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The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition

The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition

The 962 C played a pivotal role in the development of the PDK transmission and has been brought back to its former glory after 18 grueling months of work

Porsche has refurbished a very special 962 C. The car seen here is chassis #009, which was completely restored to its original state by the Heritage Department and the Porsche Museum over the course of 18 grueling months.

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1979 Porsche 928 "Risky Business"

1979 Porsche 928 "Risky Business"

Way back in 1983, we all knew and loved a far less creepy and odd-acting Tom Cruise, who was best known for movies like "Top Gun" and "Risky Business," and less known for being love-drunk crazy on the Oprah Winfrey Show. In the 1983 Warner Brothers’ classic, “Risky Business,” Tom Cruise’s character, Joel Goodsen, drove a gold-colored Porsche 928. Now the Profiles in History auction group is offering up the car that Cruise drove on the set for auction.

Actually, there were three cars driven on set, but this 1979 928 saw far more screen time and seat time with Cruise than the other two drive cars. We know that the 1979 Porsche 928 is one of the least desirable Porsches ever built, falling just short in undesirability to the 924, but c’mon, Tom – freaking – Cruise learned how to drive a stick shift in this car.

So, how has this car held up after Cruise was finished burning up, err, learning to use the clutch? What is a car like this selling for? Is it really worth my money?

For the answers to these questions and more, you’ll have to click past the jump to read our review.

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Lindsay Lohan Claims the Porsche's Brakes Failed, Porsche Finds no Faults

Lindsay Lohan Claims the Porsche’s Brakes Failed, Porsche Finds no Faults

So there have been a few new details to emerge about Lindsay Lohan’s rented Porsche turned derby car since we last paid the story a visit, so we figured we should package it all up nice and neat, and let you know what’s up.

It all begins with Lohan driving a Porsche 911, which was rented, to the studio where her newest TV show was being filmed. In the process, she managed to position the front end of this beautiful piece of German engineering firmly under the tail end of a semi-truck. Shortly after that, we found out that the insurance company insuring the TV show she is in strictly prohibits her from driving while the show is being filmed, thanks to her many run ins with the boys in blue while behind the wheel.

TMZ, our leading informant on this topic, then dug up a report that Lohan was claiming that the brakes on this nearly brand new Porsche failed to stop the car when the 18-wheeler [ahem] “cut her off.” So it couldn’t have been her fault, right?

It just so happens that Porsche decided that it needed to find out what was wrong with the brakes on this flagship sports car, so Porsche investigators called up the rental company that owns the car and had it shipped to a testing facility so the investigators can check the brakes. The investigators tested every inch of the braking system trying to find the root cause of his high-profile Porsche smash-up job.

There was just one problem with the tests... The brakes passed all of Porsche’s tests with flying colors! So, now Lohan is caught in a boldface lie and has officially garnered a large portion of our attention to see what kind of boneheaded excuse she can come up with next.

As we said before, we highly doubt that this is the end of this story and we anticipate a lot more information coming out soon. As soon as we get wind of anything else, we’ll let you know.

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Video: Porsche Gymkhana terrorizes the streets of Spain

Video: Porsche Gymkhana terrorizes the streets of Spain

We’ve all but come to associate Gymkhana with Ken Block, and rightfully so because the latter has turned it into a global phenomenon.

But even if Block is considered the godfather of Gymkhana, it doesn’t mean that he’s the only one that can do it.

In this video - it’s actually more of a full-scale production - we are introduced to the Porsche Gymkhana, a 13-minute thrill ride complete with insane drifting action, incredible soundtrack music, and, since we’re calling it the way we see it, some pretty less-than-stellar acting.

Instead of focusing on the acting chops of some of the actors in the video, we’re going to focus on the insane driving skills exhibited by no other than Modesto Martin. Somewhere, Ken Block is probably taking serious notice of this video because quite frankly, it’s right up there with any of the Gymkhana videos he’s done in the past.

So do we see a response coming the near future? We certainly hope so.

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Porsche giving out three trips to Porsche Sport Driving School

Porsche giving out three trips to Porsche Sport Driving School

Porsche is going all out with their 60th anniversary celebration, and to their credit they’re trying to get a lot of their fans involved.

Their latest offering involves a 500-word essay, thousands of contestants, and three all-expense paid trips to the Porsche Sport Driving School in Birmingham, Alabama.

Interested now?

If you’ve got the skills to make a finely-crafted 500-word story that “exemplifies your unique passion for a specific Porsche car, an experience, or the brand as a whole”, then you better hit them keyboards and start writing. Just know that if you’re chosen as one of the three winners, you’re going to experience something the rest of your Porsche-loving peers can only dream about.

You’ve got until November 1, 2010 to make your story and, if you’re one of the 20 entries that gets picked, your story, as well as the 19 others, will then be decided entirely by fan voting.

Start writing!

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