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28Bear witness to the world's largest carwash

The classic stereotype about Germans is that they are very fastidious with a preference for making things efficient, clean and well engineered. Stuttgart, home to Porsche and Mercedes-Benz , has another business in the city could show off a little of the country's perceived national character: Mr. Wash. The world's largest carwash, Mr. Wash is so spectacular that its arching two-story business (pictured above) is highlighted in a new video from The Wall Street Journal.

8Wave 2014 sets new record, gathers 507 EVs in one place

Take that, everyone else who's tried to gather the most electric vehicles in one place at one time. The 2014 edition of the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) has set a new world record with 507 EVs in one parking lot in Stuttgart, Germany over the weekend. The tally has been certified by Guinness World Records, so Montreal will have to try harder.

4$1.4B hedge fund suit against Porsche dismissed

Investors have canvassed courts in Europe and the US to repeatedly sue Porsche over its failed attempt to take over Volkswagen in 2008 (see here, and here and here), and they have repeatedly failed to win any cases. You can add another big loss to the tally, with Bloomberg reporting that the Stuttgart Regional Court has dismissed a 1.4-billion euro ($1.95B US) lawsuit, the decision explained by the court's assertion that the investors would have lost on their short bets even if Porsche hadn't mi

25Porsche again staring down another $1.8B in hedge fund lawsuits

The sequence of events from 2007 that began with Porsche's secret attempt to take over Volkswagen, and instead lead to Porsche being taken over by VW, continues to instigate lawsuits against the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer. A group of hedge funds that suffered over $1 billion in losses sued the car company in New York. Porsche had publicly stated it wasn't trying to buy VW, the hedge funds in question were shorting VW stock, and when Porsche's actual intentions were revealed, the stock sho

8Ebuggy electric vehicle trailer wins navigation award

When we see an electric Volkswagen Beetle – aka, the Bug – towing the newfangled electric-powered range extender called an ebuggy, we'll be really impressed. In the meantime, we'll have to be satisfied that the Stuttgart-based ebuggy has been feted for its satellite navigation capabilities, according to Hybrid Cars.

8An inside look at Porsche's other, secret museum

Almost every museum has a private warehousing facility, to hold items that don't fit in its public viewing space or perhaps to hold the originals of works that it doesn't want to risk to the hands of the masses. Jaguar, for instance, calls the secret overflow space it uses for its Heritage Center "Sleepy Hollow."

3Porsche gets its own pavilion at Autostadt

If you're planning a trip to Germany, there's plenty for a car nut to see. Munich plays host to BMW Welt, and Stuttgart has the recently revamped Porsche Museum, but if you can make it to Wolfsburg, you'll to want to spend some time at Autostadt.

4Where some see the hood of a Porsche 911 GT2, others see a canvas

The difference between an artist and any other person is not about skill or ability to wield whatever instruments are required to render their work, it's about how an artist perceives things around them. So while most of us may look at, say, the front hood of a Porsche and see a hood, an artist may see it as a canvas.

9Video: Porsche Panamera gets the taxi treatment

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32Dutch Porsche dealership covers new 997 Carrera S in milk chocolate for the holidays

Porsche Centrum Gelderland's chocolate 911 - Click above for high-res image gallery

17Seven new Porsche models reportedly due over next four years... could there be more?

It doesn't seem that long ago that Porsche was a two-car company. But since then, the German automaker has come out with the Cayenne and the Panamera, taking it into new territory – for better or worse. Now that it's part of the Volkswagen Group, sources expect Porsche to begin expanding its lineup even more, and British rag Autocar has what they're calling a comprehensive outline for seven new models in the works at Stuttgart that will arrive over the course of the next four years.

36REPORT: CEO says Porsche can sell 150,000 cars per year - it sold just 75,200 last year

Porsche is not a high volume automaker, and it probably never will be. However, Porsche management feels it can do better than its somewhat disappointing 75,200 sales it last year (ending July 2009), but the increase could be larger than most would reasonably expect. Porsche CEO Michael Macht told Reuters he believes Porsche could sell 150,000 vehicles per year, but the new chief executive doesn't expect sales to double on the backs of the German luxury sports car maker's current lineup.

3Porsche Museum gift shop offers a new collection of goodies

Porsche Museum gift shop collection – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddBaden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany gets its first public hydrogen filling station

The first publicly-accessible hydrogen filling station in the German state of Baden-Württemberg opened this week at Stuttgart Airport. The station is being operated by OMV and was built in cooperation with Daimler and chemical supplier Linde. The new station utilizes Linde's ion-compressor technology and supports both 350 BAR and 700 BAR filling. Aside from Honda's FCX Clarity, which stores hydrogen at 350 BAR, most other automakers have moved to 700 BAR storage which allows for a greater r

9Porsche nearing sale of 25% stake to Qatar?

After a few years of financial windfalls, Porsche is suddenly in need of plenty of capital. The German automaker already received a 700 million euro ($978 million U.S.) bridge loan from Volkswagen in March to stay out of bankruptcy, and it is reportedly in talks with banks to secure 1.75 billion euros ($2.42 billion U.S.) in financing.

52REPORT: Porsche facing dire times, actually skirted bankruptcy in March

These are some confusing times in the automotive world. For the past few years, it seemed as though Porsche was primed to rule the world. It was selling plenty of product, and more importantly, it was quickly gobbling up shares of German juggernaut Volkswagen. Dried-up credit markets and slow sales have conspired to put a big wrench in Porsche's plans, though.

10Spy Shots: Latest Porsche 911 GT2 caught testing?

Since Porsche introduced the latest version of its 911 range, hardcore enthusiasts have been patiently awaiting the inevitable higher-performance models while Stuttgart distracts everyone else with special-edition Cayennes and the new Panamera sedan. But now that the latest GT3 has been released, only the most powerful versions await an update. Up next are the track-focused GT3 RS, the force-fed Turbo and the grand-daddy of 'em all, the GT2. The latter variant has just been spied, although you'd

AddOpel Astra Caravan CNG hybrid with GPS-enabled smart powertrain

After two years of research, Opel and the Institute for Combustion Engines and Motor Vehicles at the University of Stuttgart have developed a CNG-hybrid version of the Opel Astra Caravan. The car uses an all-new 1-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine that manages to produce 97hp and 160 Nm of torque (118 lb-ft). The electric motor was supplied by Bosch and offers 35 kW (48hp), available even in all-electric mode. The coupling of the two motors is similar to Honda's IMA technology, where the elec

AddFirst Drive: Sailing in Stuttgart with Porsche's Cayenne S Hybrid

Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid - Click above for high-res gallery

24First Drive: Sailing in Stuttgart with Porsche's Cayenne S Hybrid

Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid - Click above for high-res gallery

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