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  • Porsche 911 flips 10 times, - driver survives in terrifying video from the Nurburgring

    09/08/2018 6:28:45 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies ^ | 09/08/2018 | Victoria Bell
    •American racer John Shoffner tries to make turn at bend before skidding •Shoffner amazingly escapes high-speed crash with only minor injuries •Footage shows the car crash into safety barrier and flip in air multiple times
  • Woman Charged After Allegedly Shooting Nashville Homeless Man Who Asked Her to Move Porsche ...

    09/13/2017 11:08:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    KTLA ^ | Anthony Kurzweil,
    A 26-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting a homeless man who asked her to move her Porsche so he could sleep. ... The shooting occurred in the 900 block of 19th Avenue South near Music Row on Aug. 26, the Midtown Hills Police Precinct stated in a news release. Investigators said 54-year-old Gerald Melton was trying to sleep on the sidewalk about 3 a.m. when exhaust fumes and loud music coming from a Porsche SUV began to disturb him. ... After the two yelled at each other, Melton told police he walked back to where...
  • Steve McQueen's Le Mans Porsche 917 Sells for $14M

    08/22/2017 7:21:14 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 47 replies
    Road and Track/yahoo ^ | 21 Aug, 2017 | Brian Silvestro
    Steve McQueen's Le Mans Porsche 917 Sells for $14M Road & Track Brian Silvestro,Road & Track Mon, Aug 21 7:49 AM PDT Reactions Like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email Photo credit: Gooding & Company From Road & Track During Monterey Car Week this August, perhaps the most famous Porsche 917 in the world will cross the auction block. This 1970 Gulf-liveried 917K was used as a test car for Le Mans before becoming the star car in Steve McQueen's legendary racing movie legendary racing movie Le Mans film. After being sold and left to sit in a barn for...
  • Porsche announces Rennsport Reunion VI to be held September 2018

    08/19/2017 8:06:44 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 16 replies
    Press.Porsche ^ | July 28, 2017 | Porsche
    The world's largest gathering of Porsche race cars and drivers to return to the Monterey Peninsula Atlanta, Georgia. Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca today announced the next Porsche Rennsport Reunion will take place at the famed California racetrack in 2018. The upcoming Family Reunion has been expanded to four days and will be held September 27-30, 2018. In what has become a tradition, Rennsport Reunion VI will bring together an extraordinary gathering of significant Porsche racecars, as well as those who have designed, engineered, and driven them to victory in the world's most famous...
  • With TDI toxic, VW customers are moving on

    06/22/2016 10:11:25 AM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 53 replies
    Autoweek, via Automotive News ^ | 6/20/2016 | Ryan Beene
    Dennis Gaudet has had some loyal VW customers. One of them bought his past four vehicles from Gaudet’s Volkswagen store, part of the AutoServ Dealer Group in Tilton, N.H., and had been back to the VW dealership three times since the diesel scandal erupted in September for guidance on what to do with his diesel vehicle as trade-in time approached. Each time, Gaudet says, his dealership told the customer to hang tight until more was known. “He didn’t show up a fourth time,” Gaudet said. “I happened to run into him, and he was driving a Honda.” Read more:

    05/10/2016 4:41:31 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    Motor Trend ^ | 9 May, 2016 | Stefan Ogbac
    Porsche unveiled a new V-8 engine at the 37th Vienna Motor Symposium that will eventually power the range-topping variants of the upcoming second-generation Panamera and the next Cayenne SUV. In addition to powering the larger vehicles in Porsche’s lineup, the new V-8 will also be used by other Volkswagen Group brands including Audi and Bentley. Featuring two twin-scroll turbochargers, the new 4.0-liter V-8 is rated at 550 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque (up from 520 hp and 516 lb-ft), which puts it just shy of the current 4.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 utilized in the 570-hp Porsche Panamera Turbo S. Despite...
  • Volkswagen faces billions in penalties as U.S. sues for environment violations

    01/04/2016 1:26:58 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-4-2016 | JULIA EDWARDS AND JOEL SCHECTMAN
    The U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a civil lawsuit against Volkswagen AG for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by installing illegal devices to impair emission control systems in nearly 600,000 vehicles. The allegations against Volkswagen, along with its Audi and Porsche units, carry penalties that could cost the automaker billions of dollars, a senior Justice Department official said. VW could face fines in theory exceeding $90 billion - or as much as $37,500 per vehicle per violation of the law, based on the complaint. In September, government regulators initially said VW could face fines in excess of $18...
  • 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster Barn Find Lands on eBay, but You Won’t Like the Price

    12/04/2015 12:06:32 AM PST · by Daffynition · 38 replies
    Autoevolution ^ | 2 December 2015 | staff
    While most car aficionados populate their dreams with barn finds, some people are lucky and/or determined enough to turn such dreams into reality. On many occasions, such discoveries result in eBay ads that make potential buyers cringe, and we want to show you the latest example of this, one that has a strong Porsche flavor.
  • Volkswagen Emissions Probe Zeroes In on Two Engineers

    10/05/2015 12:23:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2015 | By William Boston
    WOLFSBURG, Germany—Two top Volkswagen engineers who found they couldn’t deliver as promised a clean diesel engine for the U.S. market are at the center of a company probe into the installation of engine software designed to fool regulators, according to people familiar with the matter. The two men, Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi ’s chief engineer, and Wolfgang Hatz, developer of Porsche’s winning Formula One engines, were among the engineers suspended in the investigation of the emissions cheating scandal that sank the company’s market value by 43% since Sept. 18 and triggered a world-wide recall to refit the engines to meet clear-air...
  • Rapper Chinx, real name Lionel Pickens, killed in drive-by shooting as he drove Porsche in Queens

    05/17/2015 8:26:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies ^ | May 17, 2015 | Ryan Sit , Caitlin Nolan
    A rapper was shot multiple times and killed and his passenger was critically wounded as he drove a Porsche down a Queens boulevard early Sunday, a police source said. Lionel Pickens, who goes by the stage name Chinx, was shot several times in the body and his 27-year-old passenger was hit twice in the back about 4 a.m. as they traveled on Queens Blvd. at 84th Dr. in Briarwood, cops said.
  • For first time, Sistine Chapel to be rented out for corporate event

    10/17/2014 1:11:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 158 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | October 16, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    >Details: Pope Francis has for the first time allowed the Sistine Chapel to be rented out for a private corporate event, with the proceeds to go to charities working with the poor and homeless. The concert, to be performed amid the splendour of Michelangelo’s frescoes on Saturday, will be attended by a select group of about 40 high-paying tourists who have signed up to an exclusive tour of Italy organised by Porsche. But as the unprecedented deal was announced, the Vatican announced that it would limit the number of visitors allowed inside the chapel to the current total of six...
  • Missing For 112 Years, First Porsche Is Found In Warehouse

    01/29/2014 6:05:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | January 29, 2014 | Mark Memmott
    Even the famed German automaker concedes that it "may resemble an old horse-drawn carriage." But the recently rediscovered "first Porsche in the world" — dubbed the P1 — was a technological marvel for its time. It "included a compact electric drive weighing 286 pounds," writes the automotive news site Jalopnik, and could chug along at 22 mph. The car was found, according to Porsche, in an Austrian warehouse where it had apparently been left untouched since 1902. As for the car's history, according to Porsche: "The owner of 'K.K. Hofwagenfabrik Jacob Lohner & Comp.' had a wide range of interests,...
  • Paul Walker Died in 'Most Dangerous Car on the Road'

    12/03/2013 9:31:33 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 93 replies
    Newser ^ | 12/03/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo
    Even professional drivers are wary of Porsche Carrera GT (Newser) – Paul Walker died in a Porsche Carrera GT, a car that a former manager at the car company has called "crazy" and "the most dangerous car on the road," Jalopnik reports. And that's not the only eerie quote the site rounded up: A well-known Porsche test driver said the car was the first to actually scare him, and a Top Gear presenter noted, "You need to be awake to drive this car fast." It's been involved in a number of other headline-making incidents, including a fatal crash at...
  • Paul Walker Dead -- 'Fast and The Furious' Star Dies in Fiery Car Crash

    11/30/2013 10:02:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 76 replies
    TMZ ^ | Staff
    Paul Walker -- best known for his role in "The Fast and the Furious" movies -- died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California ... TMZ has learned. The accident happened in Santa Clarita -- north of Los Angeles -- and according to multiple sources connected to Paul ... the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree ... and then the car burst into flames. Several of our sources -- some who are still at the scene of the accident -- tell us Paul...
  • Twenty-two Billionaires Already Purchase Units at Porsche Design Towers

    10/18/2013 6:17:38 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 51 replies
    I Adore Miami ^ | 10-16-13 | n/a
    October 16, 2013 A ground-breaking, new high-luxury residential tower, emblematic of contemporary and revolutionary architectural design, is showing signs of being the most anticipated project in the history of Miami Luxury Real Estate. The Porsche Design Towers, slated for erection sometime in 2016 on 2.2 acres of beachfront property along Collins Ave in Sunny Isles, will be one of the world’s first residential condominiums to have large glass elevators that transport residents-while still inside their cars- to their apartments. As residents arrive at the building and switch off their engines, an automatic platform will extend, scooping up the car and...
  • Porsche goes green with £540,000 hybrid supercar

    09/10/2013 4:53:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/10/2013
    The 918 Spyder hybrid was unveiled by Porsche at Frankfurt's International Auto Show yesterday. The car has a top speed of 198 miles per hour and can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in less than three seconds, but crucially, does 72 miles to the gallon - more than the 50 miles per gallon achieved by the popular Toyota Prius hybrid. However, at $845,000 (£540,000) compared to the Prius's £22,000, one would have to drive 1.85m miles for the Porsche to work out as better value. Demand for luxury cars has held up despite a wider slump...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Le Mans"(1971)

    08/11/2013 12:28:54 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1971 | Lee H. Katzin
  • Citing flight risk, judge sets bond for Porsche driver charged with 2 DUI manslaughter deaths

    07/04/2013 6:25:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 4, 2013 | Erika Pesantes and David Fleshler
    When she fatally struck two men in Fort Lauderdale with her mother's Porsche, Alyza Rachel Russell had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit, police say. At a hearing Wednesday, a Broward judge set the 22-year-old's bond at $450,000, after a prosecutor said she had told a co-worker she planned to flee to Europe. Russell, who works at a South Florida dental equipment repair company, holds dual U.S. and British citizenship. Assistant State Attorney Eric Linder called her a flight risk, saying she had reapplied for a passport with the British consulate, appeared to have paid...
  • Porsche picks Maria Sharapova as brand ambassador

    04/24/2013 4:10:31 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 31 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 4/23/2013 | Michael Harley
    Russian-born tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has just inked a three-year deal with Porsche to be its brand ambassador, a position that will put her on a global campaign for the German automaker. The 26-year-old athlete isn't new to the role – she previously signed a similar three-year deal with Land Rover in 2006. "Maria Sharapova is an exceptional athlete. She combines top performance in her sports with elegance and power. These are precisely the qualities that are embroiled in our sports cars," explained Matthias Mueller, CEO of Porsche AG, during the announcement. "Her profile and charisma are an ideal fit...
  • There are more Porsches in Greece than taxpayers declaring 50,000 euro incomes (abridged title)

    11/21/2011 12:57:06 PM PST · by Skeez · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/31/2011 | Ian Cowie
    Jubilation about the German deal to save the euro could prove short-lived if fresh news of Greek tax evasion gains wider currency. There are more Porsche Cayennes registered in Greece than taxpayers declaring an income of 50,000 euros (£43,800) or more, according to research by Professor Herakles Polemarchakis, former head of the Greek prime minister’s economic department. While German car workers may take pride in this evidence of their export success, German taxpayers may be less keen to bail out a nation whose population appears to take such a cavalier approach to paying its fiscal dues. Never mind all that...