Porsche Says Enough Horsepower Wars—500 Is Ample

It seems that Porsche is calling for an end to the never-ending horsepower war, stating that continuous increases are unsustainable in the interest of daily driver comforts. Does that mean that companies should save their main muscle flexing for the track? Porsche GT-car leader Andreas Preuninger shared in an interview that “I’m not a believer in this horsepower monster, up, up, up, more, more, more. For my personal tastes, around 500 horsepower is enough, because 700-800 horsepower calls for bigger brakes, sturdier suspension. It gets heavier and heavier logically.” read more

Video Eye & Ear Candy: Lexus LFA Vs. Porsche 918

Check out the clip below of the ever-glorious Lexus LFA supercar taking on the robust Porsche 918 hybrid. While the Porsche 918 certainly packs a substantial lead in the power department, few will argue that the Lexus LFA takes home the gold in the acoustics arena.


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The video was shot during a gathering of gearheads, because what better way to spend spare time than to square off against pals on a track? The straight-line comparison between the Porsche 918 spyder and the Lexus LFA ended with predictable results. That said, both machines are epic in their own areas and both are a treat to behold in any situation. Because the 918 is bursting with double the horsepower and that slick engineering, the LFA did not stand a chance in a race. The Lexus LFA is the first supercar bred by the label, and while she is most assuredly fast, her true strength has always been in the drivability and sound departments. Jeremy Clarkson, former Top Gear personality, called the Lexus LFA the “Best car I’ve ever driven.” That is probably the best compliment a vehicle can receive, ask any automotive enthusiast what the stamp of approval from Clarkson means, let alone the ‘best car’ nod. read more

Porsche Design Tower in Miami Selling Out

Porsche Design Tower

While it would seem that beachfront property would have little trouble selling itself, marketers have been forced to become quite creative following the economic downturn years ago. The Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles, Florida, is a shining beacon of that willingness to go further. The luxury design tower is already nearly sold out, because who wouldn’t want an elevator to deliver their car directly to their door?

The exclusive Porsche Design Tower is located in Sunny Isles, which is just a few blocks north of South Beach. Because South Florida is a preferred playground for the wealthy, what better place for the towers? Buyers are recognizing the luxury logo as a serious asset–especially with all of the added perks the Porsche residences have to offer. read more

New Porsche Panamera Edition Is Not Obvious

Porsche is attempting to distinguish the popular Panamera model with a special edition version simply called the ‘Edition’. The Porsche Panamera Edition is nearly impossible to distinguish from her siblings, utilizing the very same base components from the 310-horsepower versions, and very little exterior cues to give her away. The subtle approach at a special edition has left many to contemplate the point of doing so.

Slightly modified Porsche Panamera enters the arena with the name ‘Edition’. There will be two Edition offerings to choose from, both with special luxury features to set them apart from their siblings.  read more

Dubai Police Now Equipped with Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Fleet

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

The Dubai police are equipped with an enviable arsenal of exotic vehicles at their disposal, and now they have something more to deepen the green envy: 3 new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid cars. The luxury hybrids were given to the force at Dubai Police Headquarters with many high titles in attendance and much exuberance.

The greener additions to the Dubai police force serve as a visual reminder of the government’s recent drive for more eco-friendly and sustainable vehicles. What better way, after all, to promote change than leading by example? The region is packed with immense wealth and because of that, it is also brimming with all types of supercars. There is a definite push on the pedal gearing up for a surge in hybrids and electric options. This could be the perfect arena to further the hybrid and electric movement, as they are often more expensive to purchase at this time, and money is typically not an issue in Dubai. Could this be the financial jolt companies need to produce fleets of more affordable hybrid options for the masses? read more

Porsche Objects to Aston Martin GT3 Name–Legally

Aston Martin GT3

It is a challenging business to name a vehicle, as Aston Martin and many others have learned the hard way over the years. Porsche has taken a legal stand against Aston Martin due to the name of their recent offering, the Aston Martin GT3. Porsche is arguing that the GT3 label belongs to them and that Aston Martin has no rights to tack it onto their Vantage. The confusion continues because the FIA GT3 racing category has existed for years.

Porsche took a legal stand against Aston Martin for using the GT3 nameplate.  read more

Porsche Plans to Remain Exclusive Even as Demand Rises

Porsche

Luxury automaker Porsche plans to remain an exclusive brand, even as demand for its products continues to rise. This is a hot issue in the industry, as those with the funds and desire can be shot down when attempting to purchase because the brand only produces a certain amount annually, sometimes with special restrictions to the purchasers.

Ferrari is known for maintaining a similar approach, favoring the exclusive nature of its beast to mass production. After all, if many people were rolling around in an exotic sports car like a Ferrari or a Porsche, the special factor would begin to dissipate and it would be as exciting to see as a Ford Focus on the streets. Porsche is not completely set on all of its offerings staying exclusive, however, as is seen by burgeoning sales of the Cayenne and Macan SUV units and perhaps its more modestly priced underlings. But for the foreseeable future, the top-of-the-line Porsche sports cars will remain quite out of reach for just anyone. read more

Porsche Identity Crisis? Base Models May Bring 718 Back

Porsche 718

Rumors are circulating that Porsche could be planning a move to rename the Boxster and Cayman models. In the future, they could be labeled the Porsche Boxster 718 and the Porsche Cayman 718. Is the Porsche 718 moniker poised for a comeback?

Will the new Porsche entry-level automobiles be bringing the 718 digits back into play? Some sources say yes.

The Porsche 718 badging rolled in to replace the 550A convertible racer. It was an open-cockpit racing Porsche produced between 1957 and 1962. The 718 Porsche revised the suspension and other key components and featured a mid-engine layout. It made its grand debut at the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans race but did not finish due to an accident. read more

True or False: Angry Woman Selling Cheating Husband’s Porsche 911 for 20k?

Porsche 911 for 20k

There is a listing for a Porsche 911 that has made headlines. Apparently, a woman is selling her cheating husband’s $150k Porsche 911 for 20K to obtain revenge and heal her broken heart via an extravagant trip to Europe. The ad is receiving mixed reviews, with some labeling it as a typical Internet hoax because who in their right mind would come off of such a valuable car for that price? If it is true, the woman is clearly out of the mind.

Is it for real? Is there a woman mad enough to sell her husband’s Porsche 911 for a measly $20k? (Photos from Stirlings Co. in the UK).  read more

Porsche InnoDrive Challenges Pesky Human Drivers

Porsche InnoDrive

Porsche is joining the ranks of autonomous vehicle offerings. With the Porsche InnoDrive, the brand aims to begin paving a path toward eliminating driver (human) error. Will Porsche have what it takes to compete with the Google or Audi autonomous technologies? Not so fast. They are merely bundling some of their existing smart technologies together and still require flesh and bone to function.

What autonomous really means

The autonomous vehicle is being billed as one without human error, even though humans created it. The idea behind the technology is quite simple: A machine can stay focused on the road while humans naturally become distracted. Machines do not get hungry, listen to music or feel an urge to update Facebook while operating a motor vehicle. Humans do all of those things and so very many more that lead to accidents and deaths each day. read more