Tag Archives: Porsche

Jay Leno takes a look at a Porsche 356-Boxster mashup

Not just beloved among Porsche fans, the 356 remains an automotive icon to anyone who enjoys the automobile in any small way. It's a time capsule on wheels that captures the imagine of those who look upon it as it rolls past. You picture yourself, an open roof, and a curving coastal road winding along together under perpetual sunshine. Anyone would love...

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First details on PPE electric car platform for future Audis and Porsches

Audi and Porsche, both brands from the Volkswagen Group, have developed separate platforms for their first volume electric cars. Audi's platform is the C-BEV which is designed for high-riding vehicles and will appear initially in the e-tron SUV on sale in 2018. Meanwhile, over at Porsche, engineers have developed the J1 platform for a sedan based on...

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Porsche Speedster is reborn thanks to Stärke

An original Porsche Speedster isn't an easy purchase. Built from 1954 to 1958, these minimalist roadster versions of the 356 featured low, raked windshields that could be removed, bucket seats, and convertible tops that were barely there. Today, it is difficult to even locate one, and if you can find one, it won't exactly be inexpensive. A company called...

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Report: Former Porsche R&D chief arrested in connection to diesel scandal

Former Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz who stepped down in the wake of the diesel scandal afflicting the Volkswagen Group has been arrested in Germany as part of an investigation into the scandal by local prosecutors, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. German business daily Handelsblatt first reported the arrest and Sueddeutsche...

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Canada’s Anibal shows 920-horsepower supercar based on Porsche 911

A firm by the name of Anibal Automotive based in Montreal, Canada is promising a new car boasting some fantastic numbers. The car is the Anibal Icon which is promised to deliver 920 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of 2.4 seconds. Such numbers would make the Icon the fastest accelerating car in production. Right now, the Icon consists of just a series of...

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This Porsche 911 runs on electricity and mixed feelings

Porsche enthusiasts are a devoted bunch who often prefer the purist expression of their beloved brand. There's not a lot of wiggle room for change when it comes to the core of their favorite models, especially the 911. Some have managed to carve out a niche, such as Singer, RWB, and a few others. Still, there are those among the Porsche faithful that have...

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets record 6:47.3 Nürburgring lap time

All hail the new king of the ‘Ring. Porsche has done it. The German sports car marque's latest baby, the 2018 911 GT2 RS, has lapped the punishing Nürburgring-Nordschleife in time of only 6:47.3. That's the new record for production cars, and it was achieved with drive only going to the rear wheels. More amazing still is that Porsche...

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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo gets 680-HP Turbo S E-Hybrid range-topper

The most powerful Porsche in regular production is actually a hybrid. The car is the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid whose plug-in hybrid powertrain dishes out a meaty 680 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque. (The limited-edition 911 GT2 RS is actually more powerful but you can't buy one as it's already sold out.) Now the Panamera's more...

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2019 Porsche Cayenne deep dive

It's the very antithesis of Porsche. Or is it? The Cayenne, an SUV, is the sports car company's second best seller, behind another SUV, the Macan. It may be an SUV, but it's still a Porsche and that means it has to be sporty. Porsche is introducing the third generation of the Cayenne for the 2019 model year, and this one promises to be the...

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Porsche Top 3 most requested cars featured in bonus video

Remember all of those Porsche Top 5 videos from this past year? The German automaker has been cranking them out to show off important pieces of its history, and also its future. You can't please everyone, though, so Porsche went back to its own well while listening to its fans to create a bonus video. This one shows off the three most requested hits from...

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