted to the head of powertrains at Porsche in 2011, was arrested in relation to the Volkswagen Group's diesel scandal, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. German prosecutors confirmed that a person was remanded because of flight risk and that a probe was opened against the person last July. The arrest...

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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS sets 6:56.4 Nürburgring lap time

It's a Porsche RS so you know it's going to be fast but we bet you'd have never guessed that the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS could lap the Nürburgring in under seven minutes. Remember, this is a sports car equipped with a naturally aspirated six-cylinder. But somehow Porsche has done it, with a green GT3 RS equipped with the car's available Weissach...

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo spy shots

Spy photographers have spotted a prototype for a new generation of the Porsche 911 Turbo, the everyday supercar. The new Porsche 911 is coming later this year or early next, initially in Carrera and Carrera S guises. But you can count on there being multiple other versions to cater to Porsche's discerning clientele. We're talking close to two...

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2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spy shots and video

Porsche's 718 Boxster and Cayman have just received the GTS treatment. But the German sports car marque is already working on the next rung up the ladder, the new 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4. Shown here is a prototype for the Boxster Spyder. The car is being developed alongside a new 718 Cayman GT4 and should make its debut soon, as a 2019...

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Porsche plans 500 fast chargers in US by end of 2019

Porsche will come out next year with an electric car based on its Mission E concept from the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. The automaker doesn't want potential owners to worry about a lack of charging infrastructure so plans to install at least 500 fast chargers at popular spots in the United States, including at its 189 dealerships and some highway stops. The...

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VW Group ousts CEO, names Diess as replacement, announces restructuring

Volkswagen Group has ousted CEO Matthias Müller and replaced him with Herbert Diess, previously CEO of the Volkswagen brand within the larger 12-brand corporation. The move is part of an effort to reorganize the company to do business more efficiently, the company said. VW Group will reorganized into six business areas and the China region, which is VW...

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2019 Porsche 911 Speedster spy shots

There's a new generation of the 911 waiting in the wings but before it arrives Porsche will launch one last hurrah for the current-generation 991 911 family. The car will be a limited edition 911 Speedster, a prototype for which has just been spotted. Some readers will recall Porsche did the same with the previous-generation 997 911 family. Porsche has done...

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Porsche 919 on goodbye tour, destroy’s Hamilton’s Spa lap record

Porsche created a modern legend of motorsport when it built the 919 Hybrid. The automaker wanted to win at the highest level of motorsport, and it did just that with its hybrid-powered LMP1 masterpiece. After 33 races, the 919 Hybrid is credited with 17 wins, three constructors' championships, three drivers' championships, and three outright victories at...

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