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Volkswagen-Porsche Merger At a Standstill
Volkswagen-Porsche Merger At a Standstill

Another day, another meaningless attempt at merging between Volkswagen and Porsche, two automakers who are starting to get on our nerves with talks of a get-together and are starting to make us think maybe they deserve each other. Early this morning, Volkswagen stomped off from merger talks with...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera assembly facility, Leipzig, Germany
2010 Porsche Panamera: Take the Tour, Buy the T-Shirt (The T-Shirt Is A Car)

The 2010 Porsche Panamera is taking a cue from Century 21--it's getting the open-house treatment. Porsche's opening the Panamera factory doors to anyone who wants a peek. Interested shoppers and nosy cabinet-peekers alike can make their way to Leipzig, Germany for a free two-hour tour of the...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Porsche Goes Down Easy

A couple of weeks ago at the Shanghai Motor Show, Porsche's head of sales and marketing, Klaus Berning, said that developing a new car for the 911 demographic would be peachy-keen in his book. At the time, we speculated that Porsche might be looking to revive the long-lost 928 using the Panamera's...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Porsche, VW To Merge and Become The New GM (And Don't Forget Fiat!)

It's enough to make a historian weep. While General Motors chainsaws brands off its core like old-growth redwood, Europe's automakers think they have a better idea: turn themselves into carbon copies of GM. The latest: Porsche and VW. Instead of pursuing a shareholder takeover of Volkswagen, as...Read More»

From Volkswagen's TDI Truth & Dare campaign
Volkswagen On The Offensive; Out To Prove That Diesel Is Awesome

Volkswagen's feeling a little punchy these days. Across the pond, VW is angling to buy Porsche AG, the other major holding of its parent company, Porsche. And on this side of the Atlantic, Volkswagen has launched not one, but two ad campaigns. One's pretty standard, but the other is definitely on...Read More»

Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Panamericana
Link Love From The Car Connection: VW Throws Off Porsche's Shackles, Peeking At The Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, And Hot Audi Concepts

If only -- Rumor has it that there's a new iteration of the legendary Mercedes 300SL Gullwing in the works. (Which is nice since the original ended production in 1957.) If produced, lucky buyers will be treated to a snazzy 370hp V8 engine, plus many of the design elements from the...Read More»

Nissan GT-R with LSD vertical door kit
Link Love From The Car Connection: Hipsters Go Camping, Porsche Goes To The 94th Floor, And A Repro Delorean Time Machine For Parties & Bar-Mitzvahs

Project of the damned -- Got €2,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Got a spare Nissan GT-R lying around? Then you, friend, are a perfect candidate for the Lambo-esque vertical door kit from German outfit LSD. (Yes, we've heard all the "they'll get you high" jokes.) Imagine: you'll get to  spend...Read More»

Porsche 928
Porsche 928 Reborn. Maybe.

Remember the Porsche 928--the V8 grand tourer that was killed of in 1995, mostly because of unmet sales benchmarks? It may not have achieved the level of popularity of, say, the Porsche 911, but it's still got a sizable fan base. And many of them are all a-twitter (and a-Twitter.com) that the 928...Read More»

Sheryl Crow loves BlueTEC
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes Goes Blue, Gold Porsche Goes Missing, We Go Nuts Watching A Bus Make A U-Turn

Tinseltown car tech -- Mercedes has launched a new campaign touting its BlueTEC vehicles and the Hollywood types who love 'em. Presumably, said types are happy to drive clean diesel autos, but given Sheryl Crow's expression in that publicity shot, we're not really sure. Please back away from the...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
2010 Porsche Panamera: Live At Last from Shanghai Show

We've told you about it oodles of times before--let us count the ways--but now, the 2010 Porsche Panamera has been revealed in more locally colorful photos prior to its real-life showing at this week's Shanghai auto show. The press conference is set for 11:30 a.m., Shanghai time, but Porsche's...Read More»

Shanghai skyline
2009 Shanghai Auto Show Coverage

Doom and gloom have had their day--when it comes to auto shows, that is. The 2009 Shanghai auto show just might pull off what all the American and European auto shows held this year couldn't. It may keep the sense of optimism that's evaporated on the Continent and in the U.S. China, after all, is a...Read More»

Luc at the NY Auto Show behind the wheel of a 2009 Volkswagen Eos
The Next Generation Weighs In On the New York Auto Show

Whether you love or hate auto shows, there’s no denying they’re a family affair. And without getting ourselves in trouble, a look across any show floor suggests that of the kids eagerly climbing in and out of new cars, boys outnumber girls by a substantial factor. Those boys are tomorrow’s...Read More»

Giugiaro hybrid
Link Love From The Car Connection: Giugiaro's Hybrid, Porsche's Museum, And Anderson Cooper's 'Nads (Seriously)

  Did someone get that license plate--you know, the one on that Mack Truck that just ran over our weekend? Call 911, 'cause we have been robbed of our leisure time yet again. Join us in some mild infotainment as we try to collect ourselves. Most unnecessary news item of the day -- Michigan psycho...Read More»

Porsche Design Group P9522 mobile phone
Link Love From The Car Connection: Porsche Is Calling, Vin Diesel Is Speeding, And Some Music Is Better Left Behind

  Hello, Friday. Goodbye, work-week. Can't say we'll be sad to see you go. Here are some news items to get our fellow 9-to-5ers through the last grueling eight hours: Art of the streets -- Garden-variety art cars get covered in hot glue and plastic army soldiers. Real art cars get tricked out by...Read More»

The Splinter
Link Love From The Car Connection

Got wood?: Students at North Carolina State University have built a wooden supercar that can hit 240 mph. And you know what it's called? The Splinter (pictured above). Schwing! [Autoexpress] Is there something you want to tell us?: Just days after announcing a merger with Chrysler, Fiat posted a...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen BlueSport Concept
2009 Detroit Show: Volkswagen BlueSport Concept

With the new BMW Z4 and Bentley GTC Speed both bowing today, along with this new Volkswagen Concept BlueSport, Detroit is, oddly enough, becoming the show for convertibles. But the Volkswagen concept has a special twist that appeals to environmentally conscious sports-car enthusiasts: a Clean...Read More»

2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
Butt-Warming Not a Luxury for Filmmakers

Hardcore types--you know who you are--may think that seat warmers are for wusses. "Who needs that kind of stuff?" you sneer, wearing shorts as you shovel off your driveway. "What kind of thin-skinned, precious, unicorn butt can't handle a little cold weather?" But no matter how tough and iron-like...Read More»

2009 Fisker Karma
2009 Fisker Karma: This Time It's Real, Or So They Say

The 2009 Detroit Auto Show is shaping up to be as happy as a visit to a chemo ward, but at least one automaker is bucking the trend of abandoning Cobo Hall for later shows: Fisker. The electric/hybrid carmaker--er, startup, since it hasn't built car one--says the 2009 Detroit show will showcase the...Read More»

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Porsche Claims Control of VW

It's a case of Wolfsburg vs. Stuttgart over in Germany, where privately held automaker Porsche claims "de facto" control over the world's third-largest auto company, VW AG, having gained control of 35.1 percent of voting rights in the German conglomerate. VW, its union workers, and its...Read More»

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