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Range Rover Vs Porsche Cayenne Off-Road Drag Race [Video]

Range Rover Vs Porsche Cayenne Off-Road Drag Race [Video]

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The Porsche 911 Turns 50

The Porsche 911 Turns 50

The Porsche 911 turns 50 this year, and to celebrate Porsche will be hosting a variety of anniversary events throughout the year. To keep up to date with news and events check out the this link origin.porsche.com.

The Porsche 911 saw its world debut as the model 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September in 1963. Over 820,000 Porsche 911s have been built, making it the most successful sports car in the world.

For each of its seven generations the engineers in Zuffenhausen and Weissach have reinvented the Porsche 911, time and time again demonstrating to the world the innovative power of the Porsche brand. Although some people may state they don’t like the 911 for this very fact, we don’t think Porsche lovers out there have any complaints.

The 911 delivers sportiness and practicality, tradition and innovation, exclusivity and social acceptance, design and functionality. Ferry Porsche best described its unique qualities: “The 911 is the only car you could drive on an African safari or at Le Mans, to the theatre or through New York City traffic.”

As part of the anniversary celebrations of the Porsche 911, the company will be sending out an authentic 1967 model 911 on a world tour. Over the course of the year, this classic car will travel to five continents where it will be shown in places like Pebble Beach, California, China, Goodwood in the UK, Paris and Australia. Any chance Porsche could squeeze in South Africa? Anyway if we don’t get to see it in South Africa, we will still be able to follow the cars progress online at porsche.com/follow-911.

Below is an overview of the seven generation of the Porsche 911:

1963: The first Porsche 911 successor of the Porsche 356 is unveiled. A legend is born

1973: The first thorough makeover of the Porsche 911. The first Porsche 911 Turbo is unveiled in 1974 followed by the introduction of the 911 Cabriolet in 1982.

1988: Introduction of the 911 Carrera 4 (964) just as automotive experts were predicting the imminent end of an era. The all-wheel drive Carrera 4 was also introduced with the introduction of the 964.

1993: The Porsche 993 marks the end of the air-cooled models.

1997: The Porsche 996 features the first water cooled ‘boxer’ engines

2004: Introduction of the Porsche 997. 2006 saw the introduction of the 911 Turbo, the first petrol engined production car to include a turbocharger with variable turbine technology.

2011: The introduction of the Porsche 991, which represented the greatest technical leap in the evolution of the 911.

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The New Porsche Cayman Sports Coupe

The New Porsche Cayman Sports Coupe

The new Porsche Cayman made its debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show yesterday. The third generation Porsche Cayman has according to Porsche been completely redeveloped and is now lower, longer, faster, more efficient and more powerful.

The longer wheelbase, wider track and larger wheels help to ensure that the new overall dimensions of the car enhance the driving performance of the car.

Two new versions of the Cayman will be available from the onset, the Porsche Cayman and the Cayman S.

The base model is powered by a 2.7-liter flat six-cylinder engine with 202 kW. It accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, depending on the equipment, and reaches a top speed of 266 km/h. Its New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) fuel consumption is 7.7 l/100 km when equipped with Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK).

The 3.4-liter engine of the Porsche Cayman S produces 239 kW; the best possible acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h is 4.7 seconds with appropriate features. The Cayman S can reach a top speed of 283 km/h, and its NEDC fuel consumption value is 8.0 l/100 km with PDK.

Both models are offered with a six-speed manual transmission as standard and the seven-speed PDK will only be available as an optional extra.

Some of the new optional features that will be available on the Porsche Cayman will be the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and the Keyless Entry and Drive System.

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Bugatti Head of Design's Personal Porsche 911 Project [Video]

Bugatti Head of Design’s Personal Porsche 911 Project [Video]

Thanks to the team at Drive for the video.

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The Genealogy of the Porsche Boxster S [Video]

The Genealogy of the Porsche Boxster S [Video]

We came across this interesting video on the Porsche Boxster S earlier this week. The video, from Autocar, compares the original MK1 Porsche Boxtster S against the current generation Porsche Boxster S.

Watch the video below.

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Porsche Macan Spied Testing [Video]

Porsche Macan Spied Testing [Video]

The Porsche Macan which is set for its official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show has been caught again on camera undergoing testing. The vehicle in the video seems to have less camouflage and is most likely one of the near pre-production vehicles which is being used to accumulate real world mileage.

Source: World Car Fans

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Drag Race - Porsche 911 GT2 RS Vs Ducati 1199 Panigale [Video]

Drag Race – Porsche 911 GT2 RS Vs Ducati 1199 Panigale [Video]

This isn’t the first time the Porsche 911 GT2 RS has been put up against the Ducati 1199 Panigale, in previous attempts Chris Harris driving the Porsche 911 GT2 Rs was unable to beat the Ducati from a standing start. However this time they get to a longer track (2 miles long) and perform both standing and rolling starts. Which one wins, watch the video to find out.

 

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Porsche Macan To Be Debuted At 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

Porsche Macan To Be Debuted At 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

The eagerly anticipated Porsche Macan is set to debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Heavily compared to the Audi Q5, perhaps due to the fact that its platform is based on the Audi Q5.

However Wolfgang Hatz in an interview with Auto Car, has made particularly clear that the Porsche Macan is “Not a Q5 with a Porsche hat on.” Wolfgang Hatz is a member of Porsche AG Board of Management in charge of Research and Development, and is additionally Head of Engines and Transmissions Development for the Volkswagen Group.

“Everything has been modified,” said Hatz. “Engines, transmissions, suspension – it’s all new. Audi can’t believe what we’ve done.”

Hatz also confirmed that the Porsche Macan would also be the first modern-day Porsche to be powered by a four-cylinder engine. However he also pointed out that the four-cylinder engine lineup would be introduced sometime after the introduction of the Porsche Macan.

Both the Porsche Macan and Audi Q5 should both continue garnering fans without any threat of cannibalism from either brand or so says Hatz, “Audi should have no fears.”

Source: Autocar

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New Porsche mid-engined Sportscar On The Cards

New Porsche mid-engined Sportscar On The Cards

Porsche CEO, Matthias Müller has confirmed that they are considering the introduction of a sportcar which will slot between the new 918 Spyder and the 911. The new mid-engined sports car will sell for between 300000 to 400000 Euros.

In an interview with the Handelsblatt, Matthias Müller, also spoke of other new models which will be introduced, namely the new Porsche Panamera which will most likely be based on the Panamera Sport Turismo recently unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the 2013 Porsche 918,as well as the 2013 Porsche Macan.

Porsche plans to increase it’s sales and production in 2012, and the introduction of a new product range will definitely help them going forward despite the weakening demand in Europe.

Source: Motor Authority

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Porsche 962 Driven Through Streets of Japan

Porsche 962 Driven Through Streets of Japan

The Porsche 962 dominated the sports car and endurance racing in the 1980’s and it was rather interesting when we saw the video below of the Porsche 962 converted for road use. The owner of the car fell in love with it when he watched it race.

This specific version is claimed to have been built by Australian Porsche race driver Vern Shuppan after retiring from racing.

If that is the case, the truth is, this is a replica; Vern Shuppan built his own version of the Porsche 962, calling it the Schuppan 962CR. It was based on Porsche’s racer, but the chassis and bodywork were unique to the 962CR. Unlike other Schuppan 962s the car featured in the video carries carbon-fibre bodywork in the style of the works Porsche 962Cs.

The video was produced by Maiham-Media, and it appears that they have a few more cool video’s so check them out.

Chris Harris also drove a Porsche 962 belonging to the Porsche Museum earlier this year and had the opportunity to interview Norbert Singer, you can also watch the video below.

Source: AutoWeek

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