German Premiere for the Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder

Monday March 17th, 2008 at 2:33 PM
Posted by: Derek

Porsche Boxster RS60 Spyder

Porsche has released some additional photos of the special edition Boxster RS 60 Spyder in conjunction with the car’s German debut at the Auto Mobil International show in Leipzig. The Boxster RS 60 Spyder is a tribute to the Porsche that won Sebring 48 years ago. A total of 1,960 will be produced, each one fitted with slightly modified fascias, PASM, a wheel/tire upgrade, and a sport exhaust that bumps output to 298 HP (303 PS). Additionally, the cars are finished in the same silver-over-red combo as their forbear, with a numbered plaque adorning the dash. Following is the official press release from Porsche. Click on the thumbnail images to view them full size. Read the rest of this entry »

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'08 Porsche 911 GT2

Friday October 26th, 2007 at 11:1010 AM
Posted by: Derek

2008 Porsche 911 GT2

Race-bred and road ready

As with so many of its models through the years, racing prompted Porsche to develop the 911 GT2. The first generation, launched in 1995, was built to homologate components for international sports-car racing’s GT2 class, hence the car’s name. Based on the 911 Turbo, it featured a more powerful engine, rear-wheel drive and lower weight. The combination proved successful, with Le Mans class wins and a run of 200 road cars. A legend was born.

A successor followed in 2001. It was visually less flamboyant but more powerful and faster. Some 1300 were sold, leaving Porsche with little choice but to continue with the third-generation model launched at the Frankfurt motor show last month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Volkswagen Law faces EU court defeat as Porsche revs engines

Sunday October 21st, 2007 at 8:1010 PM
Posted by: Derek

Sun Oct 21, 12:15 AM ET

FRANKFURT (AFP) – The European Court of Justice is expected to rule on Tuesday against the so-called “Volkswagen Law”, paving the way for Porsche to take control of the continent’s biggest carmaker.

Striking down the 40-year-old law which prevents Volkswagen from being taken over would allow Porsche to raise its 31-percent stake to a majority.

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