The Range-Topping Porsche Taycan will Feature a Peculiar Name for an EV
A lot of combustion engine cars on the market are named after their engine specs and characteristics. This has been a long-running tradition, but it has left automakers in a fix when it comes to naming their electric cars. While some have worked their brains and named their electric cars sensibly, Porsche decided to continue with its ICE monikers even for the Taycan. The top-trim Taycan has been named the Taycan Turbo, and we cannot stop laughing. And, for those of you that are unaware, No - you can not turbocharge and electric car.
It’s been only a month since Forza Horizon 2 added the Porsche Expansion Pack, which features 10 of Stuttgart’s best cars, including the 2003 Porsche Carrera GT, 1986-1989 Porsche 959, 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, and the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder, and the racing game franchise is now offering two more vehicles from the German carmaker. For free!
It’s called the Porsche Bonus Pack, and it features two turbocharged models from completely different segments. One is the 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the 611-horsepower beast that was Porsche’s most powerful production car at the time of its launch, while the other one is the 2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, one of the world’s quickest SUVs, with a 0-to-60 mph sprint of just over four seconds.
How do you get these awesome cars? All you have to do is look for the “Two Free Porsches!” story on the front page of the Forza Hub app, click that story to open it up and then click the button that will take you to the Porsche offer. From there, you’ll go to the Xbox Store where you can grab your pair of free Porsches. Make sure you hurry though, as the Porsche Bonus Pack is only available until Friday, July 24th.
Getting this free bundle will also unlock three achievements from the Porsche Expansion Pack: Porsche Owners Club, Horse Power, and This Is My Porsche.
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The beautifully exquisite Porsche 911/991 made its debut earlier this year and the number of people wanting to own one probably far outweighs the number of people who have enough money to do so. For the latter, Falken Tire is hosting a huge social media campaign that will see the grand prize winner driving away in a new Porsche 911/991 Carrera. Okay, so technically, the amount of money you make has no influence whatsoever on your chances of winning, but you get our point.
Falken Tire’s sweepstakes will launch today on their Facebook page, marking the beginning of the ALMS 12 Hrs of Sebring race weekend (March 16th-18th, 2012). Falken will actually be competing in the GT Class of the American LeMans Series with a 2012 Porsche GT3 RSR. Veteran Drivers Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers will return to pilot the car.
For a chance to win the 911/991 sports car, all you have to do is head to Falken Tire’s Facebook page and "Like" it. Once that is done, players will be able to compete on a Falken-branded racetrack on CityVille and be entered to win the 911.
For official contest rules, please visit www.facebook.com/falkentire.