June 17, 2013 |
The trouble with being a kid is the complete lack of luxury vehicles. No longer. Porsche has unveiled a pedal-powered go-kart designed for kids weighing up to 110 pounds. It features a tubular steel frame, low-profile inflatable tires, a sport seat, composite rims and a rear braking system. All for just $900. Now, there will be some who will scoff at the idea of spending almost a thousand bucks for a toy that many kids, being kids, will quickly either outgrow or lose interest in. But it's never too early to instill a healthy sense of brand awareness among youngsters.
May 3, 2013 |
Fans of turbocharged Porsches have reason to celebrate. Fans of manual transmissions have reason to mourn. A single car is responsible for both. Porsche debuted the long-awaited Turbo and Turbo S variants of its 911 sports car Friday. PHOTOS: Porsche's 911 Turbo and Turbo S models break cover In addition to a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine and all-wheel-drive, both cars will only be available with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. No manual transmission will be available.
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April 26, 2013 |
A suspect who led authorities on a chase in a stolen Porsche Cayenne at speeds of more than 100 mph was captured Friday in West Los Angeles after he jumped from the rolling vehicle and ran. The man began the chase after officers from the LAPD's Topanga division spotted the stolen SUV about 11:20 a.m. and attempted to stop it, said Richard French, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. The pursuit headed south on the 405 Freeway with the suspect reaching more than 100 mph while weaving in and out of fast-flowing traffic.
April 4, 2013 |
It's nip-and-tuck time for Porsche's Pana mera sedan. A midlife refresh will give 2014 models an updated look, a long wheelbase option and new engine choices, including a turbocharged V-6 and a plug-in hybrid. All three variations will make their world debut April 21 at the Shanghai Auto Show. The greenest of the Panamera models makes a notable shift from hybrid to plug-in hybrid. Undoubtedly the byproduct of what the company is learning from the plug-in 918 supercar coming to market later this year , the Panamera announced Wednesday will be officially known as the Panamera S E-hybrid.
March 25, 2013 |
Honda and Porsche dominated the 2013 Kelley Blue Book image awards, but Ford, Chrysler and Buick also earned top honors. The awards represent consumer views during a year's worth of visits to the Kelley Blue Book website, Chintain Talati, senior director of public relations for Kelley Blue Book, said in an interview. Talati added that the results represent the opinions of about 12,000 "in-market car shoppers who were visiting the website for research. " The awards cover luxury, non-luxury and truck brands.
March 24, 2013 |
SAN ANTONIO - The Mexican businessmen in Rolexes and Burberry ties meet on the north side of town, at Cielito Lindo Restaurant, or at new neighboring country clubs. Their wives frequent Neiman Marcus, Tiffany's and Brooks Brothers at the nearby mall. Their children park Porsches with Mexican license plates in the student lots at Reagan High School. They are part of a wave of legal Mexican immigrants who have been overlooked in the national debate over how to deal with their largely impoverished illegal compatriots.
March 5, 2013 |
Porsche gave fans of natural aspiration something to cheer about at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, by unveiling the all new 911 GT3. The GT3 is the most powerful 911 variant Porsche makes that doesn't have the benefits of turbocharging. The company announced Monday that the 2014 GT3 will wring 475 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque from a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine. Porsche says that although the engine in this fifth-generation GT3 is based on the one in the Carrera S, the two share "only a few common parts.
February 28, 2013 |
The Porsche 911 was the highest-rated premium sporty car in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Initial Quality Study, but some 2012 and 2013 versions of the car have a tailpipe that might fall off. Porsche is recalling 2,263 of its 2012-2013 model year 911 Carrera and Carrera 4 cars because of the problem with the exhaust pipe system. The German automaker said that the exhaust tailpipe on the cars might fracture and fall off the rear muffler. The recall affects cars that were equipped with standard (not sport)
February 16, 2013 |
Magnus Walker steps between the scarred carcasses of Porsche 911s lining his garage wall. He pauses and points to a gaping hole where the car's front hood should be. "Cars in here have to die," he says, "so others can live. " With a chest-length beard and finger-thick dreadlocks, the 45-year-old English immigrant doesn't look like a prototypical buttoned-down Porsche collector. But for more than a decade, Walker has worked in downtown L.A.'s arts district, transforming scrap heaps into one-off custom 911s, earning him the nickname "Urban Outlaw.
February 13, 2013 |
Lexus, Porsche, Toyota and Lincoln had the best records in the 2013 J.D Power and Associates vehicle dependability study. In good news for car owners, the study found that overall, cars are becoming more reliable. Other top scorers included Buick, Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Acura. Land Rover scored the worst, with owners of its vehicles reporting problems at more than three times the rate of Lexus. The Dodge brand was the second worst and Mitsubishi third worst. Other poor scorers included Jeep, Volkswagen and Jaguar.