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2017 marks Porsche Macan’s best sales yet with 97,000 units sold, beats 911 by huge margin

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), revealed that in the U.S. market, a total of 3,913 units were sold in December 2017. These are for the model lines that include the 718 Boxster, 911, Cayenne, Cayman, Macan, and Panamera. With this, total U.S. vehicle sales of the Porsche for 2017 are 55,420 units. This is higher by 2.1% when compared to sales in 2016, at 54,280 units.

Meanwhile, sales of the Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicles amounted to 2,153 units. This represents an increase of 24.6% compared to sales in December 2016. In terms of total annual sales, the figure stands at 19,104 deliveries, an increase of 12.5%.

For December 2017, the Porsche Macan represented almost 37% of the total sales with 1,444 units sold. This was followed by the Cayenne at 24% with 940 units and at third is the 911 at around 20% for 773 units sold. However, it is worth noting that compared to the previous year, the Cayenne was down around 20% with the 911 experiencing a slight increase at 9%.

Read the entire article 2017 marks Porsche Macan’s best sales yet with 97,000 units sold, beats 911 by huge margin

Mcchip-dkr unveils the Porsche 911 Targa GT3 RS

For those Porsche enthusiasts out there, you must know that the Porsche 911 lineup is wide enough that you can get a model or trim that fits your style and personality - these range from models like the basic 911 Carrera all the way to the high performance, all wheel drive Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet. But here’s one more.

German tuner McChip-dkr has built a powered-up Targa version of the 911. Just check out this example they modified. They were able to tweak the Targa body and gave it GT3 levels of power, which have previously been available only in a coupe.

They were able to do this by taking a 911 Targa 4 GTS as their base. McChip-dkr then managed to maximize the car’s output to 566 horsepower (422 kilowatts) and 498 pound-feet of torque (675 Newton-metres).

Read the entire article Mcchip-dkr unveils the Porsche 911 Targa GT3 RS

California dealer is selling a jet black 2016 Porsche 911 R for $409,000

For a car that was just introduced in 2016, the Porsche 911 R (991 generation) is fetching a pretty high price in the resale market. Examples have changed hands for amount several times the original launch price of $184,900. In fact, a Porsche 911 R was sold by an Australian group early this year for over $900,000 (US). But now, a seller from California is selling a 911 R for half that asking price.

Ilusso, a dealer based in Costa Mesa, California, is selling a 2016 Porsche 911 R – which means it is essentially brand new -- for $409,000. This asking price is more than twice the original price of $184,900.

This particular 911 R being sold is wrapped in a jet black finish and features continuous colored stripes in dark grey over the entire mid-section. It also features a red 'Porsche' script as well as red-and-white door accents along each of its sides. It also rides on bright red 20-inch GT3 center lock wheels. Featuring a VIN (vehicle identification number) of WP0AF2A92GS195321, this 2016 Porsche 911 R only has 140 miles (225 km) on its odometer, which is the mileage of a newly driven sports car. This Porsche is number 286 of the 991 total units produced.

Read the entire article California dealer is selling a jet black 2016 Porsche 911 R for $409,000

Porsche will decide fate of coupe and EV versions of Macan and Cayenne in 2018

Porsche has been making a killing in terms of sales with its two luxury sports utility vehicles, the compact Macan and the midsize Cayenne. While Porsche is known for its high-performance sports cars, its two SUVs have been outselling its other offerings combined. But perhaps time is already ripe for the German sports car maker to offer full-electric and coupe versions of the Macan and Cayenne. Porsche will decide on that matter next year.

In an interview with Automotive News during the recently held 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche chief executive Oliver Blume made it clear that the company’s first all-electric vehicle – based on the Porsche Mission E Concept sedan unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show – won’t be the company’s last project in electro-mobility. Thus, in line with its plans, the German sports car maker will be announcing its second electro-mobility project in the first half of 2018.

Blume quipped that the company needs to check first whether a Porsche SUV would make sense as its next electro-mobility project. This all-electric SUV could be an EV version of the Porsche Macan, as hinted by executives at the carmaker. The chances that the Macan or the Cayenne SUVs would be the Porsche’s next electro-mobility are high, considering that SUVs are its best-sellers. It would further diversify Porsche’s offerings without having to create a completely different vehicle. With the production version of the Mission E set to arrive in 2019, the EV variant of the Macan or Cayenne is anticipated to come shortly after that.

Read the entire article Porsche will decide fate of coupe and EV versions of Macan and Cayenne in 2018

The company founded by Ferdinand Porsche has been in the business of building vehicles -- sports cars, SUVs and race cars – since 1931. The brand has long catered to the needs of motorists wanting a sporty ride built from around 24,000 auto race wins, including over 50 class victories at Le Mans. Meanwhile, consumers who want premium honey could also get it from Porsche.

Yes, the aforementioned information is right. Porsche is indeed now producing honey, not as a major source of income, but as part of a sustainability program. This honey – derived from 1.5 million honey bees from the company’s off-road area near its Leipzig plant – is now being sold in the Porsche Leipzig customer center shop under the name “Turbienchen.”

These bees aren’t the only inhabitants in Porsche’s off-road area. According to the German sports car maker, the nature reserve is now home to other wild animals like deer, amphibians, hares, birds, and bats. Everything was set into motion when the sports car company established colonies of Exmoor ponies and aurochs in the off-area, which measures around 132 hectares. As time passed, this off-area became a nature reserve, an offshoot of the company’s sustainable pasture concept at Porsche Leipzig.

Read the entire article Porsche is selling honey produced at its nature reserve area in Leipzig

If you own a Porsche 718 Boxster or Cayman, we know someone who can comprehensively modify your car, and that is none other than TechArt. This group specializes in customized body kits, with the carbon fiber package, the custom wheels or the personalized interior.

Now you are probably wondering what makes them stand out from the rest of the aftermarket tuners, because everyone pretty much offers the same options. Well, here is something that may sound new to you. TechArt can install a newly developed axle lift system that can lift your 718 model so it can clear common obstacles including ramps, speed humps and curbs in just a push of a button.

Furthermore, there is also a nose lift package that gives it an extra 60 mm (2.3 inches) ground clearance. This includes two front axle sport springs, two for the rear, two hydraulic cylinders, a hydraulic unit, the installation kit and the assembly instructions.

Read the entire article TechArt has a power kit and front axle lift system for your 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman or Boxster

There’s no stopping the increasing popularity of electric vehicles across the globe. Nevertheless, a lot of people are still into internal combustion and do not want that to become extinct. However, if Porsche is right, the future of performance could possibly be more silent. Klaus Zellner, Porsche’s President and CEO of North America spoke to Green Car Reports in Los Angeles and he said that hybrid technologies have brought more new buyers to Porsche showrooms more than any other models they have sold.

In the same interview, he said that the automaker expects half of its global sales volume to come from plug-in hybrids by 2025. In fact, this figure seems a lot more than what people might expect. It is also more aggressive than estimates from Porsche’s cousins at Audi, where 25 percent of global sales are expected to be of the hybrid variety for 2025 as well.

But for this to actually happen, Porsche will have to develop and offer more plug-in hybrid models. As of today, it is just the Panamera and the Cayenne that have such technology. In the near future, the Mission E will be part of the lineup, but this will instead rely solely on the electric power to provide its punch. And for other hybrid offerings, Zellner did not further expound on this matter, though he did talk about the other requirement for stronger plug-in hybrid and electric sales, and this is the car’s ability to recharge.

Read the entire article Plug-in hybrids will comprise half of Porsche sales by 2025, fast-charging system in the works

Just as we are on the verge of entering the autonomous driving future, some car manufacturers are trying to hold on to the most precious things from the present, one of which is keeping the steering wheel on their vehicles. This thought comes most especially as we go about the time when the use of autonomous driving technology will become a mandatory obligation instead of a choice.

The first in line to make such a bold statement was Lamborghini, affirming that they will be the last automotive brand in the world to offer an autonomous driving vehicle. But then, a member of Volkswagen Group must have caught wind of what Lamborghini has said about driverless technology and declared too that Porsche will be one of the last to offer vehicles with a steering wheel.

Published on Porsche media website, Lutz Meschke has stated that the company will always offer a car that you want to be able to drive on your own and that they will be among the last cars that come with a steering wheel.

Read the entire article Porsche will offer owner-driven cars as long as it’s legally possible amid inevitability of self-driving systems

Any car that has been finished in Acid Green will definitely catch the attention of even the most distracted individual. So if it’s your goal to turn people’s heads, then this should be the right colour choice for you. And while there are other automakers that offer a shocking green paint finish, Porsche does a more dazzling job than any of them.

This was made possible by the Paint to Sample programme. We’re willing to bet that this photo does not give justice to the paint job as it’s said to be much more vivid in person. In fact, when comparing it to Lamborghini’s lime green, the latter looks very much subdued.

At the time of this writing, there are only two Porsche 918 Spyders that are painted in this particular hue, alongside a handful of other Porsche models, like that of the 911 R.

Read the entire article Is this Acid Green Porsche 911 R bright enough for you?

Singer Vehicle Design is one of the few companies that have a reputation for making some of the coolest machines out there, including the air-cooled Porsche 911s. They collaborated with Williams Advanced Engineering, which is popular for having injected some pretty advanced technology into the classic coupes, further improving these cars’ performance. The image you are looking at now is that of the very first model to benefit from these improvements, finished in an Absinthe green exterior, contrasted with the Blood Orange leather covering the cabin.

The owner of this car is a guy named Scott Blattner who asked for his 1990 Porsche 911 to be a lighter but more powerful car. Because of this, the tuner worked with Williams Advanced Engineering so that they could focus on the dynamics and the study to produce an extremely lightweight car. Overall, the reimagined 911 only weighs a total of 2,180 pounds (990 kilograms), despite the fact that it carries a 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine that packs 500 horsepower (372 kilowatts), and is capable of revving to over 9,000 rpm.

Rob Dickinson, founder of Singer said in his statement that it took them a lot of effort to combine services to highlight both “bewitching individual componentry” with a “viscerally compelling driving experience”.

Read the entire article Singer Vehicle Design restores this Porsche 911, giving it 500 horsepower but with less weight

A Porsche 911 Turbo turns heads not just because of its elegantly sporty looks, but also for its spectacular performance. Now, Gemballa has created its own version of the 911 Turbo which boasts an appearance and performance that offer much more impact than a regular model. This version – the Gemballa GT Concept – has made its debut at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.

Gemballa is nothing new to the world of customizations. In fact, the tuning company in Germany has been involved in individualization and customization of Porsche – as well as McLaren – sports cars in more than 30 years. Its latest project shows that Gemballa still got what it takes to bring a Porsche sports car to a whole new level.

The Gemballa GT Concept is essentially a turbo version of the Porsche 911 Turbo. In its standard form, the biturbo 3.8-liter boxer engine of the 911 Turbo is tuned to generate up to 540 hp (397 kW) of output and up to 710 Nm (523 lb.-ft.) of torque. Gemballa, however, reworked this already powerful engine to develop remarkable 828 hp (609 kW) of max output at 7,000 rpm and 952 Nm (702 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available from 5,200 rpm.

Read the entire article 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo is transformed into 828-hp wide-body Gemballa GT Concept

One of the nicest things about buying a brand new car is that it's already reasonably packed with all the great features--- oftentimes even with the latest styles and technologies available. So let’s just say your car is neither plain nor boring but you want it to appear a little different.

Something that adds more punch and that shouts out “hey look at me” to let it rise above the special bunch of supercars you see out on the street. If there’s a feature that has somehow caught your fancy then maybe it’s time to drive to your preferred aftermarket tuner and let them do what they do best.

The owner of this Porsche wanted to spice up the latest Panamera model by replacing the factory wheels with some new ones. Wheels Boutique, the largest HRE wheels and Vorsteiner Aeroparts dealer, has equipped this 2nd generation Porsche Panamera with the HRE Performance P200. The Panamera has been equipped with custom wheels that now flash rims at the front measuring 22 x 10 inches each and another set of rims measuring 22 x 12 inches at the rear.

Read the entire article Aftermarket HRE Performance P200 wheels give aggressive vibe to Porsche Panamera

Today, Porsche is definitely one of the top car manufacturers when it comes to technological advancements in the automotive industry is. Not only do they offer some of the quickest cars, but they also recently came out with what we would consider as the most beautiful hybrid vehicle to date. And that is the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. In their most recent announcement, the German automaker said that they have no plans on changing even if it is one of their biggest challenges - and they are referring to electrification.

Luz Meschke, Porsche’s finance chief, explained in a recent interview with Automotive News that they will continue working on their electrification, and that their goal is to remain hugely profitable during this process. Right now, the company is benefiting from a 15 percent profit margin.

To be able to do this, Meschke says that the company has created a strategic target. He further expounds by saying that they have to manage the company a certain way for them to be able to continuously maintain the 15 percent profit margin. However, this figure sometimes fluctuates due to several factors like exchange rates and economic crisis.

Read the entire article Porsche continues diesel-car production but aims to set the bar when it comes to electrification

The 1995 Porsche 928 was the automaker’s last grand-touring coupe that had an engine up front, and ever since then, they have not had one yet. And it seems unlikely for one to be added to the lineup anytime soon, at least in real life. But no one can stop artists from rendering a virtual one. As seen in the images, Automedia came up with a digital version of a modern day 928 that they call the Porsche 929, and you can tell that it is based on a Panamera.

One could easily just take out two doors off the existing Panamera and call it a modern day 928, but instead, the artist gave the coupe a number of style upgrades. Starting off with the B-pillar, unlike the usual, it does not extend all the way to the roof, leaving a bit of the side glass exposed - so it uses one piece of glass instead of two.

It was also designed with a downward sweeping roof with a large glass panel that seems to give good rear visibility, while the tail looks like it had taken inspiration from the Porsche’s existing sedan. We think that the 929 definitely can fit in the rest of the company’s lineup, if an actual model was made. However, we don’t really see what’s on the inside of the Porsche 929. But based on what we could see from the rear window, it seems to have a 2+2 layout.

Read the entire article This Porsche 929 rendering is a revival of the 928

Gemballa can be a bit too outrageous when it comes to tuning Porsches, and its latest package only proves that it never ceases to surprise its clients. Speaking of which, Gemballa introduces the GTR 8XX Evo-R BiTurbo tuning kit with a high dosage 828 hp. The tuning house made this exclusively for the already powerful Turbo and Turbo S Porsche 911s and according to them, the Evo-R can accelerate in 2.3 seconds at 62 mph (100 km/h) before hitting the quarter mile in 7.5 seconds at 124 mph (200 km/h).

Overly impressed? Well, what they did to come up with such monstrosity is they added some larger valves and reinforced connecting rods to the 911’s 3.8-liter biturbo flat-six engine. The special tuning package also includes the installation of new turbochargers to provide an added boost, including an updated exhaust system and a few modifications to the intake system to handle all that extra power. To ensure that everything works accordingly, Gemballa has made some changes on the 911’s gearbox and ECUs as well.

Interested Porsche 911 owners can avail this new package for more or less $59,000 or 49,800 euros which could already afford you a brand new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat by the way. Say, if the Hellcat packs 707 hp, and the Porsche 911 costs a little over 190,000 USD, which one would you buy instead? The package does not even include interior modifications or any upgrades for the wheels and brakes but they do offer personalization to that extent. Also, Gemballa’s claimed performance figures are quite really impressive, making it even harder for anyone to decide.

Read the entire article Gemballa GTR 8XX Evo-R BiTurbo based on 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S

It isn’t the first time that luxury automakers have collaborated with a smartphone company. In fact, we have seen a lot of them from way back, and we all know that these phones are very pricey. Porsche Design now has introduced another smartphone, the Mate 10, just after introducing the Huawei-based phone that we know as the Mate 9, which had a 1,395 euro ($1,500) price tag. This time, the automaker promises that the new model, which acts like a second instalment for the Mate 9, will be different than any other phone - they always say that though.

The new smartphone not only has an appealing design, but also has an impressive performance. That does make it sound similar to a supercar rather than a smartphone. All sides of the phone’s exterior are covered in a tough, sleek glass casing that is finished in what they call a “Diamond Black” hue. Similar to the Mate 9, the front bit gets a 3D curved glass design too, featuring what seems like a borderless or infinity FullView smudge-proof screen.

Inside, it has been equipped with a built-in dedicated AI processor, with as much as 6GB RAM and 256GB ROM. Among the whole Huawei Mate 10 series, it probably has the largest memory cortex. There is also a self-adjusting 12 megapixel RGB camera, as well as a 20 megapixel monochrome camera lens. Both of these were developed by Leica Camera optics expert along with a Pro mode photography feature.

Read the entire article Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 smartphone has lenses from Leica, priced at $1,500

Porsche has promised that they will begin introducing “pure” models like the 911 R and the 911 GT3 Touring. And finally, they have announced that there will be another derivate. What makes this even better is that it will be more affordable because it will be based on the Carrera. To cut off some of its weight, the automaker will take out the rear seats as well as the infotainment system, but if you want those features back, they’ll put those parts back without the additional cost. Sweet deal, huh?

But before you get too excited, Porsche will not reinstall the sound absorbing material that was also taken out to cut down on weight. By removing all those unnecessary parts, the company has helped reduce 20 kilograms (44 pounds) off of the 911 (991) Carrera T. After the modifications, it now weighs down to 1,425 kilos (3,142 pounds), and its current equipment is still comparable to that of the standard model.

Interestingly, the Carrera T (Touring) has an advantage over the regular Carrera. It can be fitted with the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) that lowers the car by 20 millimeters. In addition, the new Touring also gets a “weight-optimized” Sport Chrono Package. It now has a shortened shift lever for the manual gearbox and the shortened transmission ratios. And what’s even better is the fact that you can add an optional rear-axle steering, which can’t be done on the standard model.

Read the entire article 2018 Porsche 911 (991) Carrera T drops weight, gets more goodies

Porsche already has the Performance Package for their range-topping Macan Turbo, which is currently available in some countries. Soon, this model will be dethroned by something even fancier by the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur department at their Leipzig factory. This Porsche Macan Turbo Exclusive Performance Edition has been fitted with all the hardware bits you can think of that the automaker can cram into the performance SUV.

Starting off with the exterior, the SUV sits on a set of 21-inch 911 Turbo Design wheels with glossy black lateral spokes for extra flair. The package comes standard with front and rear LED lights, as well as the accents on the front spoiler, side blades, and rear apron, all in Carmine Red. To match all this, the Macan Turbo lettering gets the same hue of red, contrasting the blacked out “Porsche” badge.

This special edition Porsche Macan can already be ordered in Germany starting at 116,091 euros, making it 4,000 euros more expensive than the base models, and 24,000 euros more expensive than the Macan Turbo with the Performance Package.

Read the entire article Porsche Macan Turbo Exclusive Performance Edition looks gorgeous, costs a lot!

It’s not as if the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman are not already impressive cars. The automaker has just given us more reasons to love the twins. The 2018 model year will come with a new GTS variant – for both the 718 Boxster GTS and the 718 Cayman GTS. Both models come with a number of visual and performance upgrades, one of which is additional 15 horsepower - thanks to the new intake plenum and tweaked turbocharged 2.5 liter flat four, now giving it as much as 365 horsepower, that is 35 HP more than the previous GTS models.

Of course, torque also increases to 317 pound feet, from 1,900 up to 5,000 revs. Both models come standard with a six speed manual transmission, but customers could opt for an optional seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.

In just 3.9 seconds, the 2018 GTS models can hit 60 miles per hour from a standstill, before continuing to a top speed of 180 miles per hour. With new features like the Active Suspension System and Porsche Torque Vectoring with a mechanical rear differential, performance for both models is pushed to their limits. The Sport Chrono package adds a couple of driving modes including Sport, Sport Plus, Launch Control (PDK only), and active driveline mounts.

Read the entire article Porsche reveals GTS versions of 718 Boxster and Cayman for 2018 model year
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