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Geneva: Porsche unveils 911 GT3 RS, promises 'a pure racetrack version' of Cayman GT4 [w/video]
PCA
Porsche President and CEO Matthias Müller just announced the new 911 GT3 RS at the Geneva International Motor Show, stating that the company's top, track-focused sports car can lap the Nürbugring Nordschleife in seven minutes and 20 seconds. Müller said the GT3 RS will "remain the top 911 with a license plate." Perhaps just as thrilling, he also stated, "A pure race track version (of the Cayman GT4) will follow later in the year."
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NY Auto Show preview - Porsche Club members only
PCA via MotorSportsReg.com
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. cordially invites Porsche Club members to an exclusive preview breakfast on the Porsche booth at the NY Auto Show before the exhibition opens to the public. At this year's event we will continue to exclusively view all of Porsche's newest model offerings.

Date: Friday, April 3

Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Will call opens at 7:30 a.m.)

Place: Jacob Javits Convention Center
Porsche Exhibition Area, 3rd Floor

Entrance: 11th Avenue at 36th Street into the north side of the Crystal Palace

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PCA members enjoy exclusive Porsche employee prices at Porsche-Design.com this March
Porsche Design
In recognition of the 60th anniversary of the Porsche Club of America, Porsche Design offers PCA members the opportunity to shop the brand new Spring collection at exclusive "Porsche Employee Prices" at www.porsche-design.com. From March 1 through March 31, PCA members enjoy 25 percent savings* when shopping at the official Porsche Design online store.

Shop purist men's/women's ready-to-wear, fine handbags (handmade in Italy), sleek small leather goods, iconic timepieces, state-of-the-art electronics, engineered luggage collections and much more — all bearing the Iconic Style Porsche Design has become known for. Simply enter promo code "PCA60" upon checkout to redeem this exclusive PCA offer.

*The offer is available online only on regular priced items and cannot be combined with any other promotion. The offer is not available at any Porsche Design retail stores.

About Porsche Design. Porsche Design is a luxury brand and was founded in 1972 by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. The products represent functional, timeless and purist design, and boast an impressive innovative standard. All of the brand's products are designed by the Porsche Design Studio and are sold around the world in more than 160 Porsche Design stores, high-end department stores, exclusive specialist stores and the official online shop.

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Mardi Gras might be over, but PCA Club Racing kept the party going strong at NOLA this past weekend
PCA
The early season push for points to position oneself in the catbird seat for a 2015 class podium continued this past weekend at NOLA. Preliminary results show that in GTA2 action John Crosby scored a double class win over a field that included 2014 runner up Eric Boueilh. Ken Laborde also earned a double class victory in GTC3, giving him an early advantage in the chase for a season podium finish that eluded him by a season point in 2014.
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VIDEO: Over 70 percent of the Porsches built are still on the road today; Porsche Classic intends to keep it that way
Porsche via YouTube
Porsche Classic presented at the sold out PCA Tech Tactics East event this past weekend. The folks at Classic are charged with bringing over 230 classic parts to market per year. Attendees learned about all the models that Classic provides parts for. From the 356 all the way to the 996/986 models. They also shared with us several Classic videos. This week we'll start with this one, where the restored PCA '73 911T is a main character.

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Just another day in the life of a car photographer
Jalopnik
Here's a perfect example of why everyone thinks car photographers are absolutely mental. Rowan Horncastle, a strong contender for most British-ly named British automotive journalist in the business, shoots for Top Gear Magazine. This is a life of adventure, one which sometimes requires shooting barehanded in the snow while sticking out of the frunk of a powersliding Porsche 911 Turbo.
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Video: The new Porsche Cayman GT4 — exterior design
Porsche via YouTube
In motorsport, good looks don't win prizes. And they certainly don't win races. Here, there are more to things than appearance alone. Here, every form has a function. The result is a crucial plus for performance.
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Video: '86 944Turbo vs. Starion ESI-R, RX-7 Turbo and 300ZX Turbo
MotorWeek via YouTube
You've probably seen this one recently, but for those who haven't ... be sure to buckle up. Oh, and we're giving away a MotorWeek license plate personalized by John to the first viewer that can show current proof of ownership of a Starion ESI-R. Please email the picture to bdavis@mpt.org.
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Video: Walter Röhrl on ice with the Cayenne GTS and Turbo S
Porsche via YouTube
Two genuine athletes: the Cayenne GTS and the Cayenne Turbo S. See how rally legend Walter Röhrl tests both SUVs at their limits on snow and ice.
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Luftgekult 2 brings out world class Porsches
Car Stories
A recent forecast called for rain in Los Angeles, lending a bit of drama to the area's regularly scheduled weekend car gatherings. Yet the group of Porsches that decided to brave the rain and assemble in Culver City was far from regular. Assembled by Porsche factory driver Patrick Long, "Luftgekuhlt" was a celebration of air-cooled engines, and so any attendees driving post-993-era water-cooled Porsches were kindly asked to park elsewhere.
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60 4 60 Porsche display at Parade
PCA
Wow! The Concours Committee and the Historics Car Display Chairman would like to thank everyone for their interest in the Historics, our 60 4 60 display as well as the Circle of Honor. We’re getting a steady flow of applications for the 60 4 60 and some very nice cars for the Historics and the Circle of Honor, which will feature all past Manhattan Trophy and Group Awards winners. Keep ‘em coming! If you are an owner of a Manhattan Trophy or Group Award (Preservation, Preparation, Restoration, and Racing) winner, we would love to have your car on display. Plan now to be at Porsche Parade at French Lick, IN! Contact Hank Weil (weilly@aol.com) for further information about the Historics and Circle of Honor, and Ron Gordon (nein44@comcast.net) and Bob Gutjahr (silber_pfeile@yahoo.com) if you have any questions about the 60 4 60 display.
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New Porsche Cayman GT4 vs. used '997' 911 GT3 [w/poll]
Carscoops
The Porsche 911 recipe has always been simple: an iconic teardrop silhouette that possesses a powerful boxer-six engine in the rear. However, while the core recipe is unchanged, the current generation of Porsche 911 is experiencing a revolution, whether we like it or not. Particularly, the latest Porsche '991' 911 GT3 is the farthest departure from the classic Porsche that we've ever seen. Gone is the rewarding manual transmission for a 7-speed PDK dual clutch paddle shift gearbox. Additional sophistication including the novel rear-wheel-steering makes the latest GT3 the heaviest as well.
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Porsche reports February 2015 sales
Porsche
Porsche Cars North America, Inc., importer and distributor in the U.S. of Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up, recently announced February 2015 sales of 3,202 vehicles, down 30 units compared to February 2014. Vehicle supply was adversely affected by the west coast port dispute and inclement weather in many areas. PCNA sales remain 12.8 percent higher year-to-date compared to the same period last year.
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VW's Porsche to buy 25.1 percent of carbon-fiber partmaker Capricorn
Bloomberg
Volkswagen AG's Porsche division plans to buy a 25 percent stake in a German auto-parts and carbon-fiber producer, widening access to the lightweight material used in its top-end sports cars. Porsche AG and Capricorn Composite GmbH, a supplier of components for the LMP1 and 918 Spyder models, are targeting completion of the deal in about two weeks after signing an agreement on Monday, the Stuttgart, Germany-based carmaker said recently in a statement.
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Porsche racks up the miles at Aragon
Motorsport
While Audi and Nissan continue to put miles on their 2015 FIA WEC challengers at Sebring this week, Porsche has started work at Motorland Aragon in Spain. Neel Jani and Mark Webber are just two of their drivers in action at the Spanish track as they renew their winter test program. Porsche is expected to register another 3,000 miles of running as it strives to challenge for the FIA WEC title in its second year in the LMP1 class.
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The 60th Annual Porsche Parade
PCA
The Porsche Club of America cordially invites you to attend our 60th Annual Porsche Parade Celebration in French Lick, Indiana from June 21-27, 2015. Our 60th Parade coincides with the Club's 60th Anniversary Celebration, and we're planning a series of special events at French Lick that will pay tribute to the cars and people who have made us the greatest single marque sports car club in the world. The 60th Parade will rightfully pay homage to the members and events of our past, but will also celebrate the Club's newest enthusiasts who will shape our future.

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You can buy this Porsche 997 for the price of a Ford Focus ST
Jalopnik
Remember the feeling you got on your birthday as a child, unwrapping gifts and having everyone sing your praises? Now imagine that you can harness that sense of pure joy and call upon it every time you step into your garage. This amazing Porsche 911 is exactly that — your best childhood birthday, from concentrate.



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Video: Watch a guy drive a McLaren P1 to buy a LaFerrari and a 918 Spyder
BoldRide
What's the most you've ever done in 24 hours? Don't answer that. Although it's surely an impressive feat, a particular 24-hour span in the life of this man tops quite a lot of lists. His name is Paul Bailey. Remember him? He's the first U.K. resident to collect all three of the vaunted hybrid hypercars — the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1.
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PCA Rally Plate T-shirts with PCA hats PROMO special package!
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Available for a limited time only, our rally plate T-shirt and black PCA hat special for only $40!


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IMSA appoints new race directors in development, single-make series
IMSA
Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Todd Snyder and Terry Dale will serve as race directors for the five International Motor Sports Association Development and Single-Make Series for the 2015 season, as the sanctioning body continues to build a strong, unified officiating team for its championships. Forbes-Robinson will serve as race director for Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda, Snyder will add race director duties for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama to his existing role as race director for the Ferrari Challenge North America, and Dale will serve as race director for the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America.
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Porsches and Polo in Florida
By Irwin Greenstein
A jaw-dropping collection of Porsches gathered at the Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch for a sun-kissed get-together called Porsches and Polo that was organized by Florida's Suncoast Region of the PCA. Held Feb. 22, the Porsches had assembled beneath the palm trees whose fronds whispered in the breeze from the partly cloudy sky as temperatures lingered in the low 80s.
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2015 12 Hours of Sebring Porscheplatz and car corral
PCA


It’s professional road racing time again in Sebring, FL. Porsche Cars North America and PCA will again host our annual Porscheplatz during the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Porscheplatz dates are March 20 – 21, 2015. As usual, our Porscheplatz will feature a Porsche-only dedicated car corral and a hospitality tent where you can relax, have a cold beverage, and watch the races on two 60-inch cable TVs. You can watch presentations by Porsche Motorsports North America, Porsche North America team drivers, and sponsors such as Mobil 1 and Michelin. You can sign up for Parade Laps on Friday. The first 100 cars will be able to enjoy a driver’s eye view of the famous Sebring race course. And as usual, your ticket gives you access to the paddock where you can see the cars and drivers up close and personal.

This year’s race is the second year of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, America’s all-new premier sports car racing Series. The Series was created by the merger of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car and American Le Mans organizations, both of which had a long history of competing at Sebring. The TUDOR Championship features two styles of cars, Prototype and GT (Grand Touring). Each style of car has two classes, Pro and Pro-Am, meaning there are four classes of racing on track together, each with their own battle for the lead. In addition to the TUDOR races you can watch racing from the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama.

This could be a great opportunity to watch racing reminiscent of the 1965 Twelve Hours of Sebring that is considered by many to be the greatest race ever at Sebring. The Ford GT 40 and Ferrari were considered the favorites but the Chaparrals of Jim Hall were the dark horse. And the Chaparrals eventually won the race despite a torrential rain storm. And the winning Chaparral is returning to Sebring this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that great race,

Please purchase your tickets soon as the corral is almost sold out. You don’t miss this chance to see some exciting racing on one of the premier road courses in the U.S. To purchase your tickets and car corral pass, please go to

https://sebringraceway.com/porsche-corral-packages

There are several options for tickets based on the number of persons attending and the number of days. Sebring has both one and two day options as well as one person or two person options.

If you have questions, please contact PCA Zone 12 Representative Dave Herndon at zone12rep@pca.org or PCA Porscheplatz Coordinator Tuffy von Briesen at porscheplatz@pca.org

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Porsche of the Week
PCA
My custom multiple-show-winning 1987 944, built by my son Brian, in its nose-to-tail trophy glory! Porsche: There is no substitute!

Photo by Dr. Mark Goodman
Metropolitan New York Region

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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