Porsche Has a Plan for its Idled Diesel Inventory

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There are presently more than 1 thousand 2014 by way of 2016 model year Cayenne TDIs in the United States that Porsche can not sell, all thanks to VW Group’s ongoing emissions fiasco. You may well be asking yourself what Porsche plans to do with its cease-sale utility vehicles. Recycle them? Ship them all to Germany? Burn them on the world’s largest-ever funeral pyre?

If things go according to plan, there will be excellent news for any individual in the market for a utilised Porsche Cayenne with a diesel motor and incredibly low miles.

As soon as Porsche has an authorized emissions fix for the 3.-liter diesel-powered crossover, it plans to sell the virtually 1,500 automobiles as utilised cars. Beyond the subversive computer software utilized to cheat emissions testing, there is nothing at all technically incorrect with the Cayennes. Nevertheless, they’ve remained struck on dealership lots for over a year simply because of a quit-sale order. Whilst Volkswagen Group has reportedly reached an agreement with U.S. regulators on how to fix its 3.-liter diesels, Porsche nevertheless has to await final approval from the courts on how to proceed.

Automotive News caught Porsche Cars North America CEO Klaus Zellmer discussing the matter at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Zellmer said that the firm will repair the 10,000 affected diesel Cayennes with owners and then repair the nearly 1,500 sitting on dealer lots.

“Then they’re going to be sold as utilised cars,” Zellmer explained in the course of an interview. “They will be low-mileage, really eye-catching utilized automobiles, primarily based on the age of the vehicle. There’s constantly a market place for any car. You just have to get the price tag appropriate.”

If you want to lay your hands on a Porsche diesel, this may be your last chance to do so. Whilst Volkswagen is abandoning the TDI powerplant in North America entirely, Audi of America’s Scott Keogh recommended that the Q7 TDI could come back at some point. Whilst that implies the Cayenne Diesel may well return also, the prospects have settled in some really murky waters. Nonetheless, it can be mentioned with some degree of certainty that this is the final diesel Porsche we’re most likely to see in the U.S. for a although.

As for the remaining diesel crossovers allocated to the U.S.?

“They stayed in Germany,” Zellmer said. “We do not have to take care of those. So we’re really in fairly good shape. As soon as we have the tactical fix, we’re rather confident.”

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Porsche Not to Blame for Paul Walker Crash, Judge Guidelines

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A federal judge has ruled against a lawsuit that claimed the Porsche Carrera GT driven by actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas was to blame for their fatal crash.

The suit, filed by Kristine Rodas (widow of the driver), claimed that the Porsche lacked crucial security functions that contributed to the death of each men, but no proof could be located to support this.

U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez also ruled that there was no proof that the car’s rear suspension failed prior to the crash, which occurred in a California organization park in November 2013.

Walker, who rose to fame in the Rapidly and the Furious movie franchise, was a passenger in the car.

The Porsche collided with a tree and light pole, killing the occupants almost instantaneously, ahead of becoming consumed by a post-crash fire.

“Plaintiff has supplied no competent evidence that Rodas’ death occurred as a result of any wrongdoing on the part of defendant,” Gutierrez wrote of the case.

A police investigation (which Porsche engineers assisted in) located that speed, not mechanical faults, led to the crash. According to their findings, the Porsche was travelling at 94 miles per hour when it spun out and crashed.

Porsche, which has denied any wrongdoing related to the crash, is still facing two lawsuits filed by Walker’s daughter, Meadow, as effectively as his father.

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Sunday Cinema: Snow Dancing in a Porsche 911 SC RS

The year was 1984. Rally was all the rage. Danger was mainstream. And carcinogens weren’t exclusively advertised by the rumble of tailpipes.

Also in 1984, Porsche was establishing a legend, but it was behind schedule: The 959 wasn’t ready when David Richards, the orchestrator of the Porsche-Rothmans deal, wanted to go rallying. So, along with Weissach, 20 examples of the Porsche 911 SC RS have been constructed to take the manufacturer Group B rallying. Those automobiles also became the foundation of Prodrive, a single of rally’s most renowned teams.

This is 1 of these automobiles. Drifting. In snow.

It’s refreshing to see a priceless competition classic attacking a track even a lot more so when that track is covered in God’s frozen tears.

The Nurburgring’s Nordschleife is closed for the duration of the winter months, but its GP circuit can be used in a limited capacity. Driver Patrick Simon, who we can assume knows the place of the track apexes by memory, was lucky enough to take the 911 SC RS into the fluff.

Just listen to it. My word.

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Porsche Wants To Get in On Some of That Classic Porsche Action

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Porsche announced Friday that it opened its 1st classic Porsche center in the Netherlands, the initial among practically one hundred centers that will sell, service and make funds on maintain old sports automobiles.

The network will sooner or later include a center (or centers) inside North America, according to the automaker.

Porsche says that practically 70 percent of all the cars that it has produced are nonetheless on the road, and that its centers would be staffed with specially trained technicians that can determine and function on any problem. (Plus, Singer can not make all the money on old Porsches.)

According to the automaker, the centers will offer partial and total overhauls of Porsches and make accessible 52,000 distinct spare components for their automobiles.

Porsche stated all of its Porsche Classic Centre places — like those in North America — will be open by 2018.

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Porsche Macan GTS Runs Up To 60 MPH in five Seconds, Splits Hairs More rapidly


Porsche announced Tuesday its Macan GTS crossover a tougher, more quickly version of its Macan S, but without having encroaching also far on the Macan Turbo.

The twin-turbocharged 3-liter V-6 boosts output from 340 horsepower in the Macan S to 360 horsepower in the Macan GTS, and 30 far more foot-pounds of twist from 339 to 369 pounds-feet of torque. The distinction is nominal Porsche says the Macan GTS will run up to 60 mph in 5 seconds, .two seconds faster than a Macan S.

The Macan GTS also finds improvements in its air suspension and is ten millimeters reduced (.4 inches) than the Macan Turbo. The model also sports 20-inch footwear as standard.

The interior is awash with dead Alcantras and GTS logos everywhere. The Sport Chrono Package shaves .two seconds off of its -60 mph time and navigation will be reserved for well-heeled buyers who opt for the package, thank you quite significantly.

Porsche cautiously didn’t encroach on territory of its Macan Turbo, which sports 400 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque. Presumably the Macan GTS would compete with the Audi SQ5, BMW X4 M and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 — the latter two of which are most likely in the mail.

The Macan GTS is on sale in Germany, but will not arrive on U.S. shores till subsequent March with its $ 68,195 cost tag.

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It is All Turbos From Right here: 2017 Porsche 911 Comes Boosted Out of The Box


Porsche announced on Sunday that when its new 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S go on sale in March 2016 they’ll be force-fed air via twin turbochargers — and not naturally aspirated like nature intended.

Instead of a three.six-liter flat-six behind its rear wheels, the new 911 Carrera and Carrera S will sport a twin-turbocharged, three-liter, flat-six engine. (Porsche didn’t straight specify in its statement the engine’s number of cylinders, so if you want to play a fun game today, read how some outlets have written about it.)

As our personal Tim Cain points out, the output of the new turbocharged Carrera and Carrera S, which is 370 horsepower and 420 horsepower respectively, is shockingly close to the 415 horsepower produced by the 996 Turbo from 2000.

Unsurprisingly, Porsche boosted the value also — a new Carrera will run $ 89,400 prior to delivery and options, which is much more than $ five,000 dearer than the current generation.

According to Porsche, the Carrera and Carrera S will share practically identical engines, but the S model will sport a slightly various turbo and exhaust system to accomplish the 50 horsepower delta more than the Carrera.

By switching to the turbocharged mill, Porsche says that its engines will generate more torque — up 44 pounds-feet in the Carrera and 43 pounds-feet in the Carrera S — and spin up to 7,500 rpm.

The Carrera S’s price tag will now swell to $ 103,400, and the cabriolet versions will start at $ 101,700 and $ 115,700 for the droptop Carrera and Carrera S automobiles respectively.

The Carrera S will also sport rear-axle steering as an option for the 1st time in 2016, adopted from the existing Turbo and GT3. Porsche says its active suspension management will be common for all Carreras and will reduced the vehicle by ten millimeters to boost handling.

The redesigned auto also sports slightly new headlights, and a redesigned rear tail with retro-hunting rear vents.

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