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Porsche patents unique Active Rear Diffuser for future vehicles

In September 27, 2016, Porsche initially filed for a patent that is the “Unique Active Rear Diffuser”. And earlier this week, on April 27, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published this. When the patent was published, several images of the sketch surfaced on the internet.

We do know that some of Porsche’s vehicles already feature active deploying rear wings. And supposedly, this new patent they filed offers similar functions with the use of its unique diffuser.

Yes, diffusers do exist in cars already. But according to Porsche, what differs with the patent is that the installation and integration in the underbody region is very complicated. The location of the diffuser will have to be directly below the bumper. The purpose of this is that when the diffuser is not in use, it will blend into the body, which explains its concave inner shape.

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Porsche dealers appeal to the company to produce a 5 seat Panamera Sedan

Wagon buyers who prefer their vehicle to be luxurious, you will have an entirely brand new selection at the latter part of this year. Porsche will start rolling out 4 fresh models of the Panamera Sport Turismo at the end of 2017 in the US. Moreover, the local dealers are appealing for a 5 seat sedan, but it seems their demands will be met with a solution from the German automaker.

SUVs and crossovers are the latest buzz at these times, leading the sales in the global market. However it is shocking to see that the wagons are not giving up without a fight nowadays. Now, the luxurious German automaker has made one that will be the newest member of their claim, but Porsche doesn't literally use the wagon description of its long roofed Panamera.

The 2nd gen Porsche Panamera sedan (but it is more of a hatchback than a sedan) is a standard 4 seater vehicle that is tempting to own, but if you want to fit 3 more companions in the back then you can opt for a Panamera Sport Turismo.

Read the entire article Porsche dealers appeal to the company to produce a 5 seat Panamera Sedan

Norfolk citizens welcome their fastest police car yet - the Porsche Cayman GT4

Any of the Constabulary police enforcers at Norfolk, England will be scrambling to be the lucky chap to get behind the wheels of the newest member of their family - the speedster Porsche Cayman GT4.

Earlier this month, the police force of Milan had been happy chaps when they welcomed to their homestead the Ferrari 458 Spider which can run at a whopping 320 kmh. It was confiscated from a mobster of a syndicated gang and was turned over to the Milan police. It’s indeed tempting to bring the sports car out to shred the roads of Milan, with the supercar made to accelerate straight to 200 kmh in less than 10.8 seconds.

However, the Ferrari 458 Spider will not be able to do this publicly. Instead this superior speedster will be used as sort of an ambassador to be used for programs of education in the field of legality. Now it seems the newly acquired super car of Norfolk will follow suit. Donated for 2 years by Lind Trust, a charity organization that supports the development of young teenagers in Norwich and Norfolk, the Cayman GT4 will be utilized as a public program apparatus - meaning the GT4's main purpose is to engage and socialize with the citizens of Norfolk regarding road safety.

Read the entire article Norfolk citizens welcome their fastest police car yet - the Porsche Cayman GT4

Porsche to defend racing titles with new 919 Hybrid

Porsche has officially revealed its LMP1 contender -- the 919 Hybrid. Through this model, Porsche hopes to defend not just its title in the FIA World Endurance Championship but that of the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well. Though this model only unveiled during Friday’s WEC Prologue test at Monza, it did not come as a surprise to many as photos of the 919 Hybrid came out at Paul Ricard race track.

Like the other vehicles that will be part of this competition, it will be displaying low-downforce specifications for the two-day test at Monza. The brand however continues to keep under wraps what aero kit the 9191 Hybrid will be utilizing.

Though it will continue to make use of the same chassis, its third year in a row, Andrea Seidl, which is the team principal, assures that performance will not be impacted negatively. He adds that around 60% to 70% of the vehicle is in fact new.

Read the entire article Porsche to defend racing titles with new 919 Hybrid

Undeniably the crowd favourite at the Geneva Motor Show, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is getting ready to turn more heads and steal the spotlight at the Big Apple this weekend for its U.S. Premiere as it travels from Stuttgart to New York.

The long-roofed Panamera is definitely one of the most appealing cars today. With a wide opening rear tailgate and a loading floor that is only two feet off the ground. This is definitely an upgrade from the second generation.

The Sport Turismo’s four trim packages are as follows: Panamera 4, with a 3.0 liter turbo V6 engine that produces 330 horsepower that speeds up to 60 miles per hour in 5 seconds. Panamera 4S with a twin-turbo 2.9 liter yielding 440 horsepower and sprints 60 miles per hour in 4 seconds, the 4 E-Hybrid that is equipped with a 4S powertrain and a 136-HP electric motor. And last, the Panamera Turbo Sport that can drive from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds with the help of its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which can produce 550 horsepower.

Read the entire article Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is on its way to the Big Apple

An Austrian company has turned a classic Porsche 910 into a modern zero-emission supercar – the Kreisel EVEX 910e. There are not many who still remember the classic Porsche 910. But, if you are a Porsche fan or an enthusiast, or if you do follow motorsports of the present and past, you’d be familiar with the Porsche 910. After all, the Porsche 910 – also known as the Carrera 10 – is the name of a classic Porsche race car that was produced in 1966 and 1997, or around half a century ago.

Fifty years to the future, the Porsche 910 is already considered as a high-value collector’s item. This is thanks to the fact that this race car was Porsche’s entry to the World Sportscar Championship 1967 and it managed to secure a respectable finish. Back then, it was powered by two available engines: a 2.0-liter six-cylinder mill producing 200 hp (150 kW) of output, or a 2.2 liter eight-cylinder unit delivering up to 270 hp (201 kW).

EVEX Fahrzeugbau GmbH, a carmaker specializing on historical sports cars, had rebuilt the Porsche 910 – as the EVEX Porsche 910. Now, Austrian company Kreisel – in its passion to integrate electric drive in all aspects of mobility – has partnered with EVEX to produce a replica of the Porsche 910, which was then installed with a powerful electric motor. The partners aptly called this creation as the new Kreisel EVEX 910e, with a tag price of a whopping EUR1 million.

Read the entire article Classic Porsche 910 race car transformed into the Kreisel EVEX 910e electric supercar

The German automobile tuner TechArt, which specializes in modifying premium sports cars especially Porsche, is now in its 30th year of service. Since the late 1980s, Techart has been an established name for an unmatched array of modification options at the most premium standards, and is also known for its undying passion in customizing roadsters—exclusively for the Porsche line up.

The tuning company was started in 1987 by Thomas Behringer and Matthias Krauss, with the main headquarters found in Leonberg, Germany. Techart is vastly considered as an independent car manufacturer and the company started out in Fellbach manufacturing premium interiors for different car models. Around that time period, Techart took a fancy to Porsche models, and successfully released its first ever body kit for Porsche 928 around 1987. Modifying something as fascinating as the Porsche 911 is considered a feat if done correctly, and only a few companies are willing to partake of this unforgiving task.

But a year after Porsche 928's modified body kit was released, an aero kit for the then current 964 model 911 was unveiled to the public eye. Techart's operation extended all throughout the 1990s and covered the divisions for sleek design and utmost performance in which the latter was released in 1995 with the C3 program on the 911 Carrera, which is built with a supercharge to produce an output of 462 hP.

Read the entire article Techart marks 30th anniversary by releasing gallery of its best Porsche aero kits and aesthetic packages

Typically, automotive brands tie up with reputable watchmakers in creating their line of watches. There is Richard Mille for McLaren as well as Hublot for Ferrari. But for Porsche, designing its own timepiece is part of defying the norm, just like what it does with its racecars.

Porsche Monoblock Actuator Chronotimer was introduced at the 2017 Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Expo in Switzerland. This event happens to be the largest watch and jewelry fair worldwide. During its launch, Porsche Design AG said it will be throwing in five different versions of the watch including the limited edition model.

While some of its versions give a nod to the early Porsche Design collection, the special edition Monobloc was inspired by the new Porsche 911 RSR. If anything, the new Monobloc Actuator in Titanium is a sophisticated piece of art by Porsche Design.

Read the entire article Porsche’s titanium Monobloc Actuator watch is priced from $6,350, set for release this May

In the previous year, the Russian Tuner Topcar announced that it has built a carbon fiber exoskeleton replacement for the Porsche 911 (991) Turbo. And now the tuning company is currently intensifying the curiosity of the public by offering 3 limited edition Carbon Sports Cars. The tuner has added more improvements to the Porsche 911 but reduced its overall weight.

Plenty of third party tuner companies are found in the market, often making their living from clients wanting to further upgrade their vehicles, whether it’s the exterior or the interior part of the automobile. Kahn Design, Startech, Onyx Concept and Arden are currently the most popular players in the tuners league and there's no stopping them from making their passion a reality.

Now TopCar is offering something no one can refuse, by building a set that entirely swaps out every panel of the facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S for a carbon fiber finish. Carbon fiber parts can have such a large impact in regards to decreasing the weight of a vehicle. Now TopCar is making everybody swoon asthey built a car exoskeleton in pure carbon fiber fashion, excluding the roof and part of the door. Moreover, Topcar decided for the Carbon edition to go unpainted for the public to feast their eyes on the sizeable modifications done.

Read the entire article Topcar gives Porsche 911 (991) Turbo an exclusive carbon fiber body finish, plus 650 hp power boost

Loyal Porsche fans, behold the imagined successor to the Porsche 918 and 911 GT1 we have all been craving for. And this needs to happen guys.

While the car enthusiasts around the world are anticipating the GT3 RS successor, sports car diehards became ecstatic with the recent unveiling of the brand new Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans endurance racer which is fitted with an enhanced 2.0 Liter V4 gasoline engine that delivers around 900 pure hP- a setup we rarely see nowadays. Porsche claimed that the new engine is the most efficient combustion engine to date in the history of Porsche, also paired with an 8MJ hybrid system like the LMP1 rival squad of Toyota.

The German automaker legend has a long history of modifying engines from its line-up of race cars and of applying its state-of-the-art tech to its road cars. Then here we are being treated to an eyeful of street legal prototype of the Porsche 919 LMP1 by automobile renderer veteran Jan Peisert, and man it does make our hearts race with excitement.

Read the entire article 2020 Porsche 911 GT1 rendering by Jan Peisert makes our hearts race

The recent Porsche 911 is definitely considered one of the most elite sports car to grace the roads worldwide. The task of producing its successor is challenging enough for the German automobile manufacturer but it now has to put up with rendered images of the next-generation Porsche 911 due to be unveiled in 2019, likely coded as the "922".

Late last month, 2019 Porsche 911 prototypes were seen braving the cold and snow for a run, sporting a variation of the current car frame's 911 series. From the spy photos seen online, the upcoming replacement of the 911 looks to lean towards the further evolution in terms of its body style.

The front part of the super car is diving forward and is more angular, and its headlights and hood closely resemble the upcoming Mission E fully electric vehicle Porsche unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. The Porsche Mission E, also known as the all electric 4 door sports car, has been given the go signal for production and will be the first official fully electric hybrid Porsche. It’s also unlikely to be the last.

Read the entire article Rendered speculation: 2019 Porsche 911

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.

Read the entire article Porsche employees get record-high €9,111 bonus after very successful year

Porsche is laying aside any plans of pushing another hybrid hypercar into their line-up -- at least not at this time. Oliver Blume, Porsche Global Chief confirmed in a recent conversation with Motoring that a 918 successor is definitely not in the cards right now.

Notwithstanding the fact that Mercedes-AMG and Aston Martin are moving forward with a new breed of hypercars, it is unlikely for Porsche to slip out a new 918 Spyder anytime soon.

Blume explained how Porsche usually launched special models every ten years. He said that since the 918 Spyder was just launched in 2015, it makes it quite unlikely for another hybrid hypercar to be in the works.

Read the entire article Porsche 918 Spyder successor not coming in the near future

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’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

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.

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

Have you ever wondered how much luxury car companies profit from every vehicle they sell? And which companies profit more? Well, in 2016, Porsche sold over 238,000 vehicles. That is quite a huge number considering their cars are very pricey, but it doesn’t end there.

That number then translates to a total operating profit of €3.9 billion ($4.1 billion), which according to Bloomberg, is a fourteen percent increase since 2015, and a net profit of $17,250 per unit, with a nine percent increase as well. In other words, for every Porsche 911 sold, the profit amounts to the value of a new car by another brand.

Other companies such as Daimler AG and BMW, which both have roughly the same margins, have a net profit of about $5,000 per vehicle in 2016. But none of the above (Daimler, BMW, or Porsche) can compare with the amount this other company is earning.

Read the entire article Porsche’s net profit on each vehicle went up 9% in 2016 to $17,250 but Ferrari earns almost $90,000

Porsche SE’s shareholders were rumored to be planning to oust former Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech from the company’s supervisory board in a future meeting scheduled on May 30, raising questions on how his large share in the company will be handled. A list of candidates will be finalized during the scheduled meeting. While Hans Michel Piech, Ferdinand Piech’s brother, and Wolfgang Porsche are among the candidates, Ferdinand Piech name is nowhere to be found, the German national Sunday newspaper Bild am Sontagg cited.

Nevertheless, the shareholders may not even have to vote on whether to boot Piech off as he is in talks of selling his 14.7 percent stake in Porsche SE that amounts to nearly €1.1 billion (about $1.2B) in shares. This move could likely have a negative impact to the future of the automobile powerhouse’s business. Although it is said that Porsche and Piech families were discussing who will purchase the said shares, it is still not finalized if a deal will push through in the near future.

Both families are the major shareholders and they account for 52 percent of the Volkswagen’s common stock through Porsche Automobil Holding SE. Furthermore, the two families will be given a right to first refusal to purchase the very crucial share that represents almost 7.35 percent of the economic state in Volkswagen respectively. A close informant familiar with deliberations indicated that Piech could possibly sell to an outsider if they fail to reach an agreement.

Read the entire article Ex-VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech’s 14.7% Porsche stake may soon be up for grabs

For an automotive company that was founded 86 years ago, you would expect that it would have already developed several amazing concept cars throughout those years.

To settle the argument, Porsche decided to feature their top five concept cars in a short video.

Read the entire article Video: Top 5 concept cars from Porsche

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
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