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2015-16 Porsche Macan Fuel Line Recall

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A fuel line recall has been issued by Porsche Cars North America, Inc. which affects 21,835 vehicles. The recall is focused on 2015-2016 Macan S vehicles with a manufacture date between March 27, 2014, to October 27, 2015. The recall also extends to 2015-2016 Macan Turbo vehicles with a manufacture date between March 5, 2014, to October 27, 2015.

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. says the recall is to fix a low pressure fuel line in the engine compartment that could possibly leak and result in a fire risk as it is isolated to an area with an ignition source. Owners will be notified to bring their vehicle in to their local dealership for the recall to be completed. Dealers will fix the problem by installing a redesigned and improved low pressure fuel line at no cost to the owners. Due to parts shortages, owners should have received initial correspondence from Porsche Cars North America, Inc. on November 9, 2015 and a follow up notification will be mailed once parts are available.

Owners are encouraged to contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243 for any additional information referencing recall number AF06.


Porsche Makes a Big Deal Over AWD, 911 Targa 4

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Seriously, they held a press conference with the Targa 4 and Targa 4S on the main stage. There was fanfare and even a dramatic unveiling with two models. Most of us thought the AWD Targas were already out. Here’s some pictures of a car you’ve already seen. Hey Porsche, stop wasting my time.

Oh, and turn up the AC in your booth. Sweatin’ balls in there.

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World Premiere Of Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

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Based on the Cayman GT4, Porsche Motorsport has built a near-standard racing version dubbed the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. While it was announced last month, we are seeing it for the first time here at the 2015 LA Auto Show. Under the hood is the same 3.8L flat-six that is in the street legal version, but Porsche has ditched the manual transmission and replaced it with a double clutch transmission and have paired it with a mechanical rear locking differential. The Clubsport borrows the front suspension setup from the 911 GT3 Cup and the brakes have been upgraded with 380mm steel brakes. Completing the racing version of the Cayman GT4 is a roll cage and bucket seats featuring six-point harnesses. For those of you wondering, the Clubsport weighs about 90 lbs lighter than the standard fare Cayman GT4 tipping the scales at 2866 lbs.

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is available for order immediately. Next year, homologation is planned for race series such as the Pirelli World Challenge, the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, the Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada and for club races run by the Porsche Club of America as well as for other club-level meetings around the world.

Feast your eyes as we have a ton more pictures in the gallery after the break.

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Rauh-Welt Begriff Takes Over SEMA 2015

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OK, so maybe they didn’t take over SEMA but there was quite a few of them, and it was pretty awesome to see them all in one place. Nakai-San was here at SEMA as well, but unfortunately we didn’t run into him. RWB’s unique style is quite polarizing though as there are just as many people that hate Nakai-San’s creations as those that absolutely love it. While it isn’t something I personally would do to my own vehicle if I had one, I can certainly appreciate all the work that goes into each customer car. Pirelli brought a red RWB 911, LA’s JennaBelle to their booth and Forgestar/iForged hosted 5 other RWB 911s.

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Porsche Introduces a Convertible of a Convertible

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The Boxster is one of the most fun convertibles in the Porsche lineup. Lightweight and nimble, the Boxster is the one to take through the mountains on a spirited drive. The newly unveiled Boxster Spyder improves on the Boxster by cutting even more weight. The roof is now manually raised and lowered, and with a manual being the only transmission choice, these changes drop weight even lower than the standard Boxster.

Powered by a 3.8L flat six, the Boxster Spyder features a stiffer and lower (by 20mm) suspension setup, a smaller steering wheel, as well as brakes from the 911 Carrera S. The 0 to 60mph sprint drops to 4.3 seconds, and keep the throttle buried long enough, will reach a terminal velocity of 180mph.

Check out our gallery below live from the New York Auto Show unveil.

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS getting all-new atmospheric engine

Porsche surprised many of its most puritanical enthusiasts when it took a decidedly more usable approach with the current 911 GT3. But when the new GT3 RS debuts, it promises to be a much more extreme departure. And a big part of that comes down to the engine.

At the Detroit Auto Show this we…


Porsche says next Cayenne will be faster than Bentley Bentayga

Bentley and Porsche are both high-end marques under the same umbrella, and may even be collaborating on development of new models – but while they tend to take different approaches and go after different customers, that doesn’t mean they can’t share a bit of sibling rivalry. And that spiri…


Porsche updates 919 Hybrid racer for 2015 season

Porsche’s grand return to the elite level of global endurance racing showed mixed success in its first year. The company did score one victory in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship season during the race in Brazil but finished in third place overall among the three factory manufacturers. …


Porsche 911 going all-turbo this year save for GT3 and GT3 RS

The coming Porsche 911 GT3 RS will represent another high-water mark for the brand, and another milestone. Its 500-or-so horsepower and extreme aero are predicted to lop more than five seconds off the 7:20 Nürburgring lap time of the current GT3, making it “comfortably less” than 7:20. Beyo…


Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe special edition

Porsche is never afraid to add one more variant of the 911 to the lineup, but its latest inclusion to the range is being kept extra limited, to keep things super special. The automaker is building just 60 examples of the 911 GTS Club Coupe, and only members of the Porsche Club of America can ord…


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