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Porsche Macan First Drive

First Drive Porsche Macan At the press launch of the 2015 Porsche Macan, the automaker cited research showing how the luxury small-crossover segment has grown 185 percent since 2007, to some 1.3 millions units worldwide. Such entries as the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Range Rover Evoque, Lexus RX, and Mercedes-Benz GLK have obviously resonated well [...]

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Porsche 991 Cabriolet and Playboy model Dominique Regatschnig

First Drive Porsche 991 Cabriolet Playboy model – Dominique Regatschnig New Porsche 911 Cabriolet First drive: Matthias Malmedie testing new Porsche 991 Cabriolet together with Playboy model Dominique Regatschnig  

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Porsche review: New Porsche 911 (Porsche 991) first drive

First drive Porsche review 2012 New Porsche 911 (Porsche 991) Know anyone who seriously thinks the current Porsche 911 needs replacing? Probably not. But Porsche thinks otherwise. The 2012 new Porsche 911 will be replaced later this year by a car that’s as new as its looks are familiar. It might look nearly identical to [...]

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Porsche review: Porsche Panamera Turbo S First Drive

First drive Porsche review Porsche Panamera Turbo S It’s not that any Porsche Panamera lacks power. The 300-hp V-6 is quick, the 380-hp hybrid and the 400-hp V-8 are quicker still, and the 500-hp Turbo—well, let’s just say we’ve squeezed a 3.3-second 0-to-60 run out of that 4400-pound rocket. But this is Porsche, and where a Turbo exists, a [...]

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Porsche review: 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Tiptronic First drive

First drive Porsche review Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Tiptronic Last year Porsche introduced a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its Porsche Cayenne sport-utility vehicle. The parallel hybrid system can run in fully electric or gasoline modes independently, as well as a combination of the two. The electric motor boosts power from the V-6 supercharged gasoline engine to [...]

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Porsche review: 2011 Porsche 91 GT3 RS 4.0 First drive

First drive Porsche review 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 It seems as though Porsche itself were caught off guard by the announcement of this special-edition Porsche 911. The company had shut down the line that would normally build the engine for a car like this, so when the brass decided they needed one final [...]

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Electric Porsche Boxster E review – First Drive

Electric Porsche Porsche Boxster E Porsche Boxster review – First drive Imagine you’re running along a country road at the wheel of a Porsche Boxster. One second, there’s the glorious sound of a flat six-cylinder engine — a faint mechanical thrashing overlaid with the thrum of bass exhaust — behind your shoulders. The next second, [...]

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Porsche video: 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 on the Track

Porsche video Porsche on track 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 The 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 final iteration is tearing up the Porsche development test track in Germany in this video. In the video, Porsche’s head of GT cars Andreas Preuninger sums up the GT3 RS 4.0 beautifully: “it’s as close to the [...]

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2011 Porsche Cayman R – First drive

First Drive New Porsche model 2011 Porsche Cayman R Nearly every has a Sport button, and the 2011 Cayman R is no different. It quickens the PDK gearbox’s shifts, tightens throttle response and allows a bit more slip. I should’ve paid more attention to those last two bits during our morning briefing. On the rain- and [...]

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