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Porsche Reveals Most Powerful 911 Ever

Track performance, on-road manners.

by on Mar.05, 2013

The new Porsche 911 GT3 storms into Geneva.

Pumping out a neck-snapping 475-horsepower, the new Porsche 911 GT3 is designed to deliver track performance and on-road manners.

The fastest and most powerful version of the flagship sports car the German maker has ever introduced, the new GT3 is about more than just raw muscle. It introduces a variety of sophisticated new technologies, including the new rear axle steering system which Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller says is designed to deliver tighter, even more sure-footed cornering.

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The new model handily outperforms any previous 911 on the track, said Muller, though he stressed that the GT3 “is still suitable for everyday use” during a preview at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.


First Look: 2014 Porsche Cayman

More muscle, better mileage.

by on Nov.29, 2012

Lighter, longer and wider - as well as more powerful and fuel-efficient - the 2013 Porsche Cayman.

Porsche intends to extend its winning strike as it launches an all-new update of its smallest sports coupe, the Cayman, which made its first public appearance during a well-attended debut at the LA Auto Show.

Like the similarly sized Boxster roadster, the 2013 Porsche Cayman is lighter and sleeker, with a longer wheelbase and wider track designed to enhance both its visual appearance and its road manners.  Porsche engineers also have pulled off the seemingly impossible, as they did with several other recent models, not only boosting performance but squeezing out significantly better mileage.

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“The new version is lighter, more powerful and more fuel-efficient than ever,” said Matthias Mueller, CEO of the Stuttgart-based maker – which effectively became part of the growing Volkswagen AG empire this year.

The 2013 Porsche Cayman S can launch from 0 to 100 kmh (62 mph) in barely 4.7 seconds.


Porsche Unveils a “More Mature” Boxster

Lighter, more powerful, more fuel-efficient.

by on Mar.07, 2012

Porsche CEO Matthias Muller helps introduce the redesigned 2013 Boxster.

Porsche’s new product assault continues unabated, the German icon rolling into Geneva with an all-new version of the Boxster that it boasts is lighter, more powerful and more fuel-efficient, never mind a lot more appealing to the eye.

The design is more sculpted and “more mature,” suggested Michael Mauer, Porsche’s design chief, in a conversation with  The overall look adopts more of a familial look shared with the new and well-reviewed 911, notably starting with the distinctive, sloping headlamps.

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Porsche migrated to an all-new aluminum body for the 2013 Boxster on display at the Geneva Motor Show, a move meant to reduce weight – by an average 55 pounds – improve handling and performance, and boost fuel economy.

In terms of mileage, Porsche CEO Matthias Muller promised a 15% improvement – though U.S. ratings have yet to be released.


Porsche Plans Big Expansion for New Cajun Crossover

Will invest $685 million in Leipzig plant.

by on Oct.19, 2011

Porsche will invest $685 million to prep for the launch of the new Cajun sport-crossover.

With its Cayenne sport-utility vehicle now the brand’s best-selling model, Porsche is planning a hefty investment to ensure a second, smaller crossover — dubbed Cajun — gets off to a good start.

That will include a 500-million Euro investment to expand the German maker’s showcase plant in Leipzig, Germany where production of the Cajun is set to begin in late 2013 The Leipzig plant, which opened in 2002 and is something of a tourist attraction in old east Germany, is already used for building the Porsche Cayenne, the maker’s first sport-utility vehicle, as well as the four-seat Panamera sports car.

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The Cajun will target a lower, more mainstream segment than Porsche’s current SUV, potentially opening up markets where the Cayenne is simply too big – as well as expensive – such as Europe. But with even U.S. buyers downsizing as fuel prices rise, the maker also sees opportunities in the States.


Porsche Quadruples Profits

Credit non-traditional models.

by on Mar.18, 2011

There's reason Porsche's Panamera is on a pedestal.

Say the name, “Porsche,” and sleek sports cars like the 911, Boxster and Cayman quickly come to mind for most folks.  But for the German maker’s management – and investors – the models that matter are Cayenne and Panamera.

While purists might bristle at the idea of Porsche’s expansion into SUVs and four-door models, those non-traditional offerings are bringing major financial gains, Porsche more than quadrupling its earnings in 2010.

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And the jump from $227 million in profits for 2009 to $960 million, last year, came despite a shortened fiscal year.  Revenue for the adjusted August to December period soared 59%, to 3.87 billion Euros.

Crossover/SUVs are very definitely a part of the sports carmaker, today.  The Cayenne accounted for 20,770 sales during the 5-month fiscal “year,” while the relatively new Panamera saw a 44% jump in demand, to 9,385 during the period.


Another Shake-up at Porsche; Macht Out as CEO

VW cements its control.

by on Jul.06, 2010

New Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller.

Further cementing its hold on the long independent Porsche AG, German rival Volkswagen has appointed its top car-model strategist to run the sports car company.

Matthias Mueller, 57, is the new chairman of the board of  Porsche management, moving from Volkswagen AG where he was in charge of product Planning and product management and model series for the VW Group and the Volkswagen Brand.

Effective October 1, Mueller will replace Michael Macht, 49, who was appointed a member of the board of management of Volkswagen AG. In the future Macht will be responsible for the Production Division and, as a result, the control and coordination of all plants within the Volkswagen Group.

“Contributing (his) knowledge, he guarantees that Porsche, as a world brand, will not only maintain, but further expand its top position,” Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, said of the new sports car maker’s CEO.

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Mueller’s appointment was viewed as an indicator Porsche would work more closely with VW as it developed new products in the future.

“Matthias Mueller gives us the exceptional competence of an outstanding product expert benefiting the interaction of independent brands within an Integrated Automotive Group leading the market worldwide,” added Chairman Porsche.