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The new generation Porsche 911 GT3 is set to be unveiled sometime at the end of 2012, most likely at the Los Angeles Motor Show. This means that the company is currently very busy testing the car and we all know that wherever there’s a car testing, there is also a spy photographer. So ,here’s the latest video of the future 911 GT3.

The 911 GT3 will be powered by a normally aspirated 3.8-liter flat six engine with an output of 450 HP - an increase of 15 HP over the current version. The next GT3 won’t be offered with a manual transmission, meaning that customers will only enjoy a PDK gearbox. It is believed that top speed will be somewhere in the 200 mph area, while the 0 to 60 mph sprint will be made in about 4 seconds.

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We all know that when you buy or sell anything of significant worth, the gummament is not too far away with its hand out asking for its share. It doesn’t care which side it comes from, just as long as someone pays “The Man.” Well, when VW AG decided it was time to buyout the remaining 50.1 percent of Porsche and get its former ownership group completely out of the picture, we were talking billions of Euros, €4.5 billion to be exact.

Well, even in Germany, “The Man,” or better yet “Der Mann,” is there in the form of the Baden-Württemberg Finance Mini Mini stry asking for his cut of the deal, which would total about €1.5 billion ($1.9 million). This was just about the breaking point of the entire deal, as a part of the buyout was that VW pays the tax.

After five months of massaging the numbers, looking at the laws, and manipulating things in ways that would make a business ethics major cringe, VW and Porsche are about to pull off this deal 100 percent tax free. How they pulled this off was simple enough… The only real sticking point was the fact that VW had to find out how to manipulate the deal into a corporate restructuring, as opposed to a sale.

To achieve a restructuring classification instead of a buy-sell classification, VW gave Porsche the €4.5 billion buying price, but included in that price a single voting share of VW stock… Yeah, that’s it. One little piece of paper that says “I can vote on important issues” saved VW €1.5 billion. Gotta love those tax attorneys.

The deal has yet to be approved by state authorities, but sans any omissions or errors, this looks to be a final deal that gives VW the title to Porsche, instead of just a rental contract.

Porsche 911 Targa

Last week, we brought you the first spy shots of the upcoming Porsche 911 Targa and today, we’re bringing you a rendering inspired by those spy shots. As you probably remember, the new generation 911 Targa will bring back the famous fixed Targa roof option offered for the first time in 1965. The spy shots taken last week showed Porsche’s attempt to hide this feature, but upon closer inspection, the model hidden under it was pretty clear. Our rendering strips the vehicle of its camouflage to reveal the Targa roof further.

Under the hood, Porsche will place the same engines found in all of the new 911 models. This means we will see a 3.4 liter flat-six engine with 350 HP for the base version and a 3.8 liter flat-six with 400 HP for the 4S version. Both engines will be mated to Porsche’s new optional seven-speed PDK gearbox.

Expect to see the new Porsche 911 Targa launched in 2013.

The window sticker is an often forgotten item when you buy a car. For the most part, we just rip them off and throw them out, and this act of removing the sticker has been commonplace for decades. Most often, the only time a window sticker is saved is when the car is a collector’s item straight off of the showroom floor. This leaves two options, don’t display a window sticker at all, or have a brand-new-looking replica made that stands out like tank tracks on a WRX .

Well, that’s no longer the case for Porsche owners, as Stuttgart Studios offers replica delivery stickers with optional aging and weathering, giving them an authentic look. By using your Porsche’s VIN, Stuttgart determines all of the codes that were on the original window sticker and creates the sticker just as it was in real life. For an extra cost of $14.95, Stuttgart will add “Motif” to your sticker, which gives it a look and feel that a decades-old window sticker should have.

Judging by the examples that Stuttgart has on its site, it very well might be worth the base $99.95 price to have a sticker made, then the additional $14.95 for the “Motif.” What’s even cooler is that they don’t have just one “Motif” that every sticker gets. They list a total of 12 “Motif” selections on the website, but imply that there are many more options.

This definitely gets TopSpeed’s “Ultimate Niche Marketing” award for 2012. How in the heck these folks came up with this idea is beyond us, but it’s definitely a great idea.

It’s time for TopSpeed: Celebrity Edition! Per a report from TMZ, oft-troubled actress, Lindsay Lohan, learned that an 18-wheeler always wins against a Porsche 911. While driving down the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, Lohan managed to plant the front end of her rented – yes, RENTED – Porsche 911 into the backside of an 18-wheeler.

Don’t worry, your favorite teen star gone awry is A-okay, as she went to the hospital for tests and was released shortly afterward. According to reports, she heading to the set of the TV show she is surprisingly starring in, “Liz & Dick,” when she smashed the Porsche into small bits of $100K plastic, metal, and rubber, and she is now on the set and in good health.

According to reports, Lohan is claiming that the accident was not her fault and that the 18-wheeler cut her off. Looking at the accident scene, we really don’t see how an 18-wheeler could possibly cut someone off and not leave enough time for the driver to respond. Unless, of course, she was driving really, really, REALLY fast. But, we’re not here to judge, we are simply stating what we can see from the images. We are certain that this is not the last we will hear about this accident.

We are all glad to hear she is in good shape, so we can all continue on our normal path of ignoring any piece of work that she happens to be in…

Image Credit: TMZ

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Mistaking the brake pedal for the accelerator is a problem often associated with the elderly who seem to slowly lose some of their procedural skills due to age. That being said, this mistake is also prevalent in females who account for double of all accidents caused by making this simple and forgivable mistake when compared to men.

We have no idea why this occurs, but an interesting case has just come out of Turkey, where a young woman crashed her spectacular white Porsche 911 Turbo into a gas station after accidentally applying the throttle instead of the brake when turning in to fill up at the station.

As you’ll soon see from the attached video, the woman crashed into a black car before crashing through the gas station, plowing through the aisles of products and almost coming out the other side of station.

The Porsche 911 Turbo is so fast that the driver may have only floored the gas pedal for 1 to 2 seconds, and the car would have already been traveling 30 or 40 mph before it even entered the station.

Fortunately, the driver and her passenger were not injured in the incident although an employee at the gas station was admitted to hospital with minor injuries.

If you have any suggestions on how manufacturers could minimize these incidents, then leave a comment!

For more video footage of the insane crash, hit the jump!

Source: Carscoop

The new generation Porsche Boxster already made its world debut, but it seems we will still have to wait to see its coupe sibling: the new Cayman . But, until we will get the final specifications on the Cayman one lucky guy has caught the car in action in a district of Stuttgart, Germany.

On the exterior the new Cayman will get the same exterior design language as the Boxster, so do not expect big changes in here. Under the hood there will be the same flat-six engine with direct petrol injection as the Boxster. In the base version the engine has a displacement of 2.7 liters and delivers a total of 265 HP, while the S version will get a 3.4 liter version with 315 HP.

The new generation Cayman will make its world debut in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Porsche has just unveiled their new generation Boxster and it seems that the German tuner has been pretty impressed about the little sports roadster as they have already unveiled a pretty impressive tuning package for it. Called SP81-R the package adds a pretty cool exterior kit, but also the addition of an extra 20 HP.

The exterior changes include a new rear wing, rear diffuser, side skirts and a front chin spoiler. The package can be completed with a new set of super light forged 20" or 21" wheels, available in different colors. And the final touch has been given by the car’s new exterior paint job: a very cool combination of green and black. For the interior the only changes will include unique variations of leather and Alcantara.

In order to obtain the extra power the tuner has added a complete modified sport exhaust system with sport-catalysts and manifolds and perfect calibration of the ECU map. The sport exhaust could be combined with several different tailpipe versions for maximum individuality and singularity.

Porsche is quickly trying to fill up the high end luxury market with a variety of models for every need. The 911 is a classic sports car with a recently revealed new generation, the Cayenne is a successful SUV that some people thought would never work, and the Panamera is the company’s sports sedan that offers comfort for the kids and speed for the parents. It seems they have all aspects covered, but now the German automaker is filling in the gaps between these models with miniature versions. We are all well aware of the baby Cayenne - the Cajun - that should debut in 2013, but now the company is said to be working on a baby Panamera as well. This future baby model is currently being dubbed the Pajun (Panamera Junior) and is expected to be unveiled in 2016.

The upcoming Pajun will most likely be a rear-wheel-drive model and will be offered with a range of turbocharged direct-injection V6 engine developing between 400 and 550 HP. It is also believed that Porsche will offer a 3.0 liter TDI with an output of 265 HP and a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 that will deliver an impressive 600 HP. A hybrid version might also be a possibility.

The future Pajun will be offered in a five-door coupe version first with a sporty shooting brake variant 12 months later. Sedan and convertible variants will also be offered. Before any of that, however, we will get a facelift for the Panamera , as well as a Panamera Coupe . These new models will be produced to help Porsche achieve their goal of increasing sales to 200,000 units a year.

UPDATE 05/31/2012: Automobilemag has uncovered new details on the upcoming Pajun set to be unveiled in 2017. The magazine reports that the Pajun will only be offered with V6 engines, with power ranging from 260 HP for the base versions, up to 420 HP and 413 lb-ft for the Pajun Turbo, and 520 HP and 501 lb-ft for the Pajun Turbo S. Just like the next generation Panamera, the future Pajun will be built on the company’s new MSB platform-modular sports car matrix and will be offered with some of the most impressive features on the market, like ceramic brakes, dual-clutch PDK transmission, air suspension, four-wheel drive, torque vectoring, and more.

Updated 07/06/2012: Today we have a new rendering for you for the upcoming Porsche Pajun. We hope you like it!

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While Porsche keeps delaying the official launch of their new 911 Turbo Coupe and Convertible models, GT Board was lucky enough to catch both models in action at the legendary Nurburgring race track. The best part is that they were kind enough to share the video with us.

The future Porsche 911 Turbo will be powered by the same 3.8 liter turbocharged flat six engine found in the current model, but tricked to deliver a few more ponies. Having the sports car deliver about 550 HP would be a good call for Porsche since its greatest competitor, the 2013 Nissan GT-R , delivers a total of 542 HP. The engine will be combined with Porsche’s newest technologies, including brake regeneration and stop start systems which will help reduce fuel consumption by about 12%. The engine will be offered with an improved manual gearbox as standard, or an optional Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox.

Let’s just hope these vehicles are in their final testing sessions and Porsche will be officially unveiling them later this summer. Keep your fingers crossed!

Source: GT Board

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