All-new Porsche 911 Cabriolet features innovative roof design
Porsche is introducing two new cabriolet versions of the recently unveiled seventh-generation 911 Carrera. These new models, the 911 Carrera Cabriolet and 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, will go on sale in the United States in the spring of 2012. Like the coupe, the 2012 911 Carrera cabriolet features innovative aluminum-steel construction with the addition of an all-new convertible top design, which preserves the typically sleek 911 coupe roof line. Intelligent lightweight design that includes extensive use of aluminum, magnesium and advanced high strength steel ensures lower vehicle mass and lower fuel consumption while offering improved driving dynamics and additional comfort. As with the 911 coupe models, the new Porsche open-top models are significantly lighter than their predecessors. More
Grassroot Motorsports offers PCA Members a free trial
They will be continuing their budget Porsche story in upcoming Grassroots Motorsports issues and are offering PCA members a free trial of Grassroots to introduce them to the magazine and the Budget Porsche series.
The link to the free trial is here.
NAV-TV to giveaway a Bluetooth, Ipod and Sirius Satellite Integration kits to 2 lucky PCA members
Ever wished your Porsche factory installed radio (PCM2.1) had Bluetooth, Ipod or satellite radio capability? NAV-TV offers a solution for you, www.NAV-TV.com. NAV-TV will be installing two systems into two lucky member's Porsches for FREE. To Enter, please email email@example.com with Subject Line titled "I want NAV-TV" along with your contact information, year/model of your Porsche by Dec 1, 2011 to be included in the drawing. Winners must be able to bring their vehicle to PCA Headquarters in Columbia, Md., in December for the installation. PCA will produce a video of the installation and share the process with members via YouTube. Your '06-08 vehicle must be equipped with PCM2.1 radio that looks like this:
Click here for the enlarged image.
Porsche wins "Auto Trophy" for Panamera and new 911
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, received the coveted trophy twice at this year's award of the "Auto Trophy." "Auto Zeitung" readers voted the new 911 Carrera the winner in the sports car category for the eighteenth time. The Panamera Turbo S emerged the victor in the luxury class. "To receive this prize for the new 911 even before its market launch is fantastic," said Porsche Board of Management Member for Research and Development Wolfgang Hatz at the presentation of the "Auto Trophy" in Düsseldorf. "The seventh generation is, as ever, the best 911 of all time. We have taken it to the next level in every respect. 7 minutes and 40 seconds makes the newcomer all of 14 seconds faster around the Nordschleife. That's a testimony to the competence of our engineers." More
Porsche revved about China
China Daily Share
With the continuing surge in demand for premium sport utility vehicles (SUVs), China will overtake the United States as the largest market for Porsche AG, the German luxury car brand in 2014, said a company executive. More
Five-way battle on the cards at Porsche GT3 Cup series
Oman Daily Observer Share
The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East returns to action in Abu Dhabi next month with the prospect of five drivers battling it out for two race victories and the title race now wide open. The Porsche one-make championship has an intriguing look about it ahead of Rounds 5 and 6 at Yas Marina Circuit on December 15 and 16, which will mark the half way stage in the 2011-12 season. More
Andy Lally joins Magnus Racing for 2012 Grand-Am season
Following a 2011 season which included not only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie-of-the-Year honors, but also his third Rolex 24 at Daytona victory and sixth Rolex watch, GRAND-AM veteran Andy Lally will return to the Rolex Sports Car Series full-time in 2012 with Magnus Racing. More
New Porsche US headquarters design mirrors the performance and passion of the brand
9 Magazine Share
When the new Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) headquarters opens in late 2013, it will send a clear visual message that whether man-made structure or automobile, the presence of Porsche DNA means uncompromising quality, performance and style. To ensure that every square inch of the brand new facility is infused with these Porsche brand and product values, Porsche has selected HOK, a leading global architectural firm, as its design partner. More
Porsche fits 19" Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 to new 911
Goodyear has announced that its Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tire will be fitted as original equipment to Porsche's new 911 Carrera 2. The tire, which recently won the Auto Express 2011 tire test, will be supplied in the sizes 235/40ZR 19 (front) and 285/35ZR 19 (rear). Goodyear remarks that tire choice on the new 911 is vital, due to its rear engine configuration. The traction improvements yielded require the rear tires to transfer 350 break horsepower to the tarmac; Goodyear says its Eagle F1A2 will meet this need through its "solid performance and quality credentials." More
First test: 2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S
Motor Trend Share
Mike Febbo writes, "I can't print the expletives that were man-screamed during the testing of the last Porsche Panamera Turbo roughly six months ago. Well, I could, but we would get angry letters from people complaining about the vile filth on our website, and if they subscribed to our magazine, they would surely cancel it." More
Singer Porsche 911 964 Series
Singer, for those of you who don't know, is an American company that restores old Porsche 911s in a unique way. They add their own touches to the car. After doing up a fabulous 60s 911, they came up with a Porsche 911 964 which is the same blend of classic styling and modern elements. The car is finished in a special Singer Racing Silver with a Ruby Red interior, which although look retro, are made of modern materials.
German Tuner Hamann creates "fascinating" Cyrano Porsche Panamera
This new tuning package for the Porsche Panamera, by German tuners Hamann Motorsports, is said to be "fascinating." And indeed, we're mildly fascinated that anyone would apply such a visual transformation to their own car. Though we admit that taste in cars is subjective, we are not fans of the Hamann Cyrano kit seen here. More
New 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet - Video
The Porsche Guys Share
This video is of the new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. The car that was just announced is featured in this video and it looks like it will be fun to drive. The video shows that the top can be opened on the go and how much fun all that power can be with the top down. More
The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
Show your PCA pride by carrying a PCA Visa Rewards Card!
• 0 percent Introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for 6 months. After this period, a low variable APR will apply.
• Earn bonus points for FREE airline tickets, merchandise, cash-back and more at participating merchants.
• No annual fee and no additional cost to you.
• Enhanced Visa Platinum benefits, including 24/7 Emergency Customer Service and 100 percent Fraud Protection, Purchase security, Warranty Manager and much more.
Pick one of the standard designs or design your own card. Only available to U.S. residents. Visit rewards.umb.com for details. Sign up today! More
More merchandise added to PCA online Web store
We bring you six new items this week. You'll find sporty shirts and classy jackets for men and women as well as two new PCA glassware pieces. They are ready to ship for the holidays. Order here.
PCA stainless steel license frames in stock - Now available in three finishes
These elegant OEM quality stainless steel frames are now in stock and available for your fine Porsche vehicles. 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 $19.99-24.99 + S/H. Order here.