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Entry-Level Porsche Roadster Rumors Hint at Reborn 356
from Motor Authority
Talk of an entry-level Porsche, possibly based on a collaborative platform with Volkswagen's Bluesport roadster, has been circling the web for over a year now. With Porsche's renewed focus on making not just limited-volume, purist sports cars--see Cayenne, Panamera--the entry-level, sub-Boxster idea makes a lot of sense. More

Porsche Opens Parts and Training Facility in Easton, Penn.
from the Examiner
Porsche Cars of North America christened a new 130,000 square- foot training and parts center in Palmer Township. When operational, the new center will employ 27 full-time workers with plans to move Porsche's Area East sales office into the same structure. The Palmer Township location was chosen by Porsche since it's centrally located to their major markets in New York City, Philadelphia, Newark and other cities. More

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Test Drive: Super Porsche and Everyday Driver?
from Popular Mechanics
Perhaps Porsche's management is a little sensitive about the 911 Turbo's debut in the midst of the current economic climate. Company officials reminded us that the first Turbo model came out in the heart of the 1970s fuel crisis, whereupon some called it the wrong car at the wrong time. Now, as Porsche launches the new 2010 version, the company is quick to point out that though it still costs more than six figures, the latest model consumes up to 16 percent less fuel than its predecessor, weighs about 55 pounds less, develops 20 more horsepower, delivers 22 lb-ft more torque, and accelerates up to 8 percent faster. More

A New Kind of Hybrid: Porsche's 180 mph 'Family Saloon'
from The Daily Mail
Every year I join 150,000 people dressed in tweeds and twin-sets for the Goodwood Revival, the pre-1966 motor-sports and fancy dress party. It's the best weekend in the motoring calendar with an amazing variety of people, outfits and vintage entertainment, but the races are the main attraction. More

Asylum Helps Draw the Porsche Family Tree
from CG News
Asylum, in collaboration with ad agency Cramer-Krasselt/Chicago and RadicalMedia Director Jeff Zwart, completed a major VFX feat for a new TV spot introducing the Porsche Panamera - the first four-seat sports car from the iconic carmaker. The elaborate, technically challenging commercial was the perfect showcase for Asylum's vast VFX capability. More

Halliday Wins Rookie Trophy for Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Abu Dhabi
from Voxy
New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday has won the Rookie Trophy for the 2009 Porsche Mobil Supercup after a rewarding weekend in the final two rounds held in Abu Dhabi over the weekend. Halliday contested 8 of the 13 rounds of the high profile Championship and was able to defend his points lead in the Rookie Trophy when a 2008 model car became available. More

BP, DuPont Pursuing Ethanol Substitute
from the Des Moines Register
An official with oil company BP says the company is moving forward with the development of butanol as an alternative fuel to ethanol. Butanol costs more to produce but has some key advantages to ethanol, including a higher energy content. Cars can get more miles per gallon on butanol. More

VW Profit Drops 86 Percent on Price Cuts, Audi Sales Decline
from Bloomberg
Volkswagen AG, Europe's largest carmaker, said third-quarter profit plunged 86 percent as vehicle prices fell and the Audi luxury brand's deliveries declined in western Europe. More

Win a Porsche Panamera
from PCA
Be the first to own a newly-released 2010 Porsche Panamera! Tickets are $50 each and limited to 5500 entries. PCA Members Only. The deadline for entry is Nov. 23, 2009 and the winner will be announced on Dec. 14, 2009. Hurry before all tickets are sold! Download the official entry form.

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