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 |  Jul 25 2014, 12:02 PM

Waiting in the Wings


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Performance is more than racing stripes, chin splitters or gigantic exhaust tips. Speed is not something you can simply apply with sticky film or push clips; it takes careful engineering and attention to detail.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 6:31 PM

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The Porsche 911 GT3 got off to a rough start, but hopefully the GT3 RS will fare better.

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 |  Apr 15 2014, 9:01 AM

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McLaren is so impressed by the Porsche GT3, that the German sports car is being used as a benchmark for an upcoming model.

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 |  Mar 15 2014, 11:02 AM

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Owners of one of Porsche‘s best-performing sports cars might be able to return to driving them soon.

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 |  Feb 16 2014, 11:01 AM

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Sales of the Porsche 911 GT3 have reportedly been stopped as the German automaker investigates a possible fire hazard with the sports car.

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 |  Oct 01 2013, 4:45 PM

Row Your Own


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If it’s not a diesel-powered, rear-wheel-drive station wagon with a manual transmission, it’s not worth considering, let alone buying.

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 |  May 21 2013, 9:32 AM

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The new Porsche 911 GT3 isn’t just another generation in the German automaker’s GT3 lineup; it’s packed with next-generation technology that makes it a true track monster.

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 |  Apr 11 2013, 12:32 PM

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It’s rare that Porsche’s PDK transmission meets much criticism, but dropping it into the hardcore track-oriented 911 GT3 might be a place to start. That is, until you learn that the system was improved for the new application.

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 |  Mar 25 2013, 10:46 AM

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Want to get a closer look at the brand new high-performance Porsche 911? While we were lucky enough to see it at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Americans can get up close and personal with the new GT3 at the 2013 New York Auto Show, starting later this week. Continue Reading…

 |  Mar 04 2013, 3:10 PM

Photos of the Porsche 911 GT3 were revealed earlier today, and now details have come out regarding the German brand’s iconic sports car including the addition of rear-wheel steering, and the axing of the manual transmission. 

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 |  Dec 10 2012, 5:32 PM

Porsche is recalling its 2010 model year 911 GT3 vehicles in Canada for a possible rear wheel hub failure.

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 |  Dec 09 2012, 2:02 PM

At Porsche’s ‘Night of Champions’ event in Weissach, Germany this weekend, the automaker unveiled its newest generation of GT3 Cup race cars.

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 |  Dec 08 2012, 10:39 PM

Porsche has unveiled its 2013 911 GT3 Cup race car, powered by a 3.8-liter, flat-six engine with 460 hp, which is 10-hp more than its predecessor.

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 |  Apr 14 2012, 11:01 AM

Due next year is an update for the highly controversial Porsche Panamera model, a restyling change that should make it more appealing to the eyes. But rumor has it that the German automaker has much more planned for its sedan in the near future.

The 2013 update should also bring a long wheelbase variant, which will undoubtedly be popular in China. But the interesting rumor is that Porsche could be working on shooting brake (wagon) and cabriolet variants for its Panamera model. Despite Porsche product planning wanting to bring the second-generation Panamera to market in 2015, the early revamp will surely bring more variants in order to extend the new lifecycle.

Industry spies are also predicting that Porsche will produce a smaller Panamera model, perhaps named Pajun, and could arrive in 2017 with two or three different body styles.

To compete with the BMW X6, Porsche may also be introducing a four-door coupe version of its next-generation Cayenne and could hit showroom floors in 2016.

While much of the above are just rumors, we can surely expect the second-generation Cayman later this year along with more variants of the new 911. Expected soon is the Carrera 4, 4S, Cabriolet 4, 4S, GTS, and Porsche may have a surprise with a 911 Targa in 2014. The 991 version of the 911 Clubsport, Turbo and Turbo S, GT3, and GT2 RS will probably still be a couple of years out.

[Source: Automobile Mag]

 |  Dec 17 2011, 4:36 PM

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Porsche is determined to improve their hybrid technologies and the best place to do that is on the race track. For the 2012 race season, Porsche has further developed its 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car, and will be putting it to the test once again. Exactly where or when, however, has not been revealed.

The 911 GT3 R Hybrid is still considered a rolling race lab to Porsche, but the practical experience it gains under racing conditions has become worth it in Porsche’s goal of making hybrid drive more efficient.

Wolfgang Hatz, Board Member for Research and Development, believes that the GT3 R Hybrid project shows how important it is to test future technologies on the race track. Meanwhile, Hatz believes that there’s no way around the hybrid technology in motorsport and Porsche will “determinedly blaze this trail and further develop the hybrid technology.”

Porsche has announced it will enter an LMP1 prototype race car in the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, and it is believed that car will be a hybrid.

GALLERY: Porsche GT3 R Hybrid

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