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As you know, PCA delivers Porsche Club of America e-Brake direct to your inbox each Tuesday, briefing you on the latest Porsche and club news. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the Porsche Club of America e-Brake news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.

1. 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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2. PCA and Porsche unveil 2015 911 GTS Club Coupe [w/video]
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Porsche Club of America is excited to announce the new Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe, the product of collaboration between PCA and Porsche to honor our club’s 60th anniversary. It was unveiled Jan. 21 at Porsche Cars North America’s new headquarters at One Porsche Drive in Atlanta.

Handcrafted at Porsche Exclusive and based on the 911 Carrera GTS, it was developed with input from members of PCA’s Executive Council to include features that can’t be found on any other Porsche model. Only 60 GTS Club Coupes will be made, for PCA members only, ensuring that they stay in the PCA family and remain exotic like the last PCA Club Coupe from 2005.

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3. Porsche R&D chief: Next GT3 RS will have brand new naturally aspirated engine
Auto Express via PCA
Information about the upcoming 911 GT3 RS mostly has been limited to rumors, but Porsche's research and development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, speaking with Auto Express, stated it will get a brand-new naturally aspirated engine and come with the PDK automatic transmission only. He also reportedly said a manual transmission for the RS "hasn't been ruled out in the long term." With this information, one can imagine the new RS will pick up where last generation's RS 4.0 left off.
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4. 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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5. 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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Vote for your favorite Porsche Photo of the Week
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Each month, we will feature the Porsche of the Week photos from the previous month. Then we will tally the votes and crown a new Porsche of the Month winner. Winner receives a PCA photo frame.

Got a stunning shot you want to share? Submit your pictures to potw@pca.org. Be sure to include your contact information, your region name and a few sentences about your picture.

Vote for your favorite here.


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Last month's winner
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John Alfenito
Santa Barbara Region PCA

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