Wow, time is really flying fast with the holidays and all. As I've been super busy with family and friends, I didn't have all that much time to stay on top of everything, as it happened, in the world of Porsche. I know, shocking! Well, as usual, here's a round-up of the latest Porsche related news as reported by me and my fellow bloggers.
Two New Porsche Forums for Boxster and Panamera Fans
via PR.Com and CaymanClub.net
Our good friends over at the CaymanClub.net, one of the world's leading automotive websites, recently announced the general availability of two new websites available in the Porsche automotive family: BoxsterBoard.Com and PanameraPit.Com.
If anyone has an update on this unfortunate accident I would love to hear the outcome.
via: Every Publication Known to Man
Okay, so maybe I underestimated the "Tween" market on this one. I remember seeing the first news release on this and just said to myself, "who cares?" Well after two weeks of non-stop email alerts about Miley getting a hand-me-down Porsche Cayman, it seems like I was one of the few people on the planet who wasn't interested in this story. In the event you want to read more, simply follow the link above to People Magazine's version of this story.
Our good friend Anthony from CarZi.com was fortunate enough to attend the Essen Motor Show in Germany this year (lucky bastard). While there Anthony took some time to checkout the TechArt booth, not to mention a lot of the other eye-candy the show had to offer.
Porsche Squeezes 35 MPG out of PDK-Equipped 2009 911 Carrera
I've always talked about the great gas mileage you can get from a Porsche, especially some of the older ones. I even talked about how you didn't necessarily need to waste your money on premium gas. Now, my rants have been backed up by Porsche themselves. Using a new 997 with PDK, Porsche shows just how efficient their new direct injection and transmission can be.
Worker representatives voted unanimously on Monday to elect Volkswagen labor leader Bernd Osterloh as head of the works council at VW suitor Porsche Automobil Holding, Porsche said.
The move follows months of bitter wrangling over how much influence VW workers should have at Porsche, whose staff of 12,000 is dwarfed by Volkswagen's 360,000-strong workforce. Check out the link above to read the full article.
via: Edmunds Inside-Line
Porsche has begun production of the new Cayenne diesel at its Leipzig plant in Germany. Sales in Germany and other European markets begin in February, with prices starting at around $66,800.
Who says a car still needs to be in production in order to get special attention from a noted Porsche tuner. Such is the case with 9ff and the Carrera GT. While I'm not a fan of the paint scheme, you can't beat the performance numbers. But then again at over $600k US, would you expect any less?
If you're scurrying around town in a new Porsche, you won't have your kids barreling down the hill on any old Toys R Us plastic sled, now are you? That's why the automaker's merchandising division, Porsche Design, has come out with this Sportster children's sled, just in time for the holidays. It's made of aluminum and can support up to 220 lbs, so it's good for
fat kids Dad, too.
via: Dupont Registry
I'm not sure that the good Dr. ever had anything like this car in mind when he produced the the Gmund No. 1. In fact, what fun is a Porsche if you're only going to drive it in a straight line? Well, I guess one that has 1300 horse power, can reach 60 mph in 3.0 seconds and hits speeds topping 255 MPH would put a smile on most automotive fans.