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Porsche employees get record-high €9,111 bonus after very successful year

Last year was probably Porsche’s best year ever in terms of sales. Their factory in Stuttgart delivered 237,778 cars in total, which represents a six percent increase compared to the deliveries in 2015. And as we all know, each 911 sold gives them a net profit of $17,250, making it the company’s cash cow.

Porsche decided to share the success with their hardworking employees. The company will be rewarding around 21,000 employees with a really fat paycheck this time. Now, the amount isn’t random. In case you were wondering, Porsche decided to make this incentive match the figure on its iconic 911 model.

But no, they aren’t just offering €911, instead, each employee gets €9,111 (or $9,830), not a trivial amount at all. Wow, it must be pretty awesome to work in a company that is so generous. The employees won’t get the sum in one instance. The bonus will be divided into two components. A contribution of €700 ($755) will go to the Porsche VarioRente pension scheme or to individual pension schemes, while the bigger amount at exactly €8,411 ($9,075) will go directly into their bank accounts. That’s still a pretty good deal I say, particularly since it adds to the employees’ vital retirement fund.

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Olive Green Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabrio by Edo Competition simply can't be ignored

Green lovers of all ages, rejoice! Edo competition modified a Porsche 911 Turbo S and made it look astounding! Third party tuner companies thrive on clients wanting to further modify their automobile. So whether it’s the car's paint, hood, exhaust, wheels, these tuners got it all covered, with a fee of course. These customers flock to the big players like Kahn Design, Startech, Onyx Concept and Arden to further aesthetically modify their rides to their hearts content, even if it means dishing out some cold, hard cash.

Things got more interesting when Edo Competition, Stuttgard's finest, took on the Porsche 911 Turbo S and made it into a Green Mean Machine - turning everyone green with envy everywhere it went. There were not a lot of tuning companies who knew the Porsche releases inside and out quite like Edo Competition. The namesake founder of this company, Edo Karabegovic, worked at a Ferrari shop for three good years and afterwards toiled on race cars for around 8 years. To him, the experiences working around race cars piqued his interest more and more, and one day decided to start up his own tuning company.

Customizing the Porsche 911 Turbo S is quite a feat, and making it stand out is just legendary. Edo Competition gave the sports car an all exclusive look-- splashed it with green and gave it the moniker "PTS Oliv- Green 274". The modifying company exclaimed that this one-of-a-kind color is the "first in the world". The super car is also fitted with Black alloy wheels and bright yellow calipers to further enhance the car's body color, and it sure is working to their liking.

Read the entire article Olive Green Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabrio by Edo Competition simply can't be ignored

TechArt builds 720 hp Porsche 911 (991) Turbo as a cabriolet

TechArt’s latest project, the Porsche 911 Turbo itself, is a pretty awesome car to own. And it’s not only because of its powerful engine, and beautiful exterior design. However, some people just can’t get enough of what is already in the market. What do I mean by that? The German automobile tuner came up with an even more extravagant design, sans roof, calling this version the GTstreet R Cabriolet.

Some of the highlights of this car in terms of performance are its powerful engine with the capacity to deliver 720 horsepower (or 530 kilowatts) and 678 pound feet torque, allowing it to accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in a mind-blowing 3.5 seconds, while proceeding to its maximum speed of 340 kilometers per hour (211 mph) -- that is even faster than a 911 Turbo.

The wonders of this car don’t end there. It has an adjustable rear wing just like the one on a GT2 RS that can tilt up to 15 degrees for an added downforce, allowing the car to travel faster. In fact, this model has the ability to produce 707 pounds (321 kilograms) of downforce at 186 miles per hour (300 mph) - this was proven when it was tested in a wind tunnel. These are made possible by its new aerokit that features an active spoiler lip, carbon front fenders, and carbon side skirts.

Read the entire article TechArt builds 720 hp Porsche 911 (991) Turbo as a cabriolet

Porsche 911 lineup to get more power, additional perks for the 2017MY

To the proud owners and owner-to-be of the Porsche 991 Carrera GTS, there's good news for you all. German automobile manufacturer Porsche recently confirmed to the public that the Porsche 911 will be offering increased range of modifications: new color alternatives, increased horsepower of up to 30 (22 kilowatts), and connectivity services.

The two-door, high performance and exclusive sports car will be all that any car aficionado will talk about in the coming days as those who are looking to own a sports car from the Porsche 911 line-up can now opt for a kit that can give the 911 S, 4S and Targa 4S a 30-hp expansion to 444 hp (331 kilowatts). Further modifications that come along with the kit includes larger turbos, dynamic engine bearings, modified brake cooling and even a sports exhaust- How cool is that? To 911 S owners hoping to up their game, the automaker powerhouse can equip their existing rides but is requiring the Sports Chrono Package to be present before any upgrades can be executed.

The Sports Chrono Package which can enhance the performance of 911's responses with a click of the button, is compatible with the GTS cars. But this package won't come cheap, as it has a price tag of over $12,350 with a manual transmission or otherwise a cost of $12,870 with the PDK. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplug (PDK) dual clutch transmission serves as an option. Retrofit pricing is not made available yet by the German company. Also included are the PASM active suspension, a dynamic light system with bixenon headlights and a ritzy interior lined in faux suede and optimum leather.

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Stuttgart-based Gemballa has officially unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show its very own version of the Porsche 911 (991), the designation of the seventh generation of the 911.

Those familiar with this tuning may say that this is nothing new as Gemballa has long been giving the Avalanche treatment to the 911 going all the way back to 1985 when Porsche came out with the 930. So what is causing all the excitement then?

Well, for starters, Gemballa was able to wrest an additional power from the biturbo six-cylinder 3.8-liter engine of the base model. That extra power amounted to 280 hp (209 kW) giving the 2017 Gemballa Porsche 911 Turbo a total output of 820 hp (603 kW). That’s not all as the tuning company was also able to get additional torque of 214 lb.-ft. (290 Nm), thus effectively making the new maximum torque at 700 lb.-ft. (950 Nm).

Read the entire article 2017 Gemballa Avalanche Porsche 911 (991) Turbo is all about power

Porsche never ceases to amaze us as each of its new vehicle offerings is incredibly sexy and high-performing – just like the new Porsche 911 GT3, which has been updated for the 2018 model year.

Now on display at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Porsche 911 GT3 gets new mechanical features that would leave purists drooling.

Porsche will commence sales of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 in the United States this fall at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $143,600, which excludes $1,050 in delivery and handling fees.

Read the entire article 2017 Geneva Motor Show: Porsche 911 GT3 gets new 500 hp engine and six-speed manual gearbox

RUF Automobile GmbH officially unveiled during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show its latest CTR halo model. This model is distinct for two reasons. First is that it comes in a body that honors the 1987 CTR “Yellow Bird.” The second reason is that it utilizes a chassis based on the company’s very own design.

Already in the fourth generation, the 2017 RUF CTR is indeed similar to the model that it pays tribute to not only in form but even in function. Making it a true masterpiece is the new engine with a weight-to-power ratio of 3.5 pounds for every horsepower. Further, it is the first rear-wheel drive with a customized carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

Indeed, the main defining characteristic of the 2017 CTR is the chassis though one can argue that the technological superiority of this model begins at the skin, which is made up completely of carbon fiber. This is the same material the chassis is composed of and comes in the patented RUF design. In addition, both crash structures in the front and the rear are composed of lightweight steel much like the roll cage that was integrated to it.

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The Porsche 911 Carrera 2 (964 generation) is definitely one of the most beautiful classic cars out there. Nearly 30 years since it was launched, the 911 Carrera 2 still attracts attention when driven on the road and especially when parked on anyone’s lot. We are still able to see a good number of older generation Porsche sports cars to this day thanks to owners who really take care of their rides, even going to the point of spending thousands of dollars for restoration works to make them look as elegant as they were in the early 1990s.

However, a certain custom shop based in Vanosc, France has gone beyond expectations on how a Porsche 964 sports car should be reworked or restored. After all, this 911 Carrera 2 has been transformed into a rat rod by French creative group Danton Arts Kustoms, which prides itself as a company that specializes in converting rides into hot rods that were the trend in the pre-war era (World War II).

Recently displayed at the International Auto Show, this particular 911 Carrera 2 Rat Rod is definitely a show stopper – not because it was beautifully elegant, but because it seems really out of this world, something that would even earn the ire of a true-blood Porsche fan. According to reports, the whole front portion of the 911 Carrera 2 was chopped off, literally cutting the classic sports car into half. This was done in order to mount another engine to this Porsche 911 Carrera 2.

Read the entire article Porsche 911 Carrera 2 is transformed into a rat rod by French customizer Danton Arts Kustoms

In this ever-evolving automotive world, there are only a few things that stay the same. These perhaps are the lifelong dreams that people strive to turn into reality. Wonder what some of these dreams are made of? We think we have the answer to that. A dream car and a dream garage.

What we have here is a true story initially published in Porsche Klassik 10 magazine before it made its way to “The Porsche newsroom”, a Porsche exclusive news site for journalists and the online community. Read on and be inspired.

The story begins with a forty-six-year-old securities manager for a big banking firm from Nuremberg Germany. This man is redefining the idea of what a dream garage should look like. Andreas Kümmel, who also owns a Porsche 911 G-model Speedster, thinks the car of his dreams deserves nothing less.

Read the entire article An inspiring news bit about a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster owner and his dream garage

Here comes the latest Gemballa Avalanche! Yes, Stuttgart-based tuning company Gemballa Automobiltechnik GmbH & Co. KG is planning to reveal its latest iteration of the Gemballa Avalanche at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Most of Gemballa’s creations are derived from either a Porsche car or a McLaren unit. However, the latest creation of the tuning firm is from fellow German company Porsche. This time, Gemballa decided to craft the 2017 Avalanche from the Porsche 991-series 911 Turbo.

So far, Gemballa has only provided two images of the 2017 Gemballa Avalanche. One of the images shows the front end of the Avalanche, while the other displays the rear part of the sports car. Based on the provided images, the 2017 Avalanche is like a Porsche 911 Turbo on steroids. It is virtually wrapped in deep purple, with a number of carbon fiber accents lurking across the sports car. One of these carbon fiber elements is the huge bulge on the bonnet of the Gemballa Avalanche.

Read the entire article Gemballa previews Avalanche based on Porsche 911 Turbo prior to 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Not just one, but five new GTS versions of the Porsche 911 sports car will be coming in March 2017. All of these five new GTS models are powered by a more powerful turbo V6 engine that delivers more output than the powerplant that is installed in the previous GTS sports cars and even in the Porsche 911 Carrera S. Porsche has unveiled all these five new GTS models in the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

To be unveiled at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (official name of the Detroit Auto Show) are: new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupé (rear-wheel drive); Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (rear-wheel drive); Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé (all-wheel drive); Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (all-wheel drive); and Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS (all-wheel drive).

All of these new 911 GTS models – including rear-wheel-drive models 911 Carrera GTS Coupé and 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet -- are underpinned by the wide all-wheel-drive chassis measuring 1,852 mm in length.

Read the entire article Porsche unveils five new 911 GTS models at 2017 Detroit Auto Show

How much are you willing to spend to get a new Porsche 911? Let’s admit it -- a Porsche 911 is not cheap, even if it is more than 50 years old already. Now one of the first 13 prototypes Porsche 911s is up for auction at the upcoming event by RM Sotheby’s in Paris, France on February 8, 2017.

Yes, this is not just any other Porsche 911. It is more than a classic; it is already an icon. Aside from being one of the original Porsche 911s, the classic car up for sale in February is also the first ever 911 Cabriolet. Built between 1963 and 1964, this 911 Cabriolet – with chassis #13360 -- is one of the two surviving originals. With an age of around 53 years old, the 911 #13360 is also the oldest 911 Cabriolet.

Let us dabble with some Porsche 911 history. Prior to 1963, Porsche determined that it was already time to replace the Porsche 356. So, it commissioned Karmann to produce 13 prototypes of the successor model. These prototypes were eventually named as Porsche 901, and one of them was this 911 Cabriolet in concern. Interestingly, this car and its hardtop siblings weren’t known as the 911 back then, but as 901. In fact, when the 356 successor was unveiled in the at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, it was presented as the Porsche 901.

Read the entire article First Porsche 911 Cabriolet to be auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s in Paris next year

Automotive designer Jonsibal has been known to work on different car shapes to make them far more interesting than anyone could’ve imagined. But who would’ve thought that a Widebody Porsche 911 was on his mind?

You’ve probably seen quite a lot of Ferraris and Lambo’s with “widebody” kits, but there aren’t as many Porsches that have been modified this far. Perhaps given the car’s already exquisite design, Porsche owners usually opt for a more subtle styling approach.

As you can see in the picture, Sibal’s bizarre take on this Porsche 911 looks undeniably awesome. Judging from the matte black finish and highly threatening rear diffuser, we think an RSR couldn’t stand a chance with this beast. Plus, it has this insanely large front and rear wheel arches, low side skirts, distinctive rear spoiler and two massive tailpipes that are enough to steal the show from any Aventador SV roadster.

Read the entire article Famed designer Jonsibal renders a widebody matte black Porsche 911

Majority of car companies are now in the process of developing fully autonomous vehicles. But do you think a Porsche with fully autonomous driving feature will take away all the fun of driving a Porsche? Yes, we think so. The essence of owning a Porsche sports car is to take control of the wheels. This might be the reason why Porsche is not joining the fully autonomous bandwagon.

Oliver Blume, Porsche CEO confirmed that the company is not planning to come up with a fully autonomous vehicle. So far at least. Blume spoke with Autocar and explained the whole point of having a Porsche and the experience of driving the vehicle “full stop”. Although the CEO hinted that some elements of autonomous driving technology may be used for convenience sake.

What Blume is sure about is that the company will continue to offer the real Porsche driving experience and may only be considering semi-robotic driving features. And what exactly are these? Well, according to the CEO, some specific features of self-driving will come useful in case you are caught in the traffic and maybe want to read the morning news. He also added the advantage of having a car that can look for parking when there are no immediate slots available. It’s the same thing if the car fetches you at the lobby when you’re ready to leave the place.

Read the entire article Porsche CEO rules out fully automated driving and electric-powered 911

Porsche revealed that starting 2017, it will offer the 911 (991) GT3 Cup with an improved drive. Already considered as the most produced GT racing vehicle in the world, this model made use of a purebred motorsport technology that allowed it to be fitted with a compact engine that comes with direct fuel injection allowing for an output of 485 hp (357 kW). In addition, this 6-cylinder 4-liter flat engine has been placed on the rear.

In terms of design, both the apron in the front and the rear section have been redesigned in order to enhance downforce. As a result, this allowed the 911 GT3 Cup to offer better performance and traction. Some features seen in the previous model however have been retained in this version like the wide wing in the rear that measures 184 centimeters. It has the same wheels in terms of dimensions. It remains equipped with the 18-inch one-piece racing wheels that have a central locking mechanism. The 270 mm. Michelin racing tires are fitted on the front axle while the 310 mm. tires are on the rear axle.

What is new is that the 911 GT3 Cup weighs 1,200 kilograms. This is all due to the use of an aluminum and steel composite which gave it a body that is both lightweight and rigid. Porsche also disclosed that a number of innovative features have been put in to ensure that engine performance and efficiency are enhanced.

Read the entire article Porsche unveils 911 (991) GT3 Cup race car

The arrival of limited edition cars is always something to look out for. However, the launch of limited edition super cars is even more exciting. In fact, from the time they are released, they become instant superstars.

Also, these limited edition super cars become instant classics, immediately creating a premium once they are received by their owners. Since they produced in limited numbers, it is usually hard to get a new super car. If one is not lucky enough to buy a new limited edition super car, he or she may have to get them for the used car market.

Here are five limited edition super cars – announced or released this 2016 – that immediately gained classic status and are already fetching a high premium over their original prices.

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A designer of Bugatti Chiron has made his own rendition of the Porsche 911. Sasha Selipanov’s version of Porsche’s legendary sports car may in fact, steal the show of whatever other designers may plan to put on stage.

Over the years, the Porsche 911’s design has remained a classic. The son of founder Ferdinand Porsche originally designed the first Porsche 911. His design came as a more refreshing alternative to the Porsche 356 back in 1959. Fast-forward to today, Selipanov’s vision may have the same influence on the 911’s final outcome. After all, the German designer has penned the highly acclaimed Bugatti Chiron. The rest, as we know, is history.

Selipanov’s concept may be the most exciting Porsche 911 to date. The most notable feature is the headlamps with 4 systematic LEDs embedded along the hood. Selipanov managed to replace the traditional grille, this time with a pair of larger air vents for each side.

Read the entire article Bugatti Chiron designer Sasha Selipanov offers own take of next-gen Porsche 911

TechArt Automobildesign GmbH officially unveiled in latest offering, the GTstreet R. Based on both the 2017 Porsche 991 Turbo and the Porsche 991 Turbo S, this new model reveals a wide range of changes done compared to the 911 Turbo. However, it does deliver a downforce of 707 lbs. (321 kgs.) when running at 186 mph (300 km/h).

Moving further, customers are given the choice to have for the chassis the Noselift front axle lift system, which allows for extra ground clearance of 60 mm, or the VarioPlus coilover suspension that has PDDC connectivity. In addition, the chassis can be fitted with either the alloy 20-inch wheels or the 21-inch version.

While a sport exhaust system has been newly installed, it is integrated with a continuously variable pneumatic valve control, which can optimize the back pressure to fit the current load conditions.

Read the entire article TechArt showcases new GTstreet R based on 2017 Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S

The Porsche 911 Turbo is highly favoured by tuning companies for good reason. They like to recreate this stunning beauty and make it look even more special than it already is. The Turbo variant is one of the most sought-after automotive art canvases because of its potential to develop more power.

Russian tuning company TopCar is the latest team that decided to bring out the beauty and the beast out of the Porsche 911 Turbo S. Believed to be one of its most complicated projects yet, the tuned model was named the Stinger GTR. Recently, a better version was released – the Stinger GTR gen.2.

Clad in an aerodynamic body kit, the second generation Stinger GTR made its first appearance at the 2016 Moscow International Motor Show. It is one of TopCar’s most complex and sophisticated finish products, thus the prefix GTR. It is arguably one of the best tuning programs available for the 911 Turbo S and is certainly one of the most eye-catching variants of them all.

Read the entire article TopCar releases tuning package for Porsche 911 Turbo dubbed Stinger GTR Gen.2

German automobile tuner TechArt has been well-known for over 25 years to specialize in creating exceptional Porsche styling programs. TechArt has been working on different Porsche models ranging from 911s, Boxsters, Carrera GTs, Cayennes, Caymans and even Panameras.

Just recently, the tuning company has been up and about creating another masterpiece. It has been working on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, creating a new look and better features. For some, it is arguably the most potent among all sports cars that the Germany-based tuning company has ever created.

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been dubbed as the “race car for the road.” It comes from the line of Porsche 911 Carrera RS, a racing lineage that is arguably one of the best that the German automaker has ever made. The 911 GT3 RS is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine capable of producing about 500 horsepower at 9,000 rpm. This performance car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and can reach a top speed of about 193 mph thanks to its lightning-fast seven-speed PDK transmission.

Read the entire article Porsche 911 GT3 RS gets carbon fiber makeover from TechArt
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