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Chris Harris has shot another incredible video: he put aPorsche 911 GT2 RS and a Ducati 1199 Panigale in a drag race. A similar video was shot during the summer and the Porsche was actually destroyed. This second video was made to provide the Porsche with an opportunity to exact its revenge.

They went to a 2 mile runway to see what happens when you let a GT2 RS stretch beyond 150 mph, but the question is, what happened? Check out the video for the answer!

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS delivers an impressive 620 HP and sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds. The Ducati 1199 Paningale, on the other hand, delivers a total of 195 HP, leaving the RS with a huge advantage. Will it help?

No bikers or drivers were hurt in the making of this film.

After a patent leak about an upcoming bodykit for the 991, we’ve finally captured our first images of the 2013 Porsche 911 Sport Design Package at the 2012 Miami Auto Show. The famous Porsche duck tail from the 1970’s is back, along with a more aggressive front bumper. The $5,366 option is a must have for all tuning enthusiasts willing to embellish their 991 with a bodykit, which so far was only available on the limited edition 991 Club Coupe . On this gorgeous guard red model, the wheel option is adding a whopping $7,482. The 20 inch rims add to the overall look, but the price is outrageous for wheels that most likely are not any lighter than the base OEM. For that kind of money we’d rather go buy ourselves a set of ultralight HRE or CCW wheels. Nevertheless, Porsche came up with a very good looking body kit, for those too busy to look into the aftermarket or the devoted Porsche OEM fanboys. On a last note, we can’t wait to see the new 2014 Porsche 991 GT3 body kit, Stuttgart’s designers still have it!

The long-rumored Porsche Experience Center, located in Carson, California, has finally been approved. This will be the second Experience Center in the U.S. and will span a total of 53 acres. According to the first details we have on the project, it will include "a museum displaying historical vehicles, a business center, driving simulators, a high-end parts and service area, a restaurant, and a ’human performance center’ designed to train people like race car drivers."

The work on this project will begin at the end of the year and Porsche hopes to have it ready by fall of 2013. However, There is still a lot of work to do, considering they will need to clean up the former landfill site, raze the now-closed Dominguez Hills Golf Course, and demolish the vacant Don Dominguez Apartments.

It looks like this hard work will worth in the end, as the new Porsche Experience Center will also include two tracks — one measuring 2,500 feet and the second one about 5,000 feet. It will include areas where special surfaces replicate rain, ice, and snowy conditions. One of the driver-training sections is a 350-foot-long "Ice Hill," where a steep slope, computer-controlled water jets, and a low-friction surface will challenge even the most experienced drivers and help them improve their real-world skills.

The new Experience Center will also offer lots of activities for kids, track access, dining and conference spaces for car clubs, corporate clients, and other special groups.

Source: LA Curbed

It’s been a while since we last heard from Anibal Automotive Design, but every time they revisit their series of Attack models and the aero kits fitted into them, we can’t help but wonder why this Montreal-based tuner doesn’t do more programs like this.

In any case, we’ll take whatever they dish out any way we can get it. So when they released their new Attack program for the Porsche 911 , we stood up and took notice. The aerodynamic kit includes components built straight out of carbon fiber. There’s also a striking contrast on the sports car’s body, particularly the utilization of a silver finish on the body to go with a black carbon fiber hood.

As an added touch to the striking and downright stunning aero kit, Anibal Automotive Design added a new set of multi-spoke wheels to the 911.

According to Hani Harfouche, CEO and designer at Anibal Automotive Design, the Porsche 911 Attack is already scheduled for production. No concrete date has been announced for when the cars will go on sale, but we’ll keep a close eye on when these amazing Porsche 911s are ready to be taken home.

European auto tuners aren’t usually present in mass in a show like SEMA , but Belgian tuner Caractere Exclusive is not only making the exception, they actually went to Las Vegas to present their latest aerodynamic kit for the new Porsche 911.

Built from PU rim, Caractere Exclusive’s body kit features a number of new components, highlighted by a new front bumper with integrated air intakes and air outlets. The kit also includes a new set of side skirts with their own integrated cool air intakes and air outlets, a new rear spoiler, and a rear wing that comes with an integrated third brake light and air intake.

A new sport exhaust system with valve control and dual round tailpipes was also installed to the Porsche , improving its sound and unleashing its full-throttle fury for all to hear. From there, Caractere Exclusive fitted it with a set of either 20- or 21-inch three-piece forged wheels. These wheels not only enhance the car’s look, but they also improve its overall handling and driving characteristics by putting more rubber to the road.

Give credit to the folks over at Electronic Arts for knowing how to promote a video game.

With the release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted drawing closer and closer, the promotional train is out in full force, making a stop in Paris, France for an impressive supercar parade in and around some of the city’s most famous landmarks.

The video, courtesy of YouTube member alexsmolik, features a plethora of Ferraris , Porsches , Lamborghinis , and even a Ford GT Heritage taking through the streets of Paris while visiting a number of tourist destinations, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and Champs Elysées.

All these cars have also been stickered up with Need For Speed: Most Wanted badges just so the people checking them out know what the whole parade is all about.

Check out the video and watch them exotics take Paris by storm, Need for Speed: Most Wanted style.

Again, Nino Batista made a photoshoot. Again, it features a hot supercar with a hot woman. Again, it’s awesome.

Really, what’s new?

This time around, the subjects are a Ferrari 599 , a Porsche Cayenne , a TechArt Porsche GT2 - both modified by Autodynamica Performance - and a scantily-clad woman named Amanda Beatz.

We don’t want to beat up on an old horse and say Nino Batista’s skills behind a camera lens are top notch, but when you’re speaking the truth, there aren’t enough times to emphasize that.

These exotic vehicles speak for themselves, but this Amanda Beatz babe really is something else. No need to hide behind that towel, sweetheart. Matter of fact, it’s probably better if you just throw it away. We like your body...actually, we love your body so much we wish we could just stare at it for hours on end.

Which is something we’ll probably do over the next few days.

Source: Nino Batista

Professional photographer Nino Batista knows what people want. More specifically, he knows the pulse of the common warm-blooded man.

So when he as a car like the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Racer and a model like Alicia Thill at his disposal, you know darn well that a photo spread is about to ensue.

As far as we’re concerned, we can’t decide what we like better: the car or the girl. Both are hot and both are just downright drool-worthy.

Fortunately, Batista knows the art of compromising. So instead of focusing on just one model, he decides to have both in his spread, to the gratitude of men all over the world.

For more details on this photoshoot, hop on over and check out the gallery below. There’s something to be said about a girl and a sports race car that seem to be at home with each other. This spread for Autodynamica featuring Thill and the 911 GT3 Cup Racer is one of those instances.

Source: Nino Batista
Porsche 961

All we had on the future Porsche 961 supercar so far were rumors of its existence. Now, Porsche CEO Matthias Muller has finally confirmed that the company is indeed working on a new supercar, to be placed between the 911 GT2 RS and the upcoming 918 Spyder . It will be targeting models like the Ferrari 458 Italia .

Muller didn’t offer a name for the upcoming supercar, but it is believed that it will indeed carry the 961 nomenclature. As for its design language, you should expect a mix of the future 918 Spyder and the recently announced Panamera Sport Turismo concept .

The future 961 will borrow lots of technology from the 918 Spyder, including its lightweight carbon fiber-reinforced plastic monocoque chassis. but while the 918 Spyder combines a 4.6 liter V8 engine with electric motors, the 961 will just borrow the 4.6-liter V8 engine. This engine will deliver around 570 HP and will sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds.

This type of performance will come at us with a price of £250,000, or around $400k at the current exchange rates.

Source: AutoExpress

Earlier this month, we brought you an all-new video where Porsche actually gave Chris Harris an exclusive ride-along story on the not-yet-released 918 Spyder. That was a very impressive piece and really shows how much respect Harris has gained in the industry. Well, now Porsche is really pulling out all of the stops and entrusting Harris behind the wheel of its multi-million-dollar museum exhibit, the Porsche 962C.

Yeah, we’re talking about the 800 kg (1,763 lb.), 650-horsepower 962C that took home the 1987 24 Hours of Le Mans title. The same Porsche 962C that you can walk into Porsche’s museum and look at but not touch. This guy got to sit in this legendary car’s driver’s seat and whip it around Porsche’s test track at 150 mph.

As always, Chris brought along his ride-along camera and gave us an in-car view of him carefully navigating this legend around the track. Before and after the drive, Chris also gets to interview the lead engineer on the 962 project and gets some insight on just how much planning went into this car, from its rear axle to the massive amounts of down-force the various parts of the body create.

In all, this is a downright awesome video and all of the noises that come from the engine are completely beautiful.

Enjoy!


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