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  1. marcos_eirik

    Porsche Mission R

    Porsche Mission R Concept Previews Future Electric Sustainable Race Car Read the rest here. More about it on Porsche's own mini site. Promo shots: From the auto show: If I'm going to make an unqualified guess, this is the racing version of the car that will likely be the...
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    The Apple Silicon discussion and experience thread

    Is this the giant revolution it's hyped up to be or will it be a dud, a glorified phone chip, failing to scale up beyond ultraportable fanless applications? Has anybody here had the chance to check it out? I think the Apple M1 and what will come after it will be significant enough to warrant...
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    "Porsche Unseen" - Concept cars that never saw the light of day

    Porsche has recently shown of some of their concept cars, that were made in house, but never shown to the public until now. 1) 919 Street: 2) 904 Living Legend 3) Le Mans Living Legend 4) Vision 920 5) 906 Living Legend 6) Vision E and 918 RS...
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    GT-cars of Porsche's 992 generation are coming

    Covid-19 or not, Weissach is hard at work, with the 992 GT3 being the first one: Image source. This car will retain it's predecessor's 4,0l NA flat six, but will be pushing the power output up to around 550 hp. With the introduction of this with the 991.2 GT3 Andreas Preuninger pointed...
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    Possible MacBook Air replacement?

    I have been considering to replace my trusty old 13" MacBook Air (Late 2010) for some time. It's running 10.13.6 (High Sierra) but I don't think it will be supported for much longer. I guess you can only get so far with a 2,13 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB ram, 256GB SSD, and 320m graphics. It started...
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    Porsche 718 GT4 and Spyder announced

    Both cars feature a 4-litre NA flat six with 420 hp, connected to a six-speed manual transmission only (for now). More here.
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    News: Porsche Taycan (aka: former Mission E)

    The Porsche Mission E Concept has been given a name, and it is Taycan. Short teaser: This is what we know so far...
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    Spied: Porsche 991 GT2 RS

    Source 1, source 2, source 3. A couple of pictures of the slapped-together test-mule: Seems interesting that they are going straight for the GT2 RS right away, without bothering to make a "normal" GT2 first. The obviously unfinished aero seems to indicate that the final spec may be a bit...
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    News: Porsche 718 (Boxster & Cayman)

    The Boxster and Cayman will receive the 718 model designation together with a bespoke 4-cylinder boxer engine. Before poeple fall off their chairs over Porsche switching to 4-cylinders for their entry level sports car, remember cars like the 356, 904, 914, 924, 944, and 968. Their entry...
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    Spied: 2016 Porsche 911R?

    Rumors have been circulating for a while about a purist, back-to-basics 911. Something like a GT3 with even less comforts, no wing, and manual gearbox only. This will not likely be like the Cayman R or the GT4 or anything like that, it will be more akin to the limited specials like the Sport...
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    Porsche Cayman GT4

    Sauce. So, Porsche will finally let the Cayman step on the 911s toes? (Well in therms of performance, that is...)
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    Boxster/Cayman GTS launched

    Porsche just launched the Boxster GTS and the Cayman GTS. Cayman: Boxster: They haven't released the specs yet, but you can expect them to be a little bit better specced than the respective S-models, have a little bit more power, and a bit more focused.
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    I'm going to the US, what to do in San Jose...?

    I'm going to the US next week. I'm arriving late Sunday evening (17th), and will be staying in San Jose until Thursday (21st), before heading to Denver later that day, and on to Beaver Creek for some downhill skiing Friday through Sunday, before heading to NY on Monday 25th. Then finally going...
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    991 GT3 to debut at Geneva

    Some photos of the 991 GT3 has shown up: For the first time you can now have a PDK-transmission in a GT-model 911: Edit: Piston Heads has more details about it: - Using a development of the 3,8-liter F6 from the Carrera S with 475 hp @ 8200 rpm, and 9000 rpm redline - PDK, a tweaked and...
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    Various road tests of the new Porsche Cayman (981)

    The old Cayman received a lot of praise for it's superb handling and balance, and pretty much set the standards for it's class. The new one seems to have faired even better if these reviews are anything to go by. The general sensus seems to be that the 981 has raised the bar significantly higher...
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    No 56k: Gatebil...

    This is coming in very late, I know, though not as late as my pictures from Goodwood Festival of Speed, which I haven't even uploaded yet... This year was the first since 2004 that I missed the July meet at Rudskogen Motorpark in Norway. This summer I kind of didn't have any motivation to go...
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    2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed

    This year I got the opportunity to finally go to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. I'm looking forward to it; to see, and hear the epic machinery of the past as well as the present... I have brought with me a reasonable collection of photographic equipment, so I promise to deliver... :D I see...
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    Porsche 991 (997 successor)

    Here is a little teaser of what the 997's successor is going to be like: Key points are that it's going to be slightly longer and wider than the 997, yet somewhat lower. Engines will offer more power. There will also be more aluminium in it's construction, so it will most likely be lighter as...
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    Norwegian Coastal Voyage, minute-by-minute

    Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) is currently broadcasting a programme covering the Norwegian Coastal Voyage (Hurtigruten; Some history here) from Bergen to Kirkenes, minute by minute, meaning one of their channels have had to be cleared for five days, making it 134 hours of...
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    Buying Guide: Porsche 997.1 GT3 RS

    I figured someone might be envious of nugget's car, FinalGear's favorite car and all. Anyway, if you want to get (and can afford) one, you might want to read this guide first...