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Porsche Cayenne

We are still awaiting our first "official" peek at the Porsche Macan , but all of the spy shots have pretty much given all of its details away. For 2015, it looks as if Porsche is preparing to debut another SUV in the form of a revised Cayenne . We don’t expect this to be a complete overhaul, but we do expect it to receive a healthy and much needed facelift.

The 2015 Cayenne , which we expect to see hit the show circuit sometime in 2014, will carry a nearly identical design as the Macan. The most notable of similarities, at least according to the spy shots, are the taillights. Much like its little brother — the Macan — the Cayenne has some stickers shaped just like the current Cayenne’s taillight covering up the revised taillights. What is it with VW products and wearing pasties over the goodies?

We anticipate the 2015 Cayenne to carry the current engine lineup into the 2013 model year, but we do expect a slight power increase across the board.

Click past the jump to see more spy shots up close

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Porsche 918 Spyder

Marc Lieb is the one that drove the Porsche 918 Spyder to its record-setting lap around Nurburgring. With a lap time of 6:57 , the 918 Spyder became the fastest road-going car in the world. However, according to Lieb, the new hybrid supercar can do even better than this.

There are some rumors that suggest the 918 Spyder fitted with racing slicks lapped Nurburgring in just 6:48 seconds (WorldCarFans), which would put it right on pace with the overall record-holding Radical SR8 LM . We are not very sure if this rumor has any truth behind it, but until Porsche from the above video, we can tell that Lieb certainly feels confident in saying the 918 would benefit greatly with some racing tires.

In this video (after the jump) coming from Drive.com.au Lieb explains why he thinks there is room for the 918 Spyder to improve its lap time.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 918 Spyder and to see the video from Drive.

Source: Drive

Out of the shadows of the recently concluded Frankfurt Auto Show , Porsche tuner TechArt has created a new individualization program for Porsche ’s most iconic model, the 911.

Specifically, this program is for the 911 Carrera 4 , and TechArt wasted little time giving it a comprehensive aerodynamic program that not only enhances the sports car ’s appearance, but also improves its performance and handling credentials.

Not a lot of companies can tap into the soul of a Porsche vehicle quite like TechArt, so it’s no surprise that its new program for the legendary German sports car comes with the intricate knowledge of knowing what parts need to be improved on to ensure that the 911 Carrera 4 improves both its aesthetic appeal and overall performance credentials without compromising its status as one of the best sports cars in the world.

That might be a tough task for other tuners. But for TechArt, it’s pretty much a walk in the park.

Click past the jump to read more about TechArt’s program for the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

Source: TechArt
Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible

The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet is pretty well documented, thanks to hundreds of spy shots floating around the internet. But some people — us included — were curious if the Cabriolet version would inherit all of the Turbo Coupe’s new looks, or if Porsche would pull a fast one and carry the drop-top over one more year.

Well, you can put those question all to bed, as we just caught the 2014 911 Turbo Cabriolet sitting pretty in a parking lot completely uncovered. This is when our sneaky spy photographer dug in deep to verify that everything from the 911 Turbo Coupe transfers over to the Cabriolet sometime later this year.

The 2014 911 Turbo Cabriolet will roll in a pair of variants: Turbo and Turbo S. The firmer will come bearing a 3.8-liter, flat-six engine that pumps out 520 horsepower, and the latter carries the same flat-six engine, but it pops off with 560 ponies.

Get a closer look at the key spy shots after the jump.

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The new Porsche 918 Spyder made quite a debut on the market: during its official unveiling today at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show , Porsche announced that the new hybrid supercar has already broken a record around Nurburgring. Equipped with the optional "Weissach package" the new 918 Spyder managed to lap the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife in less than seven minutes, to be more precise in a time of exactly 6 minutes and 57 seconds, smashing the previous record for OEM-spec, road-going cars by 14 seconds.

Porsche achieved the feat on September 4th when three drivers — former European Rally Champion Walter Röhrl, Porsche test driver Timo Kluck and Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb — took the 918 Spyder to task on the `Ring. Lieb was the driver that managed to smash the record with a time of 6:57 and hitting an average speed of 179.5 km/h (111.5 mph).

Click past the jump to read more about the new Porsche 918 Spyder.

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TopCar announced its participation in the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show with a pretty cool tuning kit based on the new-generation Porsche 911 Carrera 4S . The kit is called Stinger and for customers interested, it can be ordered at a price of €14,280 (about $19,000 at the current exchange rates).

The new Stinger kit is mainly focused on updating the exterior look of the 911 Carrera 4S , and offers a sporty and powerful aerodynamic kit. Thanks to all the changes it received, the 911 Carrera 4S Stinger does not only look more aggressive and speedy, but also sits lower and wider, thanks to the new shape of the front and rear bumpers.

The kit also includes a new hood, some extra spoilers, plus some updates to the interior, depending on the personal taste of the customer. The car sits on new wheels from ADV.1.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 991 Carrera Stinger by TopCar.

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Porsche Macan

Porsche is busy testing the upcoming Macan , and it looks like with every test the crossover starts losing more and more camouflage. The latest test took place on the Nurburgring race track, and,as you can easily see, the prototype caught here is almost completely uncovered.

The only camouflage we can see is on the headlights — they are hidden under stickers in an attempt to make them bigger — on the small side windows and on the thinner taillights. Everything else is revealed in all its glory and it is now obvious that the Macan will look like its big brother, the Cayenne .

When it comes to the engine lineup though, the Macan will be a little bit different than the Cayenne. The base version will get a four-cylinder engine with 220 horsepower, while the Turbo version will get a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 rated at 370 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

Expect to see the Porsche Macan at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show .

The Porsche 997 GT3 may have already been replaced by a slew of newer models, including the current generation 991 GT3 , but sports cars like this are the rare kind that really lasts the test of time.

That’s why a tuning company like Cam Shaft went out of its way to give the sports car quite an aftermarket program. You might notice that this 997 GT3 is wearing a pretty snazzy livery. Look closer and you’ll realize that Cam Shaft, no stranger to fancy dress-ups, gave the German sports car an individually customized Martini Racing design on top of the Pearly White full-scale foil. The Martini Racing livery is the real head-turner here, complete with all the trimmings, lines and even the iconic Mattes logo on the hood and doors.

Availing of this design will cost you &euro2,400 for the Pearl White finish and &euro900 for the Martini livery. It’s not exactly cheap, but ultimately, it should be worth the investment if you have the finances to do so.

But the Martini Racing dress-up isn’t the only thing that makes this program stand out. Cam Shaft also gave the car’s engine a little tweaking of its own, courtesy of its in-house PP performance engine optimization program. With this &euro1,899 modification, Cam Shaft was able to increase the 997 GT3’s output to 435 horsepower, 20 ponies more than the standard output.

It still falls short of the current 475-horsepower output of the current 991 GT3 , but it’s still a nice bump in our opinion.

Click past the jump to read about the Porsche 997 GT3

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The production version Porsche 918 Spyder will be unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, but Jay Leno had the chance to test it a few days before. He had the chance to ask all the question he wanted, as the head of the project, Frank Walliser was there to offer the answers.

The 918 Spyder will be powered by a 4.6-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 608 horsepower combined with an electric motor for the rear that adds another 154 horsepower and one for the front axle with an additional 127 horsepower.

With its total 887 mind-blowing horsepower, the 918 Spyder can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 211 mph, or 93 mph in E-Power mode.

Check out the video to see what Leno has to say about this astonishing hybrid supercar.

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With the new generation Porsche Panamera launched on the market, German tuner TechArt prepared a new GrandGT package. Official debut will be made next month at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and customers can order it shortly after.

As with the previous version, the GrandGT package is about changing every aspect of the car, starting with the exterior look and up to the engine under the hood. As usual, the most important changes were made under the hood where the tuner added an intelligent TechArt engine management system Techtronic that will increase the engine’s power up to 580 horsepower in the Turbo version (up from the standard 520 horsepower).

Next to the extra power, TechArt is also offering a completely revised exterior look thanks to the addition of a new aerodynamic kit made in lightweight fibre composite of carbon and polyurethane RIM. Customers can also opt for a wide range of wheels and of course numerous interior updates.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche Panamera GrandGT by TechArt.


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