Porsche Cayenne :Armored Car by Red Jacket

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  • Porsche Cayenne

Armored car: The Red Jacket crew shows off the firing power of this armored car – Porsche Cayenne!

Porsche Design Challenge best works. Who win Porsche?

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  • Win Porsche
  • Porsche Design

In February we wrote about Porsche Design contest, where everyone can participate and win Porsche 911 or $20.000

We couldn’t know that Ferdinand Porsche, the Porsche 911’s designer, would pass away even as we were getting entries in our call for designs inspired by Porsche 911. But perhaps it was a fitting tribute that we got over 400 entries, picking out details of the Porsche 911 that you’d have to be a true fan to notice. His designs inspired a fervor that few designers ever have. As the AP reported when the 2012 Porsche 911 was introduced: “The new version was mobbed and groped when it was unveiled in September at the Frankfurt auto show. Showgoers left the doors and roof smeared with fingerprints as they scrambled for a chance to sit behind the wheel.” All that, while remaining true to the lines and spirit that Porsche originally laid out. Ferdinand Porsche created a true design classic.

So I’ll admit that I was a bit terrified by the entire prospect of our Porsche Design Challenge. Initially, the plan was to have an invitational design competition: We’d invite only a few top designers whose work we trusted, and have them riff on products inspired by the Porsche 911. But that didn’t seem right. We figured: Who’d want to see a bunch of design hot shots get even more attention? It seemed a far better idea to engage you, our readers, and invite you to do the designing.

The only problem was that we had no idea what we’d get. Would the entries be embarrassing? Would there be anything good? It was a bit of a gamble. And one that I’m happy to say paid off, because the entries you guys submitted were superb. These ranged from a razor that looks like a Porsche’s gas pedal to a ski helmet inspired by the orange Porsche 911 pictured in our first post about the contest.

So here they are: The first 12 of the Top 25. We’ll announce the rest next week, and as I type this, our panel of judges–Dror Benshetrit, Jens Martin Skibsted, and Grant Larson, Porsche’s current chief exterior designer–is combing over those entries, to determine a Top 7, which we will announce soon. (The slides you see above are presented in no particular order.) After that, entrants will get a chance to refine their designs and then we’ll announce a winner. (The Top 7 will each receive $1,500. The winner will win Porsche 911 one-year lease or $20,000.)

When we laid out the guidelines for our Porsche Design Challenge, we asked that entrants incorporate three elements from Porsche 911s, past and future, in their designs. Among the 428 entries, we received 428 interpretations. Some people took the literal shape and line of the Porsche 911 as their inspiration. Others took engineering principles and user experience into account. It was that openness of interpretation that made the contest interesting. We accepted them all, and gave each entry careful consideration, before compiling the short list you see here and here. That was the only way that was fair to everyone involved.

What we were looking for was nuanced and involved many qualities: We looked at beauty, functionality, originality, and “Porsche-ness” to judge each entry. Some entries in the short list you see above contained a lot of one quality, but were weaker in other areas. Others hit each category equally. The point is, there were many different ways that these Top 25 distinguished themselves from the rest of the entries.

We noticed a few trends. For one, perhaps the most quoted detail of all was the rear window of the Porsche 911, which has remained a part of its design since its very first iteration in 1963. The second most quoted detail was the headlamps. Many people wrote in to describe the first time they ever saw a Porsche, and many times it was those lamps that made a lasting impression. So perhaps it was no accident that we got a slew of flashlights and lamps. Boogie boards were also weirdly popular, as were couches, none of which quite worked out.

The Top 25 you see here aren’t winners, by any means. Their merely a short list, from which we’ll draw the Top 7 entries. And as we judge those Top 7, we’ll be giving careful thought to which entries best embodied the spirit of what we were trying to create with this competition.

One final note: We’d like to give our sincerest thanks to everyone that entered. If you’re disappointed that you were not selected for the Top 25, we feel for you. We appreciate your effort. It made the competition what it was. And we attempted to honor that hard work by giving each and every entry careful consideration. Thank for you stopping by, thank you for entering. And for everyone: We hope you enjoy all the entries. On to the next round!

[source: fastcodesign.com]

2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS :Porsche video

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  • 2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS

Peridot Metallic
New Porsche model: Purism is an uncompromising pursuit of a clear line: the road ahead. Purism is also the approach we took when building the 2012 Porsche CayenneGTS. A car that is true to its roots: the tarmac. More information on:  2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS – New Porsche model revealed

Porsche Crash at Porsche Carrera Cup at Donington Park

  • Ben Barker
  • Porsche Crash
  • Porsche Carrera Cup at Donington Park


Porsche motorsport – Porsche crash: Ben Barker crashes badly during Race 2 of the Porsche Carrera Cup at Donington Park on 15th April 2012. Incident, replay and pictures of the damaged car in the paddock.



© Race footage copyright ITV Sport

2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS – New Porsche model revealed

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  • 2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS

2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS - Rear angle view
Where is Porsche at home? In the hearts of sports car drivers. And, of course, on the road. This is where life happens for purists. Those who are looking for sheer, unadulterated driving pleasure. People who not only want to experience sporting spirit, but also wish to demonstrate it themselves.Closer contact with the road is something we’ve always aspired to. Our philosophy of Intelligent Performance takes us even nearer to this goal.

2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS  – Exterior Design

SportDesign package

The 2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS is equipped as standard with the SportDesign package. The athletic lower front and rear fascia elements, dynamic side skirts, wheel arch extensions and rear spoiler with fixed bi-plane design are all finished in exterior color. All components have been optimized in the Porsche wind tunnel to improve their efficiency and further enhance the vehicle’s purposeful stance.

The 2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS is available in two exclusive special colors: Carmine Red or Peridot Metallic. A range of other colors is naturally available on request. For contrast, the side window surrounds have a black high-gloss finish. Other features include the Bi-Xenon(TM) main headlights with black surround and the tinted LED taillights.

Sport exhaust system

The standard sport exhaust system delivers an even more distinctive sound. For the looks to match, it features twin tailpipes with matte black finish.

Lighting concept

The 2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS features Bi-Xenon(TM) main headlights with black surround and Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). The dynamic cornering light function swivels the main headlights towards the inside of a corner based on the current steering angle and road speed, while the static cornering lights activate the auxiliary headlights in order to illuminate more of the road in tight corners and turns. PDLS also features speed-sensitive headlight control and an adverse weather function, which is activated in conjunction with the rear foglights. The result: even greater safety, not just at night and during cornering. LED technology is used for all functions of the dark-tinted tail lights. For an ultra-fast response and greater luminance.

2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS – Drive

Naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V8 engine

The uprated, naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V8 engine delivers 420 hp at 6,500 rpm. Maximum torque of 380 lb.-ft. is available at 3,500 rpm. The benchmark sprint from 0 to 60 mph is completed in just 5.4 seconds. Top track speed comes in at 162 mph.

The engine power of the 2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS is 20 hp higher and boasts an added 11 lb-ft. of torque compared to the Cayenne S. A shorter drive ratio further enhances the car’s agility.

Eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission

Drive is transmitted to the road with smoothness and precision by the standard eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. Depending on road conditions and driving style, it automatically selects the correct driving mode. You can change gear using two gearshift paddles on the standard SportDesign steering wheel. One pull on the right-hand paddle and Tiptronic S shifts up. One pull on the lefthand paddle and Tiptronic S shifts down.

Sport Chrono Package

The optional Sport Chrono Package* includes an analog and digital timer located at the center of the dashboard. The performance display in Porsche Communication Management (PCM) informs you about the total driving time, lap distance covered so far, the number of laps completed and individual lap times.

* Only in conjunction with Porsche Communication Management (PCM).

2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS – Chassis

Reduction in ride height

The 2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS is equipped with Air Suspension that sits 20mm lower as standard. This allows for a lower center of gravity and even closer contact with the road.

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS - Side viewThe standard PASM is an electronic damping adjustment system that actively and continuously regulates the damping force depending on the current road conditions and driving style. During performance driving with heavy acceleration and braking phases, there is a natural increase in body and suspension movement. PASM intervenes to reduce this effect. It has three driver-selectable modes whose basic setup is performance-oriented to match the capability of the Porsche Cayenne GTS: ‘Comfort’, ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’. Sensors monitor the movement of the body and also gather data on lateral acceleration, steering angle, brake pressure and engine torque. Based on the driving conditions, the system continuously varies the individual damping forces within the parameters defined for the selected mode. PASM remains active at all times. It automatically adapts to the prevailing driving situation, enabling greater car control and improving comfort and safety.

20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels

As standard, the 2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS is fitted with 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels. These one-part alloy wheels feature a race-inspired look.


The 2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS is fitted as standard with six-piston monobloc aluminum fixed calipers at the front and four-piston equivalents at the rear. It has internally vented discs all round, helping to ensure consistent brake performance during heavy use. The discs have a diameter of 360 mm at the front and 330 mm at the rear and the calipers feature a red paint finish. Available as an option, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) offers race-proven brake performance.

2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS – Interior

GTS sports seats

The 2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS sports seats with 8-way adjustment are highly dynamic thanks to their low positioning. With adjustable fore/aft, height and cushion/backrest angle settings, they also offer exceptional comfort and support – even during performance driving.


It holds true to a rich racing heritage. All the door panels, armrests, seat centers and rooflining are finished in Alcantara(R) as standard. Used extensively in race car driving.

GTS interior packages

The optional GTS interior packages* in Carmine Red or Peridot give you the opportunity to add stunning highlights to the inside of your car. These include an embroidered ‘GTS’ logo on the head restraints on the front and outer rear seats. There’s also a choice of further elements such as front and outer rear seat belts and decorative seams on the dashboard, upper door panels and armrests in contrasting color.
* Only in conjunction with Black leather interior and GTS sports seats.

[souerce: porsche.com]

Porsche buys Nardo Ring for high-speed tests

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  • Nardo Ring
  • High-speed tests

Porsche has announced it is to take ownership of the famous Nardo Ring in southern Italy.

Porsche is apparently taking on a management role here, as they say they are going to optimize the track and the facilities around it, to offer a better service to its clients from the automotive industry and other sectors worldwide.

The company’s engineering consultancy wing, the Porsche Engineering Group, will assume ownership as of May 2012. Nardo is currently owned by Italian firm Prototipo SpA.

Nardo Ring does need some optimizing, as the high speed track is not what you call smooth and clear. And who better to do this job than the Germans. The Lecce-based compound comprises a 6.2 kilometre long handling circuit, a 12.5 kilometre long oval circuit and facilities for simulating different road surfaces and changeable weather conditions.

“The Nardo Ring proving ground with its high-speed and vehicle handling circuit ideally complements our facilities in Weissach. With the systematic development of the company in Nardò as part of Strategy 2018, Porsche is proving to be a reliable employer and business partner in Apulia as well,” said Matthias Müller, President and CEO of Porsche AG.

Why has Porsche shelled out for Nardo?

Most well-known for its 12.5km banked oval circuit used for very high-speed testing of well over 200mph, the Nardo complex also comprises a 6.2 km handling circuit.

This offers car manufacturers the chance to simulate a range of weather conditions and road surfaces before vehicles are signed off for general sale. It’s also handily hidden from prying eyes and considered one of the safer proving grounds for top-secret prototypes.

And because of the clement Italian climate, testing is possible year-round in three shifts around the clock, seven days a week.


So what’s Porsche’s plan for Nardo?

All these features should be perfect for testing Porsche’s diverse range to its limits, from the rough-and-tumble Porsche Cayenne to the upcoming Porsche 918 hybrid supercar. The company recently ran a series of passenger rides for the world’s media in the 918 at the 700-hectare Nardo site.

The Nardo Ring, is a high speed test track located at more than 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-west of the town of Nardo, Italy, in the southern region of Apulia, in the province of Lecce.

The Nardo Ring is 12.5 kilometres (7.8 mi) long and is round, has four lanes for cars and motorcycles totaling 16 metres (52 ft) in width and has a separate inner ring for trucks at a width of 9 metres (30 ft). In the cars/motorcycle ring the lanes are banked at such a degree that a driver in the outer most lane need not turn the wheel while driving at speeds of up to 240 km/h (149 mph). In essence, at the so called neutral speed which is different for the four lanes, one can drive as if in a straight lane. However extremely fast cars still require the steering wheel to be turned when going faster than the maximum neutral speed. For example the Koenigsegg CCR which set a speed record for a production car at the Nardo Ring did so with the steering wheel at a 30° angle. This speed record has since been beaten by the Bugatti Veyron at Volkswagen Group’s private Ehra-Lessien straight line test track in Germany, and hence the CCR only holds the speed record for the Nardo Ring. In the process of fighting a turn as needed when going faster than the neutral speed quite a bit of potential top speed is lost and hence a fast car will go faster in a straight line than what is possible on the Nardo Ring. Even at the neutral speed in a banked turn a car runs a bit heavier than it would in a straight line, since the downforce created by the banking increases the rolling resistance on the tires. There has only been one fatality at the ring.

Driving Porsche 911 GTS and looking for perfect Porsche photos :The Perfect Shot

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  • Porsche photos
  • Porsche 911 GTS
The Perfect Shot and Perfect Porsche photos: JF Musial meets up with good friend and professional automotive photographer Marc Urbano to find the perfect shot while driving the Porsche 911 GTS in the Colorado Rockies. Did they get perfect Porsche photos? Watch video below and look out!


Tribute – Porsche 911 design father Ferdinand Porsche (Alexander)

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  • Ferdinand Porsche (Alexander)

Tribute – Porsche 911 design father Ferdinand Porsche (Alexander): In Memory of Ferdinand Porsche Alexander “Butzi”. (1935-2012) Your Designs will live in our hearts, Forever. Video footage courtesy Porsche, AG



Car Girl and Porsche 944 Turbo S

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  • Girl and Porsche
  • Porsche 944 Turbo S
Car Girl and Porsche 944 Turbo S: Sexy car girl in a string bikini and stiletto heels with a fantastic accent rolls RaceBar clear bra protective coating onto a Porsche 944 Turbo S Model 952 race car to protect it from road rash and paint chips.





Ferdinand Porsche (Alexander) – The father of the Porsche 911

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  • Ferdinand Porsche (Alexander)
This video celebrates the amazing creations of Ferdinand Porsche (Alexander) – the Porsche 911 and Porsche 904.

Ferdinand Porsche (Alexander), designer of the legendary Porsche 911, died April 5. 2012 – 76 years old.