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2014 Porsche 911 Targa: The Hoop Is Back

 

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  • 2014 Detroit Auto Show

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

With the doors of Cobo Center opening for the 2014 Detroit Auto Show this morning, Porsche is set to reveal its new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa in a matter of hours.

As expected, the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa appears to ditch the complex sliding glass roof panels that adorned recent versions of the semi-convertible Porsche 911 in favor of a more back-to-basics approach. An entirely removable roof panel opens up the sky, backed by a metallic B-pillar hoop in front of a large curved-glass rear window.

We’ll have to wait just a little longer for the full scope of images and all the official details, but we’re expecting the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa to carry most of the same technical specifications as the Porashe 991 on which it’s based.

Based on the photos, Porsche will offer a Targa 4S, so it could be an all-wheel drive-only affair for the U.S. again. We’ll find out more soon.

[autoblog.com]


Porsche 911 Safari off-road is coming in 2016

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  • Porsche 911 Safari

2016 Porsche 911 Safari

German media is reporting Porsche plans to showcase an off-road concept of the Porsche 911 Safari at next year’s Beijing Motor Show scheduled for April.

The vehicle will allegedly receive the Porsche  911 Safari moniker and will represent a throwback to the 1978 911 SC Safari rally car (see attached photos). If feedback will be positive, chances are Porsche will introduce a production version sometime in 2016 for markets where drivers have to deal with poor road conditions such as South America, Russia, China and the Middle East.

Details are extremely scarce at the moment, but the Porsche 911 Safari concept will be reportedly based on the all-wheel drive Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and is said to feature underbody cladding, beefy tires and a raised suspension.

[source: worldcarfans.com]

Girl and Porshe: Maria Sharapova poses at the Porsche Museum

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  • Maria Sharapova
  • Porsche and Girl

Maria Sharapova poses at the Porsche Museum

PORSCHE AND GIRL at Porsche museum / STUTTGART, GERMANY – APRIL 22: Tennis player Maria Sharapova (born April 19, 1987) poses for the media as she is unveiled as car manufacturer Porsche’s new brand ambassador at the Porsche Museum on April 22, 2013 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images)

[source: autoblog.com]

Porsche Lease Program for brand new Porsche

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

One of the Porsche dealers – Porsche of The Main Line in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania would like to extend a special offer for those who are looking to New Porsche lease.

Our new Porsche Lease Program “Welcome to Porsche” makes it easier and more appealing than ever to get behind the wheel of a brand new 2013 Porsche!

From now until April 1, 2013, expect to receive up to $4,500 in lease credit on all new 2013 Porsche Panamera and Porsche 911 models!  (Vehicle must be leased through Porsche Financial).  So what are you waiting for?  This is a deal too good to pass up!  Come see us at Porsche of The Main Line in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania and let us help you finally get behind the wheel of the Porsche of your dreams today!

 **New Porsche lease Program is valid until 4/1/2013.

Porsche prices 918 Spyder at a heart stopping $ 845k

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  • 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

After nearly three years of speculation, Porsche has announced official U.S. pricing for its upcoming Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar. The Porsche 918 Spyder bowed in concept form at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and could make its production debut at the 2013 edition of the annual show.

According to Porsche prices report, the 2014 Porsche 918 price will be $845,000. And that’s just for the base model. Stepping up to the Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Package will set you back $929,000.

Although Porsche has yet to confirm details of the Porsche 918 Spyder, the hybrid supercar is expected to make use of a 4.6L V8 mated to a pair of electric motors. On its own the gas engine should be good for 580 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque, with the electric motors boosting the car’s total output to 795 horsepower and 569 lb-ft of torque.  The Porsche 918 Spyder is expected to deliver an equally impressive 78mpg.

The Weissach Package doesn’t add any more power, but it does improve the car’s overall performance thanks to a 77 pound weight reduction and an improved braking system. Porsche says the Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Package is 8 seconds faster around the Nurburgring than the standard car.

The 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder is capable of hitting 60 mph from a stop in about three seconds, continuing on to a top speed of over 200 mph. Power from the V8 is transmitted to the rear wheels via a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox while power from the electric motors is controlled by computer and sent directly to the front wheels.

The Porsche 918 Spyder has several drive modes, offering different levels of performance and efficiency. E-Drive minimizes fuel consumption by using the batteries to power the car for up to 16 miles. Hybrid mode uses both electric and gas power for a blend of efficiency and longer range. Sport Hybrid adds torque vectoring for more performance-oriented driving. And, lastly, Race Hybrid maximizes both gas and electric output, without regard for efficiency.

Porsche will reportedly build just 918 examples of the hybrid sports car, but those customers will have quite the range of options.  A previously leaked brochure, which appeared on Team Speed, revealed that the 918 will be available in at least 12 different colors as well as two special graphics packages.

[source: leftlanenews.com]

Pope Benedict XVI visited one of the Porsche dealers in Europe

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  • Porsche dealers – Porsche center Riga

Porsche center Riga and Pope Benedict XVI

In a sudden announcement that caught Catholics around the world off guard, Pope Benedict XVI said he will resign at the end of February, becoming the first pontiff to step down in nearly 600 years.

We just received news that some days before this announcement Pope Benedict XVI visited one of the Porsche dealers in Europe – Porsche center Riga

In a meeting with Sales Manager Pope Benedict XVI revealed that it’s not easy to choose between new Porsche 911 and Porsche Panamera. Pope noticed that is not a money issue, because porsche prices for both models are practically the same.

Later, during a visit in Porsche center Riga, Pope Benedict XVI told that owning a Porsche is an ancient dream for him, but his position does not allow it in the past.

Porsche dealer employee used the unique opportunity to ask what Pope thinks about speeding to which Benedikt XVI replied that in principle he is against the fast driving, but speeding with Porsche is little different and God knows it.

Let’s wish Pope Benedict XVI good health and courage to make the right choice between all Porsche models.

Porsche 911 and the 50th Anniversary in Porsche museum

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  • The 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911

Porsche 911 50th anniversary

Porsche is celebrating 50 years of  its famous Porsche 911 model with a host of events throughout the year.

Starting with the “Retro Classics” automobile show, taking place between the 7th and 10th of  March, Porsche will exhibit four special models at its Museum in Stuttgart: an early-model Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe, a Porsche 911 Cabriolet study from 1981, a 1997 street version Porsche 911 GT1 and the pre-series Type 754 T7.

The company is also sending an authentic 1967 Porsche 911 model on a world tour; this vintage Porsche 911 will travel to five continents where it will be shown in places like Pebble Beach, Paris and Goodwood.

Later this year, the Porsche Museum will host a special exhibition featuring the history and development of the 911. Called  ”50 years of the Porsche 911“, the event will run between June 4 and September 29.

Porsche has built 820,000 911s since the model’s launch in 1963; the model is a benchmark for all other sports cars and the central point of reference for all other Porsche series, according to the German brand.

It is worth noting that the 911 was first introduced as the Porsche 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963, but the German company had to rename it the “911″ after a legal dispute with Peugeot.

[source: www.biser3a.com]

Detroit auto show: PORSCHE displays at NAIAS 2013

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  • Porsche in Detroit Auto show
  • 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS 2013)

2013 Porsche 911 lineup at NAIAS 2013 By eGarage.comEvent Date
January 14, 2013 to January 27, 2013

The 2013 North American International Auto Show has come to a close.

In this year the Detroit Auto show saw a total attendance of over 795,000, which is about 25,000 more than last year and its highest total since 2004, when 808,000 turned out.

Enjoy best of PORSCHE displays in 58 high quality pictures live from 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS 2013) Detroit, Michigan

In this year Porsche display we could see:

 

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo and Lincoln MKC Concept – who was the first???

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  • Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo and Lincoln MKC Concept

We’ve had the chance to spend some up-close time with Lincoln MKC Concept vehicle ahead of its Detroit Auto Show debut, and it’s a undoubtedly impacted by the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo. There are only one question, who was the first: Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo or Lincoln MKC Concept?

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo – Design walkthrough of Porsche Concept Car

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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo_Porsche Concept

From a clay model to the world premiere at the 2012 Paris Motor Show: Accompany designers Michael Mauer and Mitja Borkert to our R&D center in Weissach and watch exclusive footage of the development process of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo in this video.

Porsche’s Panamera Sport Turismo was one of the best concept cars of 2012. So, the German car designer continues building the buzz by offering a behind the scenes look at the design process for its first-ever station wagon.

In the clip, designers Michael Mauer and Mitja Borkert give an in-depth look into what it takes to bring the car froma clay model to its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show 2012.

More than just a station wagon version of the Porsche Panamera, the Sport Turismo has a totally distinctive look nose to tail. Some of the key elements the designers touch on in the video include the Porsche-signature raised front fenders, the wide rear shoulders, the front wing inspired by the Porsche 918 Spyder, and even some of the car’s unique touches, including the headlights and the three-dimensional “Porsche” lettering across the liftgate made from glass. One of the more exciting aspects of the concept – which is sadly just glossed over in the video – is the rear liftgate spoiler that features “variable aerodynamics” that sounds like it acts similar to the retractable spoiler on the current Panamera.

We still don’t know if the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo will make it into production, but if you want to see what went into creating this exciting concept car and see the different build phases designers went through to create the Paris show car, check out the video by scrolling below.

 

 
[source: autoblog.com]


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