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Would YOU Crush a Bentley? (No, NOT a Cash-For-Clunkers Tradein!)
Would YOU Crush a Bentley? (No, NOT a Cash-For-Clunkers Tradein!)

Most of the United States now require that you insure your vehicle before you can register it. Enforcement, however, varies considerably. As we learned recently, in New York state, you can be arrested for driving an uninsured vehicle if you incur a moving violation in it that would otherwise net...Read More»

Wendelin Wiedeking, via Automotive News
Porsche CEO Resigns, Merger With VW Inches Closer

And so it begins: as we mentioned on Monday, this is a big week for Porsche and Volkswagen, as the two German automakers finally take action on their highly anticipated merger. Overnight came news of a major development, indicating that VW's buyout of Porsche is on track and picking up speed: in a...Read More»

Porsche Volkswagen Merger
Feud Subdued: VW To Buy Porsche For $11.28 Billion

From Germany today comes news that the long struggle between Porsche and Volkswagen may be coming to an end. According to  German weekly Der Speigel, the Porsche and Piech clans -- which own 100% of Porsche SE -- have agreed to sell the entirety of their sports car unit, Porsche AG, to VW for...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class
VW, Mercedes, Honda Models—And Porsche—Top APEAL Study

Porsche ranks as most appealing nameplate for the fifth consecutive year. That's according to J.D. Power and Associates' 2009 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, which was just released. Yet Porsche only had one top-placing model in Power's study, the Cayenne. Across all...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera V6
Lunch Break Video: Top Gear Races Mail Service In Porsche Panamera

It's easy to bash the postal service. In this age of email, SMS, and Twitter, snail mail seems slower than ever. So it's only natural that the friendly folks at Top Gear decided to race a letter 900 miles over land and sea from drop box to inbox. Of course, they give themselves a leg-up by doing it...Read More»

Porsche Volkswagen Merger
Porsche Scrambling To Secure Financial Future, Rejects VW Offer

The bravado necessary to run a company like Porsche well has so far been one the of the strengths of the company's current leadership, in particular Wendelin Wiedeking, as it attempts to acquire Volkswagen AG. But that brave move was caught in the unfortunate timing of the current economic crunch...Read More»

Porsche Panamera luggage
Luggage For the 2010 Porsche Panamera Fan

Not to be outdone by Infiniti and its specially designed Louis Vuitton luggage, Porsche has announced plans for a special set of suitcases designed by...well, by its own design group. The luggage is meant to complement the new Porsche Panamera, and based on the photos we've seen, the valises look...Read More»

Porsche Volkswagen Merger
Porsche Planning To Sell Volkswagen Shares To Qatar

The bewildering Porsche/Volkswagen saga continues to evolve, and, we're sorry to say, it's become slightly more confusing today. To recap: Porsche owns a majority stake in VW, but only a slim one--just under 51%. Porsche also possesses options that allow it to buy additional stock in Volkswagen...Read More»

2009 Porsche Cayman
A 914 Redux? Porsche Four-Cylinder Roadster Rumored

Ever since Volkswagen showed its BlueSport concept roadster--and ever since Volkswagen and Porsche engaged the clutches on their ego-driven takeover drama merger talks--enthusiasts have chatted up and dreaded the notion of a new four-cylinder Porsche convertible. It's fair enough to assume the...Read More»

2009 Lexus LX 570
Lexus Bumps Porsche To Top J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

The auto industry is down, but it's not yet out: 2009 vehicles are showing higher overall initial quality ratings than 2008 throughout the industry according to the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey. Lexus took the top spot this year, displacing Porsche, which has held first place for the...Read More»

Dieter Zetsche
Daimler Makes Play For Porsche

German automaker Daimler AG (headed by Dieter Zetsche at left) is reportedly in talks to purchase a chunk of crosstown rival Porsche SE. That would open the door to some very interesting possibilities should the rumors prove to be true--though at the moment, both companies have shrugged off the...Read More»

The Extra-Terrestrial Vehicle, by Mike Vetter and The Car Factory
Earthbound Chevy Aveo Takes A Trip to Outer Space

See that? That's the "Extra-Terrestrial Vehicle" from Mike Vetter and The Car Factory. Mike and his team will build one just for you--and all you have to do is provide a Chevrolet Aveo or a Porsche Boxter for the bones. (Tough decision. We had to break out the 20-sided die.) The company's website...Read More»

Porsche Cayenne Hybrid logo
2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid: The World's Priciest Hybrid?

  When Porsche introduces the 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid late next year, its first-ever hybrid-electric vehicle may be the priciest hybrid on earth. While a Porsche executive said pricing hasn't been finalized, according to the German Automobilwoche, the expected European price will be in the...Read More»

2009 Porsche Boxster
Report: Porsche Considering New Entry-Level Boxster With Audi TTS engine

 You know it's a recession when even the wealthy are hurting, and the state of Porsche is as good a measure of that metric as any. With sales stumbling and debts mounting, the time could be ripe for more volume-sales oriented models at the brand, including a new Boxster. Porsche revealed in March...Read More»

Vintage Porsche 914
Porsche Baby Roadster Still In The Works?

Porsche research and development chief Wolfgang Dürheimer recently denied claims the company was working on an entry-level roadster, but reports breaking in the German media today argue that it's still a distinct possibility. Though the lightweight, mid-engined Porsche 914 was far from a perfect...Read More»

2011 Porsche Cayenne spy shot
Spy Shots: 2011 Porsche Cayenne

While most automakers are recrafting their utility vehicle product plans, in the face of new fuel economy standards, Porsche's preparing to soldier on with its Cayenne SUV for at least a few more years. The 2009 Porsche Cayenne is one of the more highly-rated sport-utes here at...Read More»

2009 Infiniti G37
Infiniti G37 Most Recommend To Friends—And Shoppers Listen

More owners of the Infiniti G37 would recommend it to a friend than owners of any other model. That’s according to data released earlier this month from the marketing research and consulting firm AutoPacific. For the first time this year, as part of its annual New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey, the...Read More»

Godzilla and friend
Tokyo Motor Show Scales Down. Way Down.

This whole Economic Downturn is starting to get on our nerves. The Detroit situation was bad enough, but now the crisis is affecting the Tokyo Motor show, and frankly, we don't know if we can take it. We'd share a sob or two with the organizers, if only we could afford to attend the October...Read More»

Volkswagen BlueSport Concept
Volkswagen BlueSport Roadster Not Going Anywhere Soon

That Volkswagen BlueSport roadster concept from the Detroit auto show is looking less and less likely to make it into production. The original plan for the concept, as Drive magazine reports, was to offer both Volkswagen and Porsche flavors of the compact two-seater. VW's concept version sported a...Read More»

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