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Find Porsche news from today and latest stories covering Porsche cars from expert Torque News reporters. Since 1931, Porsche has been designing cars for the people. Starting out as a small vehicle development and consulting company, they designed vehicles for the German government before and during WWII. From tanks and equipment to the Volkswagen Beetle, Porsche has had its place in history. Porsche’s first complete car came from the underpinnings of said Beetle, and became the 356. Porsche continued developing cars for motorsport and eventually the rest of the world. The company found huge success in the 911 model of 1968. Porsche is renowned for designing their automobiles with quality, refinement, and performance.

Porsche now offers a wider range of cars from the iconic performance in the 911, to the spacious Panamera sedans/wagons, and the luxurious Macan and Cayenne SUVs. The 718 Cayman and Boxster models are the entry level sports cars for Porsche and are getting ever so good over the years along with the new electric Taycan which leads Porsche into a new era of innovation.

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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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Falken Tire Partners with Walker Racing and ABC Will Broadcast Le Mans Series

Falken Tires of Fontana, Calif., has partnered with Walker Racing of Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 2011 American Le Mans Series. Falken is just coming off its first full-season championship effort in 2010. In related news, the American Le Mans Series will now be broadcast on ABC & ESPN.

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