If your Panamera is not enough and you still have the cash even though the economy has been slashed lately, you could consider the high performance Porsche Panamera GTS that have just been announced. Positioned above the Panamera turbo, the new GTS version is rumored to boast 500+ hp and should fly to 60mph in less than 4.0 seconds. Other than that, the new Porsche Panamera GTS is also expected to lose the heavy air suspention system in the Turbo version and get those traditional coil springs. No info regarding the price or availability so you’d better keep an eye on the new GTS if you like it.
Note : pics of the 2010 Porsche Panamera
A Russian design studio in Moscow has some ideas for the Porsche Cayenne. Status Design is calling the design the ‘body-whale’ kit. And if you ask me, ‘it don’t look like no whale.’ Maybe a stingray. Status Design most likely wants us to think marine-animal as in sleekness and power, but a whale? The front is not unlike the Peugeot with its four-tiered grille or am I not seeing the strings to open and close that thing. The kit is made out of high-quality plastic and carbon.
And although the folks in Russia are ingenious, resilient and resourceful, coming up with good names to give to their designs, it’s not their best though.
Based on the Porsche Carrera GT, Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition has finally been released. With an eye for “air flow management”, the car’s front face comes with a front apron with air inlets for the front coolers and Gemballa’s own bonnet and front wings. There are alsoside skirts with integrated air inlets that cools down the brakes of this beast. Powered by a V10 engint the sports 670 hp and 630 Nm of torque, the new Mirage GT will fly to 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds, up to a top speed of 335km/h. Too bad that only 5 Mirage GT units will ever be built, and the price is steep; 298,000 euros. [via WCF]
Although their cars are top notch and clients crave for a Porsche on their alley, the Germans may not be doing so well. Apparently the company is not going to buy Volkswagen afterall, but merge with them instead. Rumors have it that actually the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer has been so close to bankruptcy in March that VW had to send an “aiding” 700 million euro loan to keep them out of trouble. But that haven’t kept problems away and now Porsche is in need for another batch of 2.5 billion euro. Know why? Because they spent like madmans with the VW aquisition and now their registries revealed an astonishing 9 billion euros worth of debt … [via TheLocal]
Porsche 911 GT2 is powerful and expensive, but not for the wicked tuners from Wimmer RS. Recently they came out with a performance tunning package that will cost a rich guy some €29,800. This little monster now includes a software modified win-turbo 3.6-liter boxer engine, redesigned cylinder heads and high performance camshafts. All these for a whopping 680 hp and 870 Nm of torque that takes the Wimmer 911 GT2 from naught to 100 km/h in only 3.4 seconds forward to a top speed of 356 km/h. As for the exterior, there aren’t any big changes. Only a carbon fiber rear lip spoiler, carbon fiber mirror housings, 20-inch Sportec wheels, and a lowered suspension. [via Auto Motor und Sport]
It would be hard to imagine leaving your Porsche 911 with its keys at a place like circuit City for an audio installation, but that is the exact insanity that Luke Liang committed at the New Jersey Circuit City store. He paid a pretty hefty price for it though as a tempted Brian Murphy, employee at the store, took it out for a joyride and wrecked the car’s suspension, tires and caused enough damage to make the mending bills hit $50,000. So, why not sue the store you ask? Well, if you have been living under a rock, then Circuit City has filed for bankruptcy long back and a claim of that amount is something that they surely cannot afford. Now, that is what you pay for being stupid, isn’t it? [via Autoblog]
Now why would anyone in the world be jealous of the Dutch? Well because they are exclusively bringing home 15 (fifteen) Pon Edition 911 4S Porsches— and that luxury will not be available for the rest of the world. The first in the world to import Porsche models, way back in 1949, the Dutch will commemorate 60 years since the special moment and Porsche will craft 15 splendid cars for that reason. With a diamond-black metallic paint, a leather interior, the old 1949 Porsche badge, sports exhaust and the Porsche name etched on the engine cover, each of the Pons will be numbered. Available for prices ranging from €172,911 to €188,261 (depending on whether it’s the Coupe or the Cabriolet), we’d sure love to make that tiger roar. [via WCF]
Note: With Geneva in full swing, this week we will be really focused on putting up the most interesting models on show.
All wrapped in a glossy red, the new Porsche 911 GT3 made it’s public debut at the Auto Show in Geneva. And it really managed to get our full attention. With power coming from a naturally-aspirated 3.8 liters flat-six engine that outputs 435 hp and 317 ft-lbs of torque, and a top speed of 194 mph, the track performance car is packed with technology. That includes the Porsche’s Active Stability Management (PASM) system, stability and traction control or a set of ceramic-composite brakes. As for styling, the new 911 GT3 features some new bi-xenon bulbs in the front, stylish LED taillights in the back, a restyled rear spoiler or larger air intakes with mesh skins. Going on sale later this year, that beast is going to be expensive. [via WCF]