All I wheely want for Christmas: the Fanatec Porsche Turbo S
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Jan. 12, 2010 issue: Santa was most kind to Ars contributor and racing nut Jonathan Gitlin, leaving the most expensive racing wheel on the market under his tree this year. He takes it for a spin to tell us if all of that money buys you racing realism. More
Porsche, VW merger deal may fall apart
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Nov. 2, 2010 issue: If you're still waiting for a merger between the parent companies of VW and sports car maker Porsche to close, don't hold your breath. VW's CEO is warning that it may not happen at all. "The chances are 70 to 30 that it comes to that," Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said in an interview with Automobilwoche on the edge of a vehicle presentation. VW wants the transaction to add a large luxury car line. But, more is on the table than that.
Spied! Next-Gen Porsche 911 spotted winter testing
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Feb. 2, 2010 issue: Porsche's 911 has always been criticized as sticking to the same generic formula for far too long. And surprise! The 998 seems to continue the 911 tradition. But, why fix something that is not broken? More
Porsche 911 Speedster to debut at Paris Motor Show
Sept. 21, 2010 issue: Paying homage to the first Porsche model to bear the Speedster name -- the 356 Speedster -- Porsche has announced that a new 911 Speedster will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in early October. Significantly different from other members of the 911 family, this two-seat roadster features a 2.36" (60 millimeter) lower, more raked windscreen and the characteristic speedster double-bubble hardcover for the manual soft top. Helping to define the striking profile of the new 2011 911 Speedster, the 1.73" (44 millimeter) wide-body from the AWD 911 models makes the rear-wheel-drive only Speedster stand out even more. The production run of this special car will be limited to 356 units worldwide, with approximately 100 heading to the U.S. More
2012 Porsche Cayman R makes world debut at Los Angeles Auto Show
Nov. 23, 2010 issue: Featuring 121 pounds less weight and the most horsepower available in a mid-engined Porsche, the 330-hp Cayman R has been created for one reason: pure driving dynamics. With its highly-tuned sports suspension and vigilant attention to weight savings, the third Cayman model offers an even more precise driving experience than the "standard" Cayman S. A direct descendant of the famous 1950's 550 and 1960's 904 mid-engined, high-performance Coupes, the 2012 Porsche Cayman R is celebrating its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show Nov. 17, 2010.
Porsche 944 Roadster rebirth?
Jan. 26, 2010 issue: Porsche's 944. It was front-engined. It had in-line four-cylinder power. How 911 owners hated it. In the fullness of time though, it turned out to be a great little entry-level performance car, especially due to its front-engine, transaxle layout, which equated to near perfect 50/50 static weight distribution.
2011 Porsche Cayenne breaks cover in Germany
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Jan. 12, 2010 issue: Information about the 2011 Porsche Cayenne has unexpectedly surfaced in Germany almost two months ahead of its planned unveiling. Scheduled for introduction at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, the same time frame as the forthcoming new-generation Volkswagen Touareg, the new Porsche Cayenne has recently been described in the German press after a private introduction to the media on Dec. 15. Official information from Porsche says the Cayenne will feature a turbocharged, 500-horsepower 4.8-liter V8, a 400-hp 4.8-liter V8 and a 300-hp 3.6-liter V6.
Porsche Boxster 2010 launched worldwide
Jan. 26, 2010 issue: Porsche needs little introduction or convincing. And anything that Porsche comes up with has to vroom your mind off -- just what you would get from Porsche Boxster, the latest mean machine launched by the car company. More
Porsche Club awaits a lovingly restored classic
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Nov. 9, 2010 issue: A coming automobile raffle adds some credence to that old saw about membership and its privileges. Next summer, dues-paying associates of the Porsche Club of America will have an opportunity to win a 1973 911 T, which is receiving a meticulously complete restoration at the Porsche Classic workshop, located outside Zuffenhausen, Germany. More
Craving a perfect '73 Porsche 911? PCA has one for you
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Nov. 16, 2010 issue: If you're a member of the Porsche Club of America (PCA), you know that the $42 you pay yearly is well worth the benefits you receive. PANORAMA, the club's monthly publication, is a glossy magazine of substantial size filled to the brim with articles about the cars and people who love them. There are also the benefits of owner networking, Porsche-centric events, the marketplace and PorschePlatz car corrals at American Le Mans Series races featuring giveaways, special Porsche visitors and, most importantly, a comfortable place from which to spectate. More