Panamera wagon orders please Porsche execs

FRANKFURT — Porsche's wagon experiment is off to a promising start in the U.S.
The upcoming Panamera Sport Turismo, a wagon variant of the redesigned Panamera sedan, accounts for about 10 percent of U.S. Panamera orders, said Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Porsche Cars North America.
“We are excited about that car,” Zellmer said during an interview at the Frankfurt auto show. “We're very aware of the fact that it's a niche in a niche. Lots of people say, 'Hey, that's rather courageous to bring that car to the States.' Even though people have not sat in the car or driven the car, they find it attractive and something different.”
Deliveries of the Sport Turismo will begin during the first quarter of 2018. Zellmer said he would be “very happy” if the Sport Turismo mix stays at 10 percent. Porsche executives had estimated that the variant would account for between 5 and 10 percent of U.S. Panamera sales.
Porsche sold 4,403 Panameras in the U.S. in 2016 as the outgo..

FRANKFURT — Porsche's wagon experiment is off to a promising start in the U.S.

The upcoming Panamera Sport Turismo, a wagon variant of the redesigned Panamera sedan, accounts for about 10 percent of U.S. Panamera orders, said Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Porsche Cars North America.

"We are excited about that car," Zellmer said during an interview at the Frankfurt auto show. "We're very aware of the fact that it's a niche in a niche. Lots of people say, 'Hey, that's rather courageous to bring that car to the States.' Even though people have not sat in the car or driven the car, they find it attractive and something different."

Deliveries of the Sport Turismo will begin during the first quarter of 2018. Zellmer said he would be "very happy" if the Sport Turismo mix stays at 10 percent. Porsche executives had estimated that the variant would account for between 5 and 10 percent of U.S. Panamera sales.

Porsche sold 4,403 Panameras in the U.S. in 2016 as the outgoing generation of the car was wound down. The redesigned Panamera went on sale this year, and sales rose 36 percent during the first eight months, to 4,068.

The Panamera sedan will pick up a feature from the Sport Turismo later in 2018, Zellmer confirmed: the option of a rear bench, enabling the sedan to seat five people for the first time. U.S. dealers have been clamoring for the option, saying they sometimes lose Panamera shoppers to competitors that offer seating for five.

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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..

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 miles per hour on the Nurburgring, which is a higher top speed than the Lamborghini Huracan Performante ever reached during its 6:52 lap.

The 700-horsepower rear-drive hero will undoubtedly be the quickest 911 around a track—and that's really saying something, given its company. Its GT3 RS stablemate, powered by a 500-horsepower naturally-aspirated flat-six, was able to set a 7:12 lap time around the Green Hell, so we can only imagine what the GT2 will do with an extra 200 hp and significantly less weight.

Until an official lap time is released, however, everyone will continue to speculate whether or not Porsche can beat Lamborghini's blistering time at the 'Ring. Keep in mind that the Stuttgart brand's former record holder, the 918 Spyder, cost north of $1 million. The 911 GT2 RS, though not cheap, costs far less than half of that; it comes in at about $300,000.

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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..

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 three or four years. If the original 911's lifecycle were still used today, we'd still be buying 996s brand new. Nobody wants that.

Even though there were a few gripes, MotorWeek did mention that the 911 provided more versatility and usability than the much more expensive Lotus Esprit, while still offering a similar level of performance. The 1988 Anniversary Edition 911 offered a special color of paint and a special interior color, as well as a few other flourishes, and presents well on camera near the end of the segment. What do you think of their review of the 1988 Porsche 911? Are they too harsh on the car, or has our rose-tinted view of the past overblown the importance of the car? Let us know in the comments below.

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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..

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 would need to shift focus to creating a luxury electric car. After planning out a car that was both comfortable to drive while still maintaining the classic Porsche feel, it joined its parent company in fighting the war on Tesla and later announced its flagship electric car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015.

Promising an estimated 300 miles of range and a top speed of 155 miles per hour, the $85,000 Mission E fills the gap between the $70,000 Tesla Model S equipped with a 75 kWh battery, and the $99,000 100D. In fact, the Mission E boasts a slightly faster zero-to-60 time (3.5 seconds versus 4.1 seconds for the Model S), while only sacrificing about 35 miles of range.

One of the big selling points of the Mission E is just how advanced the car is. From gesture-based controls, to an interior filled with displays, it simply feels like a car from the future.

But the large bolstered seats in the front and rear, coupled with classic-themed bits (like the steering wheel) make the driver feel like he or she is driving a Porsche around the circuit. Tesla has gobs of its own advanced features, some of which seemingly pop up overnight, but it doesn't quite have the same bite as Porsche's execution of vehicle features.

With the Porsche brand being known for performance and luxury, the simple idea of an electric car might be enough to sway purists in the other direction. However, the same could be said for those skeptical of EVs as a whole. Could one of the oldest performance automakers on the market switching to electric be the kick they need to accept the future of automobiles?

Regardless of how Porsche spins it, the price point, range, performance, and ultra-fast charging all put the Mission E in a very similar category to the Model S. Its updated looks and niche features may be enough to sway some Tesla owners, and even those thinking about going electric, to make the jump to Porsche.

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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..

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, my 1976 Porsche 912E recently developed an exhaust leak. Oh, and the driver's door handle no longer opens the door. Maybe this is a bad example…

This little video from Petrolicious is pretty interesting, as it throws us into the mind of the Porsche owner. This guy is a little above the rest of us as he's planning to run his vintage 911 in the Peking To Paris rally in just over a year. That road rally is something like 10,000 miles of driving across China across Russia, and across Eastern Europe to get to Paris. Does that sound like your idea of fun? You might get along with this adventurous Porsche owner.

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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 ..

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 remote reservoir shocks, big brakes, and custom 17" D90-style wheels. Aside from the decals on the rockers, this car looks relatively stock. We're hesitant to call it a sleeper, but it's close.

While a 964-generation Carrera 4 wouldn't be our first choice of Porsche for track duty, we understand Larry's reasoning behind the build, and commend him for his continued street use of the car. He even hauls a little tire trailer behind the car for track days; it's adorable. After the spectacular restoration that this car has been through, the way Larry uses this car deserves all the commendation in the world. We certainly wish more Porsche enthusiasts would drive their cars like the AMMO 964 gets driven.

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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.
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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..

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.

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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 over. I made a decision to play it a little bit safe through the mid-race and let the doors stay open for me. In the end, I still wanted to race for the podium and show what the car was capable of and that allowed us to secure pole for tomorrow which was another point that made my job a little bit easier. Any given Sunday you can have a different winner and I think that’s unique for Pirelli World Challenge. I love being here. I’ve raced a lot of different championships this year for Porsche and I really have found a home here. To be a champion overall, it’s been a long wait since we had our last champion in 2011. So eyes up for tomorrow, we’re going to race for the win and try to go out on top.

With Saturday's third place finish behind Cadillac's Michael Cooper and McLaren's Alvaro Parente, Long clinched the overall championship points score, as well as the title of Manufacturers Champions for Porsche. Not only that, but James Sofronas clinched the season's GTA overall championship in a GMG Racing Porsche as well.

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Patrick Long, Driver, Wright Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3R #58:

“Yesterday was a different race for me trying to close out the overall championship with one round remaining so I can run today with gloves off. Michael (Cooper) had a great start and made me work for it to keep up with him. We worked hard on the car last night and were able to make a lot of improvements. It’s very difficult to run behind a car in dirty air. He was definitely running strong in a lot of places and in a few places, with our car being a little bit lighter and a shorter wheelbase, we were able to make up some of that ground. Pierre (Kaffer) ran really hard at the end. Hopefully it was as gripping and exciting a race to watch, a different type of race to watch. I’m very proud to close out the Sprint Championship and the team championship today.”

Like Saturday, Sunday ended with Pat Long scoring another pair of championships. By scoring the pole for Sunday's race he started off in the right place. His closest competitor for the GT Sprint championship, Alvaro Parente, was taken out on lap one with a big collision in traffic. From there, Pat simply played it safe and brought the car home in second after being overtaken by Cadillac's Michael Cooper on the opening lap. The second place finish afforded him enough points to secure the Teams Championship for Wright Motorsport and the 9-round GT Sprint championship-within-a-championship.

Well done Pat, Porsche, and everyone at Wright.

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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..

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 been built, and he's developed something of a reputation as a stellar driver. As such, he is fully qualified to teach you how to get the most from your long hood 911 driving experience. Heed these words carefully and you'll be competent in, well, not 'no time', but eventually.

Even if you don't own a 911 Carrera RS 2.7 – as we surely do not – you'll get a good amount of enjoyment simply from watching 'ol Dickie driving this vintage beauty like it owed him. He's aggressive, but not too aggressive. He's deliberate, but makes sure to keep inputs smooth. He's confident, but not overconfident. He gets the ingredients to proper 911 wringing just right.​​​​

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Road rallies rev up Porsche Plano’s results

At Porsche Plano in Texas, regular weekend drives lead to repeat business and new customers.
It's been going on since 2009, when a receptionist had an idea: Why not hold road rallies to bring customers back to the dealership? The Porsche Plano Owners Rally was born.
The dealership, acquired by AutoNation Inc. nearly five years ago, holds the Saturday morning events about every seven weeks. They are free for customers, who are invited via email and allowed to bring a friend for a two-hour journey along a predetermined route. Breakfast and lunch — fancy stuff such as beef tenderloin — are provided. Only 50 cars are allowed in each event, and the spots fill up within minutes.
“They're so successful, they have to turn their customers away,” Porsche Cars North America COO Joe Lawrence said. “It's an owner appreciation thing. We love to hear about events like this.”
Porsche's U.S. operation likes the idea so much it pays about half of the $5,000 c..

At Porsche Plano in Texas, regular weekend drives lead to repeat business and new customers.

It's been going on since 2009, when a receptionist had an idea: Why not hold road rallies to bring customers back to the dealership? The Porsche Plano Owners Rally was born.

The dealership, acquired by AutoNation Inc. nearly five years ago, holds the Saturday morning events about every seven weeks. They are free for customers, who are invited via email and allowed to bring a friend for a two-hour journey along a predetermined route. Breakfast and lunch — fancy stuff such as beef tenderloin — are provided. Only 50 cars are allowed in each event, and the spots fill up within minutes.

"They're so successful, they have to turn their customers away," Porsche Cars North America COO Joe Lawrence said. "It's an owner appreciation thing. We love to hear about events like this."

Porsche's U.S. operation likes the idea so much it pays about half of the $5,000 cost for each one using local cooperative marketing funds.

The investment is more than paid back with new business, said Porsche Plano General Manager Mike Marsh. The vehicle owners who drive their cars in the rallies spend extra time in the dealership talking to service advisers and technicians. That builds loyalty, so they are more likely to bring their cars back to the dealership for service, Marsh said. Many of the passengers riding along also get interested in Porsches, and some end up buying their own cars from the dealership.

"It fills the showroom up. Saturday is our biggest day, and the other clients get caught up in the enthusiasm, and our sales reflect it a ton on those days," Marsh said. "When [buyers] see the enthusiasm from those owners, it's very contagious, and it works very well for us."

Mike Marsh

Marsh hasn't measured the hard numbers of those Saturday deals nor how many subsequent sales come from rally drivers or passengers. But he knows that sales are higher on rally days.

AutoNation Chief Marketing Officer Marc Cannon called Porsche Plano's rallies one of the top five examples of best practices for customers within the dealership group. The group shares news and photos from the Porsche store's rallies with its other 274 dealerships to encourage managers at other stores to emulate the event in some way.

"These are fun things I want to see set up, because that's how you keep a relationship," Cannon said.

The rallies at Porsche Plano began because managers were trying to figure out ways to get buyers to come back to the dealership before their one-year service visit. Nicole Smith-Clark, the store's receptionist at the time, suggested the idea. Smith-Clark is now a finance and insurance manager at the dealership, which sells about 600 new and 450 used vehicles a year.

The first rally had about 10 cars. But the event caught on fast, and the 50-car limit now is usually reached within 15 minutes of the email invitation going out. Marsh hires off-duty police officers to escort the group from the dealership's suburban Dallas location, so the cars stay together. Safety is foremost, and drivers are given rules of the event, which include no passing.

"It's not a fast drive," Marsh said, "but it's a spirited drive."

After breakfast at the dealership and the drive portion of the event, participants meet off-site at an interesting venue for a nice lunch. They've gone to places such as a theater, vineyard, Topgolf and even a client's country home.

The cars in the rally run the gamut from $250,000 special-edition Porsches to Macans and Boxsters, Marsh said. Participants form friendships and get a chance to bond with the dealership's sales and service personnel.

"I get inquiries all the time," Marsh said. "​ 'When is our next event?'​ "

Rally powerPorsche Plano holds free Saturday road rallies for customers as a way to encourage loyalty and generate new sales and service business.

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Porsche Injures 11 After Cars and Coffee Crash

Police have confirmed at least 11 people are injured after a Porsche Boxster Spyder jumped the curb and crashed into a crowd in Boise, Idaho. Local news station KTVB reports that the event took place while the vehicle was leaving a complex that hosted two events that morning; Cars and Coffee and Rock'N Brews & BBQ.
The Porsche driver left the car show while “accelerating rapidly” and seemingly lost control of the vehicle, causing it to jump the sidewalk and strike the bystanders. This can be confirmed in a video sent to the local news where the car succumbs to oversteer and the driver fails to correct the action. In the video, people can be heard screaming after the vehicle makes impact, and others rush to the aide of one of individuals who was struck by the vehicle, informing them not to move.
Facebook comments of bystanders who were at the event state that the driver hit full throttle in a turn immediately outside of the video, and one even suggests that the driver dumped the cl..

Police have confirmed at least 11 people are injured after a Porsche Boxster Spyder jumped the curb and crashed into a crowd in Boise, Idaho. Local news station KTVB reports that the event took place while the vehicle was leaving a complex that hosted two events that morning; Cars and Coffee and Rock'N Brews & BBQ.

The Porsche driver left the car show while "accelerating rapidly" and seemingly lost control of the vehicle, causing it to jump the sidewalk and strike the bystanders. This can be confirmed in a video sent to the local news where the car succumbs to oversteer and the driver fails to correct the action. In the video, people can be heard screaming after the vehicle makes impact, and others rush to the aide of one of individuals who was struck by the vehicle, informing them not to move.

Facebook comments of bystanders who were at the event state that the driver hit full throttle in a turn immediately outside of the video, and one even suggests that the driver dumped the clutch of the car, presumably to drift the corner. A Reddit user pointed out the intersection where the crash occurred, making it seem as if the driver either tried to slide his car through the turn, or power out of it before losing control.

Police believe the act wasn't intentional, but individuals who attended the event seem to suggest that it was the lack of respect the driver showed earlier. Among those injured was at least one child, eyewitness reports state, though police have told local news that no injuries were critical.

Though the crowd crashing jokes come in many flavors, they generally centralize themselves with a Mustang being the culprit. This particular event should serve as a reminder that any car with an irresponsible driver behind the wheel can hurt innocent bystanders.

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