Porsche 911 News

The Sports Car Is Dead. Does Anyone Care?
The Sports Car Is Dead. Does Anyone Care?

Porsche will unveil a new model this month -- one that would've been almost unthinkable a decade ago. It's a compact crossover called the Macan, and when it arrives in showrooms in early 2015, it's expected to cost around $40,000. If the Wall Street Journal and others are correct, the relatively...Read More»

2012 Porsche 911 first drive
2012 Porsche 911 Driven, 2013 Chevy TrailBlazer: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we drive both the electric Rolls-Royce Phantom 102EX and the 2012 Porsche 911. Hyundai releases an official image of the 2013 Genesis Coupe, and Chevrolet debuts the 2013 TrailBlazer. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The first...Read More»

2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Preview
MyFord Touch Revamped, 2013 Ford Mustang Spied: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Nissan Cube and drive the 2011 Kia Forte SX five-door hatchback. Jay Leno may have bought a barn find, and two Porsches collide. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We reviewed the 2012 Nissan Cube and find it to be...Read More»

2007 Dodge Dakota ST
Dodge Dakota Dies, Diesel Land Speed Record, 2012 Porsche 911: Car News Headlines

The Dodge Dakota is finally dead after 24 long years. [TheCarConnection] A new diesel land speed record has been set in a Ford F-250 pickup. [GreenCarReports] Porsche unveils the new 2012 911 before the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. [MotorAuthority] Man manages to shoot himself in both legs while...Read More»

2010 Camaro SS accident
DARE-Truck-Pulling Cop Arrested, Charged With DUI

It almost seems like a case of “Can you believe this?” Unfortunately, this story is true. A cop pulling a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) truck sideswiped a legally parked car in the Southern Indiana town of Salem, in Washington County, and then hit a tree. The crash, which...Read More»

Truck spills 14 million bees in Idaho
Truck Spills 14 Million Bees In Idaho

It was a tricky, and sticky, situation as a truck hauling an estimated 14 million bees and their hives from Bakersfield, California to North Dakota overturned on an Idaho highway July 10. The accident happened on Highway 20 just north of Last Chance in Island Park when the semi-truck driver veered...Read More»

2011 Nissan GT-R
Who's Winning: Porsche 911 Turbo or Nissan GT-R? #YouTellUs

Today it's the clash of the titans, two competitors after one common goal: the fastest Nurburgring lap time. Who's winning? Both the Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Turbo are so fast, ludicrous speeds are attained within seconds. Fanboys will argue for days over which one is the better car. While the...Read More»

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS
Science Proves It: A Hot Car Can Get Men Dates

Men: if you’re looking for a casual one-night-stand, be prepared to drive a Porsche and spend some serious cash. You’ll have a better chance of being attractive to the opposite sex if you drive an expensive car, wear nice clothes and spend money like a drunken sailor on shore leave...Read More»

Alcohol related incident
Drunken Man Plays Human Speed Bump, Loses

Here’s a handy driving tip: if you have an argument with a drunken loved one, check to make sure they’re not reclined in front of your car before you drive off. An Orlando, Florida, woman learned this lesson the hard way following a recent fight with her boyfriend. As she attempted to...Read More»

2011 Porsche 911 Black Edition
Can't-Miss, Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas

Looking for a last-minute Father’s Day gift idea for a dad who may or may not love to drive? Do you have a dad who’s hard to shop for? While a 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition is an outstanding choice for Father's Day, it's probably beyond most of our budgets. Besides, you don't...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: photo by Todd Allen
Child Heat Stroke Deaths In Cars Hit Sad Milestone

On the last day of May, a three-year-old boy in New Orleans died of heat stroke in a car, making him the 500th such death since 1998. The victim had been left alone in a car all day. Just think about that – left by himself the entire day in a car. He died from heat stroke (or hyperthermia)...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: photo by Todd Allen
Family Car Advice: Never Leave Kids Alone In The Car

After a cruel winter in many parts of the country, and some areas still struggling after destructive tornadoes and floods, it’s a breath of fresh air to look forward to summer – and a little relief from all our woes. But, just as certain as summer follows spring, every year there are...Read More»

Ford's Safe Driving Survey
Where Do Kids Learn To Text & Drive? Ford Survey Blames Mom & Dad

Ever wonder where kids pick up their unsafe driving habits? If you're a parent, Ford says that you may be the one to blame. Ford recently surveyed 908 people in the U.S.: 301 of those were tweens (age 9 - 12), 302 were teens (age 13 - 19), and 305 were parents of kids in those age ranges. The...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2009: The Year of My First Auto Show

As a young child, I never had the opportunity to experience an auto show. Neither of my parents were interested in cars, and my brother was too far away to take me. For years, I waited until the day finally came in April of 2009: my first auto show. Sure, I was older than most when they go to their...Read More»

2011 Porsche 911 Black Edition
Video: Secret To Eternal Happiness - Porsche Elixir

 Eternal happiness. What is it? How do you find it? Would you kill your neighbor for it? Well, you’d probably kill your neighbor for other reasons, such as that rodent of a cat that tears up your garden at night and then it howls and wails when its in heat. Speaking of howling and...Read More»

2008 Lincoln MKZ
J.D. Power: Lexus, Lincoln—And Porsche 911—Found Most Trouble-Free

Looking back three years, Toyota has the most dependable vehicles, while Ford and GM again showed that many domestic-brand vehicles are far less trouble-prone than average. That's as measured by J.D. Power and Associates, as part of its annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), which tallies...Read More»

2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink
Researchers: Hackers Could Break Into Vehicles From A Distance

If you drive a new or nearly new car, you could be packing just as much computing power in your vehicle as you have on your desk or in your briefcase. Plus, vehicles are more connected than ever before. And that connectivity, while it can make our vehicles better and our experience more convenient...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz M Class 4MATIC 4-door 6.3L AMG Instrument Panel
Mercedes-Benz Calls 911 Again And Again....

The Federal Communications Commission has been asked by the Palo Alto, California Police Department to look into why a mobile device assigned to a totaled car flooded its emergency communications center with repeated calls for assistance. The offending device was traced to a Mercedes-Benz that was...Read More»

Facebook mobile app for Android
Was A Chicago Driver Updating Facebook When She Hit & Killed A Pedestrian?

On the morning of December 7, Raymond Veloz was involved in a fender-bender in Chicago. He dutifully called 911 on his cell phone and stepped out of his vehicle to exchange information with the other driver. As he did so, a woman by the name of Araceli Beas struck the 70-year-old Veloz, causing...Read More»

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