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2011 Porsche Cayman R gets skinny in LA

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Porsche has just announced the 2011 Cayman R, previously referred to in the rumormill as the Cayman Clubsport. Think of it as a purer interpretation of the company’s baby sports bruiser, much like the Boxster Spyder is to the standard Boxster. With weight saving tricks like aluminum doors, sports bucket seats and unnecessary hardware like the radio, air-conditioning and storage compartments deleted, the Cayman R hits the scales 121 pounds lighter than the run-of-the mill hard top. Porsche engineers also threw in a slight pump in power, throwing the final figure from the 3.4-liter flat lump to 330 horsepower. All told, the changes are good for a 0-60 run in the 4.7-second range – a full .2 seconds quicker than the base Cayman S.

Outside, Porsche has fitted the Cayman S with new 19-inch lightweight wheels, and aesthetic tweaks like a subtle stripe package, contrasting-color mirrors and black-accented headlight bezels. We don’t exactly know how much Porsche is going to ask for this gem, but in the grand tradition of offering less content for more money, we don’t expect it to be cheap. Look for live shots from the 2010 LA Auto Show later today. In the mean time, hit the jump for a quick video and Porsche’s official press release.
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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by dailycar - November 18, 2010 at 9:39 am

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25 years of Porsche Exclusive

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Unless you’ve found yourself shopping for a 911 recently, you may not know that Porsche offers a unique customization program for all of its vehicles straight from the factory. If you’ve got the will and the credit score, the German manufacturer will be happy to custom tailor your vehicle to nearly any specification, complete with interior or performance enhancements. The company says that it has a team of around 100 workers whose sole job is to make sure customers get exactly what they want out of their new Porsche.

The program isn’t exactly new, either. Porsche has been custom tailoring its products for 25 years now, and to mark the silver anniversary, the company is producing just 356 examples of the 911 Speedster that we saw at the Paris Motor Show. The car joins the likes of the 2009 911 Sport Classic – a machine that saw a similarly low production run of just 250 units.

For those of us who simply can’t find it in our checking accounts to lay our hands on the 911 Speedster, Porsche is planning a raft of other, more affordable products to celebrate with, including a book on the company’s history and a special exhibit in the Porsche Museum. Hit the jump for the press release.
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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by dailycar - November 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm

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Review: 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S

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Driving a Porsche in Germany is akin to climbing rocks with a Jeep JK in Moab, piloting a luxury yacht in the Mediterranean, flying a Long-EZ into Oshkosh or guiding the Skycycle X-2 over the Snake River Canyon – the machine is a perfect choice for the venue.

With a personal European vacation already scheduled, it was an ideal opportunity to review a 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S in Deutschland. During one full week of touring, I’d have the opportunity to drive the venerable sports car nearly a thousand miles through German Bavaria. The planned route would wander through wooded forests, cross fertile farmland and follow the banks of the Rhine River. There would be days climbing through the spectacular Alps, and countless miles spent zooming down unlimited sections of Autobahn.

There is no better place on earth to drive a Porsche than in Germany and it was going to be my job to prove it…

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2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid to hit U.S. dealers in November

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Only a few more days remain before the arrival of the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid. It’ll carry a $21,000 premium over the plain-Jane V6 Porsche Cayenne, but for your $67,700 you’ll hold onto the performance and gain a helping of frugality. The supercharged, 333-horsepower six-cylinder with battery help does 0-to-60 in 6.1 seconds and 25 miles per gallon is the highway return. Plus, you get a max speed of 37 mph in electric operation and all that instant torque. You’ll find more info in the press release after the jump, and your checkbook is probably on your dresser if you’re ready to do this dance right now.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by dailycar - November 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm

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Porsche upgrades world’s best-selling racing car with new RS-based 911 GT3 Cup

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As many Porsche 911s as you think you might see at the golf course, yacht club or shopping mall, that’s nothing compared to the legions regularly running around racing circuits worldwide. Aside from the myriad open GT grids dominated by Stuttgart machinery, the iconic German sportscar is the spec racer of choice for various national Porsche Carrera Cup championships and the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup that supports F1 races around the year. Those series use the versatile 911 GT3 Cup. With over 1,400 sold since 1998, Porsche maintains that it’s the best-selling racing car of all time, and it has just announced a new model for the 2011 season onward.

Whereas the outgoing Cup racer was based on the street-going 911 GT3, the new model starts life as the harder, faster and sharper GT3 RS. That means a wider body that can accommodate bigger wheels, tires and brakes. It also carries the larger 3.8-liter flat-six with 450 horsepower – 30 more horses than the outgoing model coming from 200cc of added displacement. It also looks more like the RS, with an aggressive aero package and LED lighting for when tracks go dark and dreary.
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