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See the New 2020 Porsche 911 992 In Action Before it Debuts!

See the New 2020 Porsche 911 992 In Action Before it Debuts!

Driven by Mark Webber in Weissach

The upcoming 992-generation Porsche 911 is no longer a mystery design-wise. While we still don’t know much about the oily bits, we’ve already seen the sports car without camouflage in several photos. Now it’s time to see it in action on the race track with former Formula One driver and World Endurance Championship winner Mark Webber behind the steering wheel.

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The All-New Euro-Spec 2019 Porsche Macan Revealed in Paris

The All-New Euro-Spec 2019 Porsche Macan Revealed in Paris

The baby Cayenne facelift includes changes mainly inside the cabin and under the hood

Porsche has released the technical specifications of the Euro-sped 2019 Macan today at the Paris Motor Show. Even though the crossover was showcased a couple of months back, the Stuttgart marquee had not revealed any information about it for the European market. The Euro-spec edition comes with changes all around and a new engine as well.

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Porsche Confirms the 2020 911 Speedster with yet Another Concept

Porsche Confirms the 2020 911 Speedster with yet Another Concept

It’s a concept in name only; this version is coming as a special edition model

Four months after introducing the Porsche 911 Speedster Concept, Porsche is bringing a second serving to the Paris Motor Show with the 911 Speedster Concept II. The new version of the 911 Speedster Concept is different compared to its predecessor in one fundamental way: it will be produced as a special edition model that’s limited to just 1,948 units. Porsche has yet to announce pricing details for the special edition soft-top roadster, but it did say that production of the 911 Speedster starts in the first half of 2019.

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2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

One-make race car updated to 991.2 design and larger engine

The current-generation Porsche 911, known as the 991, was introduced in 2011. Penned by Michael Mauer, it features an evolutionary design and rides on an entirely new platform, only the third since the nameplate’s introduction back in 1963. In 2016, Porsche launched the so-called second-generation 991 (dubbed 991.2), essentially a facelift with revised exterior features and new drivetrains.

Along with the facelift, Porsche has developed a revised version of the current 911 GT3 Cup. Based on the RS, the GT3 Cup is a track-only vehicle that’s available to privateers competing in the one-make series that Porsche organizes globally. The new race car received exterior updates similar to the road-going 991.2 911, new safety features, and a brand-new engine under the hood.

Set to make its debut in the 2017 racing season, initially exclusively in the Porsche Mobile 1 Supercup and the Porsche Carrera Cup (in both Germany and North America), the revised 911 GT3 Cup will be built on the same production line as the standard road car. The basic race tuning will be performed at the Weissach motorsport centre, where vehicles are also thoroughly tested by professional race drivers prior to delivery to the customer. Keep on reading to find out what updates the new GT3 Cup has in store.

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Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Brings Its High-Tech Features to Paris

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Brings Its High-Tech Features to Paris

Powerful hybrid drivetrain and 911-inspired design

Unveiled earlier in September 2016, the brand-new Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid just made its official public debut at the Paris Motor Show. Based on the redesigned, second generation Panamera, Porsche’s new hybrid arrived in France with several new features, state-of-the-art technology, and a more powerful drivetrain.

Having already seen the standard Panamera earlier in 2016, the hybrid’s exterior design wasn’t a mystery, but the sedan has plenty of other features to brag out. It’s most important highlight is the new hybrid drivetrain that combines a twin-turbo, 2.9-liter V-6 gasoline engine, an electric motor, and a lithium-ion battery. The combo cranks out 462 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, a 52-horsepower and 81-pound-foot increase over the previous model. Thanks to the extra power, the Panamera E-Hybrid is also more than a half-second quicker from 0 to 60 mph, needing only 4.4 seconds to hit the benchmark, while top speed increased from 168 to 172 mph.

The new drivetrain also makes the Panamera E-Hybrid a better part-time electric car. The sedan can cover 30 miles on electricity alone, while reaching a top speed of 86 mph (up from 20 miles and 84 mph, respectively). The sedan also benefits from a new hybrid module with shorter response times and a larger battery with shorter charging times.

More goodies can be found inside the cabin. First up, the analog rev counter is flanked by two seven-inch screens with bespoke power meters for hybrid operation. The new display function is similar to that used in the Porsche 918 Spyder supercar and provides data such as the amount of electrical energy being used, as well as the amount recovered through the sedan’s regeneration systems. The 12.3-inch touchscreen in the center dashboard also provides access to various items of hybrid-specific information. For instance, there’s a boost assistant that shows the energy available for boosting and a hybrid assistant that emits various visual signals for regulating the electrical drive power.

Look for the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid in dealerships starting 2017.

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Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Debuts with New Engine and Aerodynamic Enhancements

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Debuts with New Engine and Aerodynamic Enhancements

More go and more stick for Stuttgart’s darling

In its never-ending search for quicker and quicker lap times, Porsche has updated the highly popular 911 GT3 Cup racing car with a new, more powerful engine, enhanced reliability, and extra aerodynamic tricks along the body panels.

The update coincides with the release of the second-generation 991, a.k.a. the 991.2. Porsche unveiled the 991.2 last year, but the GT3 Cup stands apart from its road-going brethren as the track-only, race-ready variant aimed at hitting the starting grid right out of the box.

Per usual, you’ll find a flat six-cylinder engine mounted in the rear. This time around, the powerplant comes packing with direct fuel injection, an even four liters of displacement, and 100 percent naturally aspirated induction (cue cheering fan boys).

The 4.0-liter powerplant replaces the outgoing model’s 3.8-liter flat-six, with peak output rated at 485 horsepower – an increase of 25 ponies. Not bad for a car that weighs less than 2,700 pounds.

In addition to being more powerful, the 4.0-liter six-cylinder is also more reliable, offering a valve drive with rigidly mounted rocker arms and a central oil feed – a first for the model. There’s also an integrated oil centrifuge for enhanced oil defoaming, and a more rigid crankshaft.

Making the most of the newfound power is upgraded aero, which takes a few cues from the most recent 911 facelift. There’s a new front bumper apron, and a new rear end. Porsche declined to specify exactly how it managed to “improve” the aero, but did mention “enhanced traction and performance,” so I’m guessing there’s just more downforce. Meanwhile, you’ll find the same rear wing as the outgoing model, measuring in at 184 cm in width. That’s over six feet, by the way.

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2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

More power, better EV range, and 911-inspired styling

The Porsche faithful had pitchforks and torches in hand when the Panamera debuted, but after a few model years they have come to realize that it is a necessary evil to keep awesome cars like the 911 GT3 and the 918 Spyder in production. Redesigned in 2016, the sedan now sports a revised exterior with

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inspired cues, a redesigned interior with updated technologies, and more powerful engines. The second-generation also brought a new hybrid model, with a more powerful and efficient drivetrain, into showrooms.

Spied testing in 2015, the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid was unveiled ahead of the 2016 Paris Motor Show and will cross the pond to the U.S. in mid-2017. Once it arrives here, North American drivers will gain access to the fastest and most powerful luxury hybrid on the market and the sportiest looking Panamera to date. Essentially a four-door 911 with a V-6 and an electric motor under the hood, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has evolved to the point that it can give most Tesla Model S variants a run for their money.

The new Panamera hybrid essentially marks the beginning of a new era, one in which hybrid, efficient drivetrains, luxury features, and sporty designs can be had under the same roof. Keep reading to find out what makes Porsche’s new four-door hybrid special.

Updated 10/03/2016: We added a series of images taken during the car’s official debut at the 2016 Paris Auto Show.

Continue reading to learn more about the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.

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2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Unveiled

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Unveiled

The green Porsche four-door goes quick

We’re still a few weeks away from the Paris Motor Show, but Porsche couldn’t wait to spill the beans on its new Panamera Hybrid. The model incorporates battery-powered technology similar to what’s used on the 918 Spyder hypercar, not to mention the 919 racer that took the checkered at Le Mans this year.

First, the eco stuff. By default, the Panamera starts in all-electric mode. Providing the all-electric muscle is a motor rated at 136 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. This time around, the hybrid’s battery got an energy boost, and is now rated at 14.1 kWh, versus the outgoing model’s 9.4 kWh. Keep it off the dino juice, and you’ll still be able to coax 31 miles from it.

Now for the fun stuff. Kick over the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6, and you’ll get a peak output of 462 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, which is good enough to push the hybrid to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Top speed is rated at 172 mph.

Routing the muscle is an eight-speed PDK transmission, which feeds all four wheels as standard. Keeping the shiny side up is a standard three-chamber air suspension.

In the cabin, you’ll find two 7-inch displays behind the steering wheel, plus a 12.3-inch display mounted in the dash. The Sport Chrono Package is equipped as standard.

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid gets its official public debut at the Paris Motor Show next month. Pricing is currently unavailable, but expect it to hit North American dealers next summer.

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2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

Porsche announced plans to introduce a hybrid version of the Cayenne in 2005, three years after it had launched its sports SUV. A functioning vehicle was shown at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, with the production version, dubbed S Hybrid, arriving three years later. Brought to the United States in late 2010, the S Hybrid was motivated by a supercharged, 3.0-liter, V-6, gasoline engine and an electric motor that cranked out a total of 380 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque. As the second-gen Cayenne received its facelift for the 2015 model year, the Germans announced the launch of the S E-Hybrid, a plug-in model set to replace the S Hybrid.

More powerful, fuel-efficient, and eco-friendly when compared to its predecessor, the S E-Hybrid is also the first plug-in hybrid in the premium-SUV segment. What’s more, the revised hybrid also enables Porsche to become the first manufacturer to sell three production plug-in hybrids. The Cayenne joins the plug-in version of the Panamera sports sedan and the 918 Spyder supercar.

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid makes its official debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

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Porsche Shooting for Sub-7-Minute time Around the Nürburgring for the 918 Spyder

Porsche Shooting for Sub-7-Minute time Around the Nürburgring for the 918 Spyder

At the Paris Motor Show, Motor Trend had a very telling sit down with Porsche CEO, Matthias Müller, about several of the upcoming models. This interview not only uncovered the fact that the entire lineup will be undergoing a facial and rump redesign, but also that a new, ultra-powerful hybrid drivetrain will grace the Cayenne in 2014. Almost missed amongst this plethora of new Porsche goodies was a statement by Müller that Porsche is hoping for a sub-7-second time around the `Ring,

If you recall correctly, the 918 Spyder recently screamed through the Nürburgring at an unreal 7:14. When asked about what this awesome time means to the 918, Müller said “That means this car will be a huge – huge – milestone for Porsche. One year ago we had a target of 7:20-7:22 or something. Last week one of our engineers drove one lap in 7:14. The record is 7:11. So I suppose at the end of the year, we will have a new record at the Nürburgring.” The record in question is not the overall record, but rather the major automaker record, now held by the 2010 Viper ACR.

Müller was later asked how fast he thinks the 918 Spyder can lap the `Ring and he replied “If we’re lucky, it will be under 7minutes… but, I don’t know, we’ll see.” With the overall Nürburgring record, held by the Radical SR8 LM, sitting at 6:48 might Porsche be shooting for the overall crown too?

To drop 11 seconds from the 918’s current lap time will be quite a feat and to drop 23 seconds – the time needed to match the record – is downright impossible. To hit the sub-7-minute mark, however, Porsche would need to turn its attention to creating an all-out racing version of the 918 and scratch its attempts to keep it a true production model.

Doing the rough math, the record-holding Radical SR8 lapped the ring with a 0.632 horsepower/kg rating and Porsche estimates that the 795-horsepower 918 with the “Weissach package” weighs just 1,665 kg. That puts the 918 at a 0.447 horsepower/kg rating. This means, in theory, Porsche needs to do one of two things to even come close to the SR8’s heels. The two options are either drop the 918’s weight by an additional 407 kg, which is nearly impossible, or increase its output to about 1,050 horsepower. The latter certainly sounds like the more obvious and possible route. We, of course, cannot take into account vehicle handling and driver skill, as those two variables can sway significantly based on track conditions and other uncontrollable variables.

We’ll keep an eye out to see if Porsche can really pull this off.

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Confirmed: Styling Keys of the Panamera Sport Turismo will make it across the Entire Porsche Lineup

Confirmed: Styling Keys of the Panamera Sport Turismo will make it across the Entire Porsche Lineup

No one except the top guns at Porsche really know whether the newly released Panamera Sport Turismo Concept will ever reach production or not. That said, if you are a fan of its styling cues, particularly the headlights and taillights (which we definitely are), you are in for a good surprise. Porsche has just announced that these cues will be transferred to the entire Porsche lineup.

If you hadn’t noticed already, the two styles already exist in the sport car builder’s lineup, as the taillights are derived from the 911 and the headlights are obviously slightly modified mockups of the new Boxster’s headlights. This smashup of the two styles, according to Matthias Müller’s interview with Motor Trend, will see first production life on the Porsche Macan, and will be carried to other models from there.

In the same interview, Müller also confirmed that the plug-in hybrid drivetrain that we saw in the Sport Turismo concept will see production sooner rather than later. It will debut in the Panamera next year and then appear in the Cayenne in 2014. There is no confirmation on whether the impressive 428 horsepower will carry over too, but we think it’s safe to assume it will.

To say the least, it looks like Porsche is ready to revolutionize the supercar and sports car arenas once again with these coming additions and we are excited to see how the dominos fall. Add in the fact that the 918 Spyder will soon hit the market and you can color us flat-out excited to see how the Porsche lineup evolves in coming years. These changes are exactly what Porsche has needed for many years and avoided in the past out of what we can only assume is a fear of change.

Keep it up, Porsche, we love it!

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2012 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

2012 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

The Paris Motor Show is just hours away and we are starting to get things all ramped up. Porsche announced that it will be unveiling an all-new production concept when the show opens up, only to shoot out the official details a couple of hours later. This new concept is dubbed the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept and is slated to compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake.

The concept is supposed to preview a possible Porsche sports car of tomorrow, which would mean that they are not letting go of the idea that spawned the Cayenne and the Panamera: Parents need speed too.

Rumor has it that this model will debut at some point in the 2013 model year, so the concept model that we see here will most likely be almost identical to its production model.

Update 12/11/12: Porsche has released a sweet video outlining the development of the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept and how it came to life. You can see the video after the jump.

Click past the jump to have a look at the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept.

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Porsche Panamera Estate Concept to debut in Paris

Porsche Panamera Estate Concept to debut in Paris

From a company that at one point produced tractors and military tanks, we guess it isn’t all that crazy to see Porsche expanding their automobile lineup to include SUVs and sports sedan models, but somehow the thought still sends shudders down the spines of select Porsche lovers. Well, get ready for those chills because the German sports car maker is preparing an estate version of their Panamera sedan and, according to Autocar, we’ll be seeing it in concept form at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. If enough people show interest in the concept, Porsche will eventually offer a production version for it as part of their plan to see 200,000 units by the middle of the decade.

The future Panamera Estate will be built in cooperation with Bentley, meaning that we could see a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 petrol engine in the upcoming Porsche model. Since this estate version is planned for 2016, expect it to carry design features from the future Panamera generation, which Porsche aims to be about 330 lbs lighter than the current model.

In addition to the Panamera Estate, Porsche is also planning on adding a coupe and a convertible version to their lineup.

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2010 Porsche 911 Speedster

2010 Porsche 911 Speedster

There seems to be a lot of activity going on in Stuttgart as Porsche has been in the center of numerous rumors with regards to a number of vehicles that are in the pipeline for release.

A few days ago, we touched on the company already preparing a Porsche GT3 RS Limited Edition. Now, Porsche has decided to do a pre-emptive strike by releasing the first official details of the long-awaited Porsche 911 Speedster based on the current 997 a week before its scheduled appearance at the Paris Motor Show.

It’s been a while since Porsche has come out with a 911 Speedster – the early nineties, if you can believe that – so while it’s a little surprising that the brand only decided to come out with a successor now, it’s a surprise that we’re all happy to find out especially when you consider that the last Speedster was one of the most desirable Porsches of that generation.

For this new 911 Speedster, the convertible sports car carrying an aerodynamic body kit package, tinted headlights, black accents, a soft-top cover, a special front apron, specific sideskirts, a distinct rear apron, and a choice of two paint options: Carrera White and Pure Blue.

Updated 11/08/2010: When Porsche unveiled the new 911 Speedster at the Paris Auto Show they also announced the spicy price for it: 201,682 Euros (around $285,000 at the current exchange rates). Despite the high price tag, the 356 units in line for production have already been allocated. Scheduled to hit dealerships in December, this Speedster has already received enough booking to exceed the number of copies available. In other words, it’s SOLD OUT. So if you intended to buy one, we’re sorry, but about 356 people or more have beat you to it.

UPDATE 11/12/2010: Want some eye candy? Check out the 70+ new images in the gallery. Enjoy!!

Hit the jump for full details on Porsche new 911 Speedster and the press release.

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Porsche to unveil new limited edition 911 in September

Porsche to unveil new limited edition 911 in September

Porsche is preparing to say goodbye to the current 911 with the unveiling of a special edition 911 at theParis Motor Show at the end of September. The car is currently doing its testing and is expected to go on sale in 2011.

Porsche insiders suggest the new special edition will be limited to only 250 units and will be similar to the 911 Sport Classic, which is priced at 169,300 euro.

There are no specific details on this new special edition, but we expect to see some engine upgrades, a new set of wheels, interior and exterior unique features, and a longer list of standard equipments, most likely including Porsche ceramic composite brakes (PCCB) and PASM sports suspension.

In 2011, Porsche will replace the 911 with the new 991, a model that will get a more aerodynamic body, improved engines, and new technologies. The new generation 911 will be unveiled in 2011, starting with the base model - like the Carrera - with a new version coming out every few months.

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2009 - 2010 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and 4S

2009 - 2010 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and 4S

The German sports car maker Porsche first unveiled the Targa in 1967 featuring a removable roof panel designed in response to concerns that the tightening U.S. safety restrictions would ban convertibles. The 2009 Porsche Targa 4 remains absolutely unique and truly exceptional wit its full glass roof, both the Targa 4 and 4S are on sale with prices starting at just $92,100 and $103,100 respectively.

Under the rear deck lid Porsche has placed a 3.6 Liter flat six rated at 345 HP in the four wheel drive version and a 3.8 liter delivering a total of 385 HP in the 4S. The Targa 4 can hit a top speed of or 176 MPH, while the 4S goes up to 184 MPH. At the same time fuel consumption for the 3.6 Liter model has been improved to 26.6 MPG and the 3.8 Liter unit is now good for 25.7 MPG.

Both models are available with the new Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) double clutch gearbox with no less than seven forward gears that allows the new Targa to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in exactly 5.0 seconds while the Targa 4S makes the trip in an even faster 4.7 seconds. In either case it is 0.2 seconds faster than the standard manual gearbox.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Porsche Cayman S Sport

2009 Porsche Cayman S Sport

One of the Porsche’s highlights at the Paris Auto Show will be the Cayman S Sport, a special edition created to celebrate its 60th birthday.

The Cayman S Sport production will be limited to 700 units. The customer has the choice of six special non-metallic colors, including the green and orange featured on the latest 911 GT3 RS.

More importantly, 3.4-liter six-cylinder boxer engine gets a bump to 303 hp (up from 295) thanks to a new exhaust system. The S Sport also gets Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) featured, the body of the car is lowered by ten millimeters, and five-millimetre spacer rings are placed behind the 19-inch-SportDesign wheels, which should enhance appearance and driving dynamics.

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2008 Porsche Boxster S Design Edition 2

2008 Porsche Boxster S Design Edition 2

Porsche announced today its line-up at the Paris Auto Show. One of the high-lights will be a special edition Boxster. Called Boxster S Design Edition 2, the new edition will be limited to only 500 units.

Offering maximum output of 303 bhp from 3.4 litres, the Boxster S Porsche Design Edition 2 delivers eight horsepower more than the standard S-model.

This special edition comes with a wide range of exclusive features highlighted by the striking design of the car. It will be painted all in white.

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2009 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia

2009 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia

Porsche announced today that the new, special model Cayenne S Transsyberia entering the market in early 2009. The Cayenne S Transsyberia for both road and off-road use will be unveiled at the Paris Auto Show.

Like the extra-robust rally model, the road-going version is also based on the Cayenne S with its 4.8-litre V8 naturally-aspirated power unit featuring highly economical and efficient Direct Fuel Injection. The big difference, however, is that the new Transsyberia comes with the high-performance power unit carried over from the Cayenne GTS, developing 405 bhp at 6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 369 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm.

With the six-speed manual gearbox featured as standard, acceleration to 100 km/h comes in just 6.1 seconds, another 0.5 seconds faster than the Cayenne S. It hits a top speed of 158 mph.

Press release after the jump.

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Revised 911 Turbo caught testing

Revised 911 Turbo caught testing

Photographers at Auto Express have caught the new 911 Turbo undisguised during testing. Cosmetic changes are noticed of which are the rear tail lights that are shaped distinctly. Minor changes are observed at the front. The car is presumed to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show this year. Along with visual upgrades, Porsche have also made mechanical changes to the car.

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2007 Porsche RS Spyder

2007 Porsche RS Spyder

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is proudly presenting the new RS Spyder at the Paris Motor Show, the Mondial de l‘ Automobile, from 30 September – 15 October, where the car is making its first public appearance. Developed at Porsche’s R&D Centre in Weissach near Stuttgart, this racing car is an evolution of the sports prototype currently going all-out for the winner’s title in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in the hands of the US Penske-Motorsports-Team. Next year the new RS Spyder is to be raced by various customer teams in a number of countries, thus making its international debut.

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Four Porsche models to debut at the Paris Motor Show

Four Porsche models to debut at the Paris Motor Show

On September 30, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany, will present four new models at the Paris Motor Show “Mondial de l’Automobile”: until October 15, 2006, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer will display the 911 Targa 4 (S), the 911 GT3 RS, the Cayman and the Boxster (S) with new engines – the first time it has done so at a trade fair.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, Executive Vice President Research and Development, commented: “We are delighted to be represented in Paris by these (...)

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