Your 2008-2013 Porsche Panamera or 911 Might Have Been Molested
Dieselgate has, for the most part, come and gone, but now it looks like there might be another scandal on the horizon – this time involving the gasoline-powered engines found in the 2008-2013 Porsche 911 and Panamera. As of now, Porsche won’t say for sure, but it has launched an internal investigation and alerted the proper authorities.
Porsche Looks to Save Naturally Aspirated Engines With Electric Motors
The automotive world is on the brink of losing two elements that turned so many people into car nuts and kept them there: the manual transmission and the aspirated engine.
We live in the era of the turbo mill. Naturally-aspirated engines are rare birds these days, and in an ironical twist of fate, some carmakers are offering manual gearboxes as optional features (some at no cost, like Porsche does for the current 911). And speaking of Porsche, hear this out: the sports car manufacturer actually believes naturally-aspirated engines can be saved by the electric motor.
The Porsche 911 Basically Prints Money, and That’s Why Porsche Can Sell the Taycan At a Loss For Now
Back in the 1990s, Porsche 911 sales were so slow that the German carmaker had to develop an SUV, the Cayenne, to return to profitability. Come 2020, and the Porsche 911 is the most profitable car in the world. According to Bloomberg, the 911 accounted for nearly 30 percent of total Porsche earnings in 2019, even though it made up only 11 percent of the company’s sales.
Sorry, Folks, But a Naturally Aspirated Porsche 911 Carrera Isn’t Going to Happen
With the recent return of naturally aspirated engines to the 718 Boxster and Cayman lineup, it has raised the question of whether or not Porsche will offer a turbo-free 911 Carerra. It could, considering its new 4.0-liter engine (currently found in the Cayman GT4, Boxster Spyder, Cayman GTS, and Boxster GTS) would be a good fit in theory, but there’s a lot more to it than that.
The Porsche 911 Carrera Already Gets An Update For 2021
Porsche announced that the 911 Carrera S and 4S can be fitted with a seven-speed manual as an alternative to the slick-shifting eight-speed PDK dual-clutch. The best thing about the news is that customers who opt for the manual won’t be charged extra, says the carmaker.
Porsche Tries to Justify the Taycan’s Laughable Range By Saying It Doesn’t See Tesla As a Rival
Porsche introduced its first all-electric car, the Taycan, in 2019, and it’s planning to expand the lineup with a crossover. Later on, it will also launch an electric SUV, as well as an EV version of the 718. Porsche’s recent and aggressive campaign into EV territory suggests that the German automaker is going after Tesla, especially since the Taycan is actually a high-performance model. However, Porsche says that it does not consider Tesla to be a direct competitor.
Porsche Had You in Mind When it Made the 2020 911 Turbo S So Powerful
The 992-gen Porsche 911 Turbo S didn’t evolve a lot in terms of design. It never does, really. For the most part the 911 has gone through minor changes since it was introduced some 70 years ago. And, while that may have held true for the new 911 Turbo S, there’s something that did evolve drastically, and that’s its overall performance. In fact, without moving to a bigger engine or going hybrid, Porsche managed to give the new Turbo S the largest increase in power its ever seen – this is how Porsche did it and why.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Is Rated at 194 Miles? It Doesn’t Stand a Chance
You know, I like the Porsche Taycan. I think it’s relatively sport for what it is while still featuring the family friendliness of four-doors and plenty of cargo room. Sure, it kind of looks like a deformed, partially aborted 911 with too much DNA, but that’s a conversation for another day. What I can’t get past, though, is the fact that Porsche has seriously dropped the ball when it comes to EV range. Where the Porsche Taycan Turbo is rated at 201 miles, the Taycan Turbo S garners just 194 on a full charge.
You Can Now Order Your 2020 Porsche 911 With a Manual Transmission, But Only If You Pick the Right Trim
The 2020 Porsche 911 is finally available with a manual transmission instead of the eight-speed automatic. There is a catch, however, as the seven-speed manual transmission is only available in the Carrera S and Carrera 4S models (in both coupe and cabriolet versions).
Porsche’s Newest Concept Is a Spaceship for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Porsche is creating a new concept vehicle, only this time, it’s not the kind of concept that we’re accustomed to. The German automaker is teaming up with Lucasfilm — yes, Lucasfilm — to create a spaceship — yes, a spaceship — for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The intergalactic vehicle isn’t expected to be included in the movie, but it will be created and displayed at the premiere of the new Star Wars movie extravaganza on December 20. The timing of this Porsche-Lucasfilm collaboration could point hints to the possible use of Porsche’s new Taycan — Porsche’s first-ever EV is also slotted for a December world debut — in the design and development of the aforementioned spaceship. It’s a curious thing to say, let alone imagine a Porsche-designed spaceship for the Star Wars universe.
Arrogance Meets Design at Porsche Production Facilities Everywhere
There’s something to be said about attention to detail, and we’re all for it – especially when we’re talking about cars that venture across the six-figure barrier or even the seven-figure barrier. But, at what point to attention to detail become an OCD problem or, even worse, arrogance? Well, we’re not really here to argue that, but we are here to tell you that Porsche is so anal about its cars that the center caps in each wheel have to be aligned in a certain way. We’re not even kidding, folks. Get a load of this.
The Taycan Isn’t Porsche’s first Electric Car
Porsche just unveiled the Taycan, an all-electric sports sedan aimed at the Tesla Model S. The Taycan is Porsche’s first mass-produced EV, but it’s not the first electric vehicle produced by the company. Porsche’s history with electrification goes back more than 100 years ago, long before Ferdinand Porsche established his iconic firm in Stuttgart, Germany.
Fearing the Future? Don’t - Porsche Has Plans to keep its Naturally Aspirated Engines and Manual Gearboxes Beyond the EV Onslaught
Last year Porsche sold between 3,000 and 4,000 GT cars. These machines, developed and produced by Porsche’s GT division, are as close as you can get to a race car while still being able to drive them on the street. Porsche’s GT division, then, is a Mecca for proper gearheads and track enthusiasts who like the cars as they are (manual and burning fuel), and those who are not afraid to spend some serious money on their hobby. I am writing here about vehicles like the Porsche 911 GT3 or the 911 GT2.
With such a dedicated (and wealthy) community of enthusiastic customers, Porsche’s GT division seems to be safe from the electrification that fell on the world of cars in recent years.
Andreas Preuninger, the head of Porsche’s GT division acknowledged that electrification wouldn’t come to Porsche GT cars soon. In fact, we can expect these vehicles to sport naturally aspirated engines and a manual transmission for as long as there is a proper demand. And it seems that the demand is stronger than ever.
Porsche Might Make You Sign A Lease To Stop You From Flipping Its Cars At a Profit
Porsche is looking at ways to stop people from looking at its cars as if they are merely opportunities to make a quick profit. This is especially true when it comes to the company’s limited-run models that seem to pop up rather quickly on the second-hand market with ludicrously high price tags. But all these resellers might be out of a job soon if Porsche goes through with its idea to include some sort of lease plan for special models that would inhibit owners from selling their cars for a certain period of time.
By looking at the numbers, you’d think that Porsche has it all figured out. The luxury and performance brand from Stuttgart, Germany, sold no less than 57,202 cars in the U.S. alone over the 12 months of 2018. This was an increase of 3.2% from 2017 which, in itself, was a record year. In fact, 2018 was the ninth consecutive year of growth for PCNA and the seventh record year in a row for Porsche Cars North America. But Porsche still has niggly little things it needs to sort out and one of them, in particular, is the matter of its special edition models emerging way too quickly with fishy price markups in place on the used car market.
Porsche is Succeeding in North America Where Most Automakers Fail: Sedans
The U.S. sedan market was brutal in 2018 for a lot of automakers. But don’t tell that to Porsche; the German automaker is buckling all trends after posting its seventh straight year of record-breaking sales in North America. You would think that the Porsche Cayenne SUV and the Porsche Macan crossover would be spearheading that record growth, but that’s not the case. No, no, no. Of all models, it’s the Porsche Panamera sedan that’s pulling Porsche’s sales sleigh. The four-door saloon not only escaped 2018 with a downturn in sales; it completely went the other way with a 19.5-percent sales growth compared to its sales volume in 2017. While it still looks like the sedan market in the U.S. is steadily losing steam, Porsche remains immune to the trend. Don’t expect it to lose steam, either, now that the Taycan sedan is arriving this year.
Porsche Classic Will Finally Lo-Jack Your Car; Give You the Ability to Monitor it 24\7
We all know that protecting your vehicle is of paramount importance. Especially if your car is a decades-old Porsche that you’ve acquired after years of hard work and dedication. Now, owning one of these rolling masterpieces has become a little less stressful with the launch of the Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking system that allows owners to track their cars and be notified if the batter has been disconnected or if the car has left a certain area.
Porsche is working tirelessly to please the customers that are lining up to buy the new 992-generation Porsche 911. But that’s not the entire business Porsche’s in. The company from Stuttgart also caters towards the owners of vintage Porsche models and beyond parts and expert servicing, Porsche now offers a smartphone app that will allow you, the owner of such a car, to be on top of where your car is at all times.
Porsche Pulls the Plug On Diesel
Amidst the aftermath of Volkswagen’s diesel scandal, Porsche has decided to ditch diesel engines from its line-up entirely. The Stuttgart automaker is exploring hybrid and electric technology since the segment is picking up pace at an alarming rate, which has reduced diesel sales substantially. The question now is, how will this affect Porsche sales in the future?
Porsche and Hyundai are Looking to Add Augmented Reality to Future Models
The images posted look like screenshots from a video game with so many details around the windshield, but this is the reality that might soon be seen in Porsches and Hyundais. The automakers have invested in a company called WayRay, which is basically into augmented reality. In simple words, your ordinary head-up display is going to get all the more intuitive with a lot more information.
VP of America’s Largest Porsche Dealer Scams Customers for $2.5 Million; Vanishes Without a Trace
Champion Porsche, the biggest Porsche dealer in America, just filed a lawsuit against its former vice president of marketing, outlining how he allegedly managed to defraud dozens of customers eager to pick up the latest top-end sports cars.
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Porsche Buys Into the Most Unexpected Automaker and it Could Help Improve its Electrification Strategy
Proving that it has established itself as a legitimate company in the auto industry, Rimac Automobili has sold 10 percent of the company to Porsche. Details of the German automaker’s investment in the Croatian electric supercar brand and technology company have yet to be specified, but the writing on the tea leaves point to it revolving around electrification, specifically with high-voltage battery technology and electric powertrains.