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Video: Personalizing your new Porsche
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Porsche Club of America recently caught up with Porsche Cars North America's Barbara Boeckenhoff, Manager of Porsche Exclusive - Personal Design, who showed us some of the wilder options available through the new-vehicle customization program. Watch the video to learn about some unique options and the process of customizing your new Porsche through Exclusive.
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Porsche marketing and sales chief talks about plug-in hybrids and his commute
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It is becoming increasingly clear that there are two initiatives at Porsche that have shaped the company for the past two decades and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future: Four-door vehicles and hybrid-electric powertrains. It should come as no surprise, then, that Porsche’s chief of sales and marketing, Bernhard Maier, commutes to work in a Cayenne S E-Hybrid, Automotive News reports.
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Pulling the plug: Did I do the right thing?
By Roger Kraemer
I've always thought that the Porsche 928 was one of the most beautiful cars ever created — while also being fast, comfortable and a great handler. After years of periodically checking eBay for just the right shark, an opportunity arose that I couldn't pass up: a free 928! My friend drove me out to pick it up and there it sat — covered with leaves and dirt and looking like a derelict. But shock of shocks, I turned the key and it started. A great weekend car was mine, until …
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PCA 60th Anniversary clothing in stock!
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To celebrate 60 years of Porsche Club of America, we’ve released PCA 60th Anniversary clothing. Take your pick between jackets, vests, and button-down and polo shirts in men’s and women’s sizes. Show your PCA pride!


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2014 PCA Club Racing Championship Series winners
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The PCA Club Racing Committee is pleased to announce the podium winners of the 2014 PCA Club Racing Championship Series. Please join me in congratulating the winners listed below. For a full compilation of race results, click here.

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U.S. Porsche dealers sell 47,007 vehicles in 2014
Porsche
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor in the United States of the Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster, and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up, today announced 3,275 vehicles were delivered in December 2014. This rounds-out the year for PCNA with 47,007 vehicle deliveries in 2014, an increase of 11.1 percent over 2013 (42,323).
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Porsche 914-6 a "smart" investment as prices rise
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The Porsche 914 had it rough as the result of a fling between Porsche and Volkswagen in the 1960s, when both companies were looking to launch a small sports car in their model lines. VW would get the four-cylinder version, the 914-4, while the six-cylinder 914-6 would be Porsche’s baby. In the end, all variations of 914 were sold as Porsches in the US, but there’s only one whose value keeps rising consistently: the 914-6.

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Video: 918 Spyder's Zuffenhausen assembly plant quiet, methodical
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Now that all 918 units of Porsche's 918 Spyder are sold out, all that's left is to assemble and deliver them to their fortunate owners. We've read about and seen pictures of the spotless assembly plant, and how the highly skilled technicians use precise electric power tools to piece the car together around the Dallara-built carbon-fiber monocoque. But this video on Cars YouTube channel demonstrates just how methodical and detailed the build process is, accentuated by the relative silence.

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This Porsche 959 can be yours for $1.4 million
Motor Authority via Yahoo Autos
The 918 Spyder may be an impressive technological achievement, but Porsche's first true supercar was just as great a leap forward back in the day. The Porsche 959 is generally credited with introducing the concept of the high-tech supercar, but since it was never officially imported, they're a rare sight in the U.S. One of these rare cars is being offered for sale by Copley Motorcars in Needham, Massachusetts — just outside Boston — for a cool $1.45 million. It's funny to see one of the world's most legendary performance cars in a state with an equally legendary reputation for bad driving.
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Here's the 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS way before you're supposed to see it
Jalopnik
Porsche is looking forward to the official launch of the 2015 911 GT3 RS, likely after stuffing car writers with so much wine and shrimp that they think going automatic-only makes sense. Screw that. Here's how the car looks in the raw, unfiltered wild. Well, unfiltered might be the wrong word. These photos were posted on Instagram, after all. The user is Stuttgart resident Johan9ff, who should know a thing or two about fast Porsches.
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Video: Motor Trend pits GT3 vs. Camaro Z/28
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The past 12 months have been good to sports cars, even in the face of ever-tightening emissions and fuel economy regulations and decreasing engine displacements. Just look to cars such as the Porsche 911 GT3 and the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 for confirmation that manufacturers still see the value in creating high-performance, track-oriented street cars. While you may cringe at the thought of mentioning GT3 and Z/28 in the same sentence — starting at $130,400, you'll pay at least $57,000 more for the Porsche — the truth is their performance is very similar, as evinced by Motor Trend's Head 2 Head episode featuring Stuttgart's finest sports car and a Corvette-powered Camaro.
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Naked 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 streaks for the camera
Car and Driver
Last May, Car and Driver brought you advanced notice of the 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4, which is expected to follow in the hallowed tire treads of the visceral brain-nuke that is the 911 GT3. Today, it brings you images of a prototype that looks 100 percent ready for the showroom. If this indeed is a production-spec Cayman GT4, most of the modifications seen on the prototype back in May (front fascia, rear diffuser, ducktail-style lower decklid spoiler, GT3-like duct in front of the hood) were product-correct.
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The new Porsche Macan — Porsche Traction Management (PTM)
Porsche
The tremendous dynamic performance of the new Macan is thanks in part to the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive system. Learn in this video how PTM transfers the incredible sportiness of the Macan to the road.

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Video: How a Porsche 911 engine is made
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The most incredible thing about this video is the continuous, silent concentration of Porsche employees.
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The new Boxster GTS & Cayman GTS — Launch Event in Taiwan
Porsche
The new Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS were recently unveiled at an exciting car show. One of the highlights: a demonstration of the performance capabilities at a karting track (Taroko Karting Land). Take a look in this video.

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Son wins Porsche Cayman and gives it to his parents
Bold Ride via Yahoo Autos
Here’s a feel good story this Christmas — Arvinder Singh is the best son in the universe right now. He recently won a Porsche Cayman S, and instead of hooning it to no end, he gave it to his parents. Two things: is he available for adoption? And how can Keith Griffin make sure his daughters, ages 10 and 6, follow Singh’s lead when they grow up? Unfortunately, Singh is 24 so adoption is probably out of the question — but there’s still hope for Griffin’s daughters.
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10 of 'Top Gear's' greatest cars from the last 20 years
The Cheat Sheet
For many gear heads and car enthusiasts around the world, there is no greater authority on automobiles than the British television series "Top Gear" and its bumbling cast of hosts who make the show enjoyable even for those who aren’t as passionate about cars. So when the show announced that it compiled a list of the 50 best cars from the last 20 years, people paid attention. To celebrate "Top Gear" magazine’s 20th birthday, the show did just that.
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The Porsche 924 Carrera — evolution to excellence
Veloce Publishing
The full story of the Porsche 924 Carrera’s evolution to excellence by award winning motoring writer Roy Smith. Forewords by Norbert Singer, Jürgen Barth & Derek Bell. The brand new book available here: http://bit.ly/924Carrera
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7 dream cars
Consumer Reports via Yahoo Autos
Consumer Reports' engineers and editors drive well over 100 new cars every year, and they’ve found many exotics don’t live up to the image. Here are seven dream machines that do, listed in ascending order of price.
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This Porsche 911 GT1 makes a McLaren P1 seem as common as a Camry
Jalopnik
People who don't like cars will say it's a piece of art. People who don't like cars will say only 25 were ever made. People who don't like cars will say that in 2011, one of these sold for $1.7 million, and it's only gone up in value since. People who don't like cars will say that for all these reasons, the Porsche 911 GT1 shouldn't be driven. They are wrong.
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America's most wanted: 12 vehicles flying off dealer lots
The Cheat Sheet
If you want to know the automobiles selling at the highest volume in America, we have you covered. In that list you’ll find your Detroit pickups, your Japanese sedans, and a few crossovers. As for vehicles in highest demand at auto dealerships, a look at the average time an automobile spends on the lot reveals a much sportier and luxurious group. Cars.com recently compiled a list of the fastest and slowest sellers in America counting the days the cars arrive until the days a buyer signs the purchasing agreement.
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Porsche replaces chassis components in 205 vehicles worldwide
Porsche
As a precautionary measure, Porsche will replace chassis components in 205 vehicles of the 918 Spyder model worldwide. The reason for this is that for vehicles that were manufactured in a certain time period defective parts were used from a delivery batch, whose functionality cannot be permanently guaranteed. No complaints have been made known (such as a break of a component) from customers up till now.
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Is this what the Porsche Boxster GT4 will look like?
The Sports Car Guys
As you have probably heard by now a Porsche Boxster GT4 looks to be in the works. The new open-aired high performance car will be the Boxster’s version of the GT3. You’ve probably already seen the spy shots and have an idea of what the car may look like, but it is always nice to see the actual car. Well, our friends over at TopSpeed have made the above rendering of what they think the finished product will look like. We have to say that it looks very good. It is very much like a combination between a 911 GT3 and a 981 Boxster which gives it an aggressive appearance.
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Devon's blistering blue '88 Porsche 944 Turbo: Your ride
Bold Ride
Everybody travels a different path into the world of car customization. Some folks start tinkering in their teenage years. For others, it’s a late-in-life obsession. But for Bold Ride reader Devon B., he was born into it. Devon’s family has run a New York car audio shop for the past two and a half decades, and part of growing up under that roof meant getting up and under the hood of cars — namely his dad’s 1983 Porsche 930, and now this — Devon’s tuned Porsche 951 (944 Turbo).
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Is the Porsche 996 motor a pin-less grenade?
TrueDelta
TrueDelta's Michael Karesh breaks down risks associated with dealing with the Porsche 996 naturally aspirated, flat-6 engine. He looks at long term reliability studies and has determined that it is not of matter of if this motor will fail, but when. He also provides a nice alternative.
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Porsche EV rival to Tesla Model S looks unlikely
Bold Ride via Yahoo Autos
A change is in the air, and at Porsche that means a reshaped, sexier Panamera, expected to debut for the 2016 model year. Recent spy photos confirm an evolutionary restyle, while various reports suggest a variety of new body configurations coming to market. But the most polarizing claim regards an all-electric version, a direct shot at the wildly acclaimed Tesla Model S.
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PCA stainless steel license frames in stock
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These elegant OEM quality rust proof 304 stainless steel laser etched PCA frames are now in stock to show your club pride. Universal fit and easy mounting application, each frame includes matching finish hardware hider caps. Available in black, polish and brush finishes.

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Porsche of the Week
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Bliss in Blue The new 991 Targa 4S was a long time in coming and now shares the garage with its older siblings!

Photo by Jerry Charlup
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Articles are selected from topics currently in the news and do not necessarily represent the views or priorities of PCA. This e-newsletter is intended solely to serve as a weekly synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of Porsche issues and/or articles published. Inclusion of any item does not constitute PCA's endorsement, and it is intended only to make PCA members aware of current Porsche news items.



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