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Porsche Taycan Software Update Adds Smart Features

Porsche Taycan Software Update Adds Smart Features

In September 2020, Porsche rolled out a major update to the all-electric Taycan. However, customers who had purchased the sports car before September were not able to take advantage of the changes. Now, thanks to a Taycan software update, they can. Here’s what it includes. New Smartlift function One of the features included in the software update is a new Smartlift function for owners of Taycan models equipped with adaptive air suspension. This enables owners to program the Taycan to…

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Porsche Taycan Sets New Guinness World Record for Top Speed

Porsche Taycan Sets New Guinness World Record for Top Speed

The Porsche Taycan has set a new Guinness World Record. Racing driver Leh Keen recently accelerated the electric sports car to a top speed of 165.1 kph inside an exhibition hall in New Orleans, Louisiana, setting the new world record for the fastest speed driven by a vehicle inside. In order to set this record, Keen had to follow rules that are strictly enforced by Guinness. For instance, he had to start and finish his attempt at a standstill, all…

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Porsche celebrates 25 years of the Boxster

Porsche celebrates 25 years of the Boxster

Porsche is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the iconic Boxster with a new 718 model. This eye-catching new special edition, called the Boxster 25 Years, sports a whole swath of callbacks to the prototype that debuted at the 1993 Detroit Auto Show. Built upon the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0, the Boxster 25 Years dons the same silver metallic paint found on its vintage counterpart, but you can also opt for a black or white exterior. In addition to sporting exclusive…

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Porsche Announces Return to Le Mans

Porsche Announces Return to Le Mans

The end of 2020 came with good news for fans of endurance racing. Porsche announced that they’d be returning to Le Mans starting in 2023. They’ll join in the North American IMSA SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship with a new LMDh prototype that lets them participate in the top class. Porsche will compete with manufacturers such as Alpine, Toyota, Audi, and Glickenhaus. Porsche has always had success in endurance racing. The brand won 19 times at Le…

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Porsche Taycan Sets Drifting World Record

Porsche Taycan Sets Drifting World Record

The Porsche Taycan earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records late last year when it set the record for the longest continuous drift in an electric car. For the purposes of this drifting world record, drifting is defined driving with the wheels at an angle instead of pointed in the same direction of the curve you’re driving on. The driver, Dennis Retera, drove on a 200-meter circle for 210 laps without ever straightening the wheels, ultimately drifting…

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Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Gets Increased Battery Capacity

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Gets Increased Battery Capacity

In its quest to further perfect EV technology, Porsche has increased the battery capacity of the new 2021 Cayenne E-Hybrid. The battery in each variant of the new vehicle will now be 17.9 kWh, a marked improvement of the 2020 model’s 14.1 kWh. This development is made possible thanks to a recalibration of the battery’s charging strategy. As with all hybrids, the 2021 Cayenne E-Hybrid features both an electric and standard gas engine. The vehicle also features an E-Charge mode,…

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Volkswagen launches new Taos subcompact crossover

Volkswagen launches new Taos subcompact crossover

If you’re looking for a peppy, efficient compact SUV, check out the upcoming Volkswagen Taos. This brand-new model will fill a niche in the VW lineup, slotting below the family-favorite Tiguan and the upcoming ID.4 electric vehicle. It boasts a 1.5-liter EA211 engine that’s designed to deliver impressive fuel economy alongside spirited driving dynamics. It’s an updated spin on the engine powering the popular Volkswagen Jetta, and it enables the Taos to deliver 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque….

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Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Porsche

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Porsche

Porsche is an automaker synonymous with style, speed, and luxury. Driving a Porsche is an experience you’ll never forget. If you want that feeling of power and class every day but you’re still unsure, check out these top five reasons to buy a Porsche: Performance Porsche offers performance numbers that would make heavy-duty trucks jealous. The new 2021 Porsche Panamera will sport a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that will generate 620 horsepower to go along with 604 pound-feet of torque. Those…

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Porsche Takes a Stand for Diversity and LGBT+ Rights

Porsche Takes a Stand for Diversity and LGBT+ Rights

Gay rights are a major priority for Porsche, as the German automaker proved during this summer’s Christopher Street Day celebration in Stuttgart. Christopher Street Day is Europe’s version of American gay pride festivals, and it’s observed in numerous cities across the continent. For Stuttgart’s festival during a weekend in late July, Porsche went all-out with a vehicular rainbow: six differently colored 911 models parked in front of the Porsche Museum.  Porsche also flew a rainbow flag over its Stuttgart plant,…

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Porsche 911 Cabriolet Boasts Advanced Climate Control

Porsche 911 Cabriolet Boasts Advanced Climate Control

Leave it to Porsche to innovate a way to drive with the top down in the wintertime. The new 2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet offers an advanced climate control system that works to determine an optimal interior temperature, allowing you to get more enjoyment out of your convertible even when the weather turns cold. Porsche engineers devised a system that uses sensors to weigh factors including exterior temperature and vehicle speed to optimize climate control performance. Using data, pulled from 20…

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