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Porsche set to muscle in on Range Rover
By Joseph Archibald
The new Porsche Macan is set to hit the U.S. market this spring, and the German automaker is hoping that the smaller category of the luxury SUV market will slot in nicely just below the larger and more costly Porsche Cayenne. As you would expect, the front fascia on the Macan and much of its side profile appear similar to the existing Cayenne, albeit a scaled-down version. However, at the rear there's more of a resemblance to the 911, along with its single-piece bar taillight design. This is a slick touch indeed.
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February 2014 Panorama
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The February 2014 issue of PCA's Porsche Panorama is on its way to your mailbox — and will also be available in digital form on Feb. 15.

In this issue, writer Michael Harley travels to Weissach to learn more about Porsche's next release, the Macan SUV, based on an already-familiar Audi platform but described as a "five-passenger sports car." Our question: Is it worthy of the Porsche crest? In Shades of 1978, hard-driving engineer and PCA member Pete von Behrens explores how PDK and other performance-enhancing technologies fit into sports cars meant to excite and inspire drivers. William Edgar introduces us to Ruth Levy, a driver of indomitable spirit, and shares the story of her successful career in the male-dominated world of racing Spyders and Speedsters in the 1950s. In Life Changer, Zachary Mayne meets a PCA member and musician who traded a Gibson Les Paul Jr. guitar for a vintage 914 at the age of 20, and has transformed his passion for car restoration into a thriving business. Finally, prices have been rising steadily in the Four-Cam 356 market for years, but values have rocketed recently. Find out why, with an expert, in-depth analysis from Prescott Kelly.

Of course, regular Panorama departments Art & Canvas, European Windows, Junior Driver, From the Regions, Street Talk, Tech Q&A, and zwART are all present and accounted for. We hope you'll enjoy the issue!

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Return to top-class motor racing with new and established partners
Porsche
Porsche is delighted to welcome Schaeffler Group and Veltins brewery as Official Partners of the works team for the return to the top category of the World Endurance Championship. Also new on board the Le Mans prototype (LMP1) in the Sportscar World Championship: the U.S. cell supplier A123 Systems. The global Porsche cooperation partners ExxonMobil and Michelin are likewise moving into top-class motor racing.
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Video: Maria Sharapova shows off bespoke Panamera GTS
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We may know Sochi as a place where folks sit at toilets side by side, athletes sleep in unfinished hotels and stray dogs have a real reason to be nervous. But for the Russians, Sochi has historically been a wonderful vacation spot. It is also home to one Maria Sharapova, who now has a special edition Porsche Panamera to count among her many trophies.
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Video: Top Gear creates a movie chase scene in a Porsche Cayman R and BMW
The Sports Car Guys
Top Gear decided to find out which is the better handling car between the Porsche Cayman R and the BMW 1M. Both cars are fast and good handling performance cars, so a test was run to see which one was the better performer.
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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Convertible
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The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder will prove that hybrids and ultra high-performance motoring are not mutually exclusive.
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The Porsche Panamera is the 4-door 911 we've always wanted
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Years before the Panamera was launched, Porsche had an interest in developing a four-door 911. The business side of things was explored but never really got very far because Porsche determined, at the time, a four-door 911 wouldn't sell well; it'd simply be best sticking with two-door sports cars. But that was a long time ago, and when the Panamera finally came to market in 2009, it became an immediate hit.
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Porsche delivers 12,225 new cars to customers in January
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Sports car maker Porsche carried forward the positive business growth of last year in January 2014: With 12,225 vehicles, the number of deliveries to customers worldwide was 1.4 percent above the good result of the same month last year, which was hugely successful thanks to the fresh energy that the latest 911 models and the third generation of the Boxster brought with them.
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Video: Porsche wins Daytona 2014
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A very special motorsport year has begun. And we can proudly say: Our works team Porsche North America came through its baptism of fire. Watch the video from the Rolex 24 At Daytona and our first win in 2014.
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Heavily facelifted 2014 Porsche Cayenne spied
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Testing and development of the next Porsche Cayenne is well under way with a prototype recently being spotted testing in the snow. Ever since its release in first-generation guise, the Cayenne has never been known as a stunning car to look at, but with the second-gen car first released as a 2011 model, the design of the Porsche SUV was somewhat improved.
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Tech Tactics East 2014
PCA
The date has been set for the 34th annual Tech Tactics East at the Porsche Cars North America site outside of Easton, Pa. Please mark your calendars for March 1-2, 2014. 

The format will be the same as in years past. Our very special guests this year includes Daniel Vasiliades, from Porsche AG who is responsible for the marketing of the Macan as well as Owen Hayes, Director of Operations Porsche Motorsports North America, who will focus on the 991 GT America and the new United Sports Car Racing series. We have already booked speakers from Porsche Cars North America, Mobil Oil, Michelin Tires and Performance Friction Brakes. Three PCA members are also part of the program: Jim Newton from Automobile Associates, Lou Verdiales, PCA Tech Committee member responsible for 911 turbos, and John Paterek. This will be John's 34th consecutive appearance at Tech Tactics. He was a presenter at the inaugural event at the Harley Hotel in 1981. Returning by popular demand the second annual "model car show" will be held in the Registration area. Dust off your favorite die-cast Porsche for a People's Choice event.

Continental breakfast, "box" lunches and a complimentary event tee shirt are included in the registration fee of $60. Registration opened on Feb. 4, 2014 on pca.motorsportreg.com.

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Save the Date — 59th annual Porsche Parade
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The 59th annual Porsche Parade, PCA's annual convention, will be held in Monterey, Calif., June 15-21, 2014. It is a week-long extravaganza of competative events, tech sessions, social events and FUN.

Registration begins April 1, and links for registering will be on pca.org and parade2014.pca.org at that time. Keep checking parade2014.pca.org for information on events.

The conference center at the Hyatt in Monterey will host many of Parade's staples (Goodie Store, Tech Sessions, the Art Show, etc.) and two of our five banquets. Three of the banquets will be held at various offsite locations. We have blocks of rooms available at five local hotels, and anticipate that many people will stay throughout the area.

Discount rates for the hotels will be sent to entrants upon registration. 

We look forward to a spectacular event, and hope you will join us!

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Porsche delivers 12,225 new cars to customers in January
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Sports car maker Porsche carried forward the positive business growth of last year in January 2014: With 12,225 vehicles, the number of deliveries to customers worldwide was 1.4 percent above the good result of the same month last year, which was hugely successful thanks to the fresh energy that the latest 911 models and the third generation of the Boxster brought with them.

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Video: Highlights of the Porsche Parade Singapore
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109 Porsche cars assembling at a car park is certainly not a daily sight. Watch how this convoy took a drive through the city and outskirts of Singapore.

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Porsche Targa gets back to its roots
By David Hurth
At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, one of the big debuts was the new Porsche 911 Targa. The rear-engined sports car is a throwback to the early days of the Targa, but with a modern twist.

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Attention Cayenne and tow vehicle owners: PCA and Club Racing tow hitch covers available
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Made from OEM quality durable exterior grade plastic, this simple and effective design covers and protects the hitch receiver. They fit all standard 2" receivers, and feature detailed PCA emblem encapsulated beneath a clear U.V. protective dome. The encapsulation welcomes exterior use without the worries of the logo fading or discoloring. $19.99 each including shipping.


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PCA stainless steel license frames in stock
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These elegant OEM quality stainless steel frames are now in stock in four finishes, including a high tech carbon fiber look. All frames are made from heavy rust proof 304 stainless steel with highly detailed laser etch graphics. Universal fit and easy mounting application. Includes matching frame finish hardware hider caps to complement your frames. Available in black powder-coated, brushed stainless steel, and gold titanium finishes. Price $19.99-39.99 S/H. Order here.
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Porsche of the Week
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This picture was taken at Thoroughfare Gap, Va., at Chapman's/Beverley Mill. Originally a California car, I purchased the car from a doctor in North Carolina in June of 2012. This is a 1987 911(930) Turbo — silver with a blue top and interior, 71,000 miles. According to "Original Porsche 911" by Peter Morgan, The guide to all production models 1963-98. 183 were made for U.S. with 282 bhp and 142 non U.S. with 300 bhp.

Patrick Carney
Potomac Region PCA


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.

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