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Former Porsche CEO, CFO to stand trial over failed Volkswagen takeover

Both former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and CFO Holger Haerter have been ordered to stand trial over the company's failed takeover bid of Volkswagen...

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California rules that Google self-driving car must have steering wheel, brakes
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California rules that Google self-driving car must have steering wheel, brakes

Google's plans to begin public road testing of self-driving cars that do without a steering wheel and brake pedal have been killed off by new rules in California. In May this year Google made global headlines when it demonstrated a prototype self-driving vehicle (above) that had neither steering wheel nor brake pedal...


Porsche Macan v BMW X4 : Comparison review
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Porsche Macan v BMW X4 : Comparison review

Who will it be, the all-new Porsche Macan, or the BMW X4 for the title of best sporty SUV under 100k...


Porsche Macan v BMW X4 Review: Potent Petrol SUVs under $100k
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Porsche Macan v BMW X4 Review: Potent Petrol SUVs under $100k

Spending $100,000 on an SUV is becoming an increasingly common occurrence in Australia, but never before has there been so much choice, particularly if the ‘S’ in SUV means anything to you. The new Porsche Macan and BMW X4 to take on the existing Range Rover Evoque and Audi SQ5. All four SUVs are all-wheel drive and showcase just how good an SUV can be for the driving enthusiast in all of us...


Porsche sports cars added to Australian Hertz rental car range
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Porsche sports cars added to Australian Hertz rental car range

Getting behind the wheel of a Porsche Boxster or Porsche Cayman is now significantly more achievable with the sports car twins joining Hertz Australia’s rental car ranks. Retailing for $107,790 and $111,590 respectively, the soft-top Porsche Boxster and hardtop Cayman can now be rented locally through Hertz as part of its Adrenaline Collection from $564...


2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Review

The plug-in hybrid Porsche Panamera pushes the boundaries for the German sports car brand.

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$285,300

I like it rough, loud and dirty
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I like it rough, loud and dirty

That’s right, you heard me. When it comes to a car’s engine noise and exhaust note, as well as the all-encompassing thrill and feel of driving something that claims to offer ‘sporty’ performance, I expect the driving experience to be rough, loud and dirty. But sometimes a car that promises a lot on paper can leave you feeling unsatisfied...


2015 Porsche Cayenne prices announced
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2015 Porsche Cayenne prices announced

The new 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid plug-in will be more than $10,000 cheaper than the conventional hybrid model it replaces when its reaches Australian showrooms in November. At $139,200, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid undercuts the outgoing S Hybrid by $10,700, despite featuring plug-in charging capability and a more powerful electric motor, and claiming a 59 per cent drop in combined cycle fuel consumption, down to 3...


2015 Porsche Cayenne update: New plug-in hybrid added to revised range
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2015 Porsche Cayenne update: New plug-in hybrid added to revised range

The 2015 Porsche Cayenne has been revealed, with the performance SUV sporting revised styling, improved efficiency and more equipment - not to mention the first plug-in hybrid SUV in the luxury high-rider class. The new-look Cayenne will be offered in five variants initially - Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel and - as reported by CarAdvice - the newly added Cayenne S E-Hybrid petrol-electric plug-in model...


Porsche Panamera Turbo S Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Porsche Panamera Turbo S Review

The beauty is in the engineering for the Panamera, especially in its fastest form...

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$443,600

Porsche Panamera Junior sedan delayed until at least 2019 - report
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Porsche Panamera Junior sedan delayed until at least 2019 - report

If the latest rumblings out of Zuffenhausen are correct, the launch of Porsche's sub-Panamera sedan has been pushed back until 2019 at the very earliest. British magazine Car reports that Porsche has been asked by parent Volkswagen to pare back its model plans, with the future CLS and 6-Series rival drawing the short straw...


Australians flock to premium brands against the grain of a flat market
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Australians flock to premium brands against the grain of a flat market

Premium car manufacturers are continuing to go against the grain in Australia’s softening new vehicle market, with the overwhelming majority of luxury brands experiencing growth in the first half of 2014.  While the total market is tracking 2.4 per cent below the record-setting 2013 figure of 1...


Eight-cylinder Porsche 988 to take on Ferrari 458 - report
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Eight-cylinder Porsche 988 to take on Ferrari 458 - report

Porsche is reportedly working on a mid-engined eight-cylinder sports car to take on the Ferrari 458 and its successors. According to sources who have spoken to Autocar, the new Porsche is currently being developed under the 988 code and will hit the market in 2017. Mounted in the middle of the car behind the driver and passenger will be an eight-cylinder boxer engine displacing about four litres...


Porsche's MY15 updates increase prices and spec
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Porsche's MY15 updates increase prices and spec

Porsche Cars Australia has announced a range of spec upgrades — and price increases — across its Boxster, Cayman, 911 and Panamera ranges as part of their respective model year 2015 updates, production of which will commence in Germany this month...


2014 JD Power Initial Quality Study: Porsche pips Jaguar and Lexus for top spot
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2014 JD Power Initial Quality Study: Porsche pips Jaguar and Lexus for top spot

Porsche has claimed top honours in the JD Power and Associates Initial Quality Study for the second consecutive year. Finishing ahead of iconic British marque Jaguar and premium Japanese brand Lexus, the German car maker secured its title by registering fewer quality issues than in 2013...


Porsche 718: A lightweight four-cylinder convertible to sit below Boxster - report
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Porsche 718: A lightweight four-cylinder convertible to sit below Boxster - report

The Zuffenhausen-based company is planning a new model, tentatively dubbed the Porsche 718, that will be smaller, lighter and less expensive than the Boxster. According to a report in AutoBild, Porsche is planning to bolster its sports car range with a new entry-level model that will undercut the Boxster by using many of its parts...


Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition unveiled, not coming to Australia
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Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition unveiled, not coming to Australia

The limited edition Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition has been built to celebrate the company's return to the Le Mans 24 Hour race. Just 80 units will be built sporting the vermouth company's distinctive blue, red and black racing livery. Other changes include a fixed rear spoiler and an altered front bumper with modified air intakes and lip spoiler...


2015 Porsche Cayenne : Best look yet at luxury SUV facelift
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2015 Porsche Cayenne : Best look yet at luxury SUV facelift

The updated 2015 Porsche Cayenne has been spied again ahead of its anticipated debut later this year and local arrival in 2015. Snapped by CarAdvice’s spy photographers wearing gloss black alloy wheels and only mild camouflage in the form of headlight and tail-light stickers, the facelifted Porsche Cayenne looks set to continue the German car maker’s tradition of making subtle design tweaks to its model updates...


Porsche developing 1.6-, 2.0-, 2.5-litre four-cylinder boxer engines - report
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Porsche developing 1.6-, 2.0-, 2.5-litre four-cylinder boxer engines - report

Porsche is developing a new range of horizontally opposed four-cylinder engines for its sports car and SUV ranges. According to the report in the UK's Car magazine, Porsche is currently working on a range of smaller-displacement engines with fewer cylinders. Like other car makers, the Zuffenhausen-based brand is chasing the holy trinity of decreased weight, increased fuel economy and improved performance...


Porsche's growing SUV sales won't tarnish brand
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Porsche's growing SUV sales won't tarnish brand

With the introduction of the new Porsche Macan and continuing success of the Cayenne, the German sportscar maker runs the risk of turning into an SUV manufacturer as its core models begin to form an ever smaller part of its sales volume. In 2013 Porsche Australia sold more Cayenne SUVs (1,120) than 911s (276), Boxsters (249), Caymans (179) and Panameras (81) combined...