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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Officially, the word is “manipulated.” That’s what Porsche suspects, and the ominous presence in this plot is apparently calling from inside the house. According to a German newspaper, the automaker has launched an internal investigation into possible manipulation of its gasoline engines. This...
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    For the last couple of years, one name has towered over the production car tire world: Michelin Cup. And Micheline recently came out with the Cup 2 R. So how much faster than the Cup 2 is it? Quite a bit, it turns out. According to YouTube’s Tyre Reviews, who had the opportunity to lap...
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    This might be the coolest use of 3D-printing we've seen yet. Porsche, along with Mahle and Trumpf, has figured out how to print pistons, and they're not destined for some short-lived track-only model, but the roadgoing 911 GT2 RS. They're built up, like all 3D-printed parts, layer by layer...
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    Espresso machines are never what you would call cheap, but if you invoke the name Porsche, any expensive item can become magically twice as expensive. As is the case with this espresso machine from Super Veloce. The machine is designed to look like the air-cooled flat-six engine that powered...
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    A laundry list of options from the Porsche 911 Turbo S have trickled down to the rest of the 992 Series, plus a few new inclusions aimed at making daily commutes more livable. The biggest get has to be the expanded availability of the seven-speed manual, but that’s thus far reserved for...
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    A few weeks ago, the internet was replete with drawings for you and your kids to color in. But what if you want something a little more advanced? Michael Mayer, Porsche’s head of design, has you covered. Mauer shows you how, in ten easy steps, to draw a 911. Okay, easy steps may be overstating...
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    It's the company's first rodeo. Porsche-tuner RUF has gone off the road with its latest 911, the Rodeo Concept that takes the company's in-house made carbon monocoque and applies classic-look body panels, all-wheel drive, and rough road capability. That chassis was born for the CTR Anniversary...
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    What do you do when you make a car that does sub 3.0 second 0-60 time and has over 600 hp? Simple, you add 60 hp and 37 lb-ft of torque and make it even quicker. That’s the 2021  Porsche  911 Turbo S for you. The new Turbo S is now the fastest and the most powerful 911 Turbo model yet. 0-60 mph...
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    The RS5 Sportback is a lovely car. It looks good, feels good, and drives good. But the benchmark for performance cars is the 911. So how do they compare on the drag strip? Well, the cars featured in this video line up really actually. Both make 450 hp, and the RS5 makes 442 lb-ft of torque...
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    Usually, when you say that a car has five seats, it’s a boring fact. In this Transporter, though, it hints at just how bonkers it is. That’s because the five seats are arranged 2-2-1, with a centrally mounted driver. A quick look at the seats also reveals that they’re carbon fiber Sparco race...
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    Well, when it launched this time last year, Porsche said that the manual transmission 992 version of the 911 would arrive eventually. Now it has. The automaker has just announced that the 2020 Carrera S and 4S can be ordered with a seven-speed stick. Even better, it'll be a no-cost option...
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    In news that will surprise approximately zero people, the most profitable new car for an automaker is the Porsche 911. That's from new data from Bloomberg Intelligence that shows that yes, Porsche's profitability from the supercar even beats out some seriously high-dollar exotics. Of course...
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    Porsche’s Zuffenhausen factory manager, Christian Friedl was recently reported citing a figure that, on its face, seems unbelievable. But when you examine Friedl’s claim that it only produces two identical 911s per year against the number of options you select, it’s actually remarkable that any...
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    Porsche isn’t above a little Porsche porn from time to time and this recent video from the brand is a fine example. Titled “Soul of Porsche: on the road with the 911” is a videographical celebration of the brand’s most famous car. As Porsche itself puts it: "8 generations, 1 icon.” There’s just...
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    LEGO has just announced its latest Speed Champions set: the 180-piece 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0. And unlike the real thing, versions of which sell for the better part of $1.4 million , this one sells for just $14.99. Mind you, it is quite a bit smaller than the real thing at just 1-inch tall...
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    The market for Porsches has reached levels that would make a Dutch tulip seller blanch. And Porsche is looking at ways to stop speculators from scooping up its limited run models before selling them on for a profit. As reported by Autocar, the brand is even considering leasing models that...
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    A ship carrying Audis and Porsche destined for Brazil was lost at sea on March 12. The ship was carrying, among other things, some of the last 911 GT2 RSs in production, causing the company to resume production briefly to deliver the lost cars. The ship, Grande America, sank off the coast of...
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    With the eighth-generation Porsche 911 having made its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, we anticipated waiting months for the automaker to start rolling the high-horsepower variants. Up until now, we’ve seen the Carrara S, 4S, and their convertible counterparts. But we didn’t expect to...
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    For nearly as long as there have been 911s there have been rallyists racing them off-road. And now you can, too! (Provided you have gobs of money and a lax attitude towards preservation!) Leh Keen, a race car driver who has taken the 911 RSR to Le Mans and raced Porsches in a variety of series...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    The 992-generation Porsche 911 hasn't even hit showrooms yet, but news about the upcoming GT3 version is already starting to get out. And according to a new interview, the GT3 is going to get a bigger engine for the RS, but no turbos. 911 product boss August Achleitner told Australian...
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