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Wimmer RS 2013 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

In factory trim, the €237,578 (about US$310,300 at today’s rates) was blessed with a 3.6-liter flat-six engine boosted by two turbochargers with variable turbine geometry allowing for an output of 612hp (620PS) a peak torque of 700Nm (516 lb-ft).

The extensive engine tune brings into the picture a pair of optimized turbochargers together with an ECU re-flash, sports camshafts and crankshaft, timing chains, machined cylinder heads, pistons and connecting rods, a fuel pump unit, two manifolds with bypass and twin 200-cell sport catalysts.

After these upgrades, the six-cylinder boxer unit delivers an output that exceeds 1,006hp (+1,020PS) at 7,340 rpm and peak torque of 1,108 Nm (817 lb-ft) at 5,680 rpm.

While the Wimmer RS model completes the 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in the same time as the stock model does at 3.4 seconds, the 200km/h (124mph) mark comes quicker at 8.7 seconds (vs. 9.8 seconds) as does the 300km/h (186mph) at 15.5 seconds (vs. 28.9 seconds).

The only other modifications made to the car are a set of custom-designed 19-inch wheels, a 3-way adjustable Competition-suspension from KW and a foil wrap sporting the colors of Wimmer RS.

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2013 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition

Offered as the Panamera (RWD) and Panamera 4 (AWD) with a 295hp (300PS) 3.6-liter V6 petrol and the Panamera Diesel with a 247hp (250PS) 3.0-liter V6, the special edition models feature platinum silver metallic accents on the lower half of the exterior mirrors, the air-inlet grille, the fender vents, the trim on the trunk lid and the rear diffuser.

Rounding out the exterior tweaks is the black glossy finish applied on the side window strips and the 19-inch Turbo alloy wheels.

There are five exterior colors to choose from, including black, white, metallic basalt black, metallic carbon grey and metallic mahogany lacquer.

The Platinum Edition’s interior comes with a new black and luxor beige part-leather design as standard with a full leather treatment being optional, a sport design steering wheel and “Platinum Edition” insignias on the front door trim strips.

In Germany, the Panamera Platinum Edition starts at €79,707, while the diesel version costs €82,206 and the Panamera 4 Platinum Edition €87,323.

(vía Carscoop)

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).

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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: