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You Can Now Put Your Fingerprint on the Hood of Porsche 911

You Can Now Put Your Fingerprint on the Hood of Porsche 911

Though Porsche models are already virtually as unique as snowflakes thanks to a bevy of available customization options and accessories, you can now put the most personal touch of all on the hood of your Porsche 911: your fingerprint. Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, based in Zuffenhausen, Germany, is a team of 30 highly-skilled craftsmen and women who work tirelessly to help customers create a Porsche that is reflective of their personalities. According to Porsche’s Vice President of Individualization and Classic, Alexander…

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Cayenne and Macan Help 2019 Porsche Sales Soar

Cayenne and Macan Help 2019 Porsche Sales Soar

With a pair of popular SUV models setting the pace, Porsche finished a successful 2019 by breaking its global sales record for a second year in a row. For the year, Porsche delivered 280,800 vehicles — 10 percent more than it did in 2018. The German automaker’s sales growth was spread around the world, with increases achieved in big markets (China, Europe, and North America) and smaller ones, too (Africa and the Middle East). The 2019 Porsche sales champion was…

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The Last Porsche 991 Has Been Made

The Last Porsche 991 Has Been Made

The end of an era has arrived for the Porsche brand. The last Porsche 991 has officially rolled off the production line, representing the end of a generation. First launched in 2011, the 991-gen Porsche 911 had featured an aluminum-steel composite body, almost 90% new components, and an advanced roll stabilization system. The final 911 model is a limited edition 911 Speedster with a convertible top, unique bodywork, a six-speed manual transmission, and a 4.0-liter flat-six engine rated at 500…

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Porsche Partners with Formula One World Championship™

Porsche Partners with Formula One World Championship™

At the top of the motorsports world is Formula 1 racing. Since 1993 Porsche has been participating in the Mobil 1 Supercup series. Recently, Porsche announced it was extending its contract with Formula 1 through 2022 and will be a part of the FIA Formula One World Championship™. “We’re proud to forge ahead with the close and long-established partnership. Formula 1 offers an exclusive setting with a unique flair. This fascination and high media importance represent an ideal overall package…

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The History of the Mid-Engine Porsche

The History of the Mid-Engine Porsche

Fifty years ago, the first mid-engine Porsche was born. At that point, Porsche had had decades of experience in building rear-engine vehicles, but its radical decision to move the engine closer to the driver has spawned a legacy and changed the Porsche brand forever. It started with the Porsche 914, introduced in 1969. It was Porsche’s first true foray into the world of producing mid-engine sports cars. By 1976, over 115 thousand four-cylinder Porsche 914 models were produced in a…

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Porsche Unveils New 911 Carerra Coupe and 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Porsche Unveils New 911 Carerra Coupe and 911 Carrera Cabriolet

The Porsche 911 series is about to grow by one. The premium performance-oriented carmaker is expanding its eight-generation range with the new 911 Carrera Coupe and 911 Carrera Cabriolet models. These new models will act as the entry-level 911 option, offering more power output than its predecessor and a sportier feel. While these new models look similar to the outgoing model, they have received a number of updates. The Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet models come with premium-quality standard features like…

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Porsche Sweeps GT Titles at Le Mans

Porsche Sweeps GT Titles at Le Mans

Each summer, the Le Mans 24-Hour race is held in France. This is one of the most prestigious endurance races in the world and professional teams work year-round to perfect their cars. This year, the results were good for Porsche at Le Mans 2019. At the end of the two-day event, which is the conclusion of the racing season, Porsche won all five GT titles. Porsche drivers Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre earned the drivers’ world crown for the FIA…

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Porsche 911 Speedster Enters Production

Porsche 911 Speedster Enters Production

Last month, the all-new Porsche 911 Speedster entered production at the Porsche plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany. Only 1,948 units of this high-performance open-top two-seater will be produced, making this a very rare iteration of the Porsche 911. The 911 Speedster debuted as a concept last year in Germany but will now be produced as a real-world, drivable model. The 911 Speedster will take its power from a naturally aspirated six-cylinder boxer engine, linked to a six-speed manual sports transmission that…

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Sets New Road Atlanta Record

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Sets New Road Atlanta Record

Typically, race cars and production cars are thought to be different beasts altogether, but the ferocious Porsche 911 GT2 RS blurs this line. This spring at Road Atlanta, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS became the quickest production car to ever lap the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta 2.54-mile track, achieving a lap time of 1:24.88 minutes. In the wake of such a victory, the President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Klaus Zellmer, voiced his excitement. He stated, “We are…

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Understanding The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Understanding The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

You’re likely aware of the dangers of driving drunk or buzzed and driving while distracted, but driving while sleepy can be equally as dangerous for you and others on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths were caused by drowsy driving in 2013, and the Centers for Disease Control notes that this may very well be an underestimation. The dangers of drowsy driving are real, and knowing how to make…

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