VW CEO threatens to resign
Martin Winterkorn is more and more upset by Porsche’s will to interfere with the VW’s operations and has threatened to resign.
Porsche Panamera to start production in April
Porsche has been readying the Panamera for the last two years, but won't release the super-saloon before next year. According to the latest information, the German carmaker will start production in April 2009.
A real targa roof for the 911
If you’re like me, don’t like the current 911 Targa and regret the old design, you will likely be glad to hear that a company has developed its own Targa version.
Porsche won't build the Cayenne in the US
In a previous post Petrol-Head reported that the future US plant built by VW might also be used by Porsche. The German sports car maker ruled out the need to build a model in there.
Spyshot : Porsche Roxster
The Porsche Roxster that doesn't officially exist was spotted during testing at Nurburgring.
Facelifted 911 leaked documents
A leaked document about the facelifted 911 has emerged on the Internet.
Porsche taking issue with Audi's use of RS nameplate
New Congestion Charge might increase CO2 emissions by 182,000 tonnes
Porsche goes a step further in challenging the Congestion Charge by unveiling the conclusion of a report from King’s College never publicly released by Transport for London. The report reveals that new emissions-related congestion charge is estimated by TfL’s own consultants to increase CO2 in Greater London by 182,000 tonnes.
Spyshots: Facelifted 911 spotted
The expected facelifted 911 has been spotted by spy photographers during testing. The facelift will be evolutionary on the outside while the real changes will be hidden.
HPI survey reveals the Porsche 911 is the ultimate in 80s cars
The Porsche 911 has been elected the ultimate of the 80s in a survey conducted by HPI. The Audi Quattro ranked second.
Livingstone tells Porsche to drop CC challenge
London Mayor Ken Livingstone has told Porsche to stop challenging the new Congestion Charge scheme.
Porsche set to miss 2012 EU regulations
In an interview with Automotive News Europe, Porsche’s manager for energy and the environment, Herbert Ampferer, has revealed that the carmaker won’t meet the future CO2 emission regulations applicable from 2012.
Porsche to request for judicial review
Porsche has announced it will make formal application for judicial review to challenge the new congestion charge scheme.
Porsche to launch a diesel-powerd Cayenne next year
Stricter worldwide emissions and rising gas prices push Porsche to offer a diesel-powered model for the first time since the company has existed. The elected model would be the Cayenne.
74% of Londoners believe the new congestion charge is unfair
In its fight with London over the congestion charge, Porsche GB has commissioned a survey about the 25£ tax on the highest polluting vehicles.
Porsche challenges Congestion Charge
Porsche has announced its intention to make an application for judicial review of the proposed extension in the London congestion charge.
Official spy video of the Panamera
What a better way to increase the pressure than a spy video two weeks before the official launch of the Panamera?
Porsche tops brand image survey in Germany
Porsche has been elected in a survey conducted with 2,500 owners of small businesses as the brand with the best brand image in Germany. BMW ranked second and Audi arrived at the third rank.
Spyshots: Porsche 911 Turbo
A revamped 911 Turbo has been spotted during winter testing. The topping 911 is expected to be launched at the next Paris Motor Show.
200,000th Cayenne Leaves Porsche Factory
Porsche has announced that the 200,000th Cayenne had rolled off the production line. The 200,00th Cayenne is a red GTS model powered by a V8 petrol engine. This is a significant milestone for the German car maker which doubled its global sales thanks to the SUV.
Cayenne Hybrid gives headaches to Porsche
At the last Los Angeles Motor Show, Porsche had announced that its engineers were working hard on a hybrid Cayenne, a top priority for the German car maker. Since then, the company has changed its mind and and sounds rather sceptical.
Porsche Leipzig factory tour
Yesterday, we mentioned the Nissan GT-R factory tour. As the GT-R took the Porsche Turbo as a reference and might steal sales from the German car maker, it is fair to have a look at how Porsche builds cars. The factory tour is not the Zuffenhausen's plant but the Leipizig built for the Cayenne model.
Rumours on the next-generation Cayenne
It is rumoured that the next-generation Cayenne might be the symbol of a strategic move for the German car maker. Indeed, the SUV would be smaller in every dimension than the current model and would be engineered for on-road manners rather than off-road abilities.
Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder
Porsche will unveil the Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder at the Bologna Motor Show in Italy next week. This limited edition takes its inspiration from the classic Porsche racing cars of the '60s, especially the Type 718 RS 60 Spyder.
Four aspiring car designers from the Institut Superieur de Design in France have revealed their own vision of what the future of Porsche cars might be.
Porsche 911 Turbo SP580 by Sportec
Sportec has unveiled its new interpretation of the Porsche 997 Turbo, the SP580. The number 580 stands for the power available on the most powerful variant. In order to reach 580bhp, the Swiss tuner reprogrammed the car’s ECU and added two in-house turbochargers. The torque reaches 564lb-ft/765Nm. The car also receives a new exhaust system and reinforced clutch.
Porsche to launch a hybrid Cayenne in 2009
Honda CEO Takeo Fukui recently announced that Honda would rely on diesel engines for the top models because they offer more potential for economising than hybrids on bigger engines. This, however, is a step that Porsche will never take for its cars, even its SUVs. The German carmaker has opted for the hybrid solution to decrease its CO2 emissions. According to Autobild, Porsche will launch in 2009 a hybrid version of the Cayenne.
Semi-official pictures of the Porsche 911 GT2
Recently we showed you some spyshots of the Porsche 911 GT2. Here are the first semi-official pictures of the most powerful production 911, taken from a leaked brochure.
100,000th 911 997 built
Last week Porsche built the one hundred thousandth 911 997 model. Launched in April 2004, the 997 is the first Porsche 911 to be produced so quickly since the first generation sold in 1963.
Porsche 911 GT2
Here are some new pictures of the most powerful 911 ever produced. To be revealed officially at the next Frankfurt motor show, the GT2 will also become the first 911 to have more than 500 hp/500 bhp.
Happy birthday Butzi!
Butzi celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday. Why should this be noteworthy when he’s neither the first nor the last to celebrate his 70th birthday? As he retired from all professional involvement in the past few months, it’s an opportunity to look back over a career dominated by the Porsche 911.
A welcoming Cayman
Derived from the Boxster, the Cayman is meant by Porsche to reach a wider audience. To do so, the Stuttgart-based carmaker has paid great attention to practicality, fitting its new car with 2 boots, the total capacity of which is claimed to be more important than a BMW 330i’s.
Weighing the same as a Boxster S or so, the Cayman S is propelled by a 3.4-liter flat-six cylinder engine producing 295bhp and 250 lb-ft, allowing it to reach a top speed of 171 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 sec, with the standard manual 6-gear box. With the optional Tiptronic transmission, it’ll take 0.7 sec more.
Standard equipment includes a PSM stability control system and 18-inch wheels, whereas 19-inch wheels, PASM damping system and Ceramic brakes remain optional. If fitted with these last 3 items, the Cayman S is said to be faster around a track than a 911.
The Cayman S will go on sale in the UK on November 26 at a basic price of £43,930. Cheaper versions should come later.