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On occasion, we find extremely rare and desirable cars that roll across the auction block, but few are as pristine and well kept as this 2009 RUF CTR3. Its beautiful chassis has only called one garage home while having traveled a mere 547 miles. They don’t come any better than this.

Although it looks like a modified Porsche 911 or Cayman , this is no chop job. The small German manufacturing company RUF designed and built the CTR3 from the ground up, using only a handful of original Porsche parts in creating perhaps one of the top supercars ever produced.

The CTR3 starts off with the front crash zone, floor pan, and hood of a 911 GT3 RS delivered directly from the Porsche assembly line. RUF then added the mid-mounted engine cradle and integrated roll cage. Adding to the car’s safety are Porsche production GT3 doors with integrated side-impact braces. A modified 3.8-liter, twin-turbo flat-six is then fitted snugly behind the passenger compartment. It powers the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission. A massive 750 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque move to 3,086-pound car from 0 to 60 mph in a scant 3.1 seconds.

Bringing the car to a halt are four 15-inch, carbon-ceramic rotors clamped by six-piston aluminum calipers front and rear. Huge 265/35ZR19 tires up front and massive 335/30ZR20 tires out back grip the road. The CTR3’s track is five inches wider than a standard 911 and the wheelbase has grown 10.8 inches, while the overall length hasn’t changed. The beautiful rear suspension set up is a multi-link arrangement while the front uses the 911’s MacPherson struts.

Only 31 CTR3s were ever made and this particular example is for sale in California. It was imported into the U.S. in 2009 to an owner who never had it registered. It was then shipped back to Germany in 2012 for upgrades including a bump in horsepower to its current output. Even with its outrageous power, it still meets all federal emissions standards and is completely street legal. Current asking price is unknown, but other CTR3s have sold for $400,000 plus. Head over Canepa to see the RUF’s actual listing.

Click past the jump for photos and info on RUF and this 2009 CTR3

Source: Canepa

Porsche is no stranger to releasing special edition models and if there’s a possibility that public interest will dictate strong demand, the automaker has no problem giving the people what they want.

Recently, Porsche unveiled its latest special edition work for the Cayenne SUV . It’s called the Cayenne Platinum Edition and it was designed to combine style and exclusivity, two hallmarks of German engineering.

As is always the case with a special-edition model, the Cayenne Platinum Edition will come dressed with a variety of color options, including a choice of models like a Platinum Silver Metallic finish to go with a Black, White, Meteor Grey Metallic, Basalt Black Metallic, Mahogany Metallic and Carrara White Metallic colors, all of which are available upon request.

Bi-xenon headlights, a fancy privacy glass, and a set of 19-inch Cayenne Design II wheels are also part of the exterior program.

Meanwhile, the interior also received a fancy set of upgrades, highlighted by a two-tone interior trim that has partial leather seats, a SportDesign steering wheel and a Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with GPS navigation. Anti-dazzle interior mirrors, special floor mats and "Platinum Edition" sill plates, are also part of the interior digs, giving this Cayenne Platinum Edition the workings of an certifiably exclusive SUV.

The Cayenne Platinum Edition is powered by a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine that develops 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, in addition to a 3.0-liter, V-6 diesel that hits 254 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. The model retails for €66,379 for the Cayenne Platinum Edition and €67,212 for the Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition, which is about $90,300 and $91,500 based on current exchange rates.

Click past the jump to see more of the Platinum Edition and the 2014 Porsche Cayenne

Today we come to you with a heavy heart with the announcement that Paul Walker, one of the stars of the Fast and Furious series, has died in a car crash. Earlier on Saturday, there were rumors that he had perished in a car accident, but the horrible news was confirmed Saturday at 10:14 p.m. on his official Twitter page.

According to the report and witness statements, Walker was a passenger in a red Porsche Carrera GT , which was driven by a friend of his. The car was apparently speeding, per the Los Angeles Sherrif’s Department’s report, and it slammed into a light pole.

By the time EMTs and other emergency personnel arrived on the scene, the Porsche was engulfed in flames. Walker and his friend, whose name was not released, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Paul is survived by a 15-year-old daughter and leaves millions of Fast and Furious fans with a heavy heart. Numerous Fast and Furious cast member expressed their emotions through various social media sites, including Vin Diesel, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Tyrese Gibson. He was just 40 years old...

Update 12/1/2013 10:20 a.m.: Reports are suggesting that the driver of the Porsche was Roger Roda, who was a close personal friend of Walker’s and a professional racecar driver who had participated in the Pirelli World Challenge. The crash occurred following a charity event that the two attended.

Source: Yahoo
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If you are not a big soccer fan, then the Andre Wisdom name says pretty much nothing to you; well, don’t worry you are not the only one. Long story short, the 20-year-old Wisdom plays for Derby Country, UK.

He may be top notch at putting a ball past the goal keeper, but his driving skills definitely need a little "refinement."

Last week he found himself in a bit of "trouble" while trying to find his way to Pride Park for his team’s match with Sheffield Wednesday. Apparently, Wisdom stopped at a shop to buy some drinks before the game, and, as he was unfamiliar to the place, he set the coordinates of the Pride Park to his Porsche Panamera ’s navigation system.

The only problem is that instead arriving to Pride Park he ended up on a very muddy road where he got his rather pricey Porsche stuck. Fortunately, he was discovered by a mountain biker six miles from Pride Park and a Jeep Cherokee came to tow the luxury sedan from the deep muck.

Let;s just hope that he is better at playing soccer than realizing he is driving down a road that the Panamera simply is not equipped to handle.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche Panamera Turbo.

Source: Telegraph
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Back in the summer Porsche announced the special edition 911 Carrera 4S 5 Million Facebook - a model built - as you probably have guessed - to celebrate its 5 million fans on the Facebook page.

The car was built upon the specification of Porsche’s Facebook community, and now one lucky winner - Dede Seward from San Francisco, USA had the chance to experience it on the track. Yes, Dede was also flown from San Francisco to UK where the car was tested at the Porsche Experience Centre in Silverstone.

For those customers interested in the car, but whom do not have enough money to buy it, Porsche is offering two interested choices. One will be a limited edition 1:43 scale model of the Porsche 911 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S produced by Porsche Exclusive - the perfect gift for Christmas, while the second includes 90 minutes of driving the actual car on the Porsche Test Tracks at Silverstone. The cost is £315 - about $500 at the current exchange rates.

The release of the revised 2014 Porsche Panamera gained the attention of top tuners all over the world. In some cases, new programs are built and developed; in other cases, updated programs follow too.

Since it already had an existing program for the Panamera, Russian tuner TopCar opted to take the latter route, giving the luxury sports sedan a revised Stingray GTR package that comes with its own set of new digs.

New aero kits were part of the menu, among which includes new front and rear bumpers, a new hood, front and rear wings, doors, and side sills. There’s a lot to like about this new program, one of which is TopCar’s use of a new technology that it says splices carbon elements with the metal body of the Panamera.

In addition to the comprehensive aero list, the revised Stingray GTR also received a new set of engine modifications, the most powerful of which takes the output of the Panamera all the way up to 700 horsepower, though TopCar did not opt to reveal the specifics of its engine upgrades.

There’s a lot to like about TopCar’s Stiingray GTR program, a feat it manages to accomplish despite the program — on its own — not being all that new itself.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR by TopCar

Not much gets our blood racing faster than a good dyno test, especially one featuring a new model. This one happens to be with the brand-new 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S .

Our friends at dragtimes.com report that Champion Motorsports was given keys to the 911 Turbo S for use in developing its new lineup of go-fast bits for the 3.8-liter turbocharged flat-six. Before Champion could get to work, it borrowed the dynamometer over at HP Logic to get the coupe’s baseline numbers.

Turning all four wheels through the impressive seven-speed PDK transmission, the new 911 laid down a healthy 486 horsepower and 456 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers are fairly close to the advertised output of 560 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, all things considered.

Now we must sit patiently for news to break on what new performance upgrades Champion rolls out for the new-generation 911 Turbo S. Keep in mind, the last 911 its engineers worked their magic on ran the quarter-mile in the high 10-second range. Stay tuned to TopSpeed for all the updates.

Click past the jump to see the actual dyno sheet and to read more on the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo

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TechArt continues to update the new 911 lineup with a new tuning kit based on the Turbo models . It will be unveiled at the Essen Motor Show, and as usual, it includes exterior, interior and under-hood updates. Unfortunately, TechArt is saving the latter updates for a later date.

The body kit offered for the new 911 Turbo is made from a lightweight fiber composite of carbon and polyurethane RIM, and was specially designed to improve the aerodynamic features of the model. It includes a new front spoiler that extends for more effective airflow at the push of a button of speeds under 75 mph, or automatically at greater speeds. It retracts automatically at speeds under 50 mph.

TechArt is also offering a new rear spoiler that improves driving dynamics and stability throughout all driving conditions. There are new aero wings, a new air vent on the front apron, new air-flow-optimized side skirts, a new roof spoiler and a new diffuser trim.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 911 Turbo by TechArt.

Gemballa’s troubles seem like distant memories now. It’s not really worth rehashing all the details of the company’s recent history; instead, we can celebrate how it has rebounded from it to produce some pretty impressive tuning programs.

It’s most recent project will be on display at this year’s Essen Motor Show and by all accounts, it’s going to be a pretty incredible project. The program, called the GTP 700, is for the upgraded Porsche Panamera Turbo and like the name indicates, it gives the German sedan quite a hefty performance boost, increasing the output from the already-impressive 520 horsepower to an incredible 700 horsepower.

With the Panamera carrying a 4.8-liter, V-8 twin-turbo engine, that spike in output is made more impressive by the fact that Gemballa was able to massage the modification to ensure that no stones were left unturned in giving the Panamera Turbo that jump in numbers.

No word yet on how the increased output translates to performance numbers, but considering that the standard Panamera Turbo already hits 60 mph in 3.9 seconds to go with a top speed of 189 mph, we won’t be surprised if the final numbers approach 3.5 seconds with a top speed of around 205 mph.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo

Ever long to own a serious sports car like and Audi R8 or Porsche 911 , but can’t seem to find one at the right price? Perhaps the $106,700 price tag on a new Mercedes SL550 is outside your budget. Well, the television network CBS plans to give contestants a chance to win one of five dream cars, but only if the price is right.

Drew Carey and his long-stemmed microphone will be giving game show contestants on The Price Is Right the chance to drive home an Audi R8 , Jaguar XK touring convertible , BMW 640i convertible , Mercedes-Benz SL550 , or a Porsche 911 Carrera , plus a chance at winning more than 1 million dollars in cash and other prizes.

The cars are center stage in The Price Is Right’s first ever “Dream Car Week” that begins Monday, November 18th and runs through the following Friday. Each day will feature a different car and will be presented by a cast member from CBS’s soap opera The Young And The Restless.

Tickets to be a contestant on The Price Is Right are free, so head on over to the CBS studios if you live in Hollywood or gamble on a one-way plane ticket to LAX. Either way, there’s never been a better incentive to be on a game show.

Click past the jump for more info on the five dream cars

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