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Porsche quits WEC LMP1 class for Formula E

July 28th, 2017 by

Porsche will quit the LMP1 division of the World Endurance Championship at the end of this season ahead of a move to Formula E. The German manufacturer is leaving the top-flight of sportscar racing after four seasons with the 919 Hybrid, one year before the end of its existing commitment through to the end of…

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Video: 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series assembly line

July 24th, 2017 by
911 Turbo S

Continuing the long tradition of elite, special variants, Porsche released the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, taking up the mantle of one of the most limited 911s available. The 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is an all-options-checked Turbo S with a host of limited-edition features including a new Aerokit, rear fascia, black calipers, exhaust, fender…

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Porsche considering return to Formula 1

July 13th, 2017 by
Formula 1

Porsche is considering pulling out of the WEC to return to F1 as an engine supplier, according to reports from German publication Auto Motor und Sport. The rumors come after Porsche joined current F1 power unit suppliers Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and Honda — as well as other prospective manufacturers — in attending a meeting with…

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The Digital Revolution: Opportunity, Not Threat

July 11th, 2017 by
Digital Revolution

The automotive industry sometimes appears to be shaking in its shoes as it contemplates a future threatened by new technology. The old idea of simply making the best cars and selling them for the best profit has gone out the window as connectivity, electrification and the possibility of computer driven vehicles opens up opportunities for…

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Porsche enjoys most successful first half year in its history

July 11th, 2017 by
2017 Porsche

Porsche has seen a clear upwards trend in the first six months of this year: With 126,497 vehicles delivered worldwide, Porsche AG exceeded the high figure from the previous year by seven per cent in the first half of 2017. The sports car manufacturer has never before delivered so many vehicles in the first six…

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Future Owners of Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Sportscar Able to Buy Customized Porsche Watch

June 14th, 2017 by
Porsche Watch

In Stuttgart, Germany, the Porsche Design company continues its steadfast collaboration with Porsche – unveiling a new custom-made Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series watch that will be made available only to owners of the new Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series cars. Just 400 of the cars will be made, with a…

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640hp 911 GT2 RS coming in ’17

June 9th, 2017 by

Porsche has confirmed its worst-kept secret. A new 911 GT2 RS will arrive later in 2017 combining the track-focused handling of the GT3 with the power of the Turbo S. British publication Auto Express has revealed details of the new model after riding in a prototype version of the new car. The long-rumoured car will…

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Button-free Porsche Advanced Cockpit preview

May 31st, 2017 by
Button-free Porsche

There are lots of good reasons to love the Porsche Panamera, including a new approach to eliminating button blindness: the Porsche Advanced Cockpit. (If you’re familiar with aircraft, you’ll recognize it as a “glass cockpit”). All analogue instruments except the centrally mounted tachometer have been done away with, and instead there’s a 7in display mounted…

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Porsche 911 Plug-In Hybrid Project Officially Dead

May 15th, 2017 by
911 Plug-In Hybrid

The possibility of a hybrid Porsche 911, rumors of which have been circulating for years, is officially over. According to Car and Driver, Porsche has cancelled development of a plug-in hybrid for its upcoming 992-generation 911. The magazine reports: “The hybrid 911 would have been part of the 992-generation lineup, and we were told that…

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Porsche Says It Won’t Make Any GT-Badged SUVs

May 10th, 2017 by
GT-Badged SUVs

Despite pleas from Porsche devotees that building an SUV would dilute the brand, the market has proven otherwise. The Cayenne initiated the performance SUV category in 2002. It and the Macan have become two of Porsche’s best revenue generators. Seeing Porsche’s profits, nearly every other luxury or performance auto manufacturer has brought out a competing…

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