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Porsche 550

We heard the first details on the possibility of a new 550 shortly after Volkswagen unveiled the Volkswagen Bluesport concept . Back then, the 550 was believed to be one of the three production models rumored to be based on the Bluesport: one from Audi , one from Volkswagen would have joined Porsche. Unfortunately, that all ended when VW announced that the Bluesport would bot be produced.

Now, new details suggest that the 550 will instead be built as a new Speedster version of the new-generation 911. Reports suggest that it will be built as a tribute to the classic 550 Spyder built from 1953 to 1957. The new model is rumored to be unveiled sometime in 2015, and will be limited to only 550 units.

According to AutoBild, the new 550 will feature hidden door handles — just like the classic 550 — a chopped-down windshield and a fabric top that will reside under a rear cover made from carbon fiber. This makes it possible for the fabric top to be used only when it is absolutely necessary.

Click past the jump to read more about the previous 911 Speedster model.

Source: AutoBild
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Porsche already unveiled the new-generation Porsche Turbo , but German tuner McChip DKR decided to focus on the 997 generation. Today, the tuner announced a new tuning kit that will considerably improve the look and output level of the 997 Turbo S .

McChip DKR did its most important work under the hood of the Porsche. as it installed a Stage-3-Kit that includes modified engine management with software adaptation, and an exhaust system with sports cats and new headers. As a result, the car’s standard 530 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque jump to 600 horsepower and 601 pound-feet. The price for this upgrade is &euro8,499 — about $11,300 at the current exchange rates.

Other performance upgrades include a new set of GT2 RS rims with Michelin Cup tires and PASM coilovers from the Bilstein company.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 997 Turbo S by McChip DKR.

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It looks like Anderson Germany is getting ready for the start of winter in Europe , as today the tuner unveiled a very cool kit based on the Porsche Cayenne , called "White Dream Edition." As the name suggests, the kit is all about showing how cool the Cayenne looks in nearly all white inside and out.

Before turning the car completely white, Anderson Germany did some a\little bit of playing under the hood by adding a new middle three-pipe valve exhaust system and remapping the ECU. With these upgrades completed, the Cayenne now delivers a total of 600 horsepower — a 100-horsepower boost over stock. With this output, the Cayenne White Dream Edition is 50 horsepower more powerful than the mighty Cayenne Turbo S .

Along with the under-hood changes, the Cayenne White Dream Edition also received an aggressive wide-body kit made from carbon fiber, new wheels and some nice improvements on the interior.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche Cayenne White Dream Edition by Anderson Germany.

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Porsche is further expanding its Panamera lineup with the addition of a new Turbo S version, that is more powerful and more luxurious than any other model in the lineup. It is offered in two version — Turbo S and Turbo S Executive — and will make its world debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show .

When compared to a Panamera Turbo , the new Turbo S version delivers an extra 50 horsepower, meaning that it will eat up track a little faster than the Turbo. What’s more, the new Turbo S is 11 percent more fuel efficient than the 2013 Turbo S model.

With the new Executive version, professional that do a lot of work in the back of their car can enjoy extra legroom, thanks to a 15 cm (5.9-inch) wheelbase increase.

On the U.S. market the new Turbo S is priced from $180,300 and the Executive version from $200,500.

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

Despite having its own auto show next month, Japanese tuner Wald International is making the trip to Las Vegas to attend another auto show.

Maybe it’s using frequent flier miles...

Whatever the case may be, Wald International will be in attendance at the 2013 SEMA Auto Show and it’s bringing its new program for the Porsche Cayenne to show American customers exactly how the Japanese roll when it comes to aftermarket tuning.

Full details surrounding the program have yet to be revealed, although you only need to take a long look at the photos to determine that it’s going to come with enough new components to render the design of the standard Cayenne irrelevant.

A wide-body kit is the obvious take-away from the program, of which it includes a new front bumper, revised side skirts, extended wheel arches, a new front splitter, LED lights and a ventilated hood. It’s interesting that none of these components are overly distinctive on the standard Cayenne, making this Wald International kit an essential addition to showcasing what the Cayenne can look like with a mean mug to complement its powerful engine.

Speaking of the engine, there’s no word on any performance upgrades so expect to see the same 4.8-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine that produces 500 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, allowing the car to hit 62 mph in 4.7 seconds to go with a top speed of 172 mph.

Click past the jump to read about the standard Porsche Cayenne

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Do you prefer a shabby beach house or high-tech luxury condo with 60 floors of pure ocean views and in-unit garages?

Vacation living just got a lot swankier for car-loving fat-cats across the globe. The new Porsche Design Tower in Miami broke ground this April with a fabulous pre-launch gala showcasing unique features, tech and style of the new Porsche beach-front high-rise.

The Porsche association is the most newsworthy element of this A-list project in Miami’s Sunny Isles, but the building itself is a masterpiece of holistic and conceptual design.

From the drafting tables and wild technology of the Porsche Design think-tank comes this 130-unit oceanfront tower on some of the best beaches in the world. Even the most affordable of the $5-million-plus floor-plans will be enough to feel like king of the Atlantic with 4200 square feet of living space and a glass-walled, two-car garage right next to the living room fireplaces.

No, this is not a timeshare in Boca. This is a fully-staffed, museum-quality building that is both a showpiece for Porsche’s foray into lifestyle design, and a tech-infused beach getaway for some of the world’s richest people.

These residences are not yet complete, but the developer preview renderings are enough to fill your dreams of the ultimate high-rise castle in the sky.

Click past the jump for all the high-res details of the upcoming Porsche Design Tower in Miami, including its automated system of elevators that bring a driver — and his whole Panamera full of groceries — up as high as 60 floors and into his glass condo garage.

Can’t get enough of that lime green Porsche is using for its high-voltage hybrid models? Neither can ZR Auto.

Canadian tuner ZR Auto doesn’t always make the headlines. But every so often, the company does find itself making news.

This time around, it’s because of a snazzy dress-up it gave the 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S Edition 918 Spyder .

If you remember, the 911 Turbo S Edition Spyder was first unveiled a few years ago to give Porsche customers a preview model of the upcoming 918 Spyder. The former was so exclusive that only people with active orders for the actual 918 Spyder could avail of the special edition 911.

To make this car more unique than it already is, ZR Auto saw fit to give it an interesting wrap that features a predominantly black finish on the body to go with lime yellow wraps that starts off subtle on the front before getting some streaks on the side and finishing off with an explosive-looking rear end that justifies its billing as a special edition sports that’s unique among the unique.

No performance upgrades were given, which is a little disappointing, but not enough to dissuade us from giving this ZR Auto-tuned 911 Turbo S Edition 918 Spyder flying marks for overall creativity.

Click past the jump to see the program in detail, as well as read about the 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S 918 Edition Spyder

Source: ZR Auto
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The exclusive world of hypercars comes alive in the 918’s dual-mode hybrid powertrain. A snooze though the H word is, one snippet of the above video with both the big V-8 and all electric motors spinning proves the 918 is pure Porsche racecar.

Once in a decade or two, the automotive enthusiasts of this world get treated with the finest the industry can offer. This year, we saw the launch of three unique hypercars from brands that need no introduction; Mclaren, Ferrari and Porsche .

The last time Porsche made a supercar, they went with massive, gas-guzzling engines with insane amounts of horsepower. The age we live in today calls for efficient, eco-friendly motoring unlike in the past. Porsche has replaced the V10 powered Carrera GT with a V8 hybrid they call the 918 Spyder.

In a video released recently, Porsche demonstrates the production powertrain that makes the 918 Spyder such a worthy successor to the Carrera GT .

The buyer’s guide details are even more stunning, with paints far more exotic than ever before.

Click past the jump for all the juicy details you need to order the hottest 918 Spyder on the roads in 2014.

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Lets face it: a base Porsche Carrera is cool and fun to drive.

But is the cheapest 911 still packing enough aggressiveness versus its hairy competitive set? While Porsche decided to be obedient when designing its Carrera , Vorsteiner decided that if you want a cool sports car... then you should be anything but obedient. Its new V-GT package makes any 911 into a head-turner.

As with pretty much everything else offered by the tuner, the new V-GT kit includes a series of new elements made in carbon fiber. It completely transforms the look of the 911 and in the same time improves its aerodynamics. The V-GT kit includes only four new elements: front spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and deck lid spoiler, but it look like these were all the updates needed to completely transform the look of the Carrera.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 911 Carrera V-GT by Vorsteiner.

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Kahn Design just launched a hot body upgrade for the diesel Porsche Cayenne , bringing some of its chic mods to a truck besides the Range Rovers that are its bread and butter.

Kahn favors a huge revamp outside and in. The exterior and the interior look of the Cayenne were updated, but the base 3.0-liter, V-6 diesel is quite enough. It delivers a total of 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, while delivering range and tax options to people without the Turbo S.

The exterior look however, is deeply revised and transforms even the Cayenne Diesel into a mean and powerful SUV.

New sports lowered suspension springs bring the car closer to be road, while the privacy glass ensures a the best privacy behind the wheel. Numerous Kahn logos placed on the wing shields and tailgate remind you this is no ordinary Cayenne.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche Cayenne Super Sport Wide Track by Kahn Design.

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