October 10, 1992 |
Porsche Recalls Carrera Models: Porsche Cars North America Inc. recalled all 11,091 of its 911 Carrera 2 and 911 Carrera 4 sports cars from the 1989-92 model years to fix a defective cruise-control system. On certain cars, the ball sockets on the cruise control linkages could break, preventing the engine from returning to idle speed, Porsche said. Porsche will replace the plastic ball sockets with steel ones and lubricate the relay lever, a company spokesman said.
December 13, 1993 |
Porsche Issues Recall for Brake, Heating Defects: A combined 12,495 Porsche 911 cars are being recalled in separate actions. Porsche Cars North America Inc. said it is aware of 12 engine fires related to the heating system defect but knows of no accidents from the brake problem. The first recall involves replacing a resistor for the rear heater blower on 11,346 Porsche 911 Carrera vehicles from the 1989-92 model years.
February 19, 2003 |
I chose a dry, narrow canyon road as my personal test track. It was a crisp morning, but I'd already put down the top on the 2003 Porsche Boxster S and pulled my baseball cap on snug. In a few blinks the digital speedometer read 106 and I'd formed my first hard impressions about the car. Although the Boxster came with a six-speed manual transmission, I was still in fourth gear with more oomph to go before the tachometer hit the red line and with more power under my foot than I would ever use.
December 9, 1992 |
Porsche Cars North America recently received a thank-you note from a North Carolina woman, quite obviously a die-hard fan. She said she loved the pace, looks and reputation of her 911 Carrera--and its ability to stop three slugs fired at close range from a .44-magnum revolver. The woman--who begged anonymity because assault charges are pending--said the shots were fired by her ex-husband. She and a boyfriend happened to be sitting in the Porsche at the time.
October 1, 1988 |
It isn't often that the president of an ad agency is named chief executive of a car maker. But on Friday, Brian Bowler, president of the Detroit office of the ad agency DDB Needham, was named president of Porsche Cars of North America. Bowler, however, says it wasn't his most recent three years of auto advertising experience at DDB Needham that got him the job, but his 18 years as a sales and marketing executive with Volkswagen and Audi in Great Britain.
November 16, 2012 |
This year's L.A. Auto Show will include debuts of the all-electric Chevrolet Spark sub-compact and the Porsche Cayman sports car, the automakers announced Thursday. The Cayman is the fixed-roof counterpart to the Boxster convertible, a new version of which Porsche put on sale this year. Both cars are rear-wheel-drive, feature a mid-engine setup and count the rear-engine 911 and 911 convertible as a big brother. Details on the Cayman's powertrain haven't been released, but previous models always had a tick more power than the corresponding Boxster version.