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2014 Porsche 911 Carrera NSW Police Car

2014 Porsche 911 Carrera NSW Police Car

When it comes to police cars, Dubai is by far the city with the coolest fleet of paddy wagons. The local police department is packed with vehicles such as the Aston Martin One-77, Brabus G63 AMG, Lamborghini Aventador and the Ferrari FF. Definitely not a city in which you would want to break the law or attempt to evade the boys in blue. But Dubai isn’t the only municipality patrolled by sports cars or insanely-fast sedans. Italy has a police-spec Lambo Huracan, and the Brits use a Lotus Evora S and a McLaren 12C.

Australia, who has its own cool police cruiser in the Holden Commodore-based HSV GTS, has just received a brand-new toy in the form of a Porsche 911 Carrera. Provided by the company’s Australian arm as part of a partnership with the New South Wales Police Force, the German sports car won’t be used for highway duties, as its performance numbers might indicate. Instead, it will be used to raise awareness among younger drivers and as a show car during various events. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s a shame this gorgeous sports car won’t get some proper highway action.

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Porsche scores big on a number of year-end awards

Porsche scores big on a number of year-end awards

In a year that has been full of uncertainty, recalls, and what-have-you, at least one brand is ending it on a really high note.

For better or for worse, Porsche has had a really good year and their fortunes haven’t gone unrecognized by a lot of their peers. The automaker from Stuttgart, Germany is being recognized by a variety of media outlets for a year where it has released a steady diet of high-performance and ultra-popular cars. While some people might think that the company was lucky to have the year it has had, the folks at Porsche would prefer to describe it as “business as usual”.

Over in their homeland of Germany, the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand (DAT) listed three of Porsche’s sports as having the best value retention with the Porsche 911 leading the pack, followed by both the Boxster and the Cayman. Thee cars in the top-three. Pretty impressive.

On the other side of the world in the Land Down Under, a jury comprising of eleven motor journalists from the “Sydney Morning Herald”, “The Age” and “drive.com.au" chose the Porsche Boxster as the best convertible of 2010 and more importantly, giving it the “Drive Car of the Year Award” for the second year in a row.

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Australian beer company transforms a Porsche 911

Australian beer company transforms a Porsche 911

It’s not every day that you see an alcohol manufacturer getting involved with four wheeled projects. However the Australian brewery VB Raw has taken on a rather unique approach to tuning with designer, Paul Begg, by stripping a classic 1978 Porsche 911 down to bare sheet metal before rebuilding it into a one of a kind rolling masterpiece that they are calling the ’Rawsche’.

The Rawsche was rebuilt via a live webcam on vbraw.com.au at the end of 2009, and was recently given away to one lucky viewer who best displayed their allegiance to the Raw cause by throwing one heck of a kegger. Everything from the modern headlamps sourced from a 993 to the classic grill over the flat six from an old 356 is pure Porsche.

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