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Driven: The New 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S On Track

The Cayenne Turbo S has always been unrivaled in terms of performance and dynamics.

The goal for the latest addition to the Cayenne range is to surpass previous levels of driving performance and to build the most impressive SUV ever to bear the Porsche Crest.

Watch Gordon Robertson, Chief Driving Instructor testing the car on the track at its birthplace in Leipzig.

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2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

The Cayenne Turbo S comes with more grunt under the hood and some bespoke styling cues that attempt to separate it from the regular Turbo model.

After Porsche engineers fitted titanium-aluminium turbine wheels to the turbochargers and reprogrammed the engine control management, the 4.8-liter gasoline unit gains an extra 49hp (50PS) and 50Nm (37 lb-ft) pushing output to 542hp (550PS) and peak torque to 750Nm (553 lb-ft).

As a result of these upgrades, the Cayenne Turbo S completes the standard 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint 0.2 seconds faster than the standard Turbo model at 4.5 seconds and has a 5km/h (3mph) higher top speed at 283km/h (176mph).

For owners of the Cayenne Turbo model, we should note that Porsche offers an optional power kit that boosts output by 40hp and peak torque by 50Nm to 533Hp (540PS) and 750Nm respectively.

Standard features on the Turbo S include air suspension with active roll stabilization and damping control, a torque vectoring system that works with an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, and the Sport Chrono package.

In Germany, pricing for the new Cayenne Turbo S starts at €151,702 (equal to US$196,212), or close to €30,000 more than the standard Turbo model (€121,982).

(vía Carscoop)

Atlanta Won’t Rename Henry Ford II Avenue to Ferdinand Porsche Avenue Due to his Nazi Past

There’s no denying that the crimes committed during World War II (WWII) by Nazi Germany are among the darkest pages of mankind’s history.

It’s also no secret that Germany’s industries were providing its army with airplanes, tanks, vehicles and ammunition, and that the use of forced labor in the plants was a common practice.

Even though war ended in 1945 and the world has become a very different place now, with Germany being an ally of its former enemies, history occasionally comes back to haunt the modern Germans’ descendants.

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New Porsche 911 (991) vs. Boxster S - Showdown [Car and Driver: Abroad]

The Porsche Boxster S has always been considered the poor man’s Porsche, though the latest iteration gives its big brother, the Porsche 911 991, a run for its money on the latest episode of Car and Driver: Abroad.

Somewhere in Europe: BMW M5 Passenger Steals a Porsche 911 at a Gas Station

You never know when a thief will come knocking on your door to steal your car - or anything else for that matter, but you sure shouldn’t make it easier for crooks by leaving your prized possession unguarded, unlocked and…with the keys in the ignition.

Even more so when said possession is a Porsche 911 coupe in an attention grabbing yellow shade.

We are not sure where this incident took place, though the BMW M5 E39 sedan that pulled over next to the Porsche 911 at the gas station and from which the thief came out of, looks like it may be wearing a German license plate from Aachen (AC).

(vía Carscoop)

The new 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 - New design

Power of Identity. The new 911 Carrera 4 models.

The 911 has many strengths. The new 911 Carrera 4, with its superlative traction, dynamic performance and safety, has acquired even more.

Why not take your seat behind the wheel and make these strengths your own?

Whatever the weather. Experience the new 911 Carrera 4 models in our web special:

Preview: Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

Named the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept, the prototype foretells the future of the Panamera series previewing the next generation model’s design language, the addition of a second body style and judging by the ghost picture and the ‘e-Hybrid’ badge on the front door, a plug-in hybrid variant.

The lines and styling elements of the Panamera Sport Turismo including certain elements such as the shape of the headlamps and tail lamps, clearly inherit the design DNA of Porsche’s latest models like the Boxster, 918 Spyder and the 991.

(vía Carscoop)