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The TechArt GranGT is a new tuning package based, of course, off the Porsche Panamera and includes both engine updates and exterior and interior modifications. World debut will be made at the Auto Zurich Car Show from November 11 to 14, 2010.

For the exterior, TechArt is offering a new powerful front bumper with integrated splitter and large ventilation intakes, multifunctional daytime running lights integrated in the front bumper, an Aero engine hood constructed of high-quality carbon fibers, with integrated air outlets, new side skirts and flared fenders, a new roof spoiler, and a much larger rear spoiler. The package is finished by Formula light alloy wheels, in 20 to 22" dimensions.

For the interior the tuner is offering an entertainment package with two 7-inch screens, a new center console, and rear fold-away tables.

But the most amazing changes were made under the hood. Thanks to a new powerkit TA 070/T1, the power of the 4.8 l twin-turbo engine is increased to an impressive 571 HP and 830 Nm of torque. No words yet on how these new numbers will increase the car’s performance.

Press release after the jump.

As you know Porsche is celebrating its 60th anniversary, and what better way to do that than by looking for the oldest models on US soil?

We are sure it took some time, but after many searches, Porsche was able to locate the oldest U.S. retailed model; a restored 1952 Strawberry Red 356 Cabriolet .

This find was a result of the My Porsche Classic Search where individuals from all over the U.S. were asked to submit their entries for the oldest Porsche. After sifting through hundreds of submissions, the winner was chosen due to its voyage over the ocean provided by Austrian businessman, Max Hoffman. Hoffman lived in New York and had brought over the first Porsche vehicles to the U.S. in 1950. One of those vehicles was the rare 1952 356 Cabriolet, which owner Dr. Robert Wilson of Oklahoma City, Okla. found in a salvage yard years later, and then completely restored.

Other Porsche in the running for this distinction were a 1965 911, a 1965 912, and a 1970 914.

Check out the list of the top 12 oldest Porsches, as well as the press release, after the jump.

Let’s face it, the Porsche Panamera has been a real hit among tuners. And why shouldn’t it be? Anyone would want to make an improvement on a near perfect car, and we’ve seen all of the improvements imaginable. From engine updates to exterior and interior modifications and everything in between, there has not been one thing that hasn’t been done to this car. But instead of going completely over the top to make their tuning package stand out, WheelsBoutique have opted for a more subtle tunification. No, that’s not a word, but we’re still using it.

They started off with a Speed Art full body kit that consists of a front spoiler, new side skirts, and a rear spoiler, and then continued on to add H&R lowering springs. The only other additions made to the vehicle were that glossy black exterior paint and new H&R 22" wheels 187 Edition wrapped in Pirelli tires. Not much else to report, but it doesn’t make a difference; this tuning kit for the Porsche Panamera is a hit shot outside of the park.

Source: L4P
Posted on by Bryan 2

Porsche automobiles are always subject to rumors and speculation. Currently, the German automaker produces the Boxster , Cayman , a million different 911 models, the Cayenne , and the Panamera . Soon, we expect to see a small version of the Cayenne that will be called the Cajun , so it should sell fairly well in New Orleans. We also hope to see the 918 Spyder .

With all those models, one would think that Porsche would be set for quite some time with new models. Yet, according to Porsche chief Matthias Muller, they’re not done yet, as he sees room between the 911 and the 918.

That has us wondering. Will this high-end sports car use the same platform as the 918 and will it get the fancy hybrid motor? Or, perhaps it will get a normal flat-six. We would put our money on the hybrid option, or something completely different.

Porsche’s onslaught on the marketplace has worked fairly well, despite criticism from Porsche enthusiasts. The Cayenne is selling well, as is the Panamera, but it’s still not good enough for the automaker. They hope to sell around 150,000 vehicles a year, double from what they sold last year. That’s all well and good, but we’re not sure if a high-end sports car is going to do much for sales, as only a select few can even afford a 911.

Source: Autoweek.nl
Posted on by Ashfaaq 3

This year has been a very successful year for both the Cayenne and the Panamera , with the newly launched SUV selling just under 30,000 units since its launch in May this year, and the luxury saloon in tow with just under 22,000 sales. These sentiments have been echoed by the awards they have managed to amass in such a short amount of time.

Judges and readers from the world’s top motoring magazines have put their opinions down on par during extensive surveys discussing the best cars for 2010 – in a plethora of categories. The guys at Porsche have much to be proud of with both cars taking home numerous accolades each. Both the Panamera and Cayenne have enjoyed the favor of knowledgeable journalists and the public alike, which goes to show just how popular they are.

Hit the jump to read all about the tons of awards presented to these two models.

Source: Porsche

The curtain has been lifted on the new 911 GT3 Cup race car as it makes its way to the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship in just a few months. This racer is especially fantastic because it has been based on the 911 GT3 RS road car for the very first time.

Powering this mega machine is a rear-mounted 3.8-liter six-cylinder horizontally-opposed power unit that develops 450 HP and is mated to a sequential six-speed manual gearbox and limited slip differential. This is a 30hp jump from the previous model thanks to the borrowed engine from the GT3 RS.

Whereas the engine setup is identical to that of the GT3 RS, the weight of the 911 GT3 Cup takes a turn to the south with a 170kg drop. This means that the GT3 Cup tips the scales at 1200kg, leaving the race car with the added performance it needs for the track.

The exterior of the vehicle is race modified with a front spoiler lip that is 15 millimeters lower than theGT3 RS and a rear wing that is now 1.70 meters, up from the original 1.46 meters. The rear wing is also mounted higher to resemble that of the 911 GT3 R raced in the FIA GT3 series. Three-piece light-alloy rims measuring 9.5 J x 18 (previously 9 J x 18) and running on 24/64-18 Michelin racing tires have been housed in the wider front wheel arches and flared wheel housings.

The price of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup starts at 149,850 Euros ($210,029 at the current rates).

Press release after the jump.

Jamiroquai is a British jazz funk and acid jazz band formed in 1992 that just so happens to have a car-loving fanatic as a lead singer. Jay Kay is the proud owner of many luxury rides including a Lamborghini Miura SV , an Aston Martin DBS , and a Ferrari Enzo , to name a few. This little hobby is why their latest, and appropriately named "White Knuckle Ride" video taken from the new album, "Rock Dust Light Star" features a Porsche 911 Carrera RS and a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter.

The chance to see a video of a Carrera RS and a helicopter is enough to give this one a go, but adding a chase scene that takes the machines through the dry scenery of Spain is more than enough to hit play right now.

And if you just so happen to enjoy a good jazz funk song, then this video is also for you, and so is Jamiroquai’s latest album which hits stores on November 1st.

If you wanted a Porsche GT2 RS for Christmas then, we’re sorry guys, but we have some bad news for you. Porsche has just announced that the most powerful and high-performance road-going sports car in their history has sold out, despite the car’s $250K pricetag.

News of the 500 units already being scooped up shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody. The GT2 RS is more powerful and lighter compared to a standard GT2 because of the 154lb decrease in weight and the extra 90hp getting squeezed out of the engine. Anyone with a certain degree of infatuation over a 0-62mph sprint made in 3.5 seconds, a top speed of 205mph, and a Nurburgring time of seven minutes and 18 seconds was sure to be one of the first people in line with their cash or check in hand, and there seems to be at least 500 people with this type of passion.

Press release after the jump.

There’s another rare sports car for sale that should interest you car-loving nuts. You need to open up your wallets though, because this car doesn’t come cheap. Nope. Not by a longshot.

For €1.33 million - $1.851 million - you can own a piece of Porsche history with this Porsche 911 996 GT1, a car that comes with specs awesome enough for the GT1 Class of the Le Mans 24 Hours , yet sold as a production car. And yes, it’s as rare as a bald eagle too; Porsche only built 25 of these bad boys.

Rightfully so too, considering that the car is powered by a 3.2-liter flat six engine that produces around 700 horsepower with a 0-60mph time of 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 235 mph. And you know what else? The car has never been driven.

We’re guessing that’s why the car’s being sold at that price.

A little under $2 million, folks. $2 million.

Source: Suchen
Posted on by Ashfaaq 6

There are few better engineered cars on the roads today than Porsches . Engineering and quality aside, they are a sought after brand that carry a lot of “badge” so to speak. It is a combination of these and other facts that have ensured more than 60% of all Porsches produced are still on our roads today. That’s a pretty impressive figure that emphasizes the brand’s activity in the second hand market and even, the character of their meticulous owners. Hands up all those who would love an old school Porsche. Now, hands up all those who can afford to maintain that car? Yeah we thought so, but fear not as there is hope for you yet! Porsche have created a new Porsche CarePlan for models five years and older, for the refined maintenance of out of warranty cars.

Full story after the jump.

Source: Motor Pasion

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