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2019 Porsche 911 teased with nod to future hybrid

Porsche promises the next-generation 911 will be the same sports car we know and love, only better. On Friday, the brand released official teaser images and a lengthy preview of the 992-generation 911 touching on the topics of autonomous driving, connectivity, and electrification. The teaser images feature August Achleitner, chief engineer for the 911...

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Dutch firm turns old Porsche 911s into electric cars

The Dutch sure do have an adventurous spirit. Not only is one Dutch firm working on a Tesla Model S shooting brake, but another by the name of Voitures Extravert is now taking old Porsche 911s and turning them into electric cars. The company calls its project the "Quintessenza": a 1970s or 1980s Porsche 911 with a modern electric powertrain underneath. A...

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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed, priced from $188,550

The 911 GT2 RS may be the top of the 911 pecking order but Porsche hasn't forgotten about the equally drool-worthy 911 GT3 RS. The German firm has been developing a few tweaks for its naturally aspirated track star, and now the updated car has been revealed ahead of the formal debut next month at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The car is due in...

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Porsche is officially done with diesels

Porsche in recent months has been in the midst of internal talks regarding the future of diesel engines within its own lineup. Those talks are clearly over, because the German automaker has just killed off the last remaining oil-burner holdouts in the lineup. For Porsche, diesel is now officially dead. According to Autocar, Porsche has removed the last two...

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2019 Porsche 911 leaked

A redesigned Porsche 911 is coming this year, and the first photo of a completely unmasked version has surfaced. The photo was posted to the Instagram account of Nina Stegmaier over the weekend but has since been removed. It shows the rear section of what appears to be a 911 Carrera S variant. However, thanks to a well-placed mirror in front of the car, we...

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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spy shots

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 Cayman GT4, or possibly a Cayman GT4 RS. The car is being developed alongside a new Boxster Spyder and should make its...

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3D printing allows Porsche to create obscure parts for classic cars

Three-dimensional printing is poised to revolutionize manufacturing and production processes. It's also excellent news for owners of vintage cars in need of pretty obscure parts. Porsche Classic announced on Monday that it now has the ability to 3D print parts that may no longer be available. Tests began with a release lever for the clutch of the Porsche...

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Learning the unnatural at Porsche’s Camp4 winter driving school

Pierre Des Marais' voice cracked over the radio as he screamed, “Yo-el! Why do I hear throttle and see brake lights multiple times?” “Turn. Brake. Accelerate,” he said loudly into the radio. In most track situations you are told to brake hard, turn, then accelerate out of the corner. At Porsche's winter Camp4 driving...

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Porsche investing $7.5B in electrification over next 4 years

Porsche will aid VW Group's electrification charge with an even larger investment than it had originally planned. Through 2022, Porsche has $7.5 billion earmarked for electrification, up from $3.7 billion. The investment will focus on plug-in hybrids, pure electric cars, the brand's Turbocharger fast-charging stations, and various other "smart mobility"...

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Porsche wants drivers to stop worrying about brake squeal

We all know the sound well: brake squeal. The high-pitched noise emitted from the pads and rotors that causes stress, and sometimes embarrassment. But, don't fret. Porsche wants drivers to know it's a completely normal circumstance. The brand produced an overly informative video explaining what brake squeal is, and why it happens. Drivers should rest easy...

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