Porsche outperforms delivery record of the previous year
Porsche AG sold more sports cars in 2012 than ever before: 141,075 customer deliveries equal an increase of 18.7 percent compared to last year's record of 118,868 vehicles sold. "We are looking back on the most successful year in our history," said Matthias Müller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG at the Detroit Motor Show. "The commitment of our entire workforce was a key factor in achieving this result. We are well equipped to guide Porsche successfully through 2013." Over the past three years, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer has increased the number of vehicles delivered to customers by 83.9 percent. More
Dario Franchitti and his Porsche 911 hot rod
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Clint Davis writes, "I got the call from Panorama (Porsche Club of America) to ask if I could make the drive to Tennessee to shoot Dario and his insanely immaculate, but well driven, 1973 911E hot rod. Of course these conversations are always humorous because how could I possibly turn that down?" More
The 2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S brings 50 extra ponies to Detroit
Porsche has announced a new version of its popular SUV today at the Detroit Auto Show: the 550-horsepower 2014 Cayenne Turbo S. This newly minted "flagship" of the Cayenne lineup is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 engine, and offers 50 hp more than the Cayenne Turbo. More
PCA's 58th annual Porsche Parade
It's time to start planning your summer trip to Parade! PCA's 58th annual Parade returns to Traverse City, Mich., after 24 years, and will run from June 23-29, 2013. Our host hotel is the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, the site of the 1989 Parade and one of the most requested sites to repeat for a Parade. The Porsche Parade is the PCA's annual convention, a week-long extravaganza of car events, tech sessions, social events and FUN. Whether you like to autocross, rally, tour or Concours, there is plenty to do and see. The Parade is a great family vacation, and the Traverse City area has a wide variety of kid-friendly activities. Check out all the activities on our website: parade2013.pca.org. Check back often for updates, registration for Parade begins March 12, 2013.
This Porsche 968 is great, great, great
Patrick George writes, "I count myself as a big fan of all of Porsche's front-engined efforts from the 1970s through the 1990s, like the 928 or the 944. I think all of those cars look great and were (mostly) valiant attempts at trying something different from the brand's traditional rear-engine setup. Out of all those cars, few are as rare as this 968 cabriolet I ran into not far from my neighborhood just south of the Capitol." More
Production-ready Porsche 918 Spyder photo leaked
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Nick Jaynes writes, "If we - and German automotive website Auto Bild - aren't confused, the photo above appears to be of a production-ready Porsche 918 Spyder, which would be very exciting indeed. Forgiving the 918's slight side resemblance to an elongated Audi R8 with a 911 nose, we think it's absolutely fantastic looking." More
In Germany, the company car is a Porsche
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Even though demand for cars in Europe has tumbled, BMW, Volkswagen, and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz are all likely to post record sales for 2012. Deutsche Telekom is partly to thank for that. Germany's largest phone company, which owns 38,000 vehicles in its home country, according to company reports, is taking advantage of tax breaks that have propped up the local auto market and turned company cars into a widespread employee perk. More than 85 percent of the high-end cars sold in Germany are registered to companies, including most of the Porsches in the tony sports car's home market. More
Tech Tactics East 2013
Pete Tremper, Tech Tactics Chairman Share
The date has been set for the third annual Tech Tactics East at the Porsche Cars North America site outside of Easton, Pa. Please mark your calendars for Feb. 23-24, 2013. The format will be the same as in years past. We have already booked speakers from Mobil Oil, Bentley Publishing and Michelin Tires. We will also have two members of our PCA Tech Committee present including John Paterek. This will be John's 33rd consecutive appearance at Tech Tactics. He was a presenter at the inaugural event at the Harley Hotel in 1981. We will also have two speakers from PCNA and working on a Porsche "factory" speaker. Continental breakfast and box lunches are included in the registration fee of $50. Registration will open on Feb. 1, 2013 on motorsportreg.com.
The Porsche Museum shows off the 911 RSR: Video
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Porsche has always believed in the value of racing cars to build better street cars, and nowhere is this more obvious than with the iconic Porsche 911. In the early 1970s, Porsche 911 Carrera RSR models were the cars to beat in GT racing, scoring victories in Daytona, at the Nürburgring and in the Targa Florio. More
Watch the evolution of the Porsche 911: Video
The Sports Car Guys Share
The Porsche 911 does not get recreated as other cars; it evolves. This is clear if you put a brand new Porsche 911 next to an early 60s 911. The lines of the car are similar, but they are clearly the same type of car. More
Call for contributors
In an effort to enhance the overall content of E-Brake, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of PCA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment.
NEW PCA stainless steel SLIM LINE license frames - 50 state legal
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The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
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PCA Photo of the Week
I'm a 35-year PCA member headed to the PCA Escape to the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Photo by Joe Keeling
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