With the arrival of the new 2015 Porsche Macan SUV, Porsche's annual sales could pass the 200,000 mark next year, which is three years earlier than expected. Most of the sales increases will come from models like the Cayenne and the new Macan, which Porsche could easily sell around 50k Macans this year alone.
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Porsche is currently trying to decide if it should introduce a new sedan below the Panamera that would compete with models like the Maserati Ghibli, BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Porsche boss Matthias Muller revealed to Autocar that it's a possibility.
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The new Porsche 911 Targa has arrived, well at least it will by summer. Porsche has unveiled the 2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S, which are going to go on sale this summer starting at $101,600 for the Targa 4 and $116,200 for the Targa S. The 2014 911 Targa draws most of its inspiration from the original 1965 911 Targa 4 with its distinctive Targa roof bar, a movable front roof section, and a wraparound rear window.
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The first official photos of the 2015 Porsche 911 Targa have leaked online, just hours ahead of its debut today at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The 2015 911 Targa ditches the sliding glass roof from the last Targa and instead gets a design that draws cues from the original 1960s version.
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The photos you see here are reportedly the patent photos for the 2015 Porsche 911 Targa, which is expected to debut sometime next year. The patent photos reveal that the next 911 Targa will now feature the retro removable top above the passenger compartment and thick B-pillar that the 911 Targa had in the 1980s.
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Porsche just unveiled the 2015 Porsche Macan SUV last week at the LA Auto Show and now you can check out all the pricing details on Porsche's website. The 2015 Porsche Macan starts at $49,900, which isn't bad, but that price quickly shoots up once you start adding in the options.
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The 2015 Porsche Macan baby SUV has been unveiled at the LA Auto Show ahead of its arrival next year. The 2015 Macan is now Porsche's fifth model line and will be offered as the Macan S and Macan Turbo here in the U.S., although the Macan Diesel is available in other markets.
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Porsche has announced that the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is even faster than Porsche initially thought it was. Porsche recently completed the final tuning measures and the result is that the 918 Spyder is now even faster.
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We're just a few days away from the world debut of the 2014 Porsche Macan SUV, but Porsche has just released another video of the Macan hitting the track in Weissach, Germany. The video gives us more footage of the Macan running laps on the track and also our first view of the Macan's interior.
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We're only a few weeks away from the official debut of the 2014 Porsche Macan, but a brochure of the new baby Porsche SUV has already leaked online. These are the first camouflage-free photos of the 2014 Macan, which is going to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month.
The 2014 Macan borrows its platform from the Audi Q5 and will be offered in S and Turbo versions. The Macan Turbo is reportedly going to be powered by a twin-turbocharged a 3.6L V-6 with 395 horsepower and 406 lb-ft. of torque. The less powerful Macan S is expected to get a twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6.
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Porsche has unveiled the updated 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S, which now packs 570 horsepower (+20-hp increase) and has a top track speed of 192 mph. In addition to the various other styling updates that the rest of the Panamera range received, the Turbo S also for the first time ever an Executive version of the Panamera Turbo S is also available with a wheelbase that has been extended by 5.9 inches.
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Porsche has yet to officially unveil the 2015 Porsche Macan, but that isn't stopping it from releasing several teaser videos of the baby Porsche SUV. This latest video shows the Macan hitting the sand in Dubai where temperatures were over 104 degrees.
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Porsche has released another set of teaser photos of the 2015 Porsche Macan ahead of its debut next month at the LA Auto Show. These new photos show barely disguised Macan prototypes in the wild. Stay tuned for all the details next month.
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Porsche has powered up a new microsite for its the 2015 Porsche Macan, which is essentially a compact crossover, although Porsche is calling it a five-seater, five-door Sports Car. From these teaser photos its clear to see that the Macan will adopt many of its styling cues from the larger Cayenne and mostly just looks like a baby version of the popular SUV.
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Porsche has just unveiled two new versions of the 911: the 2014 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet. The debut of the 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet coincides with the 40th anniversary of the 911 Turbo and both versions will debut in November at the LA Auto Show.
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In addition to the global debut of the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid, Porsche is also celebrating the 918 Spyder's record lap around Nurburgring Nordschleife. The 918 Spyder was able to complete the 12.8 mile lap around the track in less than seven minutes with a time of six minutes and 57 seconds. It cut 14 seconds off the previous Nurburgring record for a street-legal automobile, and 17 seconds from its run last September.
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The 2014 Porsche Panamera Diesel is getting a new more powerful 300-hp diesel engine. The new 3.0L diesel engine has 50 more horsepower than the previous engine, which means that the new Panamera diesel is also now faster with a 0-62 mph time of 6.0 seconds. It also has a faster top speed at 161 mph.
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Motor Trend has named the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S as its "Best Driver's Car" for 2013. The Best Driver's Car honor is decided after a yearly competition among the top new or improved performance cars available in the U.S. market. This is the second consecutive year that a 911 variant has won the award.
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Porsche has unveiled the production version of the 918 Spyder today on Twitter. The 918 Spyder will be shown off this weekend in Pebble Beach.
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After 11 years in production, Porsche has announced the production of the 500,000th Cayenne. When the Cayenne was launched back in 2002 it was unknown if Porsche fans would gravitate towards a Porsche SUV, but last year alone Porsche sold 83,000 units around the world. When it launched Porsche only produced around 70 units a day and today Porsche now produces five times that much due to the increased demand.
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Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic 911 with the new 911 50th Anniversary Edition. The special-edition 911 is based on the 911 Carrera S, but also features the wide body that is usually reserved for the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 models.
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It's being reported that Porsche will unveil its newest SUV, the Macan at this year's LA Auto Show in November. The Macan shares its platform with the Audi Q5, but the Macan uses more aluminum components, leading to a significant weight savings over the Q5.
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Porsche has released a batch of new photos of the 918 Spyder and officially confirmed the specs for the hybrid supercar. The 918 Spyder has been designed, developed and produced by Porsche engineers who build race cars, in cooperation with series production specialists. A great deal of insight gained from the development of Porsche race cars for the 24 hours race in Le Mans in 2014 is thus integrated into the 918 Spyder - and vice versa. The 918 Spyder will also act as the gene pool for the Porsche sports cars of the future.
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Porsche has unveiled the new 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models, which happen to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the first 911 Turbo prototype. The 911 Turbo models get an new all-wheel-drive system, active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights, and up to 560 hp from a 3.8L flat six-cylinder engine.
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It's been rumored for a while that Porsche is working on a new four-cylinder boxer engine and several of the rumors suggested that we would see it by this fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show. If you were excited about the idea of a small four-cylinder boxer engine, you will be disappointed to hear that it will not be unveiled this year. A Porsche official recently told Autocar that it is at least three years away.
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For the 2014 model year, Porsche is introducing its first plug-in hybrid and two new extended wheelbase variants with the second generation of the Panamera. The new Panamera S E-Hybrid produces 416 total system horsepower and is joined by Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive models in the revised Panamera lineup. S models are now powered by an entirely new 3.0-liter V6 engine with twin turbochargers.
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Photos of the revised 2014 Porsche Panamera have leaked online ahead of Porche's official release. The updates to the 2014 Panamera are pretty small with the exterior updates only being new headlights and a front bumper out front and the rear getting new LED taillights, a new bumper and a slightly revised tailgate. Inside the changes are probably even smaller.
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Here are the first official photos of the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera GT3, which is going to debut tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show. Compared to the 911 Carrera, the 911 Carrera GT3 adds a more aggressive front fascia, a redesigned rear bumper with a centrally mounted exhaust system and a large rear spoiler.
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The new Porsche 911 Carrera S has been named the 2013 Robb Report Car of the Year. The judges picked the 911 Carrera S due to its "agility, driving dynamics and balance". The 911 bested 12 other competitors for the award and will be featured on the cover of the March issue of the luxury lifestyle magazine.
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Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic 911, which debuted in September 1963 as the model 901. Over 820,000 Porsche 911s have been built, making it the most successful sports car in the world. For each of its seven generations the engineers in Zuffenhausen and Weissach have reinvented it, time and time again demonstrating to the world the innovative power of the Porsche brand. Like no other vehicle, the 911 reconciles apparent contradictions such as sportiness and everyday practicality, tradition and innovation, exclusivity and social acceptance, design and functionality. Ferry Porsche best described its unique qualities: "The 911 is the only car you could drive on an African safari or at Le Mans, to the theatre or through New York City traffic."
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Porsche has taken the wraps off the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, which is the race car version of the Porsche 911 - type 991. The new 911 GT3 Cup will be run exclusively in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2013.
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The 2014 Porsche Cayman was just unveiled at the 2012 LA Auto Show. Porsche says that the third-generation Cayman is lower and longer, lighter and faster, more efficient and more powerful than ever. The two-seat Cayman will be launched in two versions: Cayman and Cayman S. Together aa longer wheelbase, wider track and larger wheels enhance the driving performance of Porsche's mid-engine sports car.
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Porsche has announced plans to unveil a new compact sports car at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, which kicks off later this month. It's expected that the new "compact sports car" will be the next Porsche Cayman, which is based on the Boxster.
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Porsche has announced that Automobile Magazine has named the 2013 Porsche Boxster its "Design of the Year" award.
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Porsche has unveiled the new Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition, which features unique detailing and more standard equipment. The special edition Panamera, available in Panamera and all-wheel-drive Panamera 4 configurations is set to arrive in US showrooms in January.
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Porsche has unveiled the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, which is now the most-powerful version in the Cayenne model lineup. It's powered by a 550 horsepower V8 and reaches 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds.
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Porsche is bringing a new Panamera Sport Turismo Concept to the 2012 Paris Motor Show this week and here are the first photos.
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Porsche has just announced that the Porsche 918 Spyder prototype achieved a time of just 7 minutes and 14 seconds around the 12.8 mile Nürburgring Nordschleife track. The plug-in hybrid super car has surpassed expectations and proven its dynamic driving potential nearly one year before the start of series production.
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Porsche has taken the wraps off the 2013 Porsche Cayenne S Diesel, which gets Porsche's most powerful diesel engine. It's powered by a 4.2-liter eight-cylinder engine with biturbo charging that produces 382 hp and 627 lb-ft. of torque. It reaches The new diesel reaches 0-62 mph in 5.7 seconds, and has a top speed of 157 mph.
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