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The 2012 ZR1 smashes the Viper ACR's ‘Ring record - with video

Today the folks at General Motors posted a video on YouTube of the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 on the famed Nürburgring race course in Germany – a video in which the ZR-1 turned a stunning lap time of just 7:19.63, effectively destroying the record held by the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR since August 2008.

Porsche to build new US headquarters in Atlanta

Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) has announced that they will begin building a new North American headquarters near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, which will share space with Porsche Business Services and Porsche Financial Services – housing nearly all North American corporate offices in one location.

Porsche applies GTS treatment to the 911 Carrera 4

The new 998 generation of the iconic Porsche 911, that is undergoing the final experimental phase, will be officially introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Till then, the constructor from Zuffenhausen, Germany continues to garnish the current 997 lineup with exclusive models: today, it's the turn of the new 911 Carrera 4 GTS.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0: Giant with the largest engine ever in a Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 has always been known as a giant killer, extracting a huge amount of power from a small displacement engine, but is some is good, more is better. At least that is what's behind--literally--the largest engine ever in a Porsche 911, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 limited edition.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S debuts at New York show; more horsepower, bigger price

Have a need to take three of your closest friends to sixty miles per hour in a mere 3.6 seconds? May we suggest the Porsche Panamera Turbo S, to be debuted officially at the New York International Automobile Show on April 20 though Porsche released details and preliminary photos today.

Porsche promotes 'magic everyday' in new print and television ads

Porsche is rolling out an new advertising campaign that doesn't emphasize the sports car capabilities of its sports car models. Instead, the new Porsche ads will feature the everyday utility of the Porsche 911 and Porsche Cayman. Porsche is also soliciting home videos of people using their Porsches for daily run-of-the-mill activities. The theme of the campaign, appropriately, is "Engineered for Magic. Everyday."

Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid slated for production

The Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid may go from zero-to-sixty in around 3.1 seconds, but more importantly, it went from 2010 Geneva Motor Show concept to production-bound supercar in just over a year. Actually hitting the road will take a little longer. The first customer cars will begin arriving in the United States "near the end of 2013," says Porsche.

Volkswagen-Porsche merger questionable due to legal issues

The Volkswagen Auto Group (VAG) had originally planned to merge with Porsche Automobil Holding SE by the second half of 2011 but with massive lawsuits outstanding against Porsche, VAG may have to hold off on the merger until sometime next year – leaving Porsche SE scrambling to secure new investment options to carry the company until the merger occurs.

RUF Automotive producing electric Porsches for field tests

RUF Automotive, the German firm so adept at modifying vehicles they are considered a manufacturer, is developing electric Porsches for field tests this year. The vehicles will be produced in association with Seimens AG and adapted from 911 models. Data derived from testing will be provided the German Field Ministry of the Environment, who is sponsoring the trials.

Hedge fund lawsuit against Porsche dismissal appealed

In late December, a US District Judge in New York dismissed the multi-billion dollar lawsuit filed by Black Diamond Offshore and Elliott Associates LP against Porsche for the investing impact felt by their failed attempt to buy up a massive chunk of Volkswagen and not surprisingly, that dismissal has been appealed by Black Diamond and Elliot on the behalf of their 39 plaintiffs.

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