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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Porsche for sale

A Porsche 911 convertible previously owned by Cristiano Ronaldo is for sale on Auto Trader.

The 24-year-old Reds forward – who is heading to Madrid in a world-record £80m move – has sold his two-year-old Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Tiptronic to a dealer who has now put it on the market for £70,000.

Under the bonnet of Ronaldo’s black supercar is a 3.8 litre engine with 355bhp allowing acceleration of 0-62mph in just 5.4 seconds.
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The Porsche Way film trailer

Porsche has announced the release of a documentary film about its history, entitled “The Porsche Way”.

The two-and-a-half hour film tells the story of the German automaker in eight chapters, starting with Ferdinand Porsche and his son, Ferry.

Using footage from more than 5000 hours of archived films, races, commercials and interviews, the DVD presents a number of never before scenes of the Company, the product and Porsche motorsport.
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China to Become Porsche’s Second Biggest Market

Porsche said China may pass Germany as its second-biggest market within three years on rising wages and demand for new Panamera sports sedan.

Porsche unveiled the car at the Shanghai auto show in April, the first time it debuted a new model outside of Europe or North America.

“All premier manufacturers are showing good results” in China, Helmut Broeker, Porsche’s China head, said in a June 12 interview in Shanghai.
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Burmester Creates Sound System for 2010 Porsche Panamera

Celebrated German audio company Burmester has teamed up with Porsche to produce a unique high-end sound system for the new 2010 Panamera.

(Burmester is the same audio company that developed the sound system for the Bugatti Veyron supercar).

Each speaker in the custom system has its own separate amplifier, which can range from just 25 watts for the tweeter to a 300 watt subwoofer in the trunk.
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Porsche Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3

Limited to fewer than 100 units in the United States, Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 features interior and exterior styling cues that help communicate the unique Porsche’s high-performance personality.

It will be available through authorized Porsche dealers in the second half of this year for a price of $89,900 and it will come in Lava Grey Metallic with special design stripes adorning the sides and the hood.


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79th International Motor Show: Geneva 2009

The Geneva Motor Show is one of the 5 major auto shows in the world, the only one in Europe that takes place every year, always in early springtime.

Rolf Studer, General Manager of the Show, said: “We know it is of key importance to offer automobile manufacturers an attractive platform which guarantees them an opportunity to efficiently present and communicate to the rest of the world.

Every year we welcome some 10,000 media representatives and more than 700,000 visitors, of which 37% come from more than 110 countries.

This year, the 79th edition will open to public from March 5 to March 15, but there are already shows and exhibition for press.

We have selected for you some luxury car models.

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Porsche Cayenne S hybrid

New Porsche Cayenne S hybrid will finally came to market in 2010.

According to the German automaker, the hybridized Cayenne will emit some 20 percent less C02 than comparable combustion engine vehicles with similar power output. Covering a 0-to-100 km/h sprint in just 6.8 seconds, it will earn its ‘S’ designation by delivering V8 performance and four-cylinder efficiency, all while complying with the Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II emission standards.

Cayenne S Hybrid will roll freely at highway speeds without the combustion engine on, greatly minimizing engine emissions and fossil fuel consumption. This differs from current hybrid concepts that deliver benefits mainly in city traffic.

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New Barnard supercar

Chris Barnard, a designer with a deeply rooted passion for endurance racing, from Bloemfontein in South Africa, has revealed few details of his new super-car, simply called the Barnard.

Powered by a twin-turbo Porsche V8 engine with a power rating of 617bhp (460kW), Barnard should run from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, with a theoretical top speed of over 240mph (386km/h).

The car is built on a monocoque chassis made from Domex and Docoal high-tech steels which are light and very strong and it has been designed to accommodate numerous buyers’ desires, in fact it can be personalized to a great extent.


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First pics of Porsche Panamera interior

These are the first images of the interior of the new Porsche Panamera, the sports car firm’s four-door saloon which is due on sale in September.

The images show that the Porsche Panamera will offer plenty of luxurious touches and gadgets to accompany its hefty price tags.

With a continuous center console that extends from the dashboard to the rear seating area, the Panamera offers a new spatial concept for the driver and passengers featuring optimal ergonomic seating with individual cockpit-like spaces for all.


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Stuttgart Porsche Museum

German engineering and quality handwork is what makes a Porsche an unique sports car, a top quality masterpiece, a dream and a legend.

To pass the history of this beautiful car on to future generations , last Wednesday at the headquarters of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen the new Porsche Museum was officially declared open.

Designed entirely in white and conceived as a monolithic structure, the museum is really impressive, with 5,600 square meters of exhibition space, 80 historic vehicles, a ‘Porsche Archive’ library, a shop, a vintage car workshop, conference areas available for events and a rooftop terrace.


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Porsche Unveils Second Generation 911 GT3

The new Porsche 911 GT3 , which will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, is the latest evolution of an iconic sports car.

In developing the second generation of the Type 997 911 GT3 into the most sporting and dynamic road-going 911 ever with a naturally-aspirated power unit.

The new 911 GT3 is making its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show on 3 March, with Europe-wide sales starting in May. The Euro base price of the new GT3 is Euro 98,100.

New Porsche Museum in Stuttgart

Porsche will open its doors to its spanking new museum in Stuttgart on 31 January 2009.

Built at a cost of 100 million euros, the 5,600 sq meter gallery can accommodate over 80 of Porsche’s collection of 300 significant cars.

“In the last few weeks, we have comprehensively restored all the vehicles and polished them up for their use in the museum,” explains Klaus Bischof, head of the ‘Rolling Museum’.

The first exhibits that will go on display in the museum include, among others, a 356 Cabriolet, an original ‘11’ model and the first prototype of the 924.

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Silverstris Speedboat

Silvestri speedboat – what we like to call the Porsche of the sea – is a 23-foot speedboat from the makers of the Spyker sports car.

The Silvestri 23 SC has a tabular space frame and houses cutting edge technology and hi-tech gadgets that you expect from a superior sports car, from remote control hatched compartments to a sleek leather interior.

Rhe Silvestri speedboat comes standard a Volvo Penta V8 pushing 320 horsepower for a top speed of 48 knots– or 55mph. A beauty, this water speedster is definitely the classiest and most stylish luxury speedboat.

Beckham’s Son Zooms In £50,000 Porsche Toy Car

While, Papa Becks who is crazy about cars drives a Porsche, son is no behind when he vrooms with élan in his latest toy car, which is none other than the refined version of the ultra-small Porsche sports car.

The toy car is handcrafted and is powered by a diesel engine. Costing £50,000 (approx. $73,000), the customized small Porsche is a single-seater.

Porsche Sportster Sled

Porsche Design have created a sled drawing inspiration from Porsche’s 911 sports car. Built for speed, the sled is made entirely of aluminum allowing it to be extremely light yet rigid.

It offers also functionality, thanks to its practical folding mechanism, and it is prepared for even the heaviest holiday dinner with a maximum capacity of 100kg.

The Porsche Design Sportster sled is available from Porsche Design stores worldwide. $490

Porsche Unveils Four-Door Panamera

Autoblog has just-released official images of Porsche’s highly anticipated Panamera, the marque’s first four-door car (not counting the Cayenne SUV).

Described as a four-door grand touring (GT) sports car rather than a coupe or sedan, Porsche’s Panamera will feature Porsche’s newly developed PDK dual clutch transmission which makes shifting much more comfortable.

Power for the Panamera will come from a range of V6 and V8 engines that will likely mirror the Cayenne lineup. The engines will run from a paltry 300 horsepower up to the 500-hp unit from the Cayenne Turbo.
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Porsche Employees To Get Big Bonus

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After gaining its long fought 35 % majority stake in Volkswagen AG last week, Porsche SE announced its intentions to reward employees at Porsche AG with an increased annual bonus of 6,000 euro ($8,760) for the year ending July 31.

The bonus grows 800 euro compared to last year’s awarding.

The bonus includes a 3,800-euro payment from operating profit, 700 euros stemming from one-time financial gains, and 1,500 euros in honor of the company’s 60th anniversary, the carmaker said.
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The Golden Porsche from Russia

In Russia they now drive in solid gold covered Porsche cars!

It seems only Porsche wasn’t enough for this guy who seems to want to attract everyone’s attention though.

He used more than 40 pounds of the pure gold while decorating this Porsche 911 (The best and the most expensive method to screw up a really nice car ^_^).
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2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

Following the recent refresh of the rear-wheel-drive Porsche Carrera and Carrera S, Porsche has announced a refresh for both the coupe and Cabriolet models of the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S, as well, and now we’ve got the details :

Just like the standard 911s, the C4s features direct injection engines for a bump in power and fuel economy along with a drop in emissions.
In these new models, the all-wheel drive is now provided by an electronically-controlled Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system, which replaces the former all-wheel drive with its viscous multiple-plate clutch.
For 2009, the base Carrera’s 3.6-liter flat-six engine is tuned to produce 345 horsepower, an increase of 20 horses, and the 3.8-liter unit in the Carrera S jumps from 355 to 385 hp. Both engines are now direct-injection, and either can be coupled to a six-speed manual transmission or Porsche’s PDK seven-speed, double-clutch gearbox.

All C4 models can be distinguished from standard 911s thanks to wider rear fenders (by about 1.75 inches), a red reflector joining the rear LED brake lights, and LED daytime running lights up front as well as standard bi-xenon headlights.

Inside, the updated range adds the new Porsche Communication Management 3.0 (PCM) which features a touchscreen for simplified operation of the audio system as well as the optional hard-disk-drive navigation system, with integrated Bluetooth, USB and iPod connectivity.

The C4 models will start arriving at European dealerships at the end of October. The 911 Carrera 4 Coupe is priced at $81,700, while both the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet and 911 Carrera 4S Coupe are $92,300. The 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet is $102,900.

Porsche Sport Driving School

Porsche Sport Driving School is a high performance driver education program, designed to enhance the driving skills of automotive enthusiasts by focusing on control, safety, situational awareness, and smoothness.

As such, the program teaches skills that have broad application in everyday driving.

There is so much that goes into expert driving that Porsche Sport Driving School divides these skills into singularly focused exercises.


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