Tow recalling news in one day? This is your lucky day because we have brought you the surprising worldwide recalling for BMW 5- and 6-Series and now, another German carmaker has to release the same notification. So, are you ready for one of the hardest moments in your life? The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S has to be recalled for a serious fuel line problem.
The official announcement which quoted from autoevolution.com reported that around total of 1.232 units in 2012 911 Carrera S sportscar which has a new400-horsepower suffers fuel line failure. Now, although we don’t have degree in engineering, we all know how dangerous if the fuel is dripping out while the driver of the Porsche doesn’t aware of this condition. In certain cases, this kind of fuel line issue might lead to the sportscar has high risk of catches fire.
Our aforementioned source explained that the fuel line failure on the2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S is the interference between the cooling section and the fuel line which can’t be separated. As we mentioned earlier, one of the potential risks is catching fire. The affected German sportscars are those which built between October 26th 2011 to January 24th 2012 with total units to be recalled are 1,232. In case you are worry with your current 2012 911 Carrera S, you can reach Porsche at 1-800-767-7243.
If you wish for hotter version of the 911 and the new Cayman, you might want to hold that thought because we have brought you the hottest version which Porsche could have developed. What you see is a working progress of the Porsche 918 Spyder which is a hybrid sportscar and promises to bring you supercar performance and undisputed fuel efficiency. Okay, that is one bold marketing strategy, right?
Just so you know, there have been three prototypes of the 918 Spyder hybrid sportscar and recently, the one prototype was allowed to be opened to public where it tested on the Nardo high-speed test track which we provide you with some of the photos. Yes, we know what we attached is not pretty view, but as we mentioned earlier that the hybrid sportscar is still in prototype form which means that what we see is far from the pre-production or even the production version.
The Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid sportscar is powered by the 4.6L V8 engine with power output around 578 horsepower. The powerplant is borrowed from a ALMS LMP2 RS Spyder race car with the additional two electric motors. The first motor offers 122 horsepower which coupled to 7-speed transmission and the second one offers 109 horsepower and sends the power to the front axle. So, can you calculate the total power output? Yes… it is 770 horsepower, folks.
That amount of power will be useless if Porsche doesn’t make the 918 hybrid sportscar as lighter as possible and the total weight is 1,678kg. This combine sportscar can hit 0 to 60 mph less than 3 seconds with top speed at 202 mph or 325 km/h. According to autoevolution.com, the performance setup also includes a 6.8 kWh battery which offers all electric range of 16 miles or 26 km with recharging time around 6 hours if using 110V outlet and cuts down the charging time into 2 hours if Porsche uses a fast charger.
Okay, we don’t that surprise knowing that the luxury four-door saloon of Panamera will be getting additional family member which we had spotted for test drive. Yes folks, the Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid is finally here, yet… Well, sort of as the German automaker announced that the brand new powertrain will be introduced to the Panamera models lineup. So, it is not like we force Porsche or anything, but it turns out that they are able to develop hybrid powerplant if they w try to.
The upcoming Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid might be not in full hybrid, but at least Porsche dares to take the challenge, right? The German automaker is having the very clear ambitions on PHEV drivetrain as they have no intention to develop pure hybrid technology, at least not now. It seems like the prototype of the Panamera Plug-In Hybrid four-door luxury saloon which sent for test drive in Scandinavia came back with outstanding result.
According to autoevolution.com, the Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid recognized by some kind of indentation on the left side of the saloon, just behind the C-pillar which not found in Panamera S Hybrid. Now, Porsche already did numerous of tests on the platforms and a prototype without the clear green light that they are going to deliver the Panamera Plug-In Hybrid comes to life. Since this is big saloon, it probably going to be equipped with larger lithium-ion with an electric range which in European drives cycle around 30km or 19 miles. The engine still is derived from the Panamera S Hybrid in the form of 3.0L V6 which coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Porsche 911 is one of those vehicles that look more than good after customization. We brought you the Chinese custom styling of wrapping this German sportscar with gold sheet, and now, it is time the tuning house from US – Vinyl Styles which tries to give new look to the 911. You see, not matter how old a Porsche 911 is, it is always successfully makes people turn their head around for more than 5 seconds of staring. Adding aftermarket styling, the 911 is reborn into something else which again, always makes us admire the German sportscar more than before.
What Vinyl Styles done to the Porsche 911 is applying a matte army green wrap. The sportscar is the 996 generation which is the 911 from two generations before. It is like we take a ride on a time machine as we admire the 911 with matte army green wrap. The original look on the Porsche 911 is actually not this threatening, but more like calm with hidden performance under its hood. But Vinyl Styles awaken the other personalities of the German sportscar.
The cosmetic changes on the Porsche 911 that according to autoevolution.com are including the matte army green wrapping, set of custom wheels in multi-spoke design and black finish where all are perfect match with the front grilles. No tweaking on the engine and performance which we believe that the German sportscar still powered by the V6 powerplant.
Tell us what you think if we mention Lindsay Lohan other than drugs, alcohol, party all the time, lesbian love with DJ Samantha Ronson, the detention, problem with father, and Herbie movie which probably one thing she did it right. So, what’s up with LiLo this time? Well, it seems like the not so A-list Hollywood celebrity is going to add more record on her rap sheet as she reportedly involved in hit and run with her Porsche Panamera.
Yup… it seems like the Porsche 911 wasn’t big enough for Lindsay Lohan to store her stuffs and so she changed the ride into Panamera which offers her more room with the same power and speed. According to autoevolution.com, the actress wanted to leave a club in Hollywood and when her Panamera couldn’t exit the parking lot due to the group of people who were standing on the way. The classy German saloon tried to turn and got out but accidentally hit a man in the process.
Actually, Lindsay Lohan’s Porsche Panamera was barely scrapped and the man who later found out that he was the manager of a local establishment wasn’t injured. Furthermore, our aforementioned source reported that LiLo fled the scene with her Panamera without anybody getting out seeing if the person was alright. Good thing for LiLo as she wasn’t drive the German four-door saloon although no official report who drove the vehicle.
After the 2013 Porsche Boxster S got its official introductory at 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the German automaker deployed its sportscar to get some few laps done at Nurburgring circuit. We have to apologize for the blurry press conference photo but at least you know how long it took for the 2013 Boxster S sportscar to go around the ‘Ring, right? Just so you know, we short-named the Nurburgring circuit with “the ‘Ring” just to make our writing more efficient and to make it more hip.
Okay, form the blurry press conference, you know by now that the 2013 Porsche Boxster S needed 7 mins and 58 seconds to go around the Nordschleife which also another nickname for Nurburgring circuit. Oh, in case you forgot, the German sportscar was able to score that time lap with its 315 horsepower. According to autoevolution.com, the reason why Porsche held press conference just to announce this achievement is because the 2013 Boxster S is 12 second faster than the one it replaces.
Not only faster, but the compact 2013 Porsche Boxster S takes down the other cars like Cadillac CTS-V and Chevrolet Corvette. Furthermore, our aforementioned source reported that the difference between the generations of Boxster is not that surprising because the Porsche 911 Carrera S scored 7:40 which is 13 second faster than its previous model. We know that you are looking the time from 911 Carrera S, but we couldn’t find it. Kind of a bit strange, don’t you think?
Do you know that Chinese has two favorite and must have colors on every happy occasion or where they celebrate something? Yup… the Chinese always have red and gold as their favorite colors where the red is intended to scare away the ghosts and other uninvited bad spirits while the gold symbolizes fortune and wealth. But, one Chinese owner of Porsche Carrera 4S decided that his German sportscar is his wealth that is why he covered it with what we refer as one of the most expensive paintjobs in the world.
The Carrera 4S we attached on this article is covered in gold foil wrap. You see, covering your vehicle like what the owner of the German sportscar did is considered to be new method and technology in tuning world. We don’t know if the gold foil wrap is made from actual gold or not, but we think that the shiny foil is pretty much takes the luxurious level of the Porsche Carrera 4S one bar higher.
Just so you know, according autoevolution.com, before the Chinese puts the golf foil wrap on the Porsche Carrera 4S, an Arab millionaire – which not surprise us at all – coated his ride with actual gold. What a way to spend the wealth you have, eh? The whole body of the German sportscar is covered in gold wrapping including the big fixed rear wing and the wheels, but not the taillights as they are blacked-out.
Wow… knowing that Porsche state that sentence is pretty much tickles our curiosity and research the whole thing about the possibility of hybrid Porsche 911. You see, we don’t deny or disagree with hybrid powerplant because we believe that we can’t rely on the fossil-fuel forever and we do need to search for other power alternatives for the vehicles and so far, hybrid is the one which offers minimal fossil-fuel usage and low CO2 emission as well.
Porsche is developing the hybrid version of 911 in the form of 911 GT3 R Hybrid which enters the race car competition, not for every day streets. Now, many already asked the German carmaker when they will put the hybrid race car technology to their ordinary 911 sportscar. Just so you know, the 911 hybrid race car is pretty impressive on the race track so it is normal if people are wondering if the impressive hybrid technology only used on the race car and not apply to the ordinary 911.
The hybrid thing is about to change for Porsche because they have new CEO now, Matthias Mueller which according to autoevolution.com, he hinted that the German carmaker is ready to develop the hybrid 911. But, Porsche will make such thing if the environment entities ask the automaker to transform their sportscar models.