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New Porsche Model May Take On Tesla
New Porsche Model May Take On Tesla

In the field of electric cars, Volkswagen has lagged behind the competition. Its Audi sub-brand made some headway with the e-tron family of vehicles, but the ride has been bumpy. Generally speaking, when VW has dreamed of higher fuel economy, it has envisioned a future full of diesels. Even to this...Read More»

Detail from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, "Creation of Adam" (photo by Michelangelo Buonarroti)
Porsche Is First In Line As Vatican Begins Renting Out Sistine Chapel For Parties

The Vatican Museum is a mixed bag. On the one hand, the art is amazing. On the other, it's crowded, it's confusing, and you have to sprint through the place to see everything. READ: Lawsuits: Ignition-Related Recalls Cut GM Cars' Trade-In Value Also annoying: you can't take photos of the most...Read More»

Anderson Ferrari 458 Italia with carbon fiber package
Your Dream Of Owning A Carbon-Fiber Sports Car Just Got A Little More Real

3D printing is coming, and it will change the way that automakers do business. (It will also shake up the military, medicine, and the entire field of confectionery, but those are subjects for another time.) We've already seen the way that Ford uses 3D printing to build prototypes. We've also read...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
Survey: Women Prefer Men In Black Ford Pickups, Men Prefer Women In Red BMW Sports Cars

There are a lot of things to consider when buying a new car: What kind of fuel economy does it earn? What safety features does it offer? Will I need to call tech support just to set up the radio? One thing we've never heard folks ask, though, is whether their new ride will be attractive to...Read More»

James Dean
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»

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, as designed by Facebook fans
Porsche Fans Design 911 Carrera 4S That None Of Us Can Buy (But You Can Drive It)

Earlier this year, Porsche rolled out an unusual marketing campaign: to celebrate its 5,000,000 Facebook fans, the automaker invited the public to help design a very special 911 Carrera 4S. Things began simply enough, with fans voting on the car's exterior color. (Spoiler: Aqua Blue Metallic won...Read More»

Interbrand's Best Global Brands, 2012
The Top 100 Global Brands: How Does Your Automaker Rank?

On Tuesday, we shared year-to-date sales stats for most automakers, but sales aren't the only way to measure a company's health. Interbrand takes a broader view of corporate value, and the marketing firm has just released its list of the top 100 global brands. To rank companies, Interbrand looks at...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape, Labor Day, GOP Platform Speaks Out: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we discussed the 2013 Ford Escape powertrain options and provided safety tips for safe driving this Labor Day Weekend. Mazda talked about the future of the rotary engine and Porsche introduced a new feature on its manual transmissions. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

2012 Porsche Cayenne
2012 Porsche Cayenne, 2011-2012 Porsche Panamera Recalled

Porsche has issued a recall for turbocharged models of the 2012 Cayenne crossover and the 2011-2012 Panamera sedan. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a turbine wheel on those vehicles' turbochargers may have been improperly cast. As a result, it could...Read More»

Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Fiat Ups Stake In Chrysler, Volkswagen Buys Rest Of Porsche

While Americans were celebrating independence yesterday, two European automakers announced plans to gobble up more of their partners -- including one very American company. Fiat and Chrysler Here in the U.S., Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne announced that Fiat's ownership stake in Chrysler...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Impala
New York Auto Show, Subaru BRZ, Porsche: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Tesla's worst nightmare might become a reality and a legend passed away. Ford, Honda, Porsche, and Cadillac all won awards, and we posted live photo galleries from New York. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Toyota revealed the new...Read More»

Honda's John Mendel (left) & KBB's Jared Rowe at the 2012 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards
Cadillac, Ford, Honda, Porsche Win Big At 2012 Brand Image Awards

Events like the New York Auto Show are a perfect time for automakers to show off their latest, greatest technology to journalists, car fans, and curious onlookers. They're also an opportunity to dole out trophies, and that's exactly what the folks at Kelley Blue Book did yesterday at the 2012 Brand...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
Cadillac, MINI Awarded For Most Improved Customer Experience

Like all trade shows, the 2012 New York Auto Show raises as many questions as it answers: will this new model live up to the old one? How will customers take to its bland/aggressive/WTF styling? Where's Bob Lutz? And so on. But amid all the uncertainty and doubt, there's one thing we know for sure...Read More»

2013 Porsche Boxster live photos, 2012 Geneva Motor Show
2013 Porsche Boxster: A Geneva Show Best-Of

The 911 is brand-new, and the Cayenne and Panamera still reek of bubble wrap. So what's Porsche to do next? A new Boxster, set for a launch this summer in the U.S., and launched and priced in time for the 2012 Geneva motor show. Porsche promises a slew of smaller things for its smallest...Read More»

2012 Porsche Cayenne
2011-2012 Porsche Cayenne Recalled For Detaching Headlights

Porsche has issued a recall for 2011 and 2012 models of its Cayenne crossover. The recall includes the base Cayenne, as well as vehicles from the S, S Hybrid, and Turbo lines. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the headlights on the recalled vehicles...Read More»

2014 Porsche Macan teaser
Porsche Macan SUV To Debut In 2013

If you like luxury SUVs but have a difficult time choosing from the selections already in showrooms, we have bad news: Porsche is about to make your decision a little tougher. The squad from Stuttgart is finally set to debut its newest SUV, which should roll off the assembly lines late next year...Read More»

J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study
Lexus, Porsche, Cadillac Top J.D. Power 2012 Dependability Study

The results of J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study have just been released, and there's plenty of good news for auto fans. Power's Dependability Study looks at problems associated with vehicles that are three model-years old (so the 2012 study examined rides from the...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  -  2012 Detroit Auto Show
Survey: Hyundai, Subaru, Lexus Score High With Dealers

Each year, thousands of consumers answer surveys about cars and the people who sell them. Those studies -- like the ones we recently mentioned about brand loyalty and the shopping habits of men and women -- can tell us a lot about buyers, but for an insider's look at the auto industry, you need to...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»

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