A Miami Beach condo developer plans to build a new skyscraper with a robotic parking deck built in.
The Porsche Design Tower project will allow owners to ride their vehicles into a robotic elevator system that drops them and their vehicles at their doorstep.
The $560 million tower will rise in Sunny Isles Beach as part of a collaboration between Porsche Design Group and a local developer, Gil Dezer.
Porsche has released the first images of its 911 Carrera Cabriolet ahead of its debut at next year’s North American International Auto Show (January 9-22).
The convertible edition of the 911 Carrera uses a new roof mechanism considerably lighter than predecessors thanks to the use of magnesium in the hood frame.
The mechanism also uses two lightweight fabric-covered plastic panels which should make it stronger and more resistant to wind buffeting at high speeds.
Porsche has revealed a performance version of its Panamera model at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.
The Panamera GTS, designed to propel the Panamera from the urban elite to the race track, will hit the roads early next year with a price tag of €116,716 in Europe.
Boasting a top speed of 288km/h, the new model has been overhauled to improve sporting performance, including a new adaptive air suspension system, sports tuning and a wider rear axle width to improve stability.
Porsche has confirmed that it is to stage the world premiere of a new model at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The German automaker will put the spotlight on a new model “boasting impressive performance and dynamic looks, exuding unadulterated driving pleasure.”
Many bloggers and fans predict that the model could be a Cabriolet version of the Porsche 911, which has been seen testing recently.
German luxury sportscar maker Porsche is putting up for sale a Bavarian castle snapped up for six million euros ($8 million) in 2006.
“We are parting company with this estate,” a spokesman told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, after the paper said Porsche was selling Schloss Bullachberg, near the famous Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria.
Porsche had purchased the castle five years ago, hoping to transform the 180,000-square-metre, building into a luxury hotel.
Porsche and Ford have become the latest brands to offer customers the chance to pick their dream cars via online configurators.
Brands are increasingly tapping the internet to let customers design their perfect model without even leaving the house.
The trend was originally started by Bentley, which has allowed customers to design their own hand-built luxury models for some time now at bentleyconfigurator.com.
The Porsche Design P’4911 is a new baby stroller designed by David Dawod for the luxury automaker.
The Porsche Design P’4911 is invented to be lightweight and easy to handle. The stroller is constructed of carbon fiber, aluminum, leather and ball-bearing wheels.
This Porsche stroller is foldable and can be fit into any compact Porsche, making it an easy ride for both parents and the infant.
Porsche has officially revealed the new generation of the 911 family of sports coupes that will be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Described as a “completely new generation” of the iconic coupe (which first hit the road in 1963), the new Carrera features a 100mm longer wheelbase for improved stability and a heightened presence, with a lower roofline and wider frontage.
A new lightweight body, formed from aluminium-steel composite, makes the model up to 45 kg lighter than its predecessor, while a wider spoiler reduces lift to keep the car handling properly.
Porsche has launched a new line of apparel and accessories made from materials used in its sports cars.
The new Porsche 917 collection includes items ranging from luggage to a mouse pad, all sold under the umbrella of the Porsche Design Driver’s Selection.
Among the new items is the PTS luggage line, which is fashioned from the same cloth used in the Porsche 911 and Boxster convertible tops, with the accents made from seatbelt webbing and door pull webbing from the 911 GT3, Boxster Spyder and Cayman R models.
Crafted from “an original ribbed cylinder from the early air-cooled 911 models”,this Porsche Classic Cooler comes with an anodized aluminum base.
Designed by the Porsche Engineering Services, Germany, the bottle cooler sports a laser-drawn Porsche Crest. The cooler without the bottle is priced at $680.
Porsche is mulling a reissue of the iconic 550 Spyder model owned by US actor James Dean, boss Matthias Mueller said on Thursday.
“I can well imagine that a modern version of James Dean’s famous Porsche would please our clients”. “I am fascinated by the idea of reviving this technical legend.”
The 550 Spyder was built between 1953 and 1957 and was the car Dean was driving at the time of his fatal crash in September 1955.
Consumer demand for the Porsche Cayenne has prompted the automaker to increase production, the luxury brand said this week.
Global sales of the powerful SUV surged 37 percent in the first half of this year, prompting Porsche to boost the number of Cayennes it will produce from next year.
In the US alone, the number of Cayennes sold jumped from 2,605 in the first half of 2010 to 6,877 in the first half of this year.
Porsche China is celebrating their 10-year anniversary with the release of an incredible limited-edition luxury car—the Porsche 911 Turbo S.
The Porsche 911 Turbo S features a stunning gold bronze metallic paint job, a 3.8-liter flat-six engine equipped with 530 horsepower and the ability to go from 0 to 62 MPH in a staggering 3.3 seconds.
The inside of the special edition Porsche 911 Turbo S features stylish leather and Alcantara.
Porsche has released details on its new high-power Panamera sedan, set to go on sale this summer.
The new Panamera Turbo S provides a power boost to the Panamera Turbo’s engines, delivering 37 kW more with increased torque from the 4.8 liter, V8 engine, which has been treated to improved turbochargers and modified engine control.
Using the Launch Control feature, it can manage 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 306 km/h, despite a fuel consumption similar to that of the Panamera Turbo — 11.3 l/100km using Michelin tires.
Porsche looks set to reconfirm its commitment to hybrid technology at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, according to a statement issued February 11.
The German luxury automaker confirmed to journalists that it would launch a “parallel full hybrid model” at the show.
Porsche said that the new model is being launched in the wake of the success of the Cayenne S Hybrid, unveiled at last year’s Geneva Show, which has received fairly good reviews in Europe and the US.
After the recent revealing of the 911 Coupe and Cabriolet Black Editions, German automaker Porsche took the wraps off Porsche Boxster S Black Edition.
As the name suggests, black is everywhere covering areas normally not seen in this shade.
Production will be limited to 987 units and will be defined by a substantially larger range of standard equipment and exclusive options.
German sports car manufacturer Porsche revealed today a new limited edition variant of its 911 model, dubbed Black Edition.
Available as a coupe or convertible, it features a unique appearance with a plain black exterior, black brake calipers, and 19-inch 911 Turbo II bi-color wheels.
Inside, the cabin is nicely equipped with partial leather seats, a sport steering wheel, aluminum look trim, a painted center console, and Black Edition door entry guards.
Porsche has given the strongest hint yet that it intends to pursue hybrid technology with the unveiling of a new concept at the North American International Auto Show.
The company, which is making a high-profile return to the Detroit show after a four year hiatus, launched the 918 RSR January 10, a motorsports version of the 918 Spyder hybrid concept car first shown in Geneva last year.
It features a V8 engine which contributes 563 hp, backed by an electric motor on each front wheel which add 150 kW of power to take the 918 RSR’s total up to 767 hp.
All of the 356 Porsche Speedsters planned for production already have owners, despite the fact that the model has just being launched at the 2010 Paris Show.
Even with the high price of EUR201,682 ($263,667), all the cars have been sold ahead of the original planned dealership launch in December this year.
Porsche is planning to create a hybrid version of every model it sells, the luxury automaker has confirmed.
In a further signal that sports car manufacturers are getting serious about reducing their emissions, Porsche’s Wolfgang Duerheimer told Automotive News that “in the future, we will have a hybrid drive in every model line.”
The automaker already produces a hybrid version of the Cayenne, its large SUV, and its new CEO Matthias Muller revealed at the Paris Motor Show that the company has produced a plug-in version of its Panamera sedan.