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PORSCHE 911 ONLINE CONFIGURATOR


1 September 2011























Porsche will premiere the brand new 911 Carrera at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show this month.


But if you can’t wait until then, you can have a play with the configurator just launched on their website.


Here you can scan through the various options and paint configurations and build a Porsche that’s individual to you.


To access the configurator, click here.



PORSCHE TO INTRODUCE NEW 959?

2 September 2011






















Porsche may introduce a brand new supercar within the same market segment as the hugely successful Ferrari 458 Italia, McLaren’s new MP4-12C and Lamborghini’s Gallardo.


In an interview, Porsche CEO, Matthias Mueller told German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung:


“It always irritated me that the (most expensive) 911 tops out at 250,000 euros ($360,000) and then the 918 continues starting at 750,000 euros. In between, Ferrari moseys around relatively comfortably and without any competition. That is where we need to be. There is still space for a larger sports car, one like the 959 that we built in the 1980s.”


The interview gives the first clear indication that Porsche want to expand their range even further by adding something that will take the fight to the traditional players in the market.


The new supercar would cost between €250,000 and €400,000.


If such a car were to be announced, Porsche would have to expand their current horizons. The business world knows that Porsche has aimed to expand its model range to seven cars – the Boxster, 911, Cayenne, Panamera, a small mid-engine roadster, the Cajun and a smaller version of the Panamera. This new model would be an eight model for Stuttgart.


[Via Reuters]


PORSCHE CAYMAN R IS NAMED BRITAIN’S BEST DRIVER’S CAR

12/10/11




























The Porsche Cayman R has been declared Britain’s Best Driver’s Car for 2011 after winning the annual contest run by Autocar magazine.


The comparison test pitched 11 of this year’s most exciting new cars against each other on public road and racetrack to determine which one provides the greatest thrill for its driver.


The 11 cars on test were worth a total of almost £900,000. The Cayman R’s competition included: McLaren MP4-12C, Mercedes CLS64 AMG, Vauxhall Corsa VXR, Renault Mégane Trophy, Caterham Supersport, Aston Martin Vantage S, Jaguar XKR-S, Lotus Evora S and BMW 1M.


For the six judges from Autocar’s experienced road test team, it was the £51,728 Cayman R’s completeness, steering and ride that stood out – no mean feat considering that last year’s winner, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, was also a contender.


In a well-deserved second place was the light and nimble Caterham Seven Supersport. Priced £22,995, the Caterham was also one of the cheapest cars in the contest. Third place went to the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S, with the 911 GT3 RS managing only fourth this time around.


Despite the technical brilliance and undoubted pace of the £168,500 McLaren MP4-12C, speed does not necessarily equal fun, so sixth place was the best it could muster in the test, one place behind the Lotus Evora S.


Autocar’s editor-at-large and Britain’s Best Driver’s Car judge, Steve Sutcliffe, said: “The Porsche Cayman R’s steering is about as sweet as it gets and the ride is 150 times better than it has any right to be considering how little body movement there is when you’re really going for it.


“Right now this car is as good as it gets when it comes to pure driver satisfaction. And that’s saying something when the opposition is as good as it is.”


Via Autocar