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Would a New Porsche 550 Be Good for Porsche?

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Commentary

You have probably seen all of the rumors floating around about Porsche make a new 550 using a 1.6 liter turbo charged Audi engine. While I am not sure if these rumors are true it does beg the question if this is a good move for Porsche.

While the early stats for the car sound impressive, with 200 hp at only 2,600 pounds and a 0-60 time of about 6 seconds, will the Audi engine be a problem for the cars image?… Read More

Are K&N Air Filters Worth the Risk?

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Commentary

This past week on my 1983 Porsche 944 (a.k.a. Project 944), I check the air filter and it looked very dirty. The car was running fine, but I try to prevent trouble by doing maintenance before something goes wrong. Early last year I had bought a K&N air filter, so I got out my “official” K&N cleaning kit and started working.… Read More

Great Racing Weekend for Porsche

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: News, Racing

This was a great racing weekend for Porsche.

First even though the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid had troubles it battled back to finish, the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR was able to win the 24 Hours of Nurburgring race. Congratulations to the winning Porsche Team Manthey on their great win.

In the below picture from the 2011 24-Hours of Nurburgring you will find the winning 911 GT3 RSR (#18) along with the 911 GT3 R Hybrid (#9) and a Cayman S (#232) cross the finish line after 24 hours, 156 laps and over 2,500 miles – the later two records!… Read More

Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid 2 Hours From Win

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: News

At the Nürburgring 24 Hours Race the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid came two hours from winning the race. Even after early problems that made them fall way behind in the pack, they were able to battle back to the number one spot. It looked like they would win the 24 hour race when with about 2 hours left they had engine problems that caused the car to not win the race.… Read More

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Gearbox Problems Fighting Back – Nürburgring

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: News, Racing

The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid hit early problems after running in the top few spots with gearbox problems. After correcting the problems they fell way behind, but have been fighting back into the middle of the pack. We will see if they are able to get back into contention or if the problems set them back too far.

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A Wet Start to the 24 Hours of Nürburgring

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: News, Racing

It has been a wet start to the 39th ADAC 24 Hours of Nürburgring Race. However conditions are supposed to dry later on.

Because the race is supposed to dry the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid team “grooved” their own tires to avoid switching to full rain tires.

Earlier today we also say Melanie Snow have a disappointing race Saturday Morning at the Carrera Supercup race.… Read More

Melanie Snow – Video

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: News, Racing, Video of the Week

Melanie Snow will be the only woman against 99 other 911 GT3 Cup cars on Saturday, June 25, 2011. In the below video she talks about her experience at the Nurburgring.

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Follow the 39th ADAC 24 Hours of Nürburgring Race Here

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: News, Racing

Starting tomorrow we will be covering the 39th ADAC 24 Hours of Nürburgring Race on our blog and Twitter account (@theporscheguys). So, stay tuned and we’ll keep you informed on how the Porsche teams are doing as well as providing some behind the scenes coverage.… Read More

Steve Anderson Interview

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Interviews

You may or may not be familiar with Steve Anderson’s work. He is a talented illustrator that works on Excellence magazine as well as others. He was also involved in the creation of the New Beetle, Nissan’s Z and Titan, GM’s (Pontiac) Solstice, SoCal Belly Tanker and, most recently, the EcoJet supercar for Jay Leno..

I was fortunate to get a chance to interview Steve about his work and experience with Porsches.… Read More

Porsche Museum Hits One Million Visitor Mark

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: News

In just two and a half years after opening the Porsche Museum has already passed to one million visitor mark. This high interest in the museum shows just how highly thought of the marque is thought of throughout the world. The million visitor mark was passed by a group of students from India.

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Below is the official press release about the million visitor mark.… Read More