Posts Tagged ‘ Porsche ’

Porsche Design Tower Miami


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Featuring 60 stories of premium plush penthouses, this decadent den for the wealthy is indeed being developed by Germany-based Porsche Design Group. There are 132 units inside the building, and 3 car elevators to take the owners’ vehicles to their all-glass garages (2 to 4 per unit). Ranging from $4 million to $32.5 million per spot, the square feet available per unit goes from 4,200 to 17,000.

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Porsche 911 Targa


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A picture of the Porsche 911 Targa has leaked onto the web, just days ahead of its official reveal at the Detroit Motor Show. A semi-open-top version of the seminal sportscar will be retracting its roof in public for the first time at the North American Auto Show, which starts on January 13.  Although the company isn’t releasing any teaser images, Porsche is promising that the new Targa, the latest edition to the seventh-generation 911 lineup, will be returning to its styling roots. Recent Targas have featured a glass roof panel that retracts into a space between the rear seats and rear windshield for a ‘shielded’ open-top driving experience but the new model will see a return of the original Targa bar and distinctive wraparound rear window that debuted on the original 1965 model.

Porsche Creates “Symphony” with Seven Generations of 911


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Take a look at the video from Porsche of seven 911′s “singing” Happy Birthday to celebrate 50 years of the model’s existence. The first part is introducing all the models and the individual note of each one. For some fans this will be the best version of Happy Birthday they have ever heard.

Porsche Design 24/7 Billiards Table


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It seems that German luxury brand Porsche Design seriously engaged in the creation of items for home comfort. Recently they has released 24/7 Billiards Table. This is a top-of-the-line design made with the highest quality materials and the sleekest design. The design is clean with defined lines that create a stylish piece. The table is made of tulip-wood and aluminum with a shiny lacquer finish. The design is a minimalist design that carries the chic appeal of Porsche Design Studio products. The table is handmade in Austria so delivery can take as long as eight weeks. The table comes fully equipped for players to get their game on. A triangle, an ARAMITH Billiard ball set, a cue rack, a bridge stick and two premium cues are included in the package.

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Facebook Fans Design Their Own Porsche 911


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In order to celebrate the fact that the German sportscar maker has hit the 5 million Facebook Friends mark, it invited its virtual pals to design a one-off 911, based on the Carrera 4S platform, and to put features and specifications to the vote. The finished result is an aqua or ‘Facebook’ blue 911 with black and white racing stripes and a fixed rear spoiler. It sits on white 20-inch white alloys and its doors are embellished with the words “5m Porsche Fans”. Inside the illuminated door sills and the aluminum dashboard trim both feature the phrase “personally built by 5 million Porsche fans.” Porsche claims that over 54,000 Facebook fans took part in the design process and, now that the creation phase is over.

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Porsche Design announce the Gold BlackBerry P’9981


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A limited edition 24-carat gold version of the Porsche Design BlackBerry P9981 will be launching in June, BlackBerry has revealed. Just 25 examples of the gold-plated, leather-bound P’9981 Gold smartphone will ever be created, and each one carries a solid gold plaque on its rear, engraved with its serial number and its all-important 2AA prefix code. This code forms part of the handset’s PIN and informs other BlackBerry users that they are communicating with a P’9981 owner. The phone’s chassis is milled from stainless steel before being veneered in gold. Like previous Porsche-inspired BlackBerrys, the design is much more angular and minimalist in its appearance than a standard phone, although the gold aspect is far from minimalist.

Porsche Celebrates 50th Anniversary of The 911


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originally presented as the ‘Porsche 901 classic’ at the 1963 Frankfurt motor show – eventually renamed to the ‘911’, as french car maker Peugeot objected to Porsche using any three digit number where the middle number was 0 – marks its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the ‘2013 Porsche Carrera 911 4S’. To commemorate ‘the most successful sports car ever produced – of which over 820,000 were sold’, the official Porsche museum in Stuttgart will host four special exhibitions, including an early model 911 turbo coupe, 1981 911 cabriolet concept, a 1997 GT1 version supercar and a pre-series type 754 T7  – leading to the final ’50 years of the Porsche 911 exhibition which will be hosted from june 4th until september 29th 2013. When the ‘911’ was officially launched to the market in 1964, it boasted an air-cooled, six-cylinder boxer engine that developed 128 hp capable of reaching a top speed of 131 mph (211 km/h).

Porsche 911 Projection – “Motionless Driving: Evoking Emotions from a Standstill”


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The guys over at Porsche seem to have the technology and the power in their all new Motionless Driving Experience. The new 3-D projection mapping technology is spectacular and they create a four and a half-minute long video that shows their all new 91 Carrera 4S in all its excellence. From the rain to the snow, and even the sunsets and sunrises, this 3-D model leaves nothing to guess.

2014 Porsche Cayman Coupe


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At the LA Auto Show Porsche has unveiled its newest 2014 Porsche Cayman Mk3 Coupe. This mid-engined Cayman is set to deliver 202kW from a 2.7L engine while the Cayman S has an output of 239kW thanks to the 3.4L engine. The interior has also been upgraded, it’s now inline with the rest of the Porsche interior which have been a huge step forward over most of the previous offerings from Porsche. The 2014 Porsche Cayman coupe will be available in U.S. showrooms in early 2013 with a starting price of $52,600 for the base model and $63,800 for the Cayman S. Prices will be considerably higher in European markets.

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Porsche Design 40th Anniversary Watches.


Porsche Design is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a new box set composed of three historical watches. The luxury box set includes three timepieces that have left a mark on the history of Porsche Design. The Heritage P’6510 Black Chronograph model was the first entirely black watch on the market when it was designed in 1972. The P’6520 Compass Watch, from 1978, was the first timepiece to boast a compass, and the Heritage P’6530 Titan Chronograph (1980) was the first timekeeper made of a significant amount of titanium. Porsche Design is celebrating 40 years of innovations by reissuing the trio of iconic watches, adding a few contemporary elements, such as a wider dial. Only 100 Heritage P’6500 box sets will ship globally.

The Porsche Pavilion.


HENN Architects has completed the Porsche Pavilion at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany. The organically shaped building is sitting – in mirrored location to the Volkswagen Pavilion- at the central axis of the theme park and offers 400 m² of space for exhibitions and presentations. Its characteristic silhouette will become a distinctive icon amid the lagoon landscape of the Autostadt. Curving lines and exciting bends make the Pavilion a dynamic yet reduced sculpture with its characteristics derived from the Porsche brand image.

The structure captures the dynamic flow of driving with a seamless building skin. Its lines pick up speed and slow down just to plunge forward in large curves with ever-changing radii. A matte-finished stainless steel cladding forms the flush envelope of this vibrant structure, creating the impression of a homogeneous unity, whilst creating a continuously changing appearance depending on light and weather conditions. At the entrance the pavilion cantilevers 25m over the lagoon’s water surface in front. Below the cantilever of the large asymmetrical roof, a sheltered external space opens up. This space is visually connected to the surrounding landscape, but forms its own acoustic enclosure, providing seating for a few hundred guests. Architecture and landscape, interior and exterior as well as roof and facade are brought together by HENN in their architectural concept of a coherent, flowing continuum. The external area around the pavilion was designed by landscape architects WES and integrated into the overall concept of the theme park. This is how the new piazzetta creates a connection between the Porsche Pavilion and the adjacent Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Pavilion by means of water features and trees. By walking around the sculptural Porsche Pavilion, further highlights of the Autostadt can be discovered.

The New Porsche ‘Macan’ SUV.


Porsche‘s new compact SUV is to be called the Porsche Macan, derived from the Indonesian word for ‘tiger’, the luxury German automaker confirmed February 16.  Releasing the first teaser sketch and video for the model, Porsche also confirmed that it will begin production in 2013 as the fifth Porsche model line, following in the footsteps of the larger Cayenne SUV.  The firm’s first impressions show a low, sleek model which is known to be based on the Audi Q5 platform, with a sportier styling and premium interior.

It is believed that the model will feature 2.0 and 3.0 liter gasoline and diesel engines, slightly more powerful than those in the Audi Q5, with a Macan Turbo S also expected to follow, possibly alongside a hybrid model.  In a statement, Porsche said that the animal roots of the name Macan, which is derived from Indonesian language, reflected the model’s characteristics such as “suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics.”  Its introduction is likely to mark the start of a turf war between Porsche and Maserati, which introduced its own (admittedly larger) Kubang SUV last year.

Miguel Paredes: Porsche 911 Speedster.


The 2011 911 Speedster art car was created by famous artist Miguel Paredes in collaboration with Champion Porsche for the 2011 Art Basel.  Miguel Paredes, born and raised in New York’s Upper West Side, is an urban realist that specializes in New York graffiti art.  Paredes designed a psychedelic Japanese-inspired visage on the 911 Speedster, replete with colorful tones, a geisha on the hood, and lots and lots of flowers.

The Art Basel show brought together more than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, showcasing more than 2,000 works from artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.  The Porsche 911 Speedster is one of only 356 units ever made by the German company. The limited edition 911 Speedster runs on a 408hp 3.8-liter flax-six engine.

A Porsche Cell Phone?


Just yesterday I was schedule to come to through to a Porsche event in the Bay Area, and although I couldn’t make it, I tried to look up some pictures of the event this morning.  I didn’t find what I was looking for, however, what I did find was that ‘Research in Motion’, in collaboration with Porsche Design just launched its latest BlackBerry smartphone Porsche Design P’9981.  The exterior is made up of a forged stainless steel frame and the rear is covered with hand-wrapped leather. It also boasts of a laser cut QWERTY keyboard.  The P’9981 comes fully functional with 8 GB of hard-drive memory, a 1.2 GHz processor, as well as Dual-Band Wi-Fi capabilities and offering 720p HD video.  The device offers a smooth browsing experience and a built-in compass, as well as the usual selection of exclusive appl on BlackBerry App World™ 3.0.  The BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone is set to hit stores later this year. Pricing information is not yet announced, but the device is anticipated to cost $2,000.  “The Porsche Design P’9981 is a truly modern luxury smartphone, where the timeless style of Porsche Design meets the unmatched mobile experience provided by BlackBerry,” Todd Wood of RIM said describing the phone.  This will be RIM’s first collaboration with a luxury brand to release a smartphone and RIM now joins other collaborations on the market today, including Samsung with Armani, LG with Prada, Asus with Lamborghini, and Acer with Ferrari.

The Future Porsche (The 929).


The Porsche Panamara is ugly.  (There, I said it.)  Maybe the guys at Porsche should have taken some notes from designer Julliana Cho, because this electric concept looks like one hell of a car. This 4-seater has suitable comfort for long distance drives with the fam, but maintains the brand’s iconic fluid styling with some added severity and drama in the lines and contours that give it that necessary edge the larger Panamara needed to maintain sporty appeal.  Tackling environmental and space issues, the Cho imagines this concept as a community-share vehicle with a private feel. Members of the car-club could access a vehicle at any time from a central “docking” station where a variety of 929s would charge on a cleverly designed rotating parking structure. Personally, I want it all to myself, but interesting concept none the less.

A Porsche Shisha Pipe?


Luxury brand Porsche-Design has designed a luxury Shisha pipe as part of their Porsche Design World Collection.  The Shisha pipe is part of an assortment of collectibles including chopsticks, a tea and soup set and fashion gear comprising a jacket, polo shirt and silk scarf.  The pipe, made in Germany, stands at 55cm tall and is made up of materials such as glass, aluminum and stainless steel.  The tube is made using TecFlex, which the brand also uses on the Porsche Design pen range.  The Shisha was launched at Porsche Design’s store within Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, London.  The 55sqm Porsche Design store at Harrods is located on the third floor, as part of the “Millionaires Gallery”.  Schweet.

Porsche Is Resurrecting The 550 Spyder.


Porsche is mulling a reissue of the iconic 550 Spyder model owned by US actor James Dean, boss Matthias Mueller said on Thursday.  “I can well imagine that a modern version of James Dean’s famous Porsche would please our clients”. “I am fascinated by the idea of reviving this technical legend.”  The 550 Spyder was built between 1953 and 1957 and was the car Dean was driving at the time of his fatal crash in September 1955.  A remake, which Mueller said could be the 551 Spyder might “not be a retro car, but a two-seater convertible would suit us nicely.”  It would have to be priced to attract new customers, the Porsche head added.  The least expensive Porsche at present, the Boxster, has a minimum price of 50,000 euros ($71,000) according to the company’s website.  Long an exclusive auto for wealthy clients, Porsche is targeting annual sales of 200,000 vehicles by 2018, double the forecast for this year.  Mueller said the automaker’s budget for research and development would grow by 50 percent meanwhile, as Porsche sought to offer a total of seven models, compared with four at present.

The Porsche 911 Black Edition.


I happen to know a very attractive woman who has a passion for Porsche’s the way I have a passion for very attractive women, so when German sports car manufacturer Porsche very recently revealed a new limited edition variant of its 911 model, dubbed Black Edition, I knew I had to put this up for her.  Available as a coupe or convertible, it features a unique appearance with a plain black exterior, black brake calipers, and 19-inch 911 Turbo II bi-color wheels.

Inside, the cabin is nicely equipped with partial leather seats, a sport steering wheel, aluminum look trim, a painted center console, and Black Edition door entry guards.  In addition to that, a BOSE Surround Sound-System is fitted as standard, comprising 13 loudspeakers including an active subwoofer and central speaker as well as a seven-channel digital amplifier, delivering a total output of 385W.

Also standard on the Black Edition models is satellite navigation, and a universal audio interface in the central console storage compartment that enables an MP3 player to be connected to the audio.  Every 911 also features rear ParkAssist, cruise control, automatic dimming anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors, and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.  Power comes from a naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter flat-six engine with 345 PS (254 kW / 341 hp) and 390 Nm (288 lb-ft) of torque.

Paired to a six-speed manual transmission, the coupe accelerates from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds while the convertible does the same task in 5.1 seconds.  Regardless of body style, the top speed is 289 km/h (180 mph).  It comes with a price tag of $81,300 for the coupe, and for just an extra $10,000, you can get the cabriolet for $91,300. They’re due to arrive in the spring.