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Porsche has long been identified by one of their marquee designs, the 911. Its shape and style have stood the test of time while remaining mostly unchanged throughout its history. When Porsche announced that no less than 90% of the 2013 Porsche 911 components are either new or have been fundamentally redesigned… you can imagine the collective gasps of the Porsche purists. Nevertheless the preservation of the Porsche tradition was left intact.
This hot New 2013 Porsche 911 is destined for trouble regardless if you’re in the Carrera Cabriolet Convertible or the Carrera Coupe model. They are very similar with one obvious difference, the retractable top. Unlike the Cabriolet, the 911 coupe will come with a sliding glass sunroof and sold with a 7-speed manual transmission for those who like the sporty feel and more control in the driver seat.
Both vehicles have precise steering, effortless acceleration, powerful brakes, all-wheel-drive option, spacious cockpit, and surprisingly fuel-efficient and highly customizable! However, with a top speed of 177mph, the convertible might be a perfect fit for the average daredevil considering its flat-six engine that allows this speedster to sustain 350- horsepower!
They both are also technologically advanced with a 7-inch touch screen electronic interface including navigation, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a nine-speaker sound system. You will also enjoy the newly redesigned acoustics of the exhaust. The stainless-steel exhaust system comprises two distinctive and independent exhaust tracts. The catalytic converters heat up rapidly for effective emissions reduction. Of course, it just sounds like an intense sports car which is cool too!
Check with your fellow enthusiasts over at porscheofsilverspring.com today and give the new 2013 Porsche 911 a test drive. See, feel and hear the difference in this years innovations for yourself.
240hp @ 3,500-4,000 rpm
0-60 mph: 7.2 secs
Top Track Speed: 135 mph
Consumption (Highway): 29 mpg
MSRP $ 55,750.00
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265 hp @ 6,700 rpm
0-60 mph: 5.5 s
Top Track Speed: 164 mph
Consumption (Highway): 30 mpg (Manual)
MSRP $ 49,500.00
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When it comes to technology, you’re either an “early adopter” or you’re a “laggard”. Even among early adopters, there are those that stand out, the “innovators,” as marketers call them. This category includes people willing to stand in line all night in a driving rain outside an Apple store to get an iPad at the first moment of its market launch.
So, what do these kinds of people drive? According to Translogic.com the quick answer is a Chevy Camaro, Kia Soul or Ford Flex. The cars most popular with techies are based on a survey of 140,000 consumers over the last two years. Six other vehicles on the list are certainly no surprise: Acura TL, Infiniti G, Lexus IS, the Hyundai Genesis sedan, and the Porshe Cayenne. Innovators and early adopters are more likely to choose a luxury car, Translogic.com concludes.
Translogic.com used the 2010 Acura TL as an example. At a base price of $35,105, it offers Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, a USB port and an iPod interface as standard features. Options like a 10-speaker audio system that plays audiophile DVD-Audio discs, a navigation system with voice recognition, and a rear-view camera take it to the next level.
Muscle is the Camaro’s chief innovation, serving up 300 hp from its direct injection V6 or 426 hp from its V8. The Ford Flex in part made the list thanks to its edgy exterior styling. According to Translogic.com, “Innovators are people who are more likely to take risks and they will definitely gravitate to vehicles with bolder and more polarizing styling.”
What these folks have in common is a desire to try out new things and share their experiences with their peers. So, just how adventurous or “techie” are you when it comes to your form of transportation?
Top Cars for Technology Innovators:
1. Chevrolet Camaro
2. Kia Soul
3. Ford Flex
4. Hyundai Genesis Sedan
5. Porsche Cayenne
6. Ford F-Series pickup
7. Acura TL
8. Infiniti G sedan
9. Volkswagen CC
10. Nissan Maxima
The first true – built from the ground up – sports car for four, the Panamera is the product of over 60 years of uncompromising beliefs. This automobile can trace its remarkable DNA to every race winner, every engineering feat and every legend to wear the Porsche crest. From the very first sketch, this car was destined to be like every great Porsche before it: a true, groundbreaking original.
Every inch of the Panamera was designed to change the way four people experience the road. The executive class interior gives the driver, as well as each passenger, their own unique connection to pure, Porsche performance. From the ascending center console to the four individual power seats, the Panamera interior was meant to feel exactly like a sports car, but with a level of luxury and personalization never before seen. The rear seats are truly unique, with a surprising amount of head and legroom, even for taller passengers.
Fenders higher than the hood, muscular shoulders, a low, wide stance, and head lamps taken straight from motorsport: the Panamera got its look from a long line of stunning automobiles. But like every Porsche, the form comes from function, not fashion. It looks this way because it was built to drive like nothing else but a Porsche.
Built from the ground up, The Panamera was designed to be a pure, unadulterated sports car. The Panamera S achieves 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds, the Panamera 4S reaches 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and the Panamera Turbo reaches 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. Aside from pure power, the Panamera is the height of sports car technology. Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) provides more power with less fuel. Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) gives lightening fast, smooth shifts. And new Auto Start Stop saves fuel by turning off the engine when idle.
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Compared with heavy hitters like the Bugatti Veyron and the Ferrari F40, the understated Porsche 959 is easily overlooked.
Compared with heavy hitters like the Bugatti Veyron and the Ferrari F40, the understated Porsche 959 is easily overlooked. You might not have even heard of it, but it completely rocked the supercar world when it debuted at the Frankfurt show in 1985.
Judging by these photos, the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 may pack power and a PDK under a mild facelift.
If you were holding out for a next-gen 911 GT3 that was radically different than its predecessor, you may be out of luck. We’ve just received photos of the new 2010 Porsche 911 GT3, and from what we can glean, it’s certainly evolutionary.
If the 2009 Porsche 911 drove out of the woods, would anyone notice?
Its looks haven’t changed much over forty years, but it’s the subtle improvements that make each new 911 so great. And if you still haven’t driven one after all this time, you’re probably one of those misguided souls who think the horizontally opposed, shoved-up-the-wazoo engine makes the 911 nothing more than an overhyped, overpriced VW Beetle derivative.
Beauty and the Beasts: Porsche’s 911 GT2 meets the Dodge Viper ACR and the Mazda MX-5 Cup. What price track track-star heaven?
One hundred and ninety-three grand. That’s what a 530-hp Porsche 911 GT2 costs. Even if you were born on top of a pile of diamond-encrusted Krugerrands and wore solid-gold booties to your baptism, this is not an insignificant amount of money. Many things can be bought for less cash. Things like college degrees. And houses. Heck, if you’re south of the border and feeling saucy, you could probably even snag yourself a whole freakin’ Mexican village.
Yes, this is a Porsche that is better with an automatic tranny.
We love manual transmissions in this office, so it’s tough to admit that there is one of the vehicles in the fleet this week that would be better off with an automatic: the Porsche Cayenne GTS. Yes, you heard that correctly, this is a Porsche that is better with an automatic tranny. The Cayenne’s gearbox is imprecise, and it makes the whole driving experience cumbersome. It’s great that Porsche now offers a manual gearbox with the V-8 engine, but we’d recommend the six-speed automatic if you’re looking for a thirsty, heavy, yet still quite nimble SUV. Plus, the slightly tweaked V-8 in the GTS does sound very nice.