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panamerastc mainPorsche gives in to tree huggers yet again. The Stuttgart-based company recently unveiled the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept to display the proper marriage of “drive technology” and “evolution of the Porsche design for tomorrow.” I guess what they're trying to say is, it's the latest hybrid from Porsche and it hints of what Porsches eventually will look like in the near future.
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The current 997-based 911 GT3 Cup Car has been in use for around eight years now, and it's about time for a fresh new model to come take its place. So when the seventh-generation Porsche 911 Carrera came into light late last year, it sort of gave us an idea of what their next race car will look like. Well, here it is. This is the new 991-based 911 GT3 Cup Car that will blow your socks off starting in 2013. But more importantly, it's a good indication what the next road-going 911 GT3 will shape up to be when it hits Porsche showrooms in the very near future.
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Hands down, the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is currently the most APEAL-ing subcompact in the US - that's according to J.D. Power's 2012 US Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) study.
 
The win speaks a lot about the Sonic's attributes. Apparently, new vehicle buyers in North America are beginning to find smaller cars just as appealing as larger ones they previously owned. The study shows that today's subcompact and compact cars are just as “APEAL-ing” as midsized cars four years ago. And the biggest factor associated with this trend is the better fuel economy offered by these new small cars. Runner-ups for the category were the Fiat 500 and Ford Fiesta.
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Aside from Alonso, Vettel, Button, and Schumacher, the Porsche SC Global Carrera Cup Asia will also be lining up on the grid at the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore this weekend. Held as a support race to the 2012 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore GP, this will be Round 9 of the 11-race 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia season. 
 
A record 28 identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars will race around the 5.073 km track prior to the start of the main GP. Though they won't be racing at night, the drivers will only have 12 laps to fight it out for the top spot of the podium - making this a tough dogfight to the finish.
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After a great first outing at the famed Nürburgring in Germany, Tuason Racing School (TRS) founder and President, JP Tuason was invited to return to the next round of the Porsche Sports Cup, scheduled on August 3 to 5, at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium - the very same track used in the Formula 1 Grand Prix calendar.
 
Tuason will drive a 2011-spec Porsche 911 GT3 prepared by G-Force Racing Academy. The multi-awarded racecar driver is hoping to do a repeat performance of his previous race where he posted the best time in his division.
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Ferdinand Alexander Porsche - son of Ferry Porsche and grandson of Ferdinand Porsche - quietly passed away last April 5, 2012 in Salzburg, Austria at the age of 76.  
 
He was the man who single-handedly created the iconic shape to Porsche's most renowned sportscar, the 911. It was 49 years ago when the very first 911 made its public debut at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show. Six generations later, the latest 991 still bares the same distinct silhouette of Ferdinand Alexander's first 911 design. But even in his death, his spirit lives on with the special line of sports cars he helped create.
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Ok, perhaps it's not exactly 10,000, but with the least capable vehicle available for testing producing almost three times more than your typical subcompact, while the most powerful easily over 500, to it's easy be lulled into thinking that the day's selection had a total power output was within that region... or a bit more. In fact, the experience could undoubtedly be the automotive equivalent of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's “The Greatest Show on Earth.” This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Porsche World Roadshow = a day wherein every model in the Porsche catalog are driven in the manner they were designed to be driven, made possible only by Porsche AG and PGA Cars Inc.
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Words by Christopher Kho | Photo and video courtesy of Porsche AG
 
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Originally codenamed the 'Cajun', Porsche has now traded the somewhat edible alias of its new small sporty SUV for a more vigorous title: the Macan. And if you think that it's still in a concept stage, well, think again because according to Porsche, production begins in 2013
 
Porsche has not released any details or specs of its upcoming SUV. Sources, however, point towards the probability that the Macan will be riding on the same platform as the Audi Q5, but with Porsche's own running gear. We don't think they'd be crazy enough to fit in the Cayenne's V8, so a smaller V6 or even a four-cylinder hybrid model sounds more realistic. But then again, we shouldn't be underestimating the Germans.
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Words by Christopher Kho | Photos courtesy of Porsche AG
 
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Before the current 911 model gets relegated by the up-and-coming 991 next year, Porsche is arming its 997-based 911 GT3 Cup car for a last stand in the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The latest 2012-spec 911 GT3 Cup is based on the road-going 997 GT3 RS, as it has been doing so for the past seven years. But according to Porsche, this machine is made to suit a wider range of motorsport races, expanding its reputation as one of the most popular and successful race cars to date.
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Porsche proved that it still is Germany's favorite sports car brand when it topped 7 out of 15 categories in the “The Sportiest Cars of 2011” survey conducted by the German Sport Auto magazine. No other marque came close to winning as many first places in this year's survey, beating fellow Deutsch marques Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Heading the polls is Porsche's army of 911's - the Carrera GTS, the topless Turbo S Cabriolet, and its two road-going race cars, the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS.  
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