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  • After having the production car Nurburgring record stolen by Lamborghini back in March, Porsche has been on the hunt to reclaim the title. The German marque's fresh-off-the-presses 911 GT2 RS was recently spotted lapping the legendary track looking blisteringly quick—and as it turns out, it could be the fastest Porsche ever around the 'Ring. Not only that, it's said to have set an even quicker time than the dastardly Huracan Perfomante: 6 minutes, 48.75 seconds.According to a report from Auto Evolution, the range-topping GT2 RS's time was revealed by Edo Karabegovic, owner of popular German tuner Edo Performance. The reveal was made in a Facebook post that included a teaser of the car's potentially record setting lap at the Nordschleife.Although this time hasn't been confirmed by Porsche, the automaker did tip off that the car could break the even-minute barrier. Test driver and former F1 star Mark Webber leaked near the GT2's reveal that it hit 208..

    Rumor Claims 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Lapped the Nurburgring in 6:49

    After having the production car Nurburgring record stolen by Lamborghini back in March, Porsche has been on the hunt to reclaim the title. The German marque's fresh-off-the-presses 911 GT2 RS was recently spotted lapping the legendary track looking blisteringly quick—and as it turns out, it could be the fastest Porsche ever around the 'Ring. Not only that, it's said to have set an even quicker time than the dastardly Huracan Perfomante: 6 minutes, 48.75 seconds.According to a report from Auto Evolution, the range-topping GT2 RS's time was revealed by Edo Karabegovic, owner of popular German tuner Edo Performance. The reveal was made in a Facebook post that included a teaser of the car's potentially record setting lap at the Nordschleife.Although this time hasn't been confirmed by Porsche, the automaker did tip off that the car could break the even-minute barrier. Test driver and former F1 star Mark Webber leaked near the GT2's reveal that it hit 208..
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  • Even though Porsche increased the base price tag of their 911 model tenfold from just about $5000 in 1964 up to a whopping $50,000 in 1988, buyers were still lining up at dealerships for the opportunity to own Germany's best sports car of the era. Even though the car had remained largely unchanged since it was introduced, sharing most of the same body components with those early cars, a moderately updated interior and the Carrera 3.2 engine were the car's saving graces. Back in 1988 when the car was celebrating its 25th birthday, MotorWeek spent a few thousand miles with one to find out how much of the 911s appeal remained. Aside from the exorbitant price tag and the car's lack of anti-lock brakes, the Porsche got a pretty good contemporary review from John Davis. The 911 had always been a good car, and perhaps this just goes to show how ahead of its time the design was in 1964. Today Porsche swaps their designs basically every 6 years or so, with a minor facelift after..

    What Attracted Porsche Buyers To Buy A 911 In The Late Eighties?

    Even though Porsche increased the base price tag of their 911 model tenfold from just about $5000 in 1964 up to a whopping $50,000 in 1988, buyers were still lining up at dealerships for the opportunity to own Germany's best sports car of the era. Even though the car had remained largely unchanged since it was introduced, sharing most of the same body components with those early cars, a moderately updated interior and the Carrera 3.2 engine were the car's saving graces. Back in 1988 when the car was celebrating its 25th birthday, MotorWeek spent a few thousand miles with one to find out how much of the 911s appeal remained. Aside from the exorbitant price tag and the car's lack of anti-lock brakes, the Porsche got a pretty good contemporary review from John Davis. The 911 had always been a good car, and perhaps this just goes to show how ahead of its time the design was in 1964. Today Porsche swaps their designs basically every 6 years or so, with a minor facelift after..
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  • Porsche's all-electric Mission E will be arriving state-side in 2019, and it's planning on looking good while doing it. The futuristic sedan will mark the first iteration of what the auto manufacturer is planning to make its focus over the next six years. The EV, which is priced very competitively with the new Tesla Model S, may help to give Porsche an edge in the electric car market.Part two of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's three-part master plan was to build a luxury car, birthing the Model S. Despite being plagued with quality control issues, the Model S was still rapidly adopted by consumers who were eager to buy into the Tesla brand. Some wanted it for its limited environmental impact, others wanted it for the style, and a select few craved the raw, instant power behind the P100D. Whatever reason, this was a key driving force behind the thriving electric car movement that's well under way.Porsche understood that in order to stay competitive in some countries, it wo..

    Porsche Mission E May Upset Tesla Model S Sales

    Porsche's all-electric Mission E will be arriving state-side in 2019, and it's planning on looking good while doing it. The futuristic sedan will mark the first iteration of what the auto manufacturer is planning to make its focus over the next six years. The EV, which is priced very competitively with the new Tesla Model S, may help to give Porsche an edge in the electric car market.Part two of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's three-part master plan was to build a luxury car, birthing the Model S. Despite being plagued with quality control issues, the Model S was still rapidly adopted by consumers who were eager to buy into the Tesla brand. Some wanted it for its limited environmental impact, others wanted it for the style, and a select few craved the raw, instant power behind the P100D. Whatever reason, this was a key driving force behind the thriving electric car movement that's well under way.Porsche understood that in order to stay competitive in some countries, it wo..
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  • There are many kinds of vintage Porsche 911 owners; people who buy them for their unique aesthetics, people who prefer their giant-killer performance attributes, people who simply grew up loving them. The one thing that ties them all together, however, is their pragmatism. The owner of this gorgeous tangerine dream is happy to admit that he is a reformed Italian car owner, having sold one finicky pasta racer for a pair of Teutons. These two long-hood 911s share the ability to crank right to life every time, where the Italian could not. That's what makes this the right car for this owner. The car wasn't perfect when he bought it, either. Back then it needed some bodywork down one whole side of the car. It also needed a dashboard and some other myriad bits to get it looking like it does today. As any of us with a vintage car know, you're never really "done" getting a car to exactly the way you want it. There will always be something else that needs addressing. For example..

    This Old Porsche 911T Is A Minimalist Dream Car

    There are many kinds of vintage Porsche 911 owners; people who buy them for their unique aesthetics, people who prefer their giant-killer performance attributes, people who simply grew up loving them. The one thing that ties them all together, however, is their pragmatism. The owner of this gorgeous tangerine dream is happy to admit that he is a reformed Italian car owner, having sold one finicky pasta racer for a pair of Teutons. These two long-hood 911s share the ability to crank right to life every time, where the Italian could not. That's what makes this the right car for this owner. The car wasn't perfect when he bought it, either. Back then it needed some bodywork down one whole side of the car. It also needed a dashboard and some other myriad bits to get it looking like it does today. As any of us with a vintage car know, you're never really "done" getting a car to exactly the way you want it. There will always be something else that needs addressing. For example..
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  • Matt drove this same car a few years ago for /Drive on YouTube, but being that Larry just doesn't know when to leave well enough alone, the car is now significantly different than it was back then. While the car still has the same built-up 3.8 liter, the car has completely been restored from basically the ground up. There was a bit of rust in the cowl of the car that ended with Larry completely removing the roof and replacing it with a slicktop sunroof-delete roof panel. Being that the car is a year-round driver for Larry, as well as his track rat, this Carrera 4 has been built up into exactly what he wants out of the thing. Even though he'd driven it before, it was far enough removed from recent memory that driving this car was basically a new experience for Matt. You see a few moments when he hammers the throttle that his face lights up, and you know that he's really having fun with this Porsche. Even with all wheel drive, this car is built for the track. It features ..

    Watch Matt Farah Flog The AMMO Track Prepared Porsche 964

    Matt drove this same car a few years ago for /Drive on YouTube, but being that Larry just doesn't know when to leave well enough alone, the car is now significantly different than it was back then. While the car still has the same built-up 3.8 liter, the car has completely been restored from basically the ground up. There was a bit of rust in the cowl of the car that ended with Larry completely removing the roof and replacing it with a slicktop sunroof-delete roof panel. Being that the car is a year-round driver for Larry, as well as his track rat, this Carrera 4 has been built up into exactly what he wants out of the thing. Even though he'd driven it before, it was far enough removed from recent memory that driving this car was basically a new experience for Matt. You see a few moments when he hammers the throttle that his face lights up, and you know that he's really having fun with this Porsche. Even with all wheel drive, this car is built for the track. It features ..
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  • While Porsche's GT ace won neither of the double-header rounds at Sonoma Raceway this weekend to close the Pirelli World Challenge regular season, he did manage to score a pair of podiums. Those excellent finishes, in combination with his closest competitor faltering allowed him to clinch a whopping four titles in two days. While the SprintX championship went to Cadillac this season, Porsche was dominant across the full Sprint season, and scored enough points in the overall championship to dominate that one as well. Saturday - Patrick Long, Driver, Wright Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3R #58:“My plan was to try to go out there and finish out the Overall Championship, so I had to stay close to Michael (Cooper) and Alvaro (Parente). I found a championship that was stripped out of my hands in the last half lap last year based on some errors from a car ahead of me and I felt like there was a little bit of risk here today with a couple of cars ahead of me that I thought I had some pace o..

    Porsche’s Patrick Long Wins Pirelli World Challenge Championship

    While Porsche's GT ace won neither of the double-header rounds at Sonoma Raceway this weekend to close the Pirelli World Challenge regular season, he did manage to score a pair of podiums. Those excellent finishes, in combination with his closest competitor faltering allowed him to clinch a whopping four titles in two days. While the SprintX championship went to Cadillac this season, Porsche was dominant across the full Sprint season, and scored enough points in the overall championship to dominate that one as well. Saturday - Patrick Long, Driver, Wright Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3R #58:“My plan was to try to go out there and finish out the Overall Championship, so I had to stay close to Michael (Cooper) and Alvaro (Parente). I found a championship that was stripped out of my hands in the last half lap last year based on some errors from a car ahead of me and I felt like there was a little bit of risk here today with a couple of cars ahead of me that I thought I had some pace o..
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  • Porsche 911s, especially vintage ones with a motorsport slant, are famous for being a bit of an enigma to drive quickly. In point of fact, you can never really be a quick 911 driver until you've spent a significant amount of time in the driver's seat getting a feel for the proper level of aggression required. When the track is wide open and you've got a well worn pair of Alpinestars on, what's the best way to get the most out of your 911? Thanks to Motor Sport magazine and their YouTube channel, Dickie Meaden is more than happy to go for a waltz around the track to give you a good impression of how to make it work. This 911 was lent to Motor Sport by AutoFarm, a vintage car sales lot in the UK with a wide range of expensive and rare cars like this one. When your hands are wrapped around the steering wheel of a potentially million dollar car, you've really got to trust that you know what you're doing. Meaden has driven just about everything to have ever be..

    Learn To Drive A Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS With Richard Meaden

    Porsche 911s, especially vintage ones with a motorsport slant, are famous for being a bit of an enigma to drive quickly. In point of fact, you can never really be a quick 911 driver until you've spent a significant amount of time in the driver's seat getting a feel for the proper level of aggression required. When the track is wide open and you've got a well worn pair of Alpinestars on, what's the best way to get the most out of your 911? Thanks to Motor Sport magazine and their YouTube channel, Dickie Meaden is more than happy to go for a waltz around the track to give you a good impression of how to make it work. This 911 was lent to Motor Sport by AutoFarm, a vintage car sales lot in the UK with a wide range of expensive and rare cars like this one. When your hands are wrapped around the steering wheel of a potentially million dollar car, you've really got to trust that you know what you're doing. Meaden has driven just about everything to have ever be..
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  • ATLANTA — Lengthy delays getting 2018 models certified have hurt Porsche's U.S. sales the past two months, but many of the affected vehicles have now cleared the hurdles and are getting to customers. The delays were spread across the brand's lineup, hitting the Macan compact crossover most acutely in terms of lost volume. Porsche sales dropped 9.1 percent in August, breaking a 12-month streak of monthly sales increases for the brand. Macan sales plunged 29 percent in August to 1,641 vehicles. The Macan is Porsche's highest-volume vehicle, accounting for more than a third of the brand's U.S. sales. "These results reflect delays in our delivery of 2018 model year vehicles, many of which are still in the final regulatory approval process," Porsche Cars North America said in a statement announcing August sales. "Porsche is working diligently to obtain all required approvals as soon as possible." A Porsche spokesman declined to elaborate on that statement or say when..

    Certification delays tie up Porsches

    ATLANTA — Lengthy delays getting 2018 models certified have hurt Porsche's U.S. sales the past two months, but many of the affected vehicles have now cleared the hurdles and are getting to customers. The delays were spread across the brand's lineup, hitting the Macan compact crossover most acutely in terms of lost volume. Porsche sales dropped 9.1 percent in August, breaking a 12-month streak of monthly sales increases for the brand. Macan sales plunged 29 percent in August to 1,641 vehicles. The Macan is Porsche's highest-volume vehicle, accounting for more than a third of the brand's U.S. sales. "These results reflect delays in our delivery of 2018 model year vehicles, many of which are still in the final regulatory approval process," Porsche Cars North America said in a statement announcing August sales. "Porsche is working diligently to obtain all required approvals as soon as possible." A Porsche spokesman declined to elaborate on that statement or say when..
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  • When you have the opportunity to daily drive a 981 Cayman GTS, you're doing something right. As is the case with Paul, who has owned this gorgeous blue beast for a whole year now. Paul and Todd of Everyday Driver actually spend all day working to help people find the correct car for their needs, so it makes sense that they would pick such an amazing car for their own daily driver. We would argue that the 981 chassis Cayman and Boxster rank among the best road-going cars Porsche has ever built. If it's great at being a Porsche, it's going to be great at being a car. With excellent comfort, better than average sports car handling, near perfect balance, and an easy-to-drive demeanor, the Cayman GTS is spectacular on the street. Add in the utility of a massive front trunk and an even bigger rear hatch area, and the Cayman becomes the ideal sports grocery getter for a one or two person household. If you've got kids, you'll probably need a second car to haul the who..

    What Is It Like To Own A Porsche Cayman GTS Long Term?

    When you have the opportunity to daily drive a 981 Cayman GTS, you're doing something right. As is the case with Paul, who has owned this gorgeous blue beast for a whole year now. Paul and Todd of Everyday Driver actually spend all day working to help people find the correct car for their needs, so it makes sense that they would pick such an amazing car for their own daily driver. We would argue that the 981 chassis Cayman and Boxster rank among the best road-going cars Porsche has ever built. If it's great at being a Porsche, it's going to be great at being a car. With excellent comfort, better than average sports car handling, near perfect balance, and an easy-to-drive demeanor, the Cayman GTS is spectacular on the street. Add in the utility of a massive front trunk and an even bigger rear hatch area, and the Cayman becomes the ideal sports grocery getter for a one or two person household. If you've got kids, you'll probably need a second car to haul the who..
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  • Porsche Cars North America saw a bit of an overall sales slump, not outpacing 2016s sales for the first time this year. This isn't really anything to be concerned about this month, as imports of 2018 model year Macan SUVs are just beginning while 2017s are still trickling off the lots. Part of the nature of that transition sees a slight dip in availability, translating to Macan's worst month so far this year with just 1641 units sold. Meanwhile, Porsche's 911 and 718 model Boxster and Cayman have experienced something of a resurgence in this late summer month, posting their highest sales month of 2017 so far. Panamera and Cayenne sales continued to eclipse this same period in 2016, making the delayed Macan the only model in the lineup to not outpace August of last year. According to Porsche's release, they're currently experiencing some delays in the delivery of 2018 model year vehicles, "many of which are still in the final regulatory approval process". Even ..

    Porsche Cars North America Reports August Sales Slump

    Porsche Cars North America saw a bit of an overall sales slump, not outpacing 2016s sales for the first time this year. This isn't really anything to be concerned about this month, as imports of 2018 model year Macan SUVs are just beginning while 2017s are still trickling off the lots. Part of the nature of that transition sees a slight dip in availability, translating to Macan's worst month so far this year with just 1641 units sold. Meanwhile, Porsche's 911 and 718 model Boxster and Cayman have experienced something of a resurgence in this late summer month, posting their highest sales month of 2017 so far. Panamera and Cayenne sales continued to eclipse this same period in 2016, making the delayed Macan the only model in the lineup to not outpace August of last year. According to Porsche's release, they're currently experiencing some delays in the delivery of 2018 model year vehicles, "many of which are still in the final regulatory approval process". Even ..
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