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1. In praise of the Boxster
By Joseph Cavalcante
I spent Sunday nights a few Februarys ago watching "Californication," which stars a dysfunctional writer wandering Hollywood in an older Carrera Cabrio. Porsche lust struck. A dealer said he could find me one, but maybe I'd like to drive this black Boxster convertible right over here. Left-handed ignition! Wow, that throaty exhaust note. The clutch forced my foot right up off the floor, and I overdrove the first curve because it steers that tightly. Mine. While one of Porsche's six models garners most of the attention, there are compelling reasons to spread some love across the lineup. I choose to praise the Boxster.
2. Spoiler Alert: Porsche Motorsports 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Review
Porsche Motorsports results at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 14-15.
3. This is the very first Porsche widowmaker
Early Porsche 911s became notorious for their wayward handling characteristics with all of their weight hanging in the back — add a primitive turbocharger to the equation and you get this — the "widowmaker."
The problem with these early 911 Turbos was turbo-lag, where all of the power would come suddenly after a bit of a delay. This sudden boost created a tendency for these cars to swap-ends in the corners, giving them their deadly reputation. Manage the boost though, and you had one of the fastest cars in the world at the time.
4. Upcoming Porsche Cayman GT4 expertly rendered
Following recent spyshots and spy videos, the potential Porsche Cayman GT4 is undeniably the most hotly anticipated Cayman variant ever. Promising epic performance as well as a host of visual and aerodynamic improvements, the car has everything going for it at this stage. In order to give us a good idea of how it could look, rendering extraordinaire Wild Speed has created the following rendering.
5. Porsche sued in Los Angeles over Paul Walker crash
The Associated Press via Insurance Journal
The wife of a man who was driving a Porsche sports car that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker is suing the automaker, alleging it designed a faulty vehicle.
The wrongful death and negligence lawsuit was filed in mid-May in Los Angeles by Kristine Rodas, the wife of Walker's friend and business partner Roger Rodas.
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